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All aboard! Biden to help Amtrak mark 50 years on the rails

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to help the nation's passenger rail system celebrate 50 years of service. As a U.S. senator, Biden rode Amtrak between his home in Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington, D.C., just about every day the Senate was in session. He occasionally rode the train as vice president. Since it's harder to ride the train as president, Biden will fly to Philadelphia on Friday for […]

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Maryland finalizes $577M settlement for HBCU federal lawsuit

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials have signed a $577 million settlement to end a 15-year federal lawsuit accusing the state of underfunding its historically Black colleges and universities. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced the deal this week. Lawmakers set aside the money earlier this year in legislation signed by Gov. Larry Hogan. The money will be paid over a decade for scholarships and financial aid support services, as […]

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English rockers Genesis announce 1st U.S. tour in 14 years

NEW YORK (AP) — English rock band Genesis is returning to the U.S. for their first tour in 14 years. Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford announced The Last Domino? Tour on Thursday, which will kick off in Chicago on Nov. 15. The 14-date tour will also visit Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo, Detroit, Cleveland and Philadelphia. The trek wraps in Boston on Dec. 15. Genesis will play […]

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Entertainment

Maryland starts COVID-19 testing program for underserved; lifts outdoor mask requirement

Maryland is launching a free COVID-19 testing program in Hagerstown and Salisbury retail facilities to enhance testing in underserved communities. The Maryland Department of Health launched the mobile pilot program on Thursday in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two-week pilot will be conducted as part of the federal government's Increasing Community Access to Testing Program. The pilot […]

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Delaware officer dead, Maryland man facing murder charges

DELMAR, Del. (AP) — A Delaware police officer has died of injuries he suffered after responding to a fight at a home early Sunday. Delaware State Police say 54-year-old Delmar police corporal Keith Heacook was pronounced dead at a Baltimore hospital Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say Heacook was attacked by 30-year-old Randon Wilkerson of Salisbury, Maryland, after responding to a house in Delmar shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday. A witness reported […]

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Entertainment

Leslie Jones to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards next month

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian-actor Leslie Jones will take the stage as host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards next month. The network announced Wednesday that Jones will host the awards, which will air live on May 16 from Los Angeles. The awards show celebrates the best moments in movies and television over the past year. Previous Movie & TV Awards hosts include Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Tiffany Haddish, […]

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Maryland opens drive-thru vaccinations with no appointments

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has opened three drive-thru vaccination sites that don't require appointments. Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday they will be available at Six Flags in Prince George's County, Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland and Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. Maryland also is offering no-appointment vaccinations at nine mass vaccination sites statewide. The governor's office says Maryland providers have now administered more than 4.43 million vaccines. The Centers […]

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Opioid use, fentanyl deaths in Maryland spike amid pandemic

Preliminary data from 2020 reveals a dramatic increase in deaths linked with opioids in Maryland, particularly fentanyl; health officials blame the pandemic. The number of unintentional intoxication overdoses — those involving all drugs and alcohol — rose 18.7% to 2,773 in 2020 from 2,379 in 2019, according to data collected by the Maryland Department of Health. In more than 90% of cases, opioids were detected in bodies postmortem, the highest […]

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Shades of gray rare among Kentucky Derby favorites, winners

Essential Quality is expected to be the first gray horse favored to win the Kentucky Derby in 25 years. A gray horse hasn't won the Derby since Giacomo in 2005, and only eight grays have won it since 1930. According to historians and experts, there are just fewer gray horses in the thoroughbred population compared to more traditional chestnut, bay,  brown and black horses. But with almost light gray Tapit […]

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