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Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, left, is joined by Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and other family of the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings as he unveils a rendering of the plaque honoring Cummings' legacy, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in Baltimore. The bronzed plaque is currently under design and will adorn the city's East Courthouse Building, and courthouse will be named after the late congressman. Mayor Young also proclaimed Jan. 18, the congressman's birthday, as Elijah E. Cummings Day in Baltimore. (Lloyd Fox/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Courthouse to be named after late US Rep. Elijah Cummings

Jan. 17, 2020 1:44 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore will formally name a courthouse after the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in the first half of 2020. Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Friday unveiled the renderings of the bronze plaques that will be affixed to the building's exterior. One includes an...

FILE - In this March 1, 2008 file photo, former Rep. Kweisi Mfume talks to volunteers as they prepare to canvas Cincinnati neighborhoods for Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Cincinnati. As the former NAACP leader seeks to regain a congressional seat he once held, The Baltimore Sun reports that records show he left the civil rights organization amid concerns about sexual harassment and other issues. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

Records: Congress candidate Mfume left NAACP under a cloud

Jan. 17, 2020 12:16 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — As former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume seeks to regain a congressional seat he once held, The Baltimore Sun reports that records show he left the civil rights organization amid concerns about sexual harassment and other issues. The newspaper found records showing the group's executive...

Maryland Democratic Party announces director's resignation

Jan. 17, 2020 7:07 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Democratic Party announced on Thursday that its executive director has resigned. Ben Smith had served in the role since his hire in December 2018 by previous party chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings. Rockeymoore Cummings resigned in November to run for U.S. Congress in...

Former Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller speaks while nominating Bill Ferguson as the new president during the first day of the state's 2020 legislative session, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

'Rome is burning': Baltimore crime gets lawmakers' attention

Jan. 9, 2020 1:46 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore's high violent crime rate received early attention in the state's legislative session on Thursday, as Maryland's former Senate president urged lawmakers to act “while Rome is burning.” Sen. Thomas V. Mike Miller, who entered his second day as a regular senator...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R- N.C., speaks to reporters as the hearing with top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, and career Foreign Service officer George Kent, at the House Intelligence Committee ends on Capitol Hill in Washington.  In a statement Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, the North Carolina congressman and top ally to President Donald Trump says he struggled with the decision and came to it after discussion with his family.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Trump ally Meadows won't run again, may join White House

Dec. 19, 2019 2:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a top conservative ally of President Donald Trump, said Thursday he won't seek reelection next year. He is expected to join the Trump administration in a yet-to-be-finalized role. Now in his seventh year in the House, Meadows has been a...

Baltimore to name courthouse after Elijah Cummings

Dec. 17, 2019 9:46 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore is renaming a courthouse after the late Congressman Elijah Cummings. The Baltimore Sun reported that Baltimore City Council voted to make the change on Monday Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young had asked the council to push the legislation forward. He...

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, arrive for the vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Icy silence, frayed connections: Impeachment takes a toll

Dec. 14, 2019 12:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most raucous committee in Congress sat stone-faced, barely speaking. One by one, the members around the Judiciary Committee dais voted on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Then they bolted for the doors and the airports, in more than one case without a...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Eyeing 2020, House empowers Medicare to negotiate drug costs

Dec. 12, 2019 3:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharpening their 2020 election message, House Democrats on Thursday pushed through legislation that would empower Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and offer new benefits for seniors. The vote along party lines was 230-192. Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill would cap Medicare...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Whisky 2 company Cadre Jacob Denns, right, shouts instructions to swab Nicolas Fisher, left, of Pelham, N.H., during haircut and mailbox issue on the first day of a seven-week indoctrination to military academy life for the Class of 2023 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, Congress will release results of an 18-month investigation into how the Coast Guard handles complaints of harassment and bullying, launched because of how complaints were dealt with at the Coast Guard Academy. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

Congress criticizes how Coast Guard investigates harassment

Dec. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EST

The U.S. Coast Guard's leadership has failed to conduct prompt, thorough and impartial investigations of harassment and bullying allegations, according to a congressional investigation released Wednesday. The report, called “Righting the Ship,” also found Coast Guard leaders didn't hold officials...

FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump talks on the telephone in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump's request of a

Trump 'favor' request tops list of notable quotes in 2019

Dec. 10, 2019 10:19 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — President Donald Trump's request of a “favor” from his Ukrainian counterpart, in a line that helped to launch the impeachment process, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2019. Trump said, “I would like you to do us a favor,...