Tobacco pipe could connect people to enslaved ancestors
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A tobacco pipe found along Generals Highway could connect people with African ancestors who were enslaved in Anne Arundel.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes, who prided himself on restoring public faith in the political process, died Wednesday. He was 92.
Judge denies defense request in newspaper shooting case
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The judge in a case against a man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper office ruled Monday that prosecutors have provided "significantly more" information...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A TV news host and a baseball legend walk into a liberal arts college. This sounds like a joke, but there is no punchline.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Paul Peditto has come a long way since his 1989 seasonal job at Patapsco Valley State Park that paid about $5 an hour.
Defense seeks more details in Capital Gazette shooting case
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for the man accused of killing five people in a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom argued Thursday that prosecutors haven't given them enough factual details...
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Southern’s Ashley Knapp takes serious approach to wrestling
HARWOOD, Md. (AP) — Ashley Knapp says she feels like one of the guys as a member of the Southern wrestling team.
Only thing is, she's not a guy. The only female member of the team just...
Donor honors newspaper shooting victims with scholarship
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given $5,000 for college scholarships from the Annapolis Police Department in honor of the five people killed at the Capital Gazette last year, allowing five students to receive $1,000 college scholarships.
The five were killed when a gunman burst into the newspaper offices in June.
Batman writer gives away comics to furloughed employees
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Nathan Thoma woke his wife, Christie, up at 5 a.m. last Saturday with the excitement of a kid on Christmas morning.
He couldn't wait any longer, so the couple got in the car and drove from their home in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, to Annapolis.
Lobbyist has lived through 11 gubernatorial inaugurations
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When Len Lucchi attended his first gubernatorial inauguration as a bright-eyed 20-year-old in 1979, he had no idea the ceremonies would be a regular part of his career.
Cut to 40 years later: Lucchi stands on the Maryland State House lawn. The bleachers are up, the sound system blasts in the heart of Annapolis. He looks on as workers prep for the inauguration where Gov. Larry Hogan would officially begin his second term.
Audit finds deteriorating infrastructure at Naval Academy
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An audit has found that the Naval Academy has decaying walls, plumbing issues and condemned offices and balconies.
New Maryland gun law used in 5 cases involving schools
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new Maryland law that allows courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people at risk to themselves or others resulted in more than 300 protective orders, five of which were related to schools, the sheriff of the state's most populous county told lawmakers Tuesday.
Jeb Bush to speak at Gov. Larry Hogan’s inauguration
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be one of the speakers at Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's inauguration.
Bush will introduce Hogan at Wednesday's inauguration on the northwest lawn of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
Hogan is the first Republican governor to be re-elected in Maryland since 1954. He is only the second Republican governor ever to be re-elected in the state's history.
Annapolis planning memorial to 5 slain in newspaper shooting
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A fundraising campaign is being launched to build a memorial to honor the five people killed in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper.
Plans for the memorial that will also honor the First Amendment were discussed Thursday in the Annapolis City Council chambers. Architect Jay Graham of Moody Graham outlined several concepts proposed by a team at the architectural firm for consideration to honor the five Capital Gazette employees.
How a Chinese immigrant used WeChat to win a statehouse seat
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — As a first-generation Asian American running for a seat in the Maryland state legislature, Democrat Lily Qi felt disconnected from the party establishment.
4 journalists and a newspaper are Time’s Person of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine on Tuesday recognized journalists, including the slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year in what it said was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters' work in an increasingly hostile world.
The designation wasn't intended as a specific message to the magazine's runner-up choice, President Donald Trump, who has denounced "fake news" and called some reporters enemies of the people, said Ben Goldberger, executive editor.
Arguments in “Serial” case focus on lawyer, alibi witness
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Roughly two years after a new trial was ordered, Maryland's highest court on Thursday heard arguments in their review of the high-profile case of a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit "Serial" podcast that attracted millions of armchair detectives.
