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Baltimore schools' mission: Help students cope with trauma

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials in Baltimore and other cities are creating unique learning spaces to help students traumatized by violence and poverty. Trauma-sensitive schools offer ment...

Experts warn of climate change's impact on Chesapeake Bay

CONOWINGO, Md. (AP) — When the Conowingo Dam opened to fanfare nearly a century ago, the massive wall of concrete and steel began its job of harnessing water power in northern Maryland. It also quietl...

Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga dies at 89

Jamaica's prime minister has announced the death of Edward Seaga, a former Jamaican leader who shaped the island's post-independence politics and cultural life. Seaga was 89. Seaga w...

Maryland man pleads guilty in sprawling investment scam

BALTIMORE (AP) — A bogus investment scheme that entrapped hundreds of individuals and corporate investors and might involve as much as a half-billion dollars has unraveled in guilty pleas for wire fra...

Baltimore politicians, track owners duel over Pimlico future

BALTIMORE (AP) — Aptly nicknamed Old Hilltop, antiquated Pimlico Race Course has finally reached the point where its illustrious past might not be enough to assure a vibrant future. ...

Stronach Group at center of best and worst of horse racing

The Stronach Group isn't well known outside of horse racing. That distinction goes to the likes of modern Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify, trainer Bob Baffert and l...

Secluded Baltimore mayor resigns amid scandal

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of ...

Baltimore mayor urged to resign after federal raids

BALTIMORE (AP) — Supporters of Baltimore's embattled mayor have grown largely quiet as a chorus of resignation calls has dramatically swelled following raids of her government offices, her two city ho...

'Healthy Holly', once lucrative, now bane of Baltimore mayor

BALTIMORE (AP) — "Healthy Holly" is a polite African American girl with devoted parents and a little brother. She loves exercise. She craves fresh fruit and vegetables. And she's now the bane of Balti...

Amid high expectations, new Baltimore police leader sworn in

BALTIMORE (AP) — Michael Harrison was sworn in Tuesday as Baltimore's new police commissioner, inheriting a dysfunctional force that's long been distrusted by many in this starkly divided city where m...

Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state's second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past...

Police: School monitor shot while confronting armed intruder

BALTIMORE (AP) — A special education assistant at a Baltimore high school was wounded by gunfire Friday after confronting an armed intruder trying to enter the sprawling building. Officials sprang int...

Baltimore prosecutor files petition to erase pot convictions

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor has filed a rarely used legal petition intended to vacate 3,778 convictions for possession of marijuana, arguing an extraordinary legal strategy is necessar...

In Baltimore, public trust in police force hard to find

BALTIMORE (AP) — Public confidence in the Baltimore Police Department is hard to find these days. In the aftermath of a major corruption scandal that brought down a whole unit, a sta...

Open and closed: shutdown's varied impact on parks, tourists

NEW YORK (AP) — The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business. The government says other national parks "will remain as accessible as possible...