Maryland http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28348/all en UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate approves $50.5 bln in long-delayed Superstorm Sandy aid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-us-senate-approves-505-bln-long-delayed-superstorm-san <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* $50.5 bln package goes to Obama three months after storm</p> <p>* Republican effort to offset aid with cuts is thwarted</p> <p>* Disaster aid became ensnared in partisan budget fight</p> <p>By David Lawder</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A long-delayed $50.5 billion aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy cleared the Senate on Monday, three months after the storm destroyed or damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in coastal New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-us-senate-approves-505-bln-long-delayed-superstorm-san" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barbara Mikulski Business Health Labor Maryland Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Technology USD Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:45:04 +0000 5740833 at http://www.globalpost.com Crabby US senators pay off Super Bowl wager http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/crabby-us-senators-pay-super-bowl-wager <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Senator Dianne Feinstein may have started a cross-country food feud with lawmakers from crab-crazed Maryland on Thursday when she honored a Super Bowl bet with "real crab" from her native California.</p> <p>Feinstein and fellow Democratic California Senator Barbara Boxer paid their friendly wager with a feast of Dungeness crab, Napa Valley wine, sourdough bread and some California cheeses after their San Francisco 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's American football championship game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/crabby-us-senators-pay-super-bowl-wager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maryland Southern United States United States Senate AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:15:42 +0000 5749470 at http://www.globalpost.com Va. postal official sentenced to 18 months for taking at least $40K in bribes to help company http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130517/va-postal-official-sentenced-18-months-taking-at-least-40k-b <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A former U.S. Postal Service official has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for accepting at least $40,000 in bribes to help a Maryland company receive $6 million in contracts.</p> <p>Forty-eight-year-old Gene Quarles of Spotsylvania pleaded guilty earlier this year in federal court in Alexandria to bribery of a public official. Prosecutors had sought a two-year sentence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130517/va-postal-official-sentenced-18-months-taking-at-least-40k-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maryland Washington metropolitan area The Canadian Press Fri, 17 May 2013 18:46:27 +0000 5840457 at http://www.globalpost.com Rocky Gap Casino dealing a new game in rural western Md. county hungry for revival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130519/rocky-gap-casino-dealing-new-game-rural-western-md-county-hu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FLINTSTONE, Md. - The flashy jangle of slot machines is a far cry from the stillness of Rocky Gap State Park in western Maryland, but state and local leaders are betting that this week's planned casino opening will transform a struggling lakeside lodge into the economic engine its planners envisioned 15 years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130519/rocky-gap-casino-dealing-new-game-rural-western-md-county-hu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Casino Flintstone, Maryland Maryland Rocky Gap State Park Technology The Canadian Press Sun, 19 May 2013 16:00:15 +0000 5841398 at http://www.globalpost.com Park service to light Washington Monument nightly with decorative design during restoration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130708/park-service-light-washington-monument-nightly-decorative-de <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - While the Washington Monument's earthquake damage is being repaired over the next year, 488 lamps will restore the marble tower's glow each night on the National Mall.</p> <p>Beginning Monday, the National Park Service will light the monument each night at dusk. A ceremony is planned Monday evening for the first lighting with National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis and philanthropist David Rubenstein, who donated $7.5 million to help pay for the repairs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130708/park-service-light-washington-monument-nightly-decorative-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United States George Washington Maryland The Canadian Press Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:02:08 +0000 5878160 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-government anger fuels long-shot Maryland breakaway bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131012/anti-government-anger-fuels-long-shot-maryland-breakaway-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Simpson</p> <p>WESTMINSTER, Maryland (Reuters) - Scott Strzelczyk is fed up with what he calls political slavery in Maryland and sees one way out - creating a breakaway state, a feat that has not been accomplished since the American Civil War.</p> <p>Riding a wave of anti-government sentiment across the United States, the small-town information technology consultant has launched a long-shot bid to get Maryland's five conservative western counties to secede from the state, one of the most liberal and Democratic in the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131012/anti-government-anger-fuels-long-shot-maryland-breakaway-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maryland Politics Social Issues Southern United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:46:30 +0000 5959232 at http://www.globalpost.com Preview: Temple at Towson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/preview-temple-at-towson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When Temple last met Towson on the hardwood, the Owls were an experienced team with a conference player of the year capable of taking games over. Eleven months later, the Tigers look to turn the tables on Thursday when they host Temple. Although eventual Atlantic-10 Player of the Year Khalif Wyatt had an off-night in the Owls’ 72-61 victory over Towson last December, seniors Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson and Scootie Randall combined for 33 points and 18 rebounds.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/preview-temple-at-towson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maryland Towson University Towson, Maryland Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:19:26 +0000 5989089 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. metropolitan areas to see some economic growth this year: mayors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140122/us-metropolitan-areas-see-some-economic-growth-year-mayors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly all 363 metropolitan areas in the United States will see economic and employment growth in 2014, but in many places expansion will be small, according to a forecast released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Wednesday.