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Crews rescue 2 from plane caught in power lines in Maryland

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Authorities say two people were rescued more than six hours after their single-engine plane crashed and got stuck in some live power lines in Maryland. The crash caused widespread outages in Montgomery County. Fire Chief Scott Goldstein says responders were able to safely remove both people after disconnecting the lines and securing the plane to the tower early Monday. He says both suffered "serious injuries" from […]

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Voters in 5 states decide whether to legalize marijuana

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Voters in five states are deciding this Election Day whether to approve recreational marijuana. The proposals going before voters in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota on Tuesday could signal a major shift toward legalization in even the most conservative parts of the country. The proposals follow President Joe Biden's announcement that he'll pardon thousands of Americans convicted of simple possession. Recreational marijuana […]

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Maryland: What to expect on election night

Author and combat veteran Wes Moore is seeking to become Maryland's first Black governor as Democrats look to strengthen their control in a state where they outnumber Republicans 2-to-1. He's up against state lawmaker and election denier Dan Cox. Two-term Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is term limited. Democrats already hold a supermajority in both houses of the General Assembly and a 7-to-1 edge in the U.S. House delegation. Changes in […]

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States brace for fight over gun laws after high court ruling

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Governors, lawmakers and attorneys general in states with strict gun-permitting laws are strategizing over how to shore up their restrictions after Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision expanded gun rights in a New York case. They also are bracing themselves for a longer fight as gun rights groups prepare to challenge a range of other gun control laws. The justices said that a New York state law […]

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Offshore wind boosted as Biden, East Coast governors team up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is launching a partnership with 11 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry, a key element of President Joe Biden's climate change plan. Biden administration officials will meet with governors and labor leaders Thursday to announce commitments to expand important parts of the offshore industry. Those parts include manufacturing facilities, ports and workforce training and development. The Democratic president has a […]

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Sheriff: Maryland deputy killed trying to arrest fugitive

PITTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland deputy was shot and killed while trying to arrest a fugitive. The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard spotted the suspect, who was wanted on multiple felony warrants, coming out of an apartment complex Sunday evening in Pittsville, Maryland. A foot chase ensued and Hilliard was shot trying to arrest the suspect. The sheriff's office says the suspect […]

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Recreational marijuana bill advances in Maryland House

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House has advanced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, if voters approve a constitutional amendment in November. The House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to two separate bills. The first would put the matter on the ballot. The second includes steps that would be taken on moving forward if voters approve, though issues relating to licensing and taxation would be taken up next […]

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Maryland, Delaware residents keep digging out weekend snow

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Residents on Maryland's Eastern Shore and in southern Delaware continued to dig out this weekend from roughly a foot of snow that fell as a nor'easter moved up the East Coast. Snow emergency plans remained in effect for roads in five eastern Maryland counties late Sunday. Ocean City announced its roads were cleared and passable by Sunday morning. In Delaware, some school districts in Sussex County […]

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Winter storm to bring blizzard conditions to US East Coast

BOSTON (AP) — The Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States are preparing for a powerful winter storm that's expected to produce blizzard conditions. Heavy snow and strong winds are forecast to begin in parts of the Carolinas and Appalachia on Friday evening. The National Weather Service says the system will intensify as a nor'easter off the East Coast and bring similar conditions farther north on Saturday. The weather […]

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