May 24, 2015

Woman found pushing dead 3-year-old son in swing

A Maryland woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or even since the day before. There were no obvious signs of foul play, but it has not been ...

May 23, 2015

Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing in Maryland park

A Maryland mother was found early Friday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, authorities said. Deputies responded to a call around 7 a.m. to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing ...

Apr 8, 2015

Carbon monoxide claimed eight in home after power was cut off

A divorced kitchen worker and his seven children were accidentally poisoned to death by carbon monoxide from a generator they used to keep warm after their electricity was cut off, police said Tuesday. The Delmarva Power company said it cut off power to the ...

Male pair dressed as females try to ram NSA gate with car

Mar 31, 2015

Male pair dressed as females try to ram NSA gate with car

Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials said. One of the men died, and the other man and ...

Mar 26, 2015

LNG export project kicks off in Maryland

A ground-breaking ceremony was held in Cove Point, Maryland, on Wednesday for facilities related to a project to export liquefied natural gas to Japan. The project, which involves Sumitomo Corp., will see some 2.3 million tons of LNG shipped to Japan annually after the ...

Last four on Maryland death row to have sentences commuted

Jan 1, 2015

Last four on Maryland death row to have sentences commuted

Maryland’s departing governor said Wednesday he will commute the capital sentences of the state’s last four inmates on death row to life in prison, saying executing them “does not serve the public good of the people of Maryland.” Two years ago, the state’s legislature ...

At least three killed in Maryland private jet crash

Dec 9, 2014

At least three killed in Maryland private jet crash

A small, private jet crashed into a house in a Washington, D.C., suburb in Maryland on Monday, killing at least three people on board, authorities said. Preliminary information indicates at least three people were on board and didn’t survive the Monday crash into a ...

Aug 11, 2014

Marubeni, Toyota Tsusho to build gas-fired power plant in U.S.

Trading houses Marubeni Corp. and Toyota Tsusho Corp. said Monday they will join hands to build a gas-fired power plant in Maryland. The plant will have a power generating capacity of 725,000 kilowatts and construction is scheduled to start later this month, with commercial ...

Blossom Queen ritual becomes an education

Apr 16, 2013

Blossom Queen ritual becomes an education

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Adjusting her cupcake-size replica of a Mikimoto gold-and-pearl crown and gliding through a downtown Washington hotel lobby in her white sash, Taylor Barfield offers her business card with a knowing grin: “First African-American United States Cherry Blossom Queen,” it reads. “Sorry if I’m groggy ...

Maryland House passes firearm bill

Apr 5, 2013

Maryland House passes firearm bill

The Maryland House of Delegates passed what would be among the most restrictive U.S. gun-control measures Wednesday, voting to ratchet up the state’s already tough rules by requiring fingerprinting of gun buyers, new limits on firearm purchases by the mentally ill, and bans on ...