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Gun control among new laws taking effect in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gun control laws will take effect in Maryland on Sunday. The laws were approved in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ended a requirement to demonstrate a particular need for a license to carry a concealed gun in public. But they are being challenged in federal court. Meanwhile, the state's statute of limitations for when civil lawsuits for child sexual abuse can be filed […]

today09/29/2023 49


Maryland governor says he plans to sign gun-control bills

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore says he is planning to sign gun-control measures approved by lawmakers in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last year. The high court's ruling ended a requirement for people to demonstrate a particular need to get a license to carry a concealed gun in public. One of the measures removes the "good and substantial reason" language from Maryland law that the […]

today04/28/2023 77


Maryland bans TikTok in state agencies, latest state to act

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a ban on the use of TikTok and certain China and Russia-based platforms in the state's executive branch of government. The emergency directive announced by Hogan on Tuesday is the latest development in states acting to address cybersecurity risks presented by the platforms. It comes a week after South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, banned state employees and contractors […]

today12/07/2022 68


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 […]

today11/28/2022 117


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 […]

today11/08/2022 62


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 […]

today11/04/2022 52


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 […]

today06/24/2022 60


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 […]

today06/23/2022 63


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 […]

today06/13/2022 72