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  • 2 charged in shooting of woman in Maryland

    WHEATON, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police have charged two people, including a 13-year-old boy, with shooting a woman in what investigators believe was gang-related retaliation. Police say 19-year-old Eber Umanzor of Kensington has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and other...

  • Loan aid offered to western Md. flood victims

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest loans available to people whose homes or businesses were damaged by flooding in two western Maryland counties in June. Gov. Martin O'Malley says the funds will help ensure that communities in Washington and...

  • Marion Barry's son jailed after latest arrest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license. Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Barry has had several recent brushes with the law, including an arrest in May near the White House for driving...

  • Va. man convicted on federal drug, firearm charges

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Newport News man faces prison time after being convicted for his participation in a decade-long drug conspiracy. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Kelvin L. Brown was convicted by a federal jury on Wednesday on drug and firearms charges. According to court records...

  • NAACP says Baltimore convention not a done deal

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The NAACP says the site of its 2016 national convention, reported to be Baltimore, has not yet been selected. The civil rights groups said in a statement Thursday that its convention planning committee recently heard presentations from Baltimore; Austin, Texas; Cincinnati, and...

  • US seeks dismissal of Fort Detrick pollution suit

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The federal government asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a developer's lawsuit alleging that groundwater pollution from Fort Detrick in Frederick reduced the value of private land next door. The Justice Department said concerns about potential pollution from an old...

  • Former Army official guilty in bribery scheme

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Army contracting official has pleaded guilty to accepting cash and vacations in return for helping businesses get millions in federal contracts. In Seon Lim pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Virginia to accepting more than $490,000 in benefits,...

  • Editorial cartoon: Striking a deal

    Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Editorial cartoon: Grounds for impeachment?

    Cartoon by Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial cartoon: Answering machine

    Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial cartoon: Walking into a minefield

    Cartoon by Eric Allie/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Editorial cartoon: I have a pen

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • 3 hurt when SUV crashes through building in Md.

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police say three people were injured when an SUV drove into a Towson building that houses county offices. It happened about 8:40 a.m. Thursday at the Drumcastle Government Center. Officers say 48-year-old Hiwot Arbi of Middle River was speeding through the...

  • Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The NTSB's conclusion was part of a 19-page...

  • Conowingo dam project EIS open to public comment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials have released a draft environmental impact statement for the relicensing of three Susquehanna River hydroelectric projects, including Exelon's Conowingo dam. The deadline for commenting on the draft EIS published Wednesday is Sept. 29. Exelon's operating...



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