</p> <p>The annual forecast, put together by IHS Global Insight, said that the gross domestic product of 356 areas will increase this year, when adjusted for inflation. But it said growth of 3 percent or more will happen in only 69 areas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140122/us-metropolitan-areas-see-some-economic-growth-year-mayors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United States Maryland Southern United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:51:21 +0000 6050152 at http://www.globalpost.com Southwest to begin flights to Aruba, the Bahamas and Jamaica http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140127/southwest-begin-flights-aruba-the-bahamas-and-jamaica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co said on Monday it will start flights to Aruba, the Bahamas and Jamaica in July, its the first international flights under the Southwest brand.</p> <p>The U.S. carrier currently offers flights to Mexico and the Caribbean through AirTran, which it acquired in 2011. The carrier has been revamping its reservations system so it can handle international bookings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140127/southwest-begin-flights-aruba-the-bahamas-and-jamaica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Low-cost airlines Maryland Southwest Airlines Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:46:03 +0000 6054282 at http://www.globalpost.com Carroll County Farm Museum aims to erect wormseed oil exhibit to highlight former remedy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140209/carroll-county-farm-museum-aims-erect-wormseed-oil-exhibit-h <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYKESVILLE, Md. - Mark Duvall has completed a mission roughly a year in the making.</p> <p>Last year, Carroll County Farm Museum Manager Dottie Freeman showed Duvall, the maintenance supervisor for the museum, a photo of three wormseed oil vats in Sykesville. The rusty, unused vats, measuring about 4 feet tall and another 4 feet in diameter, may not have meant much to most people, but to Duvall and Freeman, they were like treasure.</p> <p>"Dottie laid this in front of me, and she was like, 'We need to go get these,'" Duvall said. "I never had actually seen a vat until I saw these."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140209/carroll-county-farm-museum-aims-erect-wormseed-oil-exhibit-h" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Artemisia cina Maryland oil Vats The Canadian Press Sun, 09 Feb 2014 16:46:32 +0000 6065590 at http://www.globalpost.com Carroll County Farm Museum aims to erect wormseed oil exhibit to highlight former remedy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140209/carroll-county-farm-museum-aims-erect-wormseed-oil-exhibit-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYKESVILLE, Md. - Mark Duvall has completed a mission roughly a year in the making.</p> <p>Last year, Carroll County Farm Museum Manager Dottie Freeman showed Duvall, the maintenance supervisor for the museum, a photo of three wormseed oil vats in Sykesville. The rusty, unused vats, measuring about 4 feet tall and another 4 feet in diameter, may not have meant much to most people, but to Duvall and Freeman, they were like treasure.</p> <p>"Dottie laid this in front of me, and she was like, 'We need to go get these,'" Duvall said. "I never had actually seen a vat until I saw these."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140209/carroll-county-farm-museum-aims-erect-wormseed-oil-exhibit-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Artemisia cina Maryland oil Vats The Canadian Press Sun, 09 Feb 2014 16:46:32 +0000 6065591 at http://www.globalpost.com Airmall expands training for workers at BWI with classes in English, finance and career skills http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140223/airmall-expands-training-workers-at-bwi-classes-english-fina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LINTHICUM, Md. - Shop and restaurant workers at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will get free classes on technical training, English as well as financial and career skills under a partnership between with several Anne Arundel County groups.</p> <p>The Workplace Development Program brings together Airmall Maryland with Anne Arundel Workforce Development, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp., Anne Arundel Community College and the Maryland Small Business </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140223/airmall-expands-training-workers-at-bwi-classes-english-fina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airmall Maryland Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Business Health Labor Law Maryland Social Issues Southern United States Technology The Canadian Press Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:32:49 +0000 6078728 at http://www.globalpost.com Maryland girl, 11, abducted by father after mother found dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140307/maryland-girl-11-abducted-father-after-mother-found-dead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - An 11-year-old girl was abducted by her father from a Baltimore area home where her mother was found murdered on Thursday morning, and authorities are searching across Maryland and West Virginia, police said.</p> <p>Caitlyn Virts was last seen at about 7 a.m. local time in the Dundalk area and was believed to be in "in extreme danger", according to statements by the Baltimore County Police Department and West Virginia State Police.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140307/maryland-girl-11-abducted-father-after-mother-found-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United States Maryland Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:04:32 +0000 6089297 at http://www.globalpost.com BWI airport is experiencing a boom in international travel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140309/bwi-airport-experiencing-boom-international-travel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LINTHICUM, Md. - Although most of the international air travel in the Washington region flows through Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is gaining in the market.</p> <p>International air travel at BWI grew nearly 20 per cent last year, and the number of international passengers using the airport has nearly doubled over the past five years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140309/bwi-airport-experiencing-boom-international-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area Human Interest Maryland The Canadian Press Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:01:29 +0000 6090910 at http://www.globalpost.com Nine hurt as closed steel plant in Baltimore collapses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140505/nine-hurt-closed-steel-plant-baltimore-collapses-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Reuters) - A five-story mill building undergoing demolition at the former Bethlehem Steel plant near Baltimore collapsed on Monday, injuring nine workers, four critically, police said.</p> <p>The workers were inside the Dundalk, Maryland, mill tearing the building down when it collapsed, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Police Department told WBAL television.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140505/nine-hurt-closed-steel-plant-baltimore-collapses-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ArcelorMittal Business Geography of the United States Maryland Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 05 May 2014 18:35:14 +0000 6139287 at http://www.globalpost.com