Maryland/Delaware AP headlines

  • Why wait? Democrats openly flirt with 2020 White House bids

    In the days after the midterm election, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker worked the phones with Democratic luminaries in Iowa. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock courted high-dollar donors in New York. Other Democrats openly mused about their White House ambitions on live television. Motivated by an urgency...

  • Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

    Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and the Justice Department 's own succession plan by elevating Whitaker to the top job. A Tuesday filing, a draft of which was obtained...

  • Lawsuit: Medical school ignored sex harassment complaints

    The University of Maryland, Baltimore, and its School of Medicine is accused of ignoring complaints of sexual harassment. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that 31-year-old Carly Goldstein accuses the institutions in a federal lawsuit of failing to stop harassment by her supervisor, Dr. Robert...

  • Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as US Catholic bishops convene

    As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly next week, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda amid calls from critics that church leaders finally bring about meaningful reforms to root out misbehaving priests. The three-day assembly that starts Monday in Baltimore comes...

  • Maryland building fire spreads to assisted living facility

    A fire at a vacant three-story house in Baltimore has spread to a nearby assisted living facility, prompting it to be evacuated. News outlets report the vacant building caught fire early Tuesday, and Baltimore City Fire Department firefighters were still on scene hours later. Department spokeswoman...

  • Bishops delay votes on combating church sex abuse crisis

    At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he was told on...

  • Guilty plea set in straw purchase of gun in police shootout

    A Delaware woman charged with illegally buying a gun that was later used by her boyfriend in a fatal shootout with police has agreed to enter a guilty plea. Summer Webster was scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday for a plea hearing. She was charged earlier this year with falsely stating...

  • High school placed on lockdown after officer shoots himself

    A Maryland high school was briefly placed on lockdown after authorities say a school resource officer fatally shot himself inside his office. Baltimore County police spokeswoman Officer Jen Peach said at a news conference Monday that police and medics were called to Eastern Technical High School...

  • Baltimore police: College fitness instructor found killed

    Baltimore police say a college fitness instructor has been found killed inside his apartment in the city's Midtown. Police tell news outlets in a statement that officers responding to a suspicious death report had discovered 43-year-old Brendon Michaels dead Thursday afternoon. Police say the medical...

  • Delaware insurance officials wary of option to ACA coverage

    Delaware officials say a health care insurance option being expanded by the Trump administration could lead to higher premiums under the Affordable Care Act . Meanwhile, officials have adopted emergency regulations outlining minimum consumer protection and notification standards for short-term,...

  • Tough lessons: Teachers fall short in midterm races

    After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a grassroots uprising to bolster public education could go. As massive walkouts over teacher salaries and school funding...

  • Woman injured when shots fired in front of home

    A woman was shot while in bed in her Delaware home when police say someone fired shots in front of her home. Dover police said in a news release that the shooting happened Sunday night at a home on Barrister Place. Police say someone fired multiple shots toward the home, striking a vehicle, the...

  • Delaware psychotherapist pleads guilty to health care fraud

    A psychotherapist in Delaware has pleaded guilty to health care fraud. The News Journal of Wilmington reports 47-year-old Sachin Karnik was sentenced to two years in prison. He was charged last year with fraud, falsifying business records and theft by false pretenses. The state's Department of...

  • Maryland police shoot, wound man brandishing gun in street

    Maryland authorities say police shot and wounded a man who was brandishing a gun in the street. Montgomery County Police Capt. C. Thomas Jordan told reporters that police received a call about a man waving a gun Sunday afternoon in Germantown. Jordan said that officers shot the white male. He wouldn't...

  • Delaware woman sentenced for embezzling from hospital

    Authorities say a Delaware woman has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $100,000 from a hospital. A news release from the Delaware Department of Justice said Friday that 49-year-old Hope Abram was sentenced to 25 years, though much of it was suspended. The release...

  • Maryland stabbing kills one, injures another

    Authorities say a stabbing killed one man and critically injured another in Maryland. The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the stabbing happened on Saturday. The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said deputies responding to the scene found two stab-wound victims, one of whom was dead at the scene....

  • Driver hurt after driving around a lowered railroad gate

    A Maryland driver was injured after driving around a lowered crossing gate at a railroad crossing. The Cumberland Times-News reports that the driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the Saturday morning accident. Cumberland Police say the driver's vehicle was dragged about 50 feet (15...

  • Delaware police look for suspect after shooting of man

    Officers in Delaware are looking for a person who shot an 18-year-old man over the weekend. The Delaware News Journal reports that the shooting happened around 1 p.m. Saturday in the Richardson Park community in New Castle County. New Castle County Police say they are looking for a suspect. The...

  • Dozens of KKK fliers found in Maryland neighborhood

    Maryland police are investigating after dozens of fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan were found in a neighborhood. The Capital Gazette reports that a dog-walker first reported the 30 to 40 fliers on Saturday in people's front yards in Glen Burnie. Anne Arundel County Police described the fliers...

  • Officer suspended over claims of soliciting drivers' money

    A Maryland police officer has been suspended over allegations the officer demanded money to let motorists avoid tickets during traffic stops. Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski announce d the suspension Saturday. The first driver told the department Friday that the officer asked...

  • Oystermen fear rain is hurting Maryland harvest

    Representatives of Maryland's oyster industry say they fear that heavier rains could hurt this year's harvest. The Baltimore Sun reports that the rain makes water in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries less salty. Salt is essential to make oysters thrive. Jim Mullin is president of the Maryland...

  • Elderly woman found dead at Maryland house fire

    Authorities say a fire at a Maryland house killed a woman and injured two firefighters. The Baltimore Sun reports that the fire happened Friday night. Baltimore County Fire Director Tim Rostkowski says that firefighters found an elderly woman in the dwelling in Lansdowne and that she was pronounced...

  • Drone activity probed at Delaware prison

    Delaware prison officials are continuing to fight the problem of drones bringing contraband to prisoners with another sighting of one of the aircraft at a prison. The Delaware News Journal reports that a drone was spotted Thursday night over the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center after drones...

  • Cement truck driver trapped, hurt in Delaware crash

    Authorities say a car collided with a cement mixer in Delaware, injuring two drivers. The Delaware State police say in a news release that the crash happened on Friday in Rehoboth Beach. The release says the truck was traveling south on a state road, while a sedan was traveling north when it crossed...

  • Maryland gang member pleads guilty to racketeering for MS-13

    Federal prosecutors say a Maryland gang member has pleaded guilty to racketeering to help a violent street gang. The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday 22-year-old Kevin Alexis Hernandez-Guevara pleaded guilty in federal court in Maryland to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise....

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