Newseum opens exhibit on shooting at newspaper in Maryland
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newseum in Washington, D.C., has a new exhibit about the shooting that killed five staff members at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland in June.
The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that the new installation will be open through at least the end of the year.
1 year after killing, teens continue to honor slain friend
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — On the one-year anniversary of the death of Terry Bosley, a 17-year-old Annapolis kid who was gunned down in Eastport, there were no tears.
But there were hugs, steaming plates of food and a mission to continue to honor Bosley's life.
Bosley — a student at the Phoenix Academy and an athlete — was likely targeted by someone he was with the day he died — the Saturday before Thanksgiving last year, Annapolis police say.
Navy commissions USS Sioux City into service
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it has commissioned the USS Sioux City into service.
The Navy said in a news release that the combat ship was placed into active service on Saturday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
It's the nation's sixth littoral combat Ship. The vessel has an aluminum skin, high-tech computer capabilities and can reach a speed of 40 knots.
Man accused in newspaper shootings to face trial next June
BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge has set a June 2019 trial date for a man accused of fatally shooting five staff members of the Maryland newspaper Capital Gazette earlier this year.
The Baltimore Sun reports Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Laura Ripken moved the trial to next June 3 during a hearing Thursday in Annapolis. The trial was originally scheduled to begin in mid-January.
Frenchman follows Lafayette’s final footsteps to Annapolis
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In his quest to memorialize French-American history, Annapolis is a key part of Frenchman Julien Icher's "boots on the ground" mission.
In 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette made his first trip to America accompanied by Annapolitan Edmund Brice. In 2018, it's only fitting that as Icher is following Lafayette's final footsteps through the United States near the end of his life. Monday, he had help from Annapolis historian Glenn Campbell.
Maryland studying feasibility of widening 2 roadways
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's transportation agency is studying the feasibility and cost of widening two routinely congested roadways.
The Capital Gazette reports that state Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn has written Anne Arundel's county executive saying a study has begun focusing on Ritchie Highway and Route 3.
Capital Gazette editor wins Editor of the Year Award
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The editor of a Maryland newspaper where five people were killed in a mass shooting in June has won the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award.
The National Press Foundation announced the award Friday to Rick Hutzell, editor of Capital Gazette Communications in Annapolis, Maryland.
Sailing Hall of Fame will leave Maryland for Rhode Island
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The National Sailing Hall of Fame will officially leave Maryland for Rhode Island, barring any last-minute discoveries.
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Slain journalist to be recognized for work in arts community
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — One of the five employees of a Maryland newspaper killed during a mass shooting is set to be honored for her contributions to the local arts community.
The Capital Gazette reports its former employee Wendi Winters will be among five others receiving an Annie Award this week from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.
Temple seeks to sustain upward trend against skidding Navy
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The last time Temple visited the state of Maryland, the Owls stopped a two-game skid. On Saturday, they will be looking to sustain some positive momentum.
Temple (3-3, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) faces Navy (2-3, 1-1) after winning three of its three of its last four games in convincing fashion — a streak that began with a 35-14 rout of Maryland in College Park on Sept. 15.
Maryland councilman apologizes for posts about Muslims
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland councilman has apologized to the president of a local Muslim council for sharing social media posts some say were Islamophobic and xenophobic.
Maryland councilman gets backlash over posts about Muslims
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland councilman has shared a series of posts that have been perceived by some as being Islamophobic and xenophobic.
News outlets report Anne Arundel County Councilman John Grasso started sharing the series of Facebook posts in September, including one that stated: "One nation under God, Not Allah." Grasso also posted an article that encouraged people to "share" if they thought President Donald Trump "should ban Islam in American schools."
Navy must avoid overconfidence against FCS foe Lehigh
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Navy seemingly faces a lesser opponent this weekend in Lehigh, a member of the Football Championship Subdivision.
