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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...

Maryland's top court to hear arguments in "Serial" case

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's highest court is set to hear arguments in the high-profile case of a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in a hit podcast. The Maryland Court of Sp...

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' at Baltimore theater, causing panic

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czaris...

Bishops angered by scandal involving ex-Cardinal McCarrick

BALTIMORE (AP) — At a national assembly focused on the sex-abuse crisis, numerous U.S. Roman Catholic bishops called Wednesday for a formal repudiation of Theodore McCarrick, the ex-cardinal facing al...

Bishops weigh anti-abuse strategy after delay set by Vatican

BALTIMORE (AP) — Several Roman Catholic bishops are urging colleagues at their national meeting to take some sort of action on the clergy sex abuse crisis despite a Vatican order to delay voting on ke...

FBI: Baltimore homicide rate topped US big cities in 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) — New crime statistics released by the FBI place Baltimore's homicide rate last year well above that of any other large American metropolis, making it an anomaly in the national crime l...

Archbishop: Maryland AG investigating records in abuse probe

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's attorney general is delving into records of the Baltimore archdiocese as part of an investigation into child sex abuse, the latest U.S. state seeking confidential church fi...

Sheriff: Motive unclear for Maryland shooter who killed 3

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement officials said Friday they might never know the motive for a female shooter's violent rampage that killed three people and wounded three at a sprawling Maryland wa...

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, ...

Shooting suspect was twice hospitalized for mental illness

BALTIMORE (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland revie...