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This undated image posted on Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean's Facebook account shows her with her family, including her son Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean, bottom right. Authorities were searching for the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Friday, April 3, 2020, after a canoe they were paddling in the Chesapeake Bay didn’t return to shore. (Twitter via AP)

'Recovery' search for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson

Apr. 3, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities were conducting a “recovery" search for the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, after a canoe they were paddling in the Chesapeake Bay didn’t return to shore, the family said Friday. The missing relatives were...

Maryland Deputy Health Secretary Fran Phillips speaks at a news conference in Annapolis, Md., on Friday, April 3, 2020, with Gov. Larry Hogan to provide an update on the state's response to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Hogan says coronavirus found in 60 nursing homes in Maryland

Apr. 3, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The coronavirus has been confirmed in 60 different nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday. An outbreak at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy, Maryland, has caused 99 cases among residents and staff, the governor said, and 42...

A resident is removed from the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Gallatin, Tenn. Multiple people tested positive for the coronavirus at the facility Friday. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a statewide

Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures

Apr. 2, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

Nursing homes across the country have been in lockdown for weeks under federal orders to protect their frail, elderly residents from coronavirus, but a wave of deadly outbreaks nearly every day since suggests that the measures including a ban on visits and daily health screenings of staffers either came too late...

Maryland board recommends in-person voting on Election Day

Apr. 2, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s election board voted Thursday to recommend having in-person voting on Election Day in at least one location in each county for the state’s June 2 primary. The board's vote modified a recommendation the panel made last week to hold an all mail-in primary in...

Chesapeake Bay Bridge work finished a year ahead of schedule

Apr. 2, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A rehabilitation project on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was completed this week, more than a year ahead of schedule, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced. The $27 million deck rehabilitation project was slated to last about two years on the west span of the only bridge over the bay...

President Donald Trump gestures to a chart as he speaks about the coronavirus with Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, right, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

States largely have authority over when to shut down, reopen

Apr. 2, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has the biggest megaphone, but it's governors and local officials who will decide what type of restrictions to impose on their citizens to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Constitution largely gives states the authority to regulate their own affairs. ...

President Donald Trump holds his hand to his face as he talks about masks during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misfires on virus death rates, tests

Apr. 1, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a grim reality of surging coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is making premature assertions about relatively low death rates in the U.S. and revising history about how seriously he viewed the threat, including the need for ventilators. A look at his claims: MORTALITY TRUMP:...

Police: Officer fatally shoots armed man in East Baltimore

Mar. 31, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two shootings in the streets of Baltimore just before Maryland's stay-at-home directive took effect led to the fatal shooting of an armed man by a police officer. A report in The Baltimore Sun said the officer has shot and killed four other people in the past 10 years. The department's...

A medical worker wearing protective equipment set up signs to screen people referred by doctors for COVID-19 testing in a parking lot of FedEx Field, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Landover, Md. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Top Maryland lawmakers call for option to vote in person

Mar. 31, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's top legislative leaders said Tuesday that they were not ready to agree to a recommendation by the state elections board to have all ballots for the June 2 primary cast by mail, a measure that was suggested to protect poll workers from the coronavirus. Senate President Bill...

Maryland lawmakers urge release of racial data on virus

Mar. 31, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have joined politicians nationwide in asking for the release of data on coronavirus cases by race in order to address potential disparities in the response to the pandemic. Maryland Del. Nick Mosby called for such racial data to be made available in a series of social...