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  • ACLU supporting Md. woman in Supreme Court case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland woman whose pregnancy discrimination case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court is getting support from the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU announced Thursday that it joined with New York-based A Better Balance in filing a brief with the Supreme Court in...

  • Medical examiner: Md. student's death accidental

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A medical examiner has ruled a Towson University student's death over the weekend accidental. Police in Baltimore County said Thursday that an investigation indicated 18-year-old Julia Margaret Ratnaraj of New Jersey fell backward into a sliding glass door. The medical...

  • 911 call: Charged Md. mom tried to revive 2 kids

    CHEVERLY, Md. (AP) — A 911 tape reveals that a Prince George's County mother charged with suffocating her two toddlers tried to revive them. In two frantic 911 calls released Wednesday, the children's grandmother tells the operator that she and her daughter were performing CPR on the toddlers...

  • Motorcyclists head for Sept. 11 rally in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of motorcyclists are headed for a rally in the nation's capital to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks 13 years ago. They're calling Thursday's event on the National Mall "2 Million Bikers to D.C." National organizer Belinda Bee isn't promising that big a...

  • DC firefighters to be honored on 9/11 anniversary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. councilmember will honor some of the firefighters who helped evacuate the Pentagon on 9/11. Councilmember Mary Cheh is scheduled to visit four fire stations on Thursday, the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Firefighters at the stations were...

  • White House Visitor Center to reopen after revamp

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Visitor Center is reopening this weekend after extensive renovations over the past two years to create new interactive exhibits, a bookstore and other services. The National Park Service says the center will open Saturday on Pennsylvania Avenue after $12.6...

  • DC officer shoots suspect after being hit by car

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say an officer shot a fleeing suspect after the man hit the officer with his car. The Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that the shooting happened Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. in the area of 31st Street and South Dakota Avenue...

  • 2 Md. students forced to remove Confederate flags

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Two Howard County high school students arrived at school with Confederate flags draped over their shoulders just days after a fellow student was disciplined for displaying the divisive symbol. Howard schools spokeswoman Rebecca Amani-Dove says the Glenelg High School...

  • Va manufacturing research center gets new member

    PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) — An advanced manufacturing research center in Prince George County is getting a new partner. Officials say additive manufacturing company EOS has joined the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The Michigan-based company will install a laser metal-forming...

  • Road show to feature Va. transportation projects

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Commonwealth Transportation Board is going on the road to field questions on the state's six-year-highway improvement plan. In June, the board approved a final $13.1 billion transportation blueprint for Virginia over the next half-dozen years. The board allocates...

  • A 'very good' Va. apple crop hitting peak season

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has pronounced the state's 2014 apple crop "very good." The department says growers have been harvesting their fruits since August, when the earliest varieties started ripening. But prime apple season typically...

  • Richmond-area car shop owner pleads guilty

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The owner of a luxury car repair shop in suburban Richmond has pleaded guilty to failing to send employees' tax payments to the government. The office of U.S. Attorney Dana Boente (BEN'-tay) says 58-year-old Richard A. Long of Midlothian entered his plea in federal court...

  • Md. gov. to ride a horse, don 1812 costume

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will don an 1812 militiaman outfit as part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the "Star-Spangled Banner" in Baltimore. On Thursday, O'Malley, on horseback, will lead 500 uniformed members of the Maryland National Guard along the...

  • Maryland flags flying at half-staff for 9/11

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Flags in Maryland are flying at half-staff in honor of 9/11. Gov. Martin O'Malley ordered the Maryland and U.S. flags flown at half-staff in memory of the people who died on that day. It's been 13 years since the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.

  • Naval Academy to hold 9/11 remembrance events

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is holding events in remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks. Midshipmen are holding the events on Thursday with the academy's community service organization, which is called the Midshipman Action Group. They will be holding a 9/11 run, in which relays...



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