More Maryland Articles

  • Golf carts, lawn mower stolen from Md. home

    SWANTON, Md. (AP) — State Police are trying to track down a pair of golf carts and a lawn mower that were stolen from two sheds in rural western Maryland. Authorities say the golf carts were stolen sometime between July 28 and Aug. 3. One is electric-powered and has a white fiberglass roof. The...

  • Man turns himself in after police standoff

    BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (AP) — Police say an armed man turned himself in after barricading himself inside a home in a Baltimore suburb for six hours. Anne Arundel County police say the man surrendered peacefully on Friday evening. Police were called to the home in Brooklyn Park around 12:50 p.m....

  • 13-year-old drowns at Maryland lake

    COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County fire officials say a 13-year-old boy drowned in the lake at Oregon Ridge. Fire personnel were called to the lake in Cockeysville about 12:30 p.m. Friday. Authorities say people saw the boy in distress and watched him go under, and lifeguards stationed...

  • Review of Md. police custody death reveals flaws

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A new report clears Baltimore Police officers of using excessive force in the death of Tyrone West last year in police custody, but it harshly criticizes the department's internal investigation and notes dozens of instances in which protocol was skirted or broken. The report,...

  • Legislation on Web-based ride-sharing likely

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker says the Legislature and not the state Public Service Commission should come up with policies to regulate Web-based ride-sharing services like Uber, after the PSC ruled this week that such companies should be treated the same way that tax-cab companies...

  • O'Malley announces disaster relief for flooding

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley has announced a disaster relief package to help residents of Allegany and Washington counties who were affected by flooding in June. The governor announced the relief in Friday. The governor's office says residents may receive up to $5,000 in grants...

  • Management flaws at Md. state hospital detailed

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Friday it has fined a state-owned chronic-care hospital $150,000 for deficiencies in the care of long-term residents that prompted the ouster of the facility's chief executive and two medical staff leaders earlier...

  • Official notes progress in health exchange revamp

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has successfully completed 17 of 21 milestones to revamp the state's troubled health care marketplace with technology from Connecticut, according to a letter written to Gov. Martin O'Malley. Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and...

  • Western Md. man pleads guilty in bank fraud case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Garrett County developer faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to bank fraud conspiracy in a scheme involving three properties in western Maryland and West Virginia. Lewis Strosnider pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Baltimore. He'll be sentenced Nov....

  • New curfew takes effect in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Children and younger teenagers in Baltimore will be spending more time in doors under a new curfew law that takes effect this weekend. Imposition of the tighter curfew, among the nation's strictest, was to begin Friday night. City council members in the crime-ridden city voted...

  • New Navy students get to meet with families

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy class of 2018 will get to see their families for the first time since they began plebe summer about six weeks ago. The students entering their first year at the academy will get to visit with family on Friday after their noon meal. The new students...

  • National Aquarium marks 33rd anniversary

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Aquarium in Baltimore is celebrating its 33rd anniversary. The aquarium opened on Aug. 8, 1981, and became the centerpiece of the city's revitalized Inner Harbor. On Friday, the first 500 visitors will receive a free slice of cake to mark the occasion. The...

  • Baltimore youths carjack school bus for joy ride

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a group of youths under the age of 16 attacked a school bus driver, stole the bus and took it for a short joy ride. Officers say three youths spotted a parked school bus in West Baltimore around 2:35 p.m. Thursday. Police say the teens boarded the bus and...

  • Baltimore man gets 28 years for drug dealing

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for shipping cocaine in hollow computer shells from California to Maryland. Forty-one-year-old Richard Anthony Wilford, who was been convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, was sentenced Thursday in...

  • Manhattan Moment: Maryland's motor vehicle bureaucracy needs an overhaul

    My adventure with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration began May 28, when a high school senior rammed into the side of my 1995 Jeep. I learned not only how strong was my Jeep, but how totally inefficient is Maryland's Department of Motor Vehicles.



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

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