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The Latest: Louisiana kids can start vaccinations Thursday

May. 12, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS — Children as young as 12 can expect to start getting Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Thursday in Louisiana. The state health officer made the announcement Wednesday after federal advisers endorsed the vaccine for children aged 12 to 15. Dr. Joseph Kanter...

Baffert in spotlight for wrong reasons going into Preakness

May. 12, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Even though Bob Baffert isn't at Pimlico Race Course this week, his shadow hangs over the Preakness, the Triple Crown and horse racing. This should have been another celebration of Baffert, the face of the sport with two Triple Crown triumphs on his...

Maryland restaurants to resume normal operations Saturday

May. 12, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Indoor and outdoor venues in Maryland, including restaurants, can resume normal operations this weekend, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday. The governor also said the state’s indoor mask mandate will be lifted when 70% of Maryland adults...

Judge rejects plea deal for darknet child porn purveyor

May. 12, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a plea agreement on Wednesday that called for 15 to 21 years in prison for a man authorities described as the world’s largest purveyor of child pornography. Eric Eoin Marques is entitled to withdraw his guilty plea...

Bloomberg gives Hopkins $150M to diversify science programs

May. 12, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A $150 million gift from billionaire Michael Bloomberg aims to help Johns Hopkins University boost the representation of certain minorities in science, technology, engineering and math. The donation announced Tuesday help create 100 new slots for...

Preakness is 1st horse race to make digital souvenir NFTs

May. 12, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Anyone who has ever wanted a personal video copy of Secretariat's 1973 Preakness victory or a digital rendering of the race's Woodlawn Vase — and an actual 28-inch replica of the trophy to go with it — is in luck. The Preakness on Wednesday became...

COVID-19 protections not offered to migrant seafood workers

May. 12, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

FISHING CREEK, Md. (AP) — For thousands of miles and over two days in April, 59 workers from Mexico traveled together on a bus — despite the pandemic — to their legal, seasonal jobs as crabmeat pickers and seafood processors in Maryland’s rural islands. Lindy’s...

Law to police doping in horse races not in play 'til 2022

May. 12, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

For five years, a bill that would place the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in charge of fighting illicit drug use in horse racing went nowhere in Congress. In 2020, it finally passed — but that milestone came too late to resolve the crisis that enveloped the sport and its latest Kentucky Derby...

Bill requiring state permit to buy handgun clears committee

May. 11, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A proposal to require anyone in Delaware wanting to buy a handgun to first be fingerprinted, undergo training and obtain permission from the state cleared a Democrat-led House committee on a party line vote Tuesday. The Judiciary Committee voted to...

Preakness allows Medina Spirit to enter with extra testing

May. 11, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Medina Spirit is set to run in the Preakness on Saturday to go for the second leg of the Triple Crown, as long as the Kentucky Derby winner passes a series of additional drug tests. Maryland racing officials reached an agreement with trainer Bob Baffert...