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Like Uber, but for organs: first kidney delivered by drone

May 04, 2019 - 10:55 PM

The specially designed high-tech drone was fitted with equipment to monitor the kidney along its 5-kilometer journey to its recipient: a 44-year-old woman from Baltimore who had spent 8 years on dialysis before the procedure

This image courtesy of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) shows a drone landin as it delivers a kidney for transplant at the UMMC in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 19, 2019. A kidney needed for transplantation has been delivered by a drone for the first time ever, the University of Maryland Medical Center said, a development that could herald faster and safer organ transport. The specially designed high-tech drone was fitted with equipment to monitor the kidney along its three mile (five kilometer) journey to its recipient HO / University of Maryland Medical Center / AFP

Jesuits release list of 89 U.S. priests accused of sex abuse

Dec 18, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The disclosures by the Jesuit provinces of Maryland and USA Midwest are the latest chapter in the ongoing sexual abuse scandal roiling the Catholic Church

Woman shoots dead 3 at U.S. warehouse, commits suicide

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:06 PM

The suspect – a 26-year-old identified as Snochia Moseley – died after shooting herself in the head, Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler says

Annapolis mourns victims of newspaper shooting

Jun 30, 2018 - 4:15 PM

"The people who worked here are our friends, our neighbors, our colleagues, so it's sort of like a part of us has been taken with their death as well," said resident Christine Feldmann.

MOURNING. People walk down Main St. during a candlelight vigil to honor the 5 people were shot and killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper yesterday, on June 29, 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images / AFP

Shooter in Maryland high school attack dead – sheriff

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:33 PM

(UPDATED) St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron says a male student and a female student were wounded by the unidentified assailant

SCHOOL SHOOTING. Maryland State Troopers gather on March 20, 2018 at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland after a shooting at the school. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Whistleblower Manning seeks U.S. Senate seat

Jan 14, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Chelsea Manning has now gone from prison to US senatorial candidate in less than a year during which she often made headlines

RUNNING FOR SENATE. In this file photo, Chelsea Manning attends the OUT Magazine #OUT100 Event at the the Altman Building on November 9, 2017 in New York City. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for OUT Magazine/AFP

Police arrest suspect in U.S. double shooting

Oct 19, 2017 - 12:19 AM

(UPDATED) Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, is believed to have shot the 5 at Advanced Granite Solutions at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, Maryland

Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore, other cities

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:25 AM

The removal of the monuments comes 4 days after clashes in Charlottesville Virginia that stemmed from a rally called by white supremacists to protest plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from a public park

REMOVED. Workers load statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson on a flatbed truck in the early hours of August 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. ProPublica / Alec MacGillis/AFP

Gov't websites in Ohio, Maryland hacked with pro-ISIS messages

Jun 26, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Posted on the websites is a message from a group calling itself Team System DZ vowing revenge against US President Donald Trump

Trump faces new lawsuit over business empire – report

Jun 12, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The suit to be unveiled June 12 centers on the so called emoluments clause which bans US officials from taking gifts or other benefits from foreign governments

CONTROVERSY MAGNET. This file photo taken on March 23, 2017 shows the sign on the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Paul J Richards/AFP

Trump's travel ban faces new test

May 08, 2017 - 2:01 PM

A US appeals court is set to take on a case that has stymied the administration s controversial efforts to bar travelers from 6 Muslim majority countries

WELCOME? Travelers arrive at the international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, March 6, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump administration appeals block of revised travel ban

Mar 18, 2017 - 9:27 AM

US President Donald Trump has said a travel ban is needed to preserve US national security and keep out extremists

LET THEM IN. Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

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Mar 16, 2017 - 10:30 PM

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Hawaii judge freezes Trump's revamped travel ban

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:22 AM

4th UPDATE The court in Honolulu is the first to rule in a trio of legal challenges against the ban which was set to go into effect March 16

LEGAL ENTRY. In this file photo, traveler Tareq Aquel Mohammed Aziz holds travel documents after arriving from Yemen at Dulles International airport on February 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states condemn Trump travel ban

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The 16 attorneys general all Democrats whose states are home to nearly a third of the US population issued a joint statement in opposition

Demonstrators at Philadelphia International Airport protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim immigration on January 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

US military facility Joint Base Andrews lifts lockdown

Jun 30, 2016 - 9:47 PM

3rd UPDATE Confusion over a scheduled active shooter exercise at the Maryland facility is believed to have led to the lockdown as someone called the emergency number 911 when they saw the drill

ALL CLEAR. Screen shot from Joint Base Andrews Twitter account.

