Author Archives: The Washington Post

Publisher locks newspaper staff out of its building in Annapolis

Annapolis Capital reporter Danielle Ohl speaks to a rally of supporters at the Annapolis City Dock in Maryland on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, after Tribune Publishing, the owner of the Capital and the Maryland Gazette newspapers, closed the newsrooms of the two papers. Tribune said the staffs would continue to work remotely while publishing their print and online editions.  (The Washington Post/Tom Jackman)

ANNAPOLIS — The roots of the Annapolis Capital and Maryland Gazette newspapers date to the Gazette’s founding in 1727. The Gazette was one of the first papers to publish the Declaration of Independence in July 1776, though the paper still ...

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DOJ could file antitrust suit against Google this month

The Google logo is seen on a podium and projected on a screen at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Monday, Dec. 10, 2007.  U.S. antitrust regulators approved Google Inc.'s $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick Inc. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, removing a key obstacle to a formidable combination in the burgeoning online advertising sector. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department is expected to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google as soon as this month, according to two people familiar with the matter, after Attorney General William Barr overruled dozens of federal attorneys who initially signaled ...

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Amtrak to furlough more than 2,000 employees at the end of September

FILE - In this file photo of  Nov. 17, 2005, a skycap stands next to an Amtrak train waiting for passengers a platform in New York's Penn Station. U.S. taxpayers spent about $32 subsidizing the cost of the typical Amtrak passenger in 2008, about four times the rail operator's estimate, according to a new report. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Amtrak said it will furlough more than 2,000 employees at the end of September, as it continues to try to recover from financial losses suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic. The number is less than the roughly 3,700 the railroad ...

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Eviction crisis still looms, advocates, authorities warn

FILE - In this May 20, 2020, file photo, signs that read "No Job No Rent" hang from the windows of an apartment building during the coronavirus pandemic in Northwest Washington. The pandemic has shut housing courts and prompted authorities around the U.S. to initiate policies protecting renters from eviction. But not everyone is covered, and some landlords are turning to threats and harassment to force tenants out. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday the Trump administration announced a halt on evictions through the end of the year, a move that may shield the millions of Americans at risk of losing their homes due to the financial chaos sparked by ...

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4th Circuit blocks abortion referral restrictions in Md.

Planned Parenthood on Howard Street in Baltimore. (File)

A federal appeals court on Thursday permanently blocked the Trump administration’s rules preventing doctors and other medical providers who receive government funding from referring patients for abortion services. In its divided ruling, which applies statewide in Maryland, the full U.S. ...

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US surveillance program that gathered phone data was illegal, court rules

Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow in this image made from a video Wikileaks released last October. Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden addresses attendees through a video link at a web technology conference in Lisbon on Nov. 4, 2019. A federal appeals court has ruled that a surveillance program which Snowden had exposed in 2013 violated the law. (AP Photo, File)

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a controversial government surveillance program that had collected millions of Americans’ phone records violated the law — and that claims made by FBI and other national security officials in defense of ...

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Md. narrows potential Chesapeake Bay crossing to 3 sites

Spans of the Cheasapeake Bay Bridge. (Flickr / Gary Hymes / CC-BY 2.0)

Maryland transportation officials have rejected 11 of 14 potential sites for an additional Chesapeake Bay crossing, saying a new span must be built close to the existing bridge to provide the most traffic relief and cause less environmental damage, according ...

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Prosecutor goes to court against judges who challenge her policies

Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, the commonwealth's attorney of Arlington County, speaks at a forum in December. (The Washington Post/ Sarah L. Voisin)

When Parisa Dehghani-Tafti ran for commonwealth’s attorney of Arlington County, Virginia, last year, she made it clear she wanted to bring drastic changes to the prosecutor’s office, to include eliminating cash bail and refusing to prosecute small marijuana possession cases. ...

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Trump administration asks justices to reinstate rule on medication abortions

If he wins a second term, President Donald Trump could become the first president to appoint more than two justices since Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a rule requiring women seeking medication abortions to visit doctor’s offices or clinics, a requirement a Maryland federal judge lifted because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most women ...

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