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25 jail officers indicted, accused of using excessive force

Dec. 3, 2019 7:55 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — More than two dozen correctional officers in Baltimore were charged Tuesday with using excessive force on prisoners at state-operated jails in a city plagued by decades of institutional corruption, inside and outside jailhouse walls. The 25 indicted officers are accused of assaulting and...

Baltimore ex-mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving sales of her self-published children's books, a case that exposed anew the depths of corruption in Maryland’s largest city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in...

Democrats’ Southern victories could affect redistricting

Nov. 18, 2019 2:25 PM EST

The re-election victory by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over the weekend has assured Democrats of an all-important place at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census for future elections to Congress and the state Legislature. Edwards’ narrow triumph on Saturday marked the third...

Buttigieg pledges $50B for HBCUs, as Maryland students rally

Nov. 13, 2019 5:05 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Students and alumni from Maryland’s four historically black colleges rallied Wednesday for resolution to a 13-year-old federal lawsuit over disparities in academic programs, prompting a presidential candidate to pledge to create a fund to increase HBCU spending by $50 billion...

Former NAACP leader Mfume to run for congressional seat

Nov. 4, 2019 4:56 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former leader of the NAACP, Kweisi Mfume, launched a bid to return to Congress Monday, entering the race for the Maryland congressional seat that became vacant with the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings last month. Mfume, a close friend of Cummings, held that seat from 1987 to 1996...

Maryland board OKs $9M for 5 wrongly imprisoned men

Oct. 30, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Five men who were wrongly imprisoned for a combined 120 years will receive a total of about $9 million in compensation, a Maryland board decided Wednesday. The Maryland Board of Public Works voted 3-0 for the compensation. In what amounts to the largest amount ever paid to an exoneree...

Dates set for special election to fill Rep. Cummings' seat

Oct. 28, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Voters in the congressional district that U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings represented until his death earlier this month will elect his replacement in a special election announced Monday. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan set the special primary election for Feb. 4 and the special general election for...

Court to hear arguments on Maryland political ads law

Oct. 28, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After revelations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Maryland legislators passed a law that many believe has a laudable purpose: preventing foreign interference in local elections. But its sweeping scope sparked a First Amendment outcry from more than a half dozen...

The Latest: Trump offers condolences to Cummings' family

Oct. 25, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Baltimore funeral services for congressman and civil rights leader Elijah Cummings (all times local): 3:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has offered his "warmest condolences" to the family of Rep. Elijah Cummings from afar as the Maryland congressman's funeral took place in...

Cummings provided strength, calm, for urban Baltimore

Oct. 17, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — He stood up for the poor and the disadvantaged throughout urban America — but Elijah Cummings was principally the strong voice and political advocate for Baltimore, where he was revered as his hometown's champion. The Democratic congressman lived at the doorstep of some of the...