Filipino suspected of shooting wife, 2 others in Maryland

May 07, 2016 - 12:08 PM

Detectives have filed charges against Eulalio Tordil who was involved in multiple shootings on May 5 and 6

MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS. Police arrests Eulalio Tordil in connection with the fatal shooting of his wife on May 5, 2016 and two other shootings at a mall and grocery store on May 6. Three people are dead in the shootings in the past 24 hours. Photo by Jose Romero/Prince George's County Police Department/AFP

Trump, Clinton dominate primaries, extend leads

Apr 27, 2016 - 9:14 AM

UPDATED Donald Trump sweeps 5 northeastern states in April 26 Republican primaries; In the Democratic primaries Hillary Clinton takes 4 Bernie Sanders wins one

FRONTRUNNERS. Donald Trump (L) and Hillary Clinton (R). File photos by EPA

Clinton, Trump look to dominate Tuesday primaries

Apr 26, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Big wins on Tuesday night would put Clinton within striking distance of the Democratic nomination piling up pressure on Sanders who vows to fight on until the California primary June 7

PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARIES. Vince Meduho prepares to vote in the Pennsylvania primary election at the Bethel Park Community Center outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 26 April 2016. Vincent Pugliese/EPA

Trump, Clinton aim to seal deal in Tuesday primaries

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:40 AM

The extraordinary 2016 race has tested American political tradition with the Democratic and Republican parties taking their nomination battles deep into primary season

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Jan 26, 2016 - 12:39 PM

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Washington DC digs out after monster blizzard

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:12 AM

For many the thrill of a weekend spent playing in the snow or in warm homes watching a stunning display of nature s power gave way to the realization that in Washington DC at least the cleanup will be long and messy

BREAK TIME. Joel Clement, 50, left, and Brad Farster, 35, right, both U.S. government employees, take a break in front of the U.S. Capitol building after a day of cross country skiing on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. USA, January 25, 2016. Allison Shelley/EPA

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Jan 25, 2016 - 12:10 PM

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Storm-hit US digs out as death toll rises to 25

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:38 AM

UPDATED The eastern United States emerge wearily from a massive blizzard that dumped huge amounts of snow and killed at least 25 people

AFTER 'SNOWZILLA' People take photographs in the snow with the New York City skyline in the background in Central Park in New York, New York, USA, January 24, 2016. Peter Foley/EPA

'Snowzilla': Massive blizzard paralyzes eastern US

Jan 24, 2016 - 10:55 AM

UPDATED 16 die in Arkansas Kentucky New York North Carolina Maryland and Virginia while more than 200 000 people are left without power and 2 200 National Guard personnel are drafted in

FROZEN. People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, USA, January 23, 2016. John Taggart/EPA

Judge declares mistrial in Freddie Gray police case

Dec 17, 2015 - 10:53 AM

It is now up to prosecutors whether police officer William Porter should be retried with another jury at a later date

DEMAND FOR JUSTICE. Protesters rally at the site of last April's riots after the jury deadlocked in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter in West Baltimore, Maryland, USA, December 16, 2015. Shawn Thew/EPA

O'Malley, ex-Maryland gov, enters US presidential race

May 30, 2015 - 11:51 PM

O Malley calls for a revival of the American dream which he said was hanging by a thread

IN THE RACE. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley celebrates with his wife Katie and their family after O'Malley officially announced his candidacy for the U.S. presidency during an event at Federal Hill Park May 30, 2015 in Baltimore Maryland. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Filipino teacher arrested, accused of sex abuse in Maryland

