Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington on May 24, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 24, 2023

McCarthy sending negotiators to White House to finish debt limit talks, but sides ‘far apart’

Kevin McCarthy said he was sending Republican negotiators to the White House to finish out debt limit talks, but warned that the two sides are “still far apart.”

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash along Interstate 695 on March 22, 2023, near Woodlawn. Multiple people were killed when a passenger vehicle pulled into a work zone along the Baltimore beltway and struck construction workers there, Maryland State Police said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 24, 2023

Lt. Gov. Miller renews calls for work zone safety heading into Memorial Day weekend

With many Marylanders expected to travel over Memorial Day weekend, Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller renewed calls for drivers to be careful when going through work zones.

A mix of fresh and canned food items are placed in grocery bags at Bread for the City on May 10, 2023, at the food pantry in Washington. Politicians in Washington may be offering assurance that the government will figure out a way to avert default, but around the country, economic anxiety is rising and some people already are adjusting their routines. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 24, 2023

Anxious retirees, social service groups among those making default contingency plans

Around the country, economic anxiety over a potential default is rising and some people already are adjusting their routines.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California speaks as he meets with President Joe Biden to discuss the debt limit in the Oval Office of the White House on May 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 23, 2023

Debt ceiling talks grind on, but Republicans allege ‘lack of urgency’ from White House

Debt ceiling negotiators for President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy traded more budget-cutting ideas at the Capitol on Tuesday.

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul speaks on the findings of his office's investigation into Catholic Clergy Child Sex Abuse in Chicago on May 23, 2023. (Eileen T. Meslar/Chicago Tribune via AP)
May 23, 2023

Catholic clergy sex abuse reached far beyond what church acknowledged, Illinois finds

Illinois investigators found that 451 clergy sexually abused nearly 2,000 children since 1950, far more than the number the church had named.

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore talks to reporters during a media availability on April 27, 2023 in Annapolis. Moore said he is planning to sign gun-control legislation approved by the Maryland General Assembly earlier this month. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
May 22, 2023

Moore declines to explain decision to not sign cannabis odor bill

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore has declined to say why he didn’t sign off on prohibiting police from stopping and searching someone solely because of the smell of cannabis, which will be legal for recreational use beginning July 1.

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., asks a question during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Joe Biden's budget request for the fiscal year 2024 for the IRS on April 19, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
May 22, 2023

Cardin introduces bipartisan bill to fund coastal habitat conservation program

Sens. Ben Cardin and Lindsey Graham have reintroduced legislation aimed at continuing conservation programs at coastal areas, including the Chesapeake Bay.

May 22, 2023

FBI broke rules in seeking info on Jan. 6 riot, racial justice protests, court says

FBI officials repeatedly violated their own standards when they searched a vast repository of foreign intelligence for information related to the Capitol insurrection and racial justice protests.

Rep. Garret Graves, R-Louisiana, top mediator in the debt limit talks for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, leaves a meeting room after negotiations came to an abrupt halt, at the Capitol in Washington on May 19, 2023. Graves told reporters it's time to "press pause" and it's "just not productive" to continue at this point. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 19, 2023

Debt limit talks in standstill as Republicans, White House face ‘real differences’

A top debt ceiling negotiator for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said it's time to “press pause” on talks.

May 19, 2023

Md. gains 8K jobs in April as unemployment drops again

Maryland gained 8,000 jobs in April as the state’s unemployment rate dropped, according to preliminary data released Friday.

Protesters on both sides of the issue hold signs as North Carolina House members debate on May 16, 2023, in Raleigh, North Carolina, on whether to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that would change the state's ban on nearly all abortions from those after 20 weeks of pregnancy to those after 12 weeks of pregnancy. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
May 18, 2023

Trend of Southern states adding abortion restrictions puts pressure on Virginia

South Carolina became the latest state to move toward a near total abortion ban with legislation that if enacted would leave Virginia an outlier in the South.

May 17, 2023

BPW grants $800,000 to man wrongfully imprisoned 8 years

A man who served nearly eight years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit is set to receive more than $800,000 as compensation the Maryland Board of Public Works approved.

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