New Tokyo Olympic president tries to assure Japan on safety

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New Tokyo Olympic president tries to assure Japan on safety

TOKYO (AP) — The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has begun holding weekly news conferences hoping to win over a doubting Japanese public. Seiko Hashimoto is trying to assure everyone that the postponed Olympics will be safe and secure. Polls show about 80% of Japanese think the games should be postponed again or canceled amid the pandemic. She also wants to ease fears around the torch relay. […]

Standardized tests in Maryland scaled back, moved to fall

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Standardized tests in Maryland scaled back, moved to fall

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Standardized tests for students in Maryland have been scaled back and pushed until this fall. The Washington Post reports that the tests had been planned for this spring. The decision to push them back was made Thursday as part of changes adopted by the Maryland Board of Education. The move also followed a decision by federal officials not to waive federal testing requirements. Time for math […]

Delaware among states that stopped alleged fundraising scam

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Delaware among states that stopped alleged fundraising scam

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware is among nearly 40 states that took part in stopping a massive telefunding operation. Federal officials had accused the operation of fleecing tens of millions of people across the country out of more than $100 million. The Delaware State News reported Thursday that Associated Community Services and related defendants have agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and various state agencies across the […]

Maryland General Assembly targets suicide prevention

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Maryland General Assembly targets suicide prevention

A rise in suicides and concerns about police interactions with those threatening to self-harm have prompted legislation in Maryland that would ease costs for certain treatment and require more training for law enforcement. Other legislation would require the state to study and track an increase in the number of Marylanders taking their own lives. In 2018, 650 people in Maryland died by suicide, according to a 2020 report from the […]

Joe Altobelli, manager who led O’s to ’83 WS, dies at 88

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Joe Altobelli, manager who led O’s to ’83 WS, dies at 88

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Altobelli, the manager who led the Baltimore Orioles to their most recent World Series title in 1983, has died at the age of 88. The Orioles confirmed Altobelli's death on Wednesday and in a statement said that the manager was a "tremendous leader." Altobelli was hired by the Orioles before the 1983 season and immediately found success. The team's roster included future Hall of Famers like […]

Vanessa Bryant still perseveres after Kobe, Gigi’s death

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Vanessa Bryant still perseveres after Kobe, Gigi’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant says she is focused on "finding the light in darkness" in an emotional story in People magazine. She details her attempts to push forward after her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash in January 2020. Bryant says the late NBA superstar and Gigi continues to "motivate me to keep going" in the magazine's Women Changing the World issue, which […]

Hogan names former CDC director Redfield as adviser

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Hogan names former CDC director Redfield as adviser

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has announced that the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be a senior adviser to support Maryland's response to COVID-19. Hogan made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday with Dr. Robert Redfield. The governor also announced Maryland will open three more mass vaccination sites in March. A mass vaccination site in southern Maryland at Regency Furniture Stadium […]

TV’s ‘Dr. Oz’ aids police in resuscitating man at NJ airport

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TV’s ‘Dr. Oz’ aids police in resuscitating man at NJ airport

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — When a traveler became stricken at Newark Liberty International Airport, police got an assist from a celebrity doctor: Mehmet Oz. The incident occurred late Monday night when Port Authority Officer Jeffrey Croissant saw the 60-year-old man fall to the floor near a baggage claim area. Croissant called for backup, rushed to the man and immediately began performing CPR. When another man came over to help, Croissant […]

Singer Phil Collins’ Alamo artifacts collection on display

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Singer Phil Collins’ Alamo artifacts collection on display

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Artifacts collected by Phil Collins are on display at the Alamo after the legendary musician donated the items to the state of Texas. The "Phil Collins Collection Preview" includes a brass cannon used by the Mexican Army during the Battle of the Alamo and the original battle orders that called for the attack on the Alamo. The temporary exhibit is on display beginning Tuesday through April […]

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Maryland General Assembly targets suicide prevention

A rise in suicides and concerns about police interactions with those threatening to self-harm have prompted legislation in Maryland that would ease costs for certain treatment and require more training for law enforcement. Other legislation would require the state to study and track an increase in the number of Marylanders taking their own lives. In 2018, 650 people in Maryland died by suicide, according to a 2020 report from the […]

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New Tokyo Olympic president tries to assure Japan on safety

TOKYO (AP) — The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has begun holding weekly news conferences hoping to win over a doubting Japanese public. Seiko Hashimoto is trying to assure everyone that the postponed Olympics will be safe and secure. Polls show about 80% of Japanese think the games should be postponed again or canceled amid the pandemic. She also wants to ease fears around the torch relay. […]

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Standardized tests in Maryland scaled back, moved to fall

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Standardized tests for students in Maryland have been scaled back and pushed until this fall. The Washington Post reports that the tests had been planned for this spring. The decision to push them back was made Thursday as part of changes adopted by the Maryland Board of Education. The move also followed a decision by federal officials not to waive federal testing requirements. Time for math […]

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Delaware among states that stopped alleged fundraising scam

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware is among nearly 40 states that took part in stopping a massive telefunding operation. Federal officials had accused the operation of fleecing tens of millions of people across the country out of more than $100 million. The Delaware State News reported Thursday that Associated Community Services and related defendants have agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and various state agencies across the […]

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Maryland General Assembly targets suicide prevention

A rise in suicides and concerns about police interactions with those threatening to self-harm have prompted legislation in Maryland that would ease costs for certain treatment and require more training for law enforcement. Other legislation would require the state to study and track an increase in the number of Marylanders taking their own lives. In 2018, 650 people in Maryland died by suicide, according to a 2020 report from the […]

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Joe Altobelli, manager who led O’s to ’83 WS, dies at 88

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Altobelli, the manager who led the Baltimore Orioles to their most recent World Series title in 1983, has died at the age of 88. The Orioles confirmed Altobelli's death on Wednesday and in a statement said that the manager was a "tremendous leader." Altobelli was hired by the Orioles before the 1983 season and immediately found success. The team's roster included future Hall of Famers like […]

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Vanessa Bryant still perseveres after Kobe, Gigi’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant says she is focused on "finding the light in darkness" in an emotional story in People magazine. She details her attempts to push forward after her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash in January 2020. Bryant says the late NBA superstar and Gigi continues to "motivate me to keep going" in the magazine's Women Changing the World issue, which […]

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