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  • Senate confirms Harris nomination to appeals court

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took senior status in February. The Richmond-based circuit has appellate jurisdiction over district...

  • Man charged for urinating on Modell's grave

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County authorities say they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the gravesite of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who has so far been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two...

  • US mine agency seeks civil penalty criteria change

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Federal mine regulators are proposing a change in the criteria for civil penalties for health and safety violations. The Mine Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday it will publish a proposed rule that would increase attention on more serious safety and health...

  • Ex-Va. alcohol agency employee pleads to theft

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former employee of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $239,000 from the agency. Twenty-nine-year-old Steven Hammond of Richmond entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Richmond. A routine review by the...

  • Former Virginia Congressman Caldwell Butler dies

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Caldwell Butler, a five-term Republican congressman from Virginia who helped draft the impeachment articles for President Richard Nixon, died Tuesday. He was 89. Butler, of Roanoke, represented Virginia's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House from 1972 to 1982, a...

  • Md. schools get $10.7M grant to study STDs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine have received a $10.7 million grant over five years to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases. The schools announced the grant on Tuesday from the National Institute of Allergy...

  • Baltimore mayor announcing program on sewers lines

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is announcing a new program to repair the public portion of the city's sewer pipes that connect residences and businesses to public sewer lines. The mayor is scheduled to announce the initiative on Tuesday with the city's Department of...

  • Red light cameras raise money local governments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Data from AAA Mid-Atlantic show red light cameras are raising big money for local governments. WTOP (http://bit.ly/1k5lecV ) reports that programs in the District of Columbia, Rockville, Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and Arlington County in Virginia...

  • Sailor aboard Va.-based destroyer dies

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon says a sailor assigned to a Norfolk-based destroyer has died during deployment. Media outlets report 23-year-old Yeshabel Villot Carrasco of Parma, Ohio, died aboard the destroyer James E. Williams. The Pentagon described the circumstances surrounding the...

  • Opening statements set in ex-Va. governor's trial

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Opening statements are scheduled in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will lay out their case for an eight-man, four-woman jury Tuesday. Jury selection took all day Monday. The McDonnells...

  • Montgomery officials avoid soccer controversy

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials are avoiding a fight between the school system and the county's major recreational youth soccer group. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1oFcwCp ) reports that a county council committee on Monday approved moving ahead with bidding on a...

  • Police arrest Glen Burnie man over 2 pounds of pot

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police have charged a Glen Burnie man after recovering more than 2 pounds of marijuana in a shed at his home. WBAL AM (http://bit.ly/1rWKwLw ) reports that police found the marijuana after a report came from the house on Sunday. Police say the 2.4...

  • Sign up for season's last boater safety class

    ST. MICHAELS, Md. (AP) — Here's a sign that summer is winding down: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is offering its last boater safety course of the season. The museum said Monday that space is limited and early registration is recommended. The two-night course will be...

  • DC mayor to sign bill banning Styrofoam

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Vincent Gray plans to sign a bill that would ban the use of plastic foam food containers in the District of Columbia. The ban on Styrofoam and similar materials is part of a larger environmental cleanup bill approved by the D.C. Council. Gray plans to sign the bill on...

  • National Archives to help open DC Fashion Week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The dusty National Archives has a certain style that's drawing interest from Washington's fashion crowd. On Tuesday, the Foundation of the National Archives and D.C. Fashion Week will announce a new partnership to host the fashion show's opening night Sept. 24 at the...



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