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Top News & Analysis Maryland

  • A 50- state tally by The Associated Press shows election officials in 21 states confirm their election systems were targeted by hackers last year. The states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and...

  • The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

  • SAN DIEGO— Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Razelle Kurzrock at the University of California, San Diego. Former President Jimmy Carter got one at age 91 for skin cancer that spread to his brain, and now is in remission.

  • BOSTON— An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man's actions demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life. Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, is on trial for...

  • The Kushner Cos. paid $190 million for Quail Ridge in Plainsboro, New Jersey. President Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner stepped down as CEO of the Kushner Cos. in January before becoming a senior adviser to the president. The Kushner Cos. has drawn scrutiny in recent months for trying to strike deals that raise conflicts of interest issues with Jared...

  • Sept 15- As U.S. consumer outrage grows over prescription drug prices, state authorities and patient advocates in Maryland are preparing to enforce the nation's first law designed to punish drugmaker price-gouging. The state Attorney General's office said it will field complaints and investigate "unconscionable increases" in essential generic medicines...

  • Larry Hogan on Tuesday ordered the state's top legal official to sue a federal agency over new airline flight routes that the Republican said have made many Maryland families "miserable in their own homes." A lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen program should include routes for both Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood...

  • A customer prepares to fuel her vehicle at a Road Ranger gas station in Princeton, Ill.

    New York, California and three other states are suing the Trump administration, saying it must put in place higher penalties for automakers that violate federal fuel economy standards.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- New York, California and three other U.S. states said on Monday they sued the federal government for delaying the rollout of higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers whose vehicles fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards. The lawsuit, which also includes Vermont, Maryland and Pennsylvania, is the highest profile legal challenge to...

  • DETROIT— New York, California and three other states are suing the Trump administration, saying it must put in place higher penalties for automakers that violate federal fuel economy standards. The U.S. Department of Transportation more than doubled civil penalties for fuel economy violations last year after Congress ordered agencies to adjust their fines...

  • A Ford hybrid vehicle on the assembly line in Wayne, Michigan.

    New York, California and three other U.S. states are suing the government for delaying the rollout of higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- New York, California and three other U.S. states on Monday are suing the federal government for delaying the rollout of higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers building new vehicles failing to meet minimum fuel-economy standards. The suit, which also includes Vermont, Maryland and Pennsylvania, is the highest-profile legal...

  • The industry installed 2.39 gigawatts of photovoltaic solar, up from 2.2 GW a year ago, the report by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association said. The non-residential market soared 31 percent to 437 megawatts, boosted by development of community solar projects in Minnesota and Massachusetts and corporate and industrial demand in...

  • President Donald Trump called Hurricane Irma "some big monster" as it battered the Florida coast, saying he wanted to go to the state very soon and praising emergency officials for their efforts to protect people. The path of the storm, tracking the west coast of Florida, meant it might be less destructive than it would otherwise have been, Trump said, noting the next...

  • President Donald Trump called Hurricane Irma "some big monster" as it battered the Florida coast, saying he wants to go to the state very soon and praising emergency officials for their efforts to protect people. The path of the storm, tracking the west coast of Florida, meant it might be less destructive than it would otherwise have been, Trump said, noting the next...

  • "The president has already expressed to our team a desire to be there every bit as soon as is possible," Pence told CBS affiliate WKMG-TV in Orlando, noting the government's immediate focus was on saving lives. Trump, who is slated to return to the White House later on Sunday, has been "monitoring this storm 24/ 7," Pence told reporters during a visit to the Washington...

  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. FORT MYERS, Fla., Sept 9- Hurricane Irma turned its menacing sight toward the Florida Keys on Saturday as it completed a destructive march along Cuba's northern coast and set off an 11th hour scramble for safety by Americans who may have ignored warnings to evacuate. It will make landfall on the Florida peninsula somewhere...

  • *Congress to address fiscal issues again in December. The bill, approved in a 316-90 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, had drawn criticism from some conservative members of Congress. He has frequently criticized Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, and his deal on Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders Senator Chuck...

  • *Congress to address fiscal issues again in December. The bill, approved in a 316-90 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, had drawn criticism from some conservative members of Congress. He has frequently criticized Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan and his deal on Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders Senator Chuck...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- U.S Customs and Border Patrol has awarded four additional contracts to design prototypes for a wall along the southern border of the United States, another step toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's campaign promise. Last week, the agency awarded four contracts for concrete wall prototypes and the latest contracts will be for...