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'It Was Her Happiest Moment.' Then She Was Gunned Down

Michelle Cummings had traveled to Annapolis, Md., to see son's Naval Academy induction

(Newser) - Michelle Cummings had traveled from Texas to Maryland to watch her son, a football prospect, be inducted into the US Naval Academy. "It was her happiest moment," a friend tells KTRK . It was also one of her last. The Houston mom was shot and killed when a shooting...

Changed by Newsroom Killings, Editor Leaves Maryland Paper

Capital Gazette won a Pulitzer citation for