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Most states still fall short of recommended testing levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopened Friday in more of the U.S., an overwhelming majority of states still fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that public health experts say are necessary to safely ease lockdowns and avoid another deadly...

 

Maryland governor: poultry plant actions taken due to virus

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that a coronavirus testing site would be opened at Perdue Stadium on the state's Eastern Shore in response to outbreaks at poultry processing plants. The testing site will be...

 

Police: Newspaper gunman worked methodically, blocked exit

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The gunman accused of killing five people in a vendetta against a Maryland newspaper barricaded the rear exit to prevent anyone from escaping and methodically blasted his way through the newsroom with a pump-action shotgun,...

 

Maryland bans 'gay conversion therapy' for minors

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill into law on Tuesday to prohibit health professionals from practicing "gay conversion therapy" on minors, as a growing number of states and municipalities are banning it. Maryland is the...

 

Maryland school shooting victim has died

A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school has died, authorities said Friday. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said Jaelynn Willey died at 11:34 p.m. Thursday. Earlier that night, her family had...

 

NSA: Several hospitalized after vehicle tried to enter

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An unauthorized vehicle tried to enter the secure campus of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade on Wednesday morning, sparking a confrontation that left three people injured, authorities said. Gunshots were fired...

 

Forensic pathologist testifies in police disciplinary case

BALTIMORE (AP) — A forensic pathologist testified Friday he doesn't believe a seatbelt would have prevented the fatal injury to a black man being transported in a Baltimore police van after his arrest. But a police department lawyer who says the...

 

Maryland governor applauds murder charges in overdose cases

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan praised local officials in southern Maryland on Wednesday for bringing murder charges against eight alleged drug dealers linked to eight overdose deaths. Hogan, speaking a news conference in Leonardtown, said...

 

Maryland governor signs fracking ban into law

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill Tuesday to ban the hydraulic fracturing drilling process known as fracking in Maryland, the first state where a legislature has voted to bar the practice that actually has natural gas...

 

Congressman says Trump wants to meet on prescription drugs

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Democratic congressman says he got a call from President Donald Trump, who wants to meet him to discuss the price of prescription drugs. Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings said Thursday he received the short but cordial call a day...

 

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