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  • CDC confirms respiratory illness in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is the latest state to detect a respiratory illness caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that Virginia is among 16 states where the infection enterovirus 68 has...

  • 2 charged with in shooting that killed man

    CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police have arrested two men in a shooting in Catonsville in which one man was killed and another man was injured. Police say an officer heard gunshots Monday evening in Catonsville. He soon spotted a man running down the street with a gunshot wound to...

  • Marine from Virginia killed in Afghanistan

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 28-year-old Marine from Virginia was killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The Defense Department said Sgt. Charles C. Strong of Suffolk died Monday in Herat province. A NATO news release issued Tuesday said an...

  • Former Raven donates kidney to brother, ex-Steeler

    BALTIMORE (AP) — On the field their teams may be rivals, but off the field, brothers Ma'ake (May-ah-kay) and Chris Kemoeatu (Kee-mo-ee-ah-tu)_one a former Baltimore Raven, the other an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler— are closer than close, sharing a lifelong love of football, an alma mater and now, a...

  • DC proposes concealed-carry licensing program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia residents will be able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they show a reason they need such a permit and complete an extensive gun-safety training course, officials said Wednesday. Mayor Vincent Gray and other city...

  • Appeals court in Virginia hears strip-search cases

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday on whether jailers should be allowed to strip search people who are arrested but still awaiting arraignment. The cases out of West Virginia and Maryland pit individual privacy rights against the security needs of jails. A...

  • Maryland coach gets 7 years in girl's sex abuse

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A private coach and tutor who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday in Montgomery County court. Daniel Sirotkin, 31, of Germantown, pleaded guilty in May to sexually abusing a minor, soliciting a minor to...

  • Missing Montgomery County teenager found safe

    KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police detectives say an 18-year-old woman missing since Friday has been found safe. Shantol Ramela Anderson had last been seen leaving her home in Kensington and getting into a car. Anderson's family first reported her missing on Monday. It's unclear...

  • Md. county launches campaign on pedestrian crashes

    GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials have launched a new campaign aimed at cutting down on pedestrian crashes involving distracted teens. The You Only Live Once, or YOLO, campaign comes two years after 15-year-old Christina Morris-Ward was fatally hit by a car as she distractedly...

  • Higher education cuts likely to spare Va. students

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students likely will be insulated from $90 million in cuts the McAuliffe administration is seeking this fiscal year and next from Virginia's public colleges and universities. Instead, the state will keep unfilled positions vacant, promote energy conservation, defer...

  • NJ Gov. Christie in Maryland to help GOP candidate

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Maryland to show support for Republican Larry Hogan in his campaign for governor. Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, attended a fundraiser in Bethesda on Wednesday. He says he believes Hogan has a real chance,...

  • Rabid housecat attacks Eastern Shore camper

    SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — Health officials say a rabid housecat bit a camper at a state park in Maryland's Eastern Shore. Worcester County health officials said Wednesday that they've found the cat and euthanized it. They say rabies was confirmed by a state laboratory. The attack happened on...

  • Married couple convicted of health care fraud

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The owner of a health care business and his wife have been convicted of health care fraud. A federal jury convicted W. Wayne Perry and Angela Perry in Norfolk on Tuesday. According to court records, Wayne Perry was the owner and operator of the Norfolk-based Community...

  • Georgetown student dies of apparent meningitis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Georgetown University student has died after contracting what's suspected to be meningitis. In a letter to students Tuesday, the university says sophomore Andrea Jaime died at a local hospital on Tuesday. Testing is underway to confirm that the 19-year-old Jaime died of...

  • Eisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry's design

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal commission working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall is considering Wednesday whether to move forward with architect Frank Gehry's design after years of controversy over the project. Earlier in September, Gehry's team...



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