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  • Driver gets 3 years in fatal crash on BW Parkway

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Hyattsville man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for the death of a passenger in his SUV after it rolled over on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Twenty-year-old Josue Balbino Ruiz Reyes had pleaded guilty in December to involuntary manslaughter...

  • Mitt Romney gives to McDonnell defense fund

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year, a sizeable haul that's still far short of the $1 million-plus the fund's founder has said is needed. Mitt Romney, the 2012...

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground probes lawn worker death

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — The Army says it's investigating the death of a grounds maintenance worker who was hurt while cutting grass at Aberdeen Proving Ground near Edgewood. Post spokesman Kelly Luster says 61-year-old Willie Stevenson was injured while using a riding mower near the Route 24...

  • Man who fled Md. to SC indicted for killing

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a man who fled from Maryland to South Carolina with one of his daughters on nine criminal counts, including killing the girl's mother and kidnapping the child. Among the charges the man faces in Monday's indictment in Baltimore County is...

  • Affidavit: 2 of 4 fire victims possibly stabbed

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Court documents indicate two of the four people found dead after a Petersburg house fire may have been fatally stabbed. Media outlets report that a detective said in a search warrant affidavit that he saw wounds on two victims consistent with puncture wounds, and a...

  • Gansler: Md. should study high-speed rail options

    BALTIMORE (AP) — State Attorney General Doug Gansler wants Maryland's government to take the initiative on building high-speed rail from Baltimore to Washington. The Democratic candidate for governor said that, if elected, he'll form a task force to develop recommendations on high-speed rail...

  • Baltimore archbishop to see canonizations

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori is traveling to Rome to see the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. The diocese says Lori and about 40 Baltimore-area Catholics will be among 4 million people expected to watch the ceremony Sunday at the Vatican. Pope...

  • Bizarre behavior fuels questions in Va. killings

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Alexandria Police have never referred to Charles Severance as a suspect as they investigate three unsolved, possibly connected slayings in the city. But Severance has caught authorities' attention, and on Wednesday a West Virginia judge will hear arguments on whether...

  • Domino Sugar takes iconic Baltimore sign solar

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Domino Sugar is taking its iconic sign along Baltimore's harbor solar. Domino and its parent company ASR Group marked Earth Day on Tuesday by announcing that a new solar array installed at the refinery is expected to generate more energy than the sign uses. The...

  • Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world. The new song, "Sumatran Tiger," was recorded on 400 polycarbonate...

  • Report: Legal gay marriage could boost Va. economy

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Legalizing gay marriage in Virginia could create hundreds of jobs and generate up to $60 million in spending over three years as same-sex couples spend thousands on their nuptials and out-of-town guests come to celebrate with them, according to a study by a UCLA think tank....

  • Police: Va. boy accidentally shoots, kills brother

    WIRTZ, Va. (AP) — Franklin County authorities say a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 7-year-old brother. Franklin County Sheriff's Lt. Phillip Young tells media outlets that the investigation indicates the children were playing at a neighbor's house when the older boy found a...

  • Google challenges nonprofits on ideas to use Glass

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has a challenge for U.S. nonprofits. On Tuesday, the tech giant is asking nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use the Web-connected eyewear Google Glass in their work. Five charities that propose the best ideas by May 20 will get a free pair of the glasses, a...

  • Johns Hopkins U. to honor 7 with honorary degrees

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two women involved in a case about gay marriage that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month. The school is honoring Edith Windsor, whose lawsuit led the Supreme Court last year to...

  • Md. university offers federal workers discount

    ADELPHI, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland University College is aiming to boost enrollment with a tuition discount for out-of-state federal employees and their families. Officials at the Adelphi-based school that focuses on online education and caters to working adults say federal workers,...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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