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  • New charges brought against indicted businessman

    BALTIMORE (AP) — New charges have been brought against a Maryland businessman accused to Delaware insurance regulators. A federal grand jury in Baltimore on Tuesday returned a superseding indictment against 39-year-old Jeffrey Cohen of Reisterstown. It charges Cohen with wire fraud and money...

  • Eisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry's design

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal commission planning a memorial near the National Mall honoring the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower considered whether to move forward Wednesday with a famed architect's design after years of controversy surrounding the project. Earlier this month, architect Frank...

  • Poll shows Bowser leading in DC mayor's race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows that Democrat Muriel Bowser has a comfortable lead against her two opponents in the District's mayor's race. An NBC4/Washington Post/Marist poll released Wednesday shows that Bowser has the support of 43 percent of likely voters. The poll showed independent...

  • NJ Gov. Christie in Maryland to help GOP candidate

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a stop in Maryland on Wednesday to raise more than $400,000 to support Republican Larry Hogan's campaign for governor. Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, said he believes Hogan can win in the heavily Democratic...

  • Md. has new tools aiding immigrant youth

    HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials have announced three initiatives aimed at helping families who are sponsoring unaccompanied immigrant youth who have fled violence in Central America. One of the initiatives announced Wednesday is a website www.buscandomaryland.com that enables people...

  • DC leaders propose concealed handgun permits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Residents of the nation's capital will be able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they provide a specific reason for needing one, officials said Wednesday. Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials said they plan to propose...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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