At least that's the perception the Midshipmen conveyed during a lackluster mid-week practice that drew the ire of coach Ken Niumatalolo.
The coach was worried that his players were overconfident after defeating Memphis 22-21 in a matchup of contenders within the West Division of the American Athletic Conference.
Small private US college slashes tuition by $17K annually
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland announced Wednesday a $17,000 reduction in its annual tuition, acknowledging that steady price increases in pursuit of prestige drove away many qualified students from families of moderate or modest economic means.
Navy seeks to blunt Memphis’ potent offense in AAC opener
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo justifiably focused on fixing his team's defense in the wake a season-opening 59-41 loss to Hawaii.
The result of his work will be tested Saturday, when the Midshipmen (0-1) face Memphis (1-0) in an American Athletic Conference matchup.
Novel by slain Capital Gazette journalist will be released
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — One of the five employees slain in the June shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland will have his novel published.
Correction: Exchange-Dartmouth-Native American Program story
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — In a member exchange Sept. 3 about Dartmouth College's new director of its Native American Program, The Associated Press reported erroneously where she was living and the St. John's campus where she previously worked. Sarah Palacios was living in Ventura, California, not Ojai, and had worked for St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, not in Annapolis, Maryland.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Dartmouth names new director of Native American Program
Family, friends say final goodbye to McCain
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Sen. John McCain's final journey ended on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and alongside a lifelong friend.
McCain buried at Naval Academy alongside a longtime friend
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Sen. John McCain's final journey ended Sunday on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and alongside a lifelong friend.
The Latest: Horse-drawn caisson carries McCain’s casket
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. John McCain's final service and burial (all times local):
A grieving Cindy McCain pressed her cheek against the surface of the casket of her husband, Sen. John McCain, during the burial service Sunday for the longtime Arizona Republican.
Fighter jets fly over McCain burial
McCain’s Casket Brought to Annapolis for Burial
Widow of slain reporter spreads his ashes at Nationals Park
WASHINGTON (AP) — The widow of a slain Maryland newspaper reporter has spread his ashes at Nationals Park.
The Baltimore Sun reported that Andrea Chamblee placed the ashes of John McNamara in a planter of begonias at the park Saturday. The planter is located where the stands meet the left-field wall.
Navy accidents boost interest in US Naval Academy training
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lt. Devan Gurecki remembers feeling uneasy the first time she set foot on the bridge of a Navy ship. All she knew about warships she had learned in officer candidate school classrooms. Suddenly, she was a lookout on the bridge and giving directions.
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McCain to be buried near best friend at US Naval Academy
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — It will be a fitting final resting place for a man who prized military service, cherished friendship and had little patience for formalities.
Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who died Saturday of brain cancer, will be buried on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, right next to a lifelong friend, within earshot of the next generation of midshipmen and within view of the banks of Severn River.
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. 'WE DID SEE HIM WITH TWO HANDS ON A GUN'
Two witnesses to a deadly shooting during an online video game tournament in Florida say they saw the back of suspected gunman David Katz as they fled for their lives.
2. WHERE MCCAIN WILL BE LAID TO REST
The Latest: Services and other events set for McCain
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local):
Plans are coming together for services and other events to honor the late Sen. John McCain over the next week.
Those involved in planning McCain's farewell say the Arizona Republican will lie in state in the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday. A funeral is scheduled for Thursday at North Phoenix Baptist Church.
Tenured professor who criticized US Naval Academy out
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A tenured professor at the U.S. Naval Academy often critical of the school no longer works there.
School spokesman Cmdr. David McKinney confirmed Bruce Fleming's departure to The Baltimore Sun , but declined to offer details. Fleming's lawyer, Jason Ehrenberg, says he plans to appeal to the Merit System Protection Board.
Judge grants time to weigh insanity plea in newspaper attack
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man charged with killing five people at a Maryland newspaper office will get more time for his lawyer to consider filing a plea of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity, a judge ruled Monday.