May 09, 2015 - 7:53 PM

The 39 year old teacher from Batangas is accused of sexually abusing a 9 year old student at William Paca Elementary School in Maryland

Baltimore lifts curfew, National Guard begins pullout

May 04, 2015 - 1:03 AM

Across the city people cheer the return to relative calm with impromptu celebrations a far cry from the riots on April 27

Baltimore protesters defy curfew after police officers charged

May 02, 2015 - 12:49 PM

The curfew has been imposed following mass protests and riots over the death of Freddie Gray the latest African American to lose his life at the hands of police

PROTESTS. Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings (2R) and Maryland state Sen. Majority Leader Catherine Pugh march with other protesters after Baltimore authorities released a report on the death of Freddie Gray while police in riot gear stand guard on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Thousands protest in US over police 'injustices'

Apr 30, 2015 - 9:51 AM

Freddie Gray s death is the latest instance in the United States of a black man succumbing at the hands of police

Protestors participate in a demonstration held to support the protests in Baltimore against police brutality following the death of Freddie Gray, in New York, New York, USA, April 29, 2015. Andrew Gombert/EPA

Baltimore braced for new night of protest as Obama warns police

Apr 29, 2015 - 10:03 AM

Obama condemns the rioting but also says that a series of recent incidents – beginning last year with the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson Missouri – is worrying

TENSIONS. Demonstrators fill the intersection of North and Pennsylvania Avenue in the wake of protests for the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, April 28, 2015. Noah Scialom/EPA

Baltimore deploys Guard troops as riots erupt

Apr 28, 2015 - 8:16 AM

UPDATED Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declares a state of emergency in the port city of 620 000 and activates the National Guard as rioters prowl

UNREST. Youths stand on a demolished police car as police respond to people protesting the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, April 27, 2015. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Violence erupts at Baltimore police death protest

Apr 26, 2015 - 9:50 AM

Tensions have been simmering in the blue collar Mid Atlantic port city of 620 000 as investigators try to establish the circumstances that led to Freddie Gray s death

PROTEST. Demonstrators raise their fists during a protest for the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, April 25, 2015. Noah Scialom/EPA

Guard shot dead at US Census Bureau

Apr 10, 2015 - 11:23 AM

UPDATED The US Census Bureau guard who was shot is now dead He was earlier in extremely critical condition after being shot at least once in his upper body

CENSUS BUREAU SHOOTING. Law enforcement vehicles gather at an entrance of the US Census Bureau headquarters, where an armed man who, according to authorities, shot a security guard at a gate of the facility, in Suitland, Maryland, USA, 09 April 2015. Photo by Drew Angerer/EPA

Long-serving US Senator Mikulski to retire

Mar 03, 2015 - 8:17 AM

The departure of Senator Barbara Mikulski the longest serving woman in US Congress history is sure to trigger a Democratic scramble for her seat in Maryland

A file picture dated 09 April 2014 shows Democratic Senator from Maryland Barbara Mikulski (C) deliver remarks beside Senators at a news conference after the Senate failed to pass the 'Paycheck Fairness Act', on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Thousands bid farewell to murdered New York cop

Jan 05, 2015 - 7:21 AM

A sea of blue uniformed officers line the streets outside a Brooklyn funeral home to honor Wenjian Liu 32 shot in the head with partner Rafael Ramos 40 on December 20

GOODBYE. Pei Xia Chen (C), wife of slain New York Police Officer Wenjian Lui, holds a picture of her late husband during his funeral at the Aievoli Funeral Home in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 04 January 2015. Peter Foley/EPA

Protesters defy New York call for moratorium

Dec 24, 2014 - 9:12 AM

Dozens of anti police protesters defy a call from Mayor Bill de Blasio urging New Yorkers to suspend demonstrations until after murdered police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu are buried

TRIBUTES. A man pays his respects at a memorial where two New York Police Department officers who were shot and killed last Saturday on December 23, 2014 in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Shock, anger in NY after police murders

