Capital Gazette wins special Pulitzer Prize citation for coverage of newsroom shooting that killed five

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  • Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 high-profile Democrats. Biden,...

  • Census estimates show Baltimore continues to lose population

    New annual estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Baltimore is continuing to shed inhabitants, bringing the overall population of Maryland's biggest city down to what it was over 100 years ago. The latest Census data shows that Baltimore lost more than 7,300 citizens during the 12 months...

  • Climate change and pollution delay move of captive dolphins

    An aquarium in Maryland has been looking to build a refuge in the tropics for its captive dolphins. But it's having trouble finding the right location because of pollution and warming waters from climate change. The Baltimore Sun reports that the seven bottlenose dolphins live at the National Aquarium...

  • Dead cats removed from Delaware home

    Authorities say an unknown number of dead cats were removed from a Delaware home where neighbors say a woman who was hospitalized had lived. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the cats were taken out in trash bags from a Wilmington home on Thursday. The state Department of Health and Social...

  • Police: Former pastor gets 4 years in prison for child porn

    Police say a former pastor at a church in Maryland has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. The Daily Times of Salisbury reported Thursday that the police investigation into Cesar Rios-Martinez began in April 2018. At the time, he served as...

  • Ex-EPA chief Pruitt registers as energy lobbyist in Indiana

    Scott Pruitt , the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency , registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants. A lobbying disclosure report for Pruitt provides...

  • Maryland law authorizes campus police force at Johns Hopkins

    A new Maryland law allows Johns Hopkins University to set up its own armed police force at its Baltimore campuses. Hopkins President Ronald Daniels says the small force of 100 officers will be subject to the highest standards of constitutional policing. He says the university will strive to create...

  • Food stamps and online grocery shopping are about to mix

    Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online for the first time. ShopRite will join the two retailers on the program early next week, said the U.S....

  • Attacked newsroom: Pulitzer commemorated with somber silence

    Capital Gazette staff members stayed silent and somberly exchanged hugs Monday when the Maryland newspaper won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its newsroom. Before the announcement, newspaper employees gathered in their newsroom to remember...

  • Trump welcomes wounded warriors who are on their annual ride

    President Donald Trump highlighted his efforts to build up the military as he welcomed wounded warriors for an annual White House visit. The 22 men and seven women were on the Washington segment of the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride, a multiday cycling event through Maryland and Virginia....

  • Session called to elect Maryland's next House speaker

    Maryland will soon hold a special legislative session to elect the next House speaker. Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday signed an executive order calling for the General Assembly to convene May 1 for the special session. A vote is necessary to replace House Speaker Michael Busch , who died earlier...

  • Legislation overhauls Maryland medical network's board

    Maryland's governor signed fast-tracked legislation Thursday to overhaul a major medical network's board of directors following revelations of numerous questionable financial arrangements involving board members, including Baltimore's mayor. Mayor Catherine Pugh , who joined the volunteer board...

  • Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

    Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead. Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana,...

  • Chief of toll operations for Maryland abruptly resigns

    The head of the Maryland Transportation Authority has abruptly resigned. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that no reason for his departure was publicly released. Kevin C. Reigrut oversaw the state's eight toll facilities. He led the 1,700-employee agency since January 2017. Agency spokeswoman...

  • Joe Biden resumes role as one of nation's top eulogists

    On the cusp of an expected White House run, Joe Biden is returning to a familiar role this week as the one of the nation's top eulogists. The former vice president will speak Tuesday at the funeral of Fritz Hollings, the longtime South Carolina Democratic senator who was Biden's Capitol Hill deskmate...

  • Baltimore mayor, 5 of her staffers now on paid leave

    Baltimore's embattled mayor and five of her staffers are now on paid leave amid a scandal over book sales. Mayor Catherine Pugh went on leave April 1, saying she needed time off to recover from pneumonia. She's also facing intense scrutiny over the sale of her children's books to entities that...

  • Sandy Spring Bancorp: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

    OLNEY, Md. (AP) _ Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (SASR) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $30.3 million. The bank, based in Olney, Maryland, said it had earnings of 85 cents per share. The holding company for Sandy Spring Bank posted revenue of $105.2 million in the period. Its revenue net...

  • Maryland health officials confirm 3rd measles case

    Maryland's health department has confirmed a third case of measles amid a national surge of the acute viral respiratory illness. Frances Phillips, the state's deputy secretary for public health, says it's "concerning that three cases of measles have been identified in Maryland in such a short period...

  • Biden to campaign as extension of Obama's political movement

    Joe Biden is finalizing the framework for a White House campaign that would cast him as an extension of Barack Obama 's presidency and political movement. He's betting that the majority of Democratic voters are eager to return to the style and substance of that era — and that they'll view him as...

  • Military academies begin to follow military transgender ban

    The elite academies that educate officers for the nation's armed forces have begun to implement the Trump administration's ban on transgender service members. The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school year. The Defense Department...

  • Delaware Senate approves revised safe storage gun bill

    Delaware's state Senate on Wednesday approved a revised bill requiring gun owners to safely store firearms so they aren't obtained by people who shouldn't have them. The proposal cleared the Senate on a 13-8 vote and now goes back to the House, which narrowly passed an earlier version of the legislation...

  • Testimony ends in murder trial over fire in secret tunnels

    Jurors are set to hear closing arguments in the trial of a wealthy stock trader charged with murder in the death of a man who was helping him dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker. Defense attorney Robert Bonsib said his client, 27-year-old Daniel Beckwitt, didn't testify before prosecutors...

  • Sallie Mae: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

    NEWARK, Del. (AP) _ SLM Corp. (SLM) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $158.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Newark, Delaware-based company said it had net income of 35 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 34 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations....

  • Eagle Bancorp: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) _ Eagle Bancorp Inc. (EGBN) on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $33.7 million. The Bethesda, Maryland-based bank said it had earnings of 98 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.11 per share. The bank holding company posted revenue...

  • Former university official pleads guilty to accepting bribes

    A former associate registrar at Delaware State University has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to change the registration status of hundreds of out-of-state students so they could pay cheaper in-state tuition at the historically black university. Crystal Martin pleaded guilty Wednesday to one...

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