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  • Woman, 4 children found safe on Backbone Mountain

    OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — The Garrett County Sheriff's Office says a woman and her four children were found safe after getting lost on Backbone Mountain. Deputies say 43-year-old Julie Jo Quick and her children left their vacation home in Preston County, West Virginia, on Thursday to hike to...

  • Man gets 12 years for sledgehammer attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attacking a co-worker with a hand-held sledgehammer. Thirty-nine-year-old Abdul Ewumi, who was convicted of assault with intent to kill while armed, was sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court. According to the...

  • Casino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Casino hostess Helena Wong isn't having much luck. On Friday, a federal judge slapped the VIP hostess at the brand new Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore with a preliminary injunction barring her from contacting a list of clients she collected at her last job, at the Maryland Live...

  • Morgan professor gets 3 years for grant fraud

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A professor at Morgan State University has been sentenced to three years in prison for fraudulently obtaining research grants from the National Science Foundation. Forty-seven-year-old Manoj Kumar Jha of Severn was also ordered to pay $105,726 in restitution at sentencing...

  • Fire destroys house on estate of late author

    HUNTINGTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say two boys have been charged with setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house on the estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy. The Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a statement on Friday that the two-story, wood-frame house in Huntingtown in...

  • DC transit police chief urges vigilance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro Transit Police are urging officers to be vigilant to threats from jihadist terrorism. However, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority emphasizes that there are no current threats known against the subway and transit system. Metro on Friday released a...

  • Jail won't hold immigrants without probable cause

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley has directed a state-run jail in Baltimore to comply with federal requests to hold immigrants beyond their release date only if there is probable cause that a crime has been committed, a decision praised by the American Civil Liberties and Casa de...

  • Inmate in Md. charged with hiring man to kill 2

    JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Howard County police say an inmate at the detention center tried to hire someone to kill his girlfriend's former boyfriend and the former boyfriend's mother. Officers say they received a tip that 37-year-old Bernard Perez-Garcia was looking for someone to kill the two people....

  • Newport News man arrested following pursuit

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Newport News man has been arrested after speeding off from a traffic stop and then fleeing on foot. Virginia State Police say 42-year-old Jeremiah Gibson was observed at an authorized vehicles only crossover on Interstate 64 near the 252 mile marker around 6 a.m....

  • Va. gets grant for education, workforce training

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has been selected to receive a $170,000 grant to help better align education and workforce training with economic development priorities. In addition to the grant from the National Governor's Association, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that Virginia also has been...

  • O'Malley has another New Hampshire trip planned

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to make his third trip this year to New Hampshire as he mulls running for president in 2016. O'Malley, a Democrat, is slated to be the keynote speaker at the Portsmouth City Democrats' fall dinner on Sept. 26. The term-limited...

  • Superintendent Dance named to commission

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint Baltimore County Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance to the president's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The White House made the announcement on Thursday. Dance has been...

  • Residents speak out on firing range

    FREDERICK Md. (AP) — Maryland residents are speaking out against a proposed gun range at Sugarloaf Mountain about 10 miles south of Frederick. The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1C9oee4 ) reports that residents packed a 200-person hearing room Thursday night. The gun range is proposed for...

  • Anne Arundel had expensive primary race

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Anne Arundel County Republican primary for county executive was the most expensive in county history. The Capital (http://bit.ly/1n2trL4) reports that Laura Neuman and Steve Schuh spent $2.4 million. That's double what all seven candidates, Democrats and Republicans...

  • VDOT seeks to smooth Labor Day weekend travels

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation is smoothing the way for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. From noon Friday until noon Sept. 2, VDOT will suspend most road work and lift lane closures on most interstates to ease the travel woes of Labor Day...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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