Dec 22, 2014 - 7:11 AM

The double killing in a city where murders are at their lowest rates in 20 years further strains the already fraught relations between Mayor Bill de Blasio and police

'ASSASSINATED.' Police Officers Wenjian Liu (L) and Rafael Ramos (R). Images courtesy New York Police Department

Gunman kills two New York City police officers

Dec 21, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The shootings came amid anger over the death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer and a grand jury s decision not to press charges against him

NYPD SHOT. Police are seen on the scene at Tompkins and Myrtle avenues in Brooklyn where two New York City police officers were shot in New York, New York, USA, 20 December 2014. The 2 police officers died from their wounds and the shooter fled to a nearby subway station where he died reportedly from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to media and police reports. EPA/JOHN TAGGART

US mall shooting gunman identified, motive still unknown

Jan 27, 2014 - 12:05 AM

Dario Marcus Aguilar 19 years old fired six to eight shots during the attack at the Columbia Mall on Saturday killing two employees of a skateboard shop before taking his own life

EVACUATION. Police evacuate employees and patrons from the Columbia Town Center Mall after three people were killed in a shooting there January 25, 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Three killed in mall shooting near US capital – police

Jan 26, 2014 - 7:49 AM

Police said the suspected perpetrator was believed to be among the fatalities at the Columbia Mall where panicked shoppers scrambled to find shelter at the sound of gunshots

EVACUATION. Police evacuate employees and patrons from the Columbia Town Center Mall after three people were killed in a shooting there January 25, 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Antarctic ice lab sees sub-atomic particles in space

Nov 25, 2013 - 3:52 PM

What makes this latest discovery exciting is it marks only the second time that the particles have been detected from space since 1987 and this time they are a million times stronger

Fil-Ams feel brunt of gov't shutdown

Oct 11, 2013 - 7:38 AM

Families in the Philippines received 10 B from relatives in the US in 2013 The longer the shutdown lasts the less help Fil Ams are able to provide their relatives back home

WikiLeaks source Manning sentenced to 35 years

Aug 21, 2013 - 10:34 PM

UPDATED US soldier Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison and dishonorably discharged for the biggest breach of official secrets in American history

SORRY. In this file photo, US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning leaves a military court facility after hearing his verdict in the trial at Fort Meade, Maryland on July 30, 2013. Photo by  AFP/Saul Loeb

Manning convicted of espionage, but not of aiding enemy

Jul 31, 2013 - 1:50 AM

UPDATE Tuesday s verdict follows an exhaustive two month court martial at the Fort Meade military base in Maryland near the US capital

GUILTY, AND NOT GUILTY. US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning leaves a military court facility after hearing his verdict in the trial at Fort Meade, Maryland on July 30, 2013. Photo by  AFP/Saul Loeb

Whistleblower or traitor? US judge to rule in Manning trial

Jul 30, 2013 - 4:07 PM

US military judge Denise Lind plans to issue her judgment at 1700 GMT as the trial which got under way in June draws to a close

U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is escorted as he leaves a military court at the end of the first of a three-day motion hearing June 6, 2012 in Fort Meade, Maryland. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

US trial of Manning, WikiLeaks source, at final stage

Jul 25, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Manning s defense lawyer David Coombs and prosecutor Major Ashden Fein will have one last chance to make their case before a military judge delivers a verdict

U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is escorted as he leaves a military court at the end of the first of a three-day motion hearing June 6, 2012 in Fort Meade, Maryland. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

US soldier goes on trial over WikiLeaks disclosures

Jun 04, 2013 - 7:26 AM

The long awaited military trial of Bradley Manning got under way Monday

U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is escorted as he leaves a military court at the end of the first of a three-day motion hearing June 6, 2012 in Fort Meade, Maryland. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

WikiLeaks suspect may speak at pre-trial hearing

Nov 28, 2012 - 8:43 AM

Army private Bradley Manning 24 could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of aiding the enemy with the massive leak that embarrassed Washington and angered US allies

U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is escorted as he leaves a military court at the end of the first of a three-day motion hearing June 6, 2012 in Fort Meade, Maryland. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP