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  • UVa. architect to step down after 11-year tenure

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The architect that oversaw planning for the $50 million restoration of the University of Virginia's iconic Rotunda is stepping down. The Charlottesville school said Friday that David Neuman plans to resign from his post in October after an 11-year tenure. During his...

  • Prince George's charter school to end recess

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's County charter school will end recess in an effort to short its academic day. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/YZKJmL ) reports the county's Board of Education approved the change Thursday for College Park Academy on a 12-0 vote. Frank Brewer,...

  • US Book Festival adds programs on movies, cooking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New events are being added to this year's National Book Festival, including a discussion with writers whose books were made into movies, and cooking demonstrations by top chefs. The festival on Saturday runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It's moving inside to the Washington...

  • Man gets 27 years for robbing armored vehicle

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A D.C. man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for robbing an armored vehicle in Glenarden. Forty-eight-year-old Steven Vondell Williams was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Greenbelt. According to evidence presented at trial, on May 3, 2011, Williams and...

  • Md. withdraws funding for double-stack rail cars

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Transportation officials say Maryland has pulled all funding for a proposed double-stack rail facility and ended its agreement with CSX to build a facility in southwest Baltimore. Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Jr. said in a statement Thursday that $30 million in...

  • 145 arrested at protest against US deportations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Park Police say 145 people were arrested during a protest against U.S. deportations of migrants in the country illegally in a rally outside the White House. Activists from CASA de Maryland and CASA de Virginia organized a crowd of hundreds of protesters Thursday. They...

  • West Nile Virus detected in Maryland resident

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Health officials say Maryland has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus infection this year. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Thursday that an adult who lives in the National Capital Region is infected. The department says the virus has also been detected...

  • Shellfish harvesting closed in waterways

    BALTIMORE (AP) — State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected. The Maryland Department of the Environment said Thursday that the Hurst Creek and Whitehall Creek areas and a portion...

  • Prosecutors assessing retrial in murder case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors with the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office said they will assess the feasibility of holding a new trial for a former Baltimore Police officer whose nearly 20-year-old murder conviction was overturned. Former officer James Kulbicki won a chance at a new...

  • Maryland announces record cover crop enrollment

    TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) — Maryland is announcing a new record for cover crop enrollment. Gov. Martin O'Malley made the announcement Thursday at the Maryland State Fair. The state announced that 1,849 Maryland farmers requested funding to plant a record 641,000 acres of winter grains. The state's...

  • NCAA president ordered to be deposed

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A judge has ordered that NCAA President Mark Emmert be deposed in a lawsuit over the death of a Frostburg State University football player. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge David Boynton granted a motion last week by the family of Derek Sheely to require Emmert's...

  • Roommates charged in Laurel slaying

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police have charged two roommates of a man whose body was found in two bags in Laurel with his slaying. The body of 28-year-old Jacinto Perez was found Sunday morning. Police said Thursday that 32-year-old Santos Leonel Mejia-Yanes has been arrested and...

  • Grants awarded to protect battlefields in 3 states

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has awarded more than half a million dollars in grants to help protect four Civil War battlefields in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The funding includes $267,164 to preserve about 107 acres of the Bentonville Battlefield in North...

  • VA Maryland partners with Evergreen

    BALTIMORE (AP) — VA Maryland Health Care System is partnering with Evergreen Health Care to improve health care access for veterans. The system announced Thursday it has awarded a one-year contract for up to $485,000. The contract enables the system to refer new veteran patients to Evergreen...

  • Rocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern...



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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