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The Maryland National Guard Honor Guard drapes the Maryland flag on the casket of Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller under the dome of the State House in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun via AP, Pool)

Maryland pays tribute to longtime Senate president Miller

Jan. 22, 2021 8:07 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials remembered the nation’s longest-serving state Senate president on Friday as a powerful leader who influenced policy for nearly half a century, a towering figure in state politics who could be gruff as well as kind. With Thomas V. Mike Miller's body lying in...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the University of Maryland Police Department shows Sean Urbanski. Urbanski, who stabbed a Black college student to death at a bus stop on the University of Maryland’s flagship College Park campus, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, to life in prison for what prosecutors claimed was a racially motivated hate crime. (University of Maryland Police Department via AP, File)

Man gets life prison sentence for killing on college campus

Jan. 14, 2021 6:35 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A white man who stabbed a Black college student to death at a bus stop on the University of Maryland’s flagship College Park campus was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for what prosecutors claimed was a racially motivated hate crime. Sean Urbanski, 25, apologized to the...

FILE-In this Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 photo, Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones is seen during an interview with The Associated Press in Annapolis, Md. A measure in Maryland to repeal the state-song status of a poem that refers to President Abraham Lincoln as a despot and includes a reference to

Maryland may repeal state song, a Confederate call to arms

Dec. 29, 2020 2:23 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After decades of debate, legislators are finally sensing strong support for repealing Maryland's state song, a Civil War-era call to arms for the Confederacy against “Northern scum” that refers to President Abraham Lincoln as a despot. “Maryland, My...

Man charged with voting-related threats against House member

Dec. 23, 2020 6:45 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a man accused of threatening to kill a member of Congress from Maryland earlier this month if the lawmaker tried to ”mess" with the man's vote. Sidhartha Kumar Mathur, 34, of West Friendship, Maryland, was charged Monday in a...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2005 file photo, retiring Sen. Paul Sarbanes speaks to a crowd during a reception in his honor in Baltimore. Sarbanes, a former U.S. senator who represented Maryland for 30 years in the Senate, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, according to a statement by his son, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes. The statement did not reveal the cause of Sarbanes’ death.  (AP Photo/Matthew S. Gunby, File)

Former Sen. Paul Sarbanes of Maryland has died, at 87

Dec. 7, 2020 10:21 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Sen. Paul Sarbanes, who represented Maryland for 30 years in the Senate as a leader of financial regulatory reform and drafted the first article of impeachment against Republican President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal as a congressman, has died, his son said. He...

FILE - In this June 19, 2020, file photo, Roland Mack holds a poster with pictures and messages made by family members in memory of his sister, Chantee Mack, in District Heights, Md., The Prince George's County, Md., public health worker died of COVID-19 after, family and co-workers believe, she and several colleagues contracted the disease in their office. A Maryland health department is taking new steps to protect its workers six months after a COVID-19 outbreak killed a veteran employee who was twice denied permission to work from home. (AP Photo/Federica Narancio, File)

County moves to protect health staff after deadly outbreak

Dec. 4, 2020 5:17 AM EST

A Maryland health department is taking new steps to protect its workers six months after a coronavirus outbreak killed a veteran employee who was twice denied permission to work from home. Chantee Mack, 44, died in May. More than 20 colleagues also caught the coronavirus, and some suffer lasting problems. Now,...

A student checks the time as others wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for a crucial national college exam. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: Young S. Koreans taking crucial university exam

Dec. 3, 2020 3:45 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 COVID-19 patients, are taking the country’s highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resurgence that has forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. The Education Ministry says...

Democratic Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is seen at the State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Phoenix. Romero called for a nighttime curfew Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Tucson to prevent the spread of COVID-19, saying the virus is spreading rapidly and hospitals in southern Arizona are on the verge of a crisis. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew

Dec. 2, 2020 12:17 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. -- At the urging of Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to establish a mandatory nightly curfew for three weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew will take effect Friday and run through Dec. 23. Romero says she sought the curfew...