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  • Martin O'Malley hits Donald Trump's 'American nightmare'

    Martin O'Malley hits Donald Trump's 'American nightmare'

    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, appearing on a national stage for the first time in months, delivered a blistering attack Wednesday on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Democratic convention. O'Malley, who ended his presidential campaign in February after finishing a distant...

  • Rawlings-Blake disagrees with Mosby criticism of criminal justice system

    Rawlings-Blake disagrees with Mosby criticism of criminal justice system

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pointed to Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams' concerns Wednesday when asked about prosecutors' decision to drop all remaining charges against city police in Freddie Gray's arrest and death. Rawlings-Blake told MSNBC's Thomas Roberts that "I certainly don't agree" with...

  • Larry Hogan says 'blame falls to the prosecutor' in Freddie Gray cases

    Larry Hogan says 'blame falls to the prosecutor' in Freddie Gray cases

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who had called it "a waste of time and money" to continue trials of police officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death, said Wednesday the failures of the cases fall at the feet of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. "I think most of the blame falls to the prosecutor...

  • Board OKs settlement in death of Frostburg football player

    Board OKs settlement in death of Frostburg football player

    The Board of Public Works approved a settlement Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by the parents of a Frostburg State University football player who died of head injuries suffered on the practice field. Maryland will pay $50,000 to a foundation named for Derek Sheely, a 22-year-old fullback who collapsed...

  • Donald Trump: Marilyn Mosby 'should prosecute herself'

    Donald Trump: Marilyn Mosby 'should prosecute herself'

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had a critical suggestion for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Wednesday: "I think she ought to prosecute herself." Trump was speaking at a press conference in Florida at the same moment Mosby appeared in West Baltimore to explain her decision to ...

  • Martin O'Malley to speak at DNC tonight

    Martin O'Malley to speak at DNC tonight

    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention. O'Malley, who ended his bid for the party's presidential nomination in February, is scheduled to speak Wednesday evening.In an email to supporters Sunday, O'Malley said he is slated to speak...

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Plea deal ends Maryland deaf school aide's sex assault case

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland School for the Deaf aide is free from prison after striking a plea deal in a sex assault case. Forty-one-year-old Clarence Taylor pleaded guilty Tuesday in Ellicott City to three counts of fourth-degree sex offense. He was sentenced to the time he has...

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  • Andrew Smarick elected president of Maryland State Board of Education

    Andrew Smarick elected president of Maryland State Board of Education

    Andrew Smarick, a longtime education policy expert who has worked on the national and state level, was elected president of the Maryland State Board of Education Tuesday. Smarick, who was appointed as a member of the school board a year ago by Gov. Larry Hogan, works as a partner at Bellwether...

  • Hot weather cancels three summer school programs

    Hot weather cancels three summer school programs

    Problems with air conditioning systems shut down three Baltimore City Public Schools summer programs on Tuesday, the district said. Excel Academy, Forth Worthington Elementary and Harford Heights were closed due to problems with their cooling systems. Baltimore schools made the announcement on...

  • Kevin Plank donates $1 million to Baltimore's CollegeBound Foundation

    Kevin Plank donates $1 million to Baltimore's CollegeBound Foundation

    The CollegeBound Foundation, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that has helped thousands of Baltimore city graduates attend and complete college, has received its second seven-figure donation in three months.The latest donation is a $1 million gift from The Cupid Foundation, a charitable organization...

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  • CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase

    CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said Wednesday that rate increases it requested from the Maryland Insurance Commission earlier this year are not enough to cover costs for its exchange-based plans and that it needs even larger ones. The state's largest insurer asked the commission in May to allow...

  • 'Big Bang' cast films PSA about melanoma after death of young Md. fan

    'Big Bang' cast films PSA about melanoma after death of young Md. fan

    CBS’s hit comedy show “The Big Bang Theory” is known for its laughs and nerdy jokes, but in a recent public service announcement, the cast got serious for a worthy cause. Actress Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny on the show, and castmates delivered facts and tips in a video to raise awareness about...

  • Tips for staying hydrated beyond drinking water

    Tips for staying hydrated beyond drinking water

    Does this summer's heat have you feeling a little thirsty? You are in good company. People are more likely to get dehydrated in the summer, said Elisabeth D'Alto, the retail dietitian for ShopRite Timonium. She shares the ways people can make sure they get enough fluids — and not just by drinking...

  • Advocates call on state to offer buprenorphine to opioid addicts in jails, prisons

    Advocates call on state to offer buprenorphine to opioid addicts in jails, prisons

    As opioid addiction rises, public health advocates in Maryland are calling for more treatment where many addicts end up: in jails and prisons. In Maryland, only Baltimore and a few counties offer any treatment in their jails. The state-run jail in Baltimore offers only detoxification. The state...

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  • The Rev. Alphonse G. Rose, former rector of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, dies

    The Rev. Alphonse G. Rose, former rector of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, dies

    The Rev. Alphonse G. Rose, a former rector of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, who earlier had been pastor at St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church in Bel Air, died Friday from a pulmonary embolism at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 85. "Al was a giant, and absolutely...

  • Richard H. Hoffman Jr., electrical engineer, dies

    Richard H. Hoffman Jr., electrical engineer, dies

    Richard H. Hoffman Jr., an electrical engineer and sports fan, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice from a glioblastoma. He was 54. The son of Richard H. Hoffman Sr., a NASA engineer, and Mary Rita Hoffman, a homemaker, Richard Hugh Hoffman Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Calverton, graduating...

  • Leroy J. Dieter Sr., construction foreman, dies

    Leroy J. Dieter Sr., construction foreman, dies

    Leroy J. Dieter Sr., a retired construction foreman and heavy equipment operator, died July 20 of heart failure at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 80. The son of Jacob Alfonza Dieter and Anna Catherine Kraft, Leroy John Dieter was born in Baltimore and raised on the family farm...

  • Gary Hughes, animation artist and sculptor

    Gary Hughes, animation artist and sculptor

    Gary Hughes, a sculptor who owned a film animation studio, died July 6 at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del., of complications from a stroke. He was 86. Born in Columbia, S.C., and raised in Dundalk and Woodlawn, he was the son of Gary L. Hughes, a Sinclair Refining purchasing agent, and Rhoda English...

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