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  • Street Smart safety campaign launches in DC region

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are launching an effort to help improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in the region. Local officials and safety advocates are kicking off the Street Smart campaign Thursday. They are gathering at an...

  • 2 more officers sentenced in inmate assault

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two former correctional officers have been sentenced for their roles in the beating of an inmate at the Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown. Jeremy McCusker was sentenced to 21 months and Walter Scott Steele was sentenced to four...

  • Woman, 81, killed in St. Mary's County house fire

    LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say an 81-woman died in a fire in her house in St. Mary's County. The State Fire Marshal's Office say the blaze was reported about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in Lexington Park. More than 55 firefighters from seven departments battled the blaze for 30 minutes...

  • Man charged with killing 2 men, injuring 3rd

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police have charged a man in a shooting that killed two men and injured a third. Officers say on July 17, three men were found shot on Ridge Road in Southeast. Nineteen-year-old Anthony Chase and 27-year-old Eric Leeper were pronounced dead at the scene. The third man...

  • Warner stresses bipartisan record at Shad Planking

    WAKEFIELD, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen Mark Warner touted his bipartisan bona fides Wednesday in rural Virginia at the 66th annual Shad Planking, a political rite of spring in the Old Dominion. Warner, a Democrat, told a largely Republican crowd of several hundred there are people of good will in...

  • Man gets life terms for killing man at bus stop

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A man who killed another man in a drive-by shooting has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus 20 years for the crime. Twenty-three-year old Michael Martin was sentenced Wednesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. He had been convicted of first-degree murder in...

  • Md. bail assessment tool differs from other states

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he may issue an executive order creating a pilot program for reforms to criminal bail procedures. It would be the next chapter in Maryland's efforts to comply with a Court of Appeals ruling that defendants have a right to legal counsel at...

  • Appeals court: Consumer case improperly sealed

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A company that sued to keep a complaint about one of its products out of a publicly accessible federal database was improperly allowed to wage its battle in secret, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said...

  • Man killed, another hurt in home invasion

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say one man was killed and another injured in a home invasion in Salisbury. Troopers were called to the home about 1 a.m. Wednesday. A man at the home said he had been assaulted with a blunt object. Officer went into the home and found 72-year-old...

  • Western Md. town partly emptied after fuel mishap

    OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of propane overturned on a sharp curve in Oakland's downtown business district Wednesday morning, prompting evacuation of about half the town, including 45 jail inmates, as a precaution, a county official said. Potomac Edison cut...

  • Metro Silver Line project director resigns

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The head of the beleaguered $3 billion project to extend Metro's Silver Line through Tysons Corner is resigning. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Wednesday that project director Pat Nowakowski is leaving next month to take a job at another transit...

  • Restaurant owner, son plead guilty in taxi case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A politically connected restaurant owner from Washington's Chinatown neighborhood and his son have pleaded guilty to making illegal payments to the head of the city's taxicab commission. Anthony "Tony" Cheng Sr. and his son, Anthony Cheng Jr., entered their pleas Wednesday...

  • DC extends deadline to enroll in health plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 2,000 District of Columbia residents either enrolled in a health insurance plan or were found to be eligible for Medicaid after the official end of open enrollment on March 31, but a spike in call volume this week led to another extension of the deadline, officials...

  • Va. transportation plan makes debut Wednesday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's six-year transportation plan totals $13.1 billion, with $9.9 billion earmarked for highway construction. The Commonwealth Transportation Board released the plan Wednesday at a meeting in Richmond. It allocates funding for essential highway, bridge, rail and...

  • Mizeur calls for legal physician-assisted suicide

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Del. Heather Mizeur wants to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in Maryland. Mizeur says her proposal would resemble laws in Oregon, Washington and Vermont. Doctors could prescribe drugs to patients who want...



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Conservative Case Against Obamacare: A Restatement

    Since Obamacare “hit” its “enrollment” “target,” Democrats, liberals, and their friends in the press have enjoyed some old-fashioned taunting of Republicans. This would be justifiable...

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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