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Baltimore mayor: Columbus statue vandals will face justice

Jul. 9, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Those who recently toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus and rolled it into Baltimore's Inner Harbor will face justice, the city's mayor said Thursday. Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said he was not going to tolerate the destruction of the Columbus statue, adding that...

Police say 'professional' thieves use trucks to steal ATMs

Jul. 9, 2020 4:13 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thieves are using trucks as battering rams to steal automatic teller machines from inside local businesses, Baltimore police said. The thieves sometimes use stolen vehicles to force entry, crashing through storefronts to get at the cash, The Baltimore Sun reported. According to police,...

FILE - In this June 2, 2020, file photo, Annie Williams, right, stands in line to vote at one of six in-person voting centers in Baltimore. After problems in Maryland's mostly mail-in primary last month, Gov. Larry Hogan directed state elections officials on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to conduct the November election with enhanced options for voting in response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

Maryland governor outlines plans for election process

Jul. 8, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After problems in Maryland's mostly mail-in primary last month, Gov. Larry Hogan directed state election officials Wednesday to conduct the November election with enhanced options for voters in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Hogan directed the state to open all polling...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 8, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 7 The Washington Post on a new U.S. guideline forcing international students to leave the country or transfer to another college if their schools only offer online classes this fall: The Trump administration has used the novel coronavirus...

In this Nov. 24, 2019 photo, a sculpture of former slave and later abolitionist, writer Olaudah Equiano by London based artist Christy Symington, sits on display at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, England, Britain. Activists and towns in the U.S. are left wondering what to do with empty spaces that once honored historic figures tied to racism as statues and monuments fell in June 2020. The Equiano image has been suggested as a replacement. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Monuments and statues are falling. But what comes next?

Jul. 8, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

TIERRA AMARILLA, N.M. (AP) — The dusty town of Tierra Amarilla perches in the shadows of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here, five decades ago, this poor northern New Mexico community saw one of the most violent clashes in civil rights history when armed Mexican American ranchers raided a courthouse in a...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, AFC quarterback Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens smiles during Pro Bowl NFL football practice in Kissimmee, Fla. Lamar Jackson announced he will hold his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida amid the state's spike in coronavirus cases. Jackson's third annual event will be held Saturday and Sunday in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida, according to a flyer shared on his Instagram page Monday, July 6, 2020. Social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people is currently not allowed in Pompano Beach, according to the city’s website.(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Ravens quarterback cancels Florida event amid virus surge

Jul. 8, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has canceled his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida due to surging coronavirus cases in the state and strict gathering limits. Jackson's third annual event was set to be held Saturday and Sunday in his hometown of Pompano...

Man shot, wounded by Baltimore officers charged with assault

Jul. 7, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man shot and wounded by Baltimore police while he was having a behavioral health crisis has been charged with first-degree assault for allegedly pointing a handgun at officers, according to charging documents. Ricky Walker Jr., 33, remained hospitalized Tuesday with injuries previously...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, AFC quarterback Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens smiles during Pro Bowl NFL football practice in Kissimmee, Fla. Lamar Jackson announced he will hold his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida amid the state's spike in coronavirus cases. Jackson's third annual event will be held Saturday and Sunday in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida, according to a flyer shared on his Instagram page Monday, July 6, 2020. Social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people is currently not allowed in Pompano Beach, according to the city’s website.(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Ravens quarterback to hold Florida social event amid virus

Jul. 7, 2020 9:22 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson announced he will hold his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida amid the state's spike in coronavirus cases. Jackson's third annual event will be held Saturday and Sunday in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida, according to a...

Pieces of Columbus statue retrieved from Baltimore's Harbor

Jul. 6, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pieces of a Christopher Columbus statue were retrieved from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Monday, two days after protesters pulled down the figure and threw it into the barbor. Tom Linton, vice president of sales for Digging & Rigging, a company that provides crane and hauling...

Official: Tree falls on garage in storm, 19 to hospitals

Jul. 6, 2020 6:12 AM EDT

PASADENA, Md. (AP) — A large tree toppled onto a detached garage in a Maryland neighborhood where people attending a child's birthday party sought shelter from a storm, sending 19 people to hospitals Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Russ Davies said one...