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Local courts in DC operating on emergency schedule

WASHINGTON  — Local courts in Washington are operating on an emergency schedule because of the visit of Pope Francis. A court spokeswoman says that on Thursday only adult and juvenile arraignments will take place in Superior Court, along with initial ...

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Lawyers dispute cell data argument in ‘Serial’ killer case

BALTIMORE — Maryland attorneys say a man convicted of murder at the center of a popular podcast shouldn’t have a new trial. The state attorney general’s office filed arguments in Baltimore City Circuit Court on Wednesday. The state is disputing ...

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Man fatally shot by police after chase, confrontation

REISTERSTOWN — Police in Maryland say an officer fatally shot a man who presented a forged prescription and was later involved in a confrontation with the officer. The Baltimore County Police department said in a news release that when police ...

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Man arrested on weapons charge after Baltimore riots pleads guilty

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who seemed to be armed and was arrested by Baltimore Police days after riots crippled the city has pleaded guilty to a federal offense. Twenty-three-year-old Robert Tucker pleaded guilty to possession of a gun by ...

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Md. man guilty of involuntary manslaughter in detective’s death

UPPER MARLBORO — A Prince George’s County jury has convicted a Maryland man of involuntary manslaughter in the 2013 killing of his stepfather. Multiple news outlets report 30-year-old Antwan James was convicted Tuesday in the death of 46-year-old Joseph Newell ...

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Teen’s social-media startup using Towson U. to grow

When she started high school, Megan Schaller and her friends were obsessed with Facebook. Even when they left their homes – and computers – to socialize, they were basically just gathering material for their next post in hope of scoring ...

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Analysts predict McCormick parked in neutral for 3Q investor call

Analysts predict McCormick & Company will announce earnings of 86 cents per share and $1.06 billion in revenue in its third-quarter investor call next week. While’s McCormick’s products, including its revived Gourmet line, look promising, analysts at J.P. Morgan worry ...

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Report: Chinese companies to buy 300 Boeing jets

HONG KONG — Chinese companies have agreed with Boeing to buy 300 jets and build an aircraft assembly plant in China in deals signed during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States, the official Xinhua news agency said Wednesday. ...

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Cummings sends stern letter to hedge fund manager over AIDS drug

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to former hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli Wednesday regarding serious new allegations that his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, is “harming AIDS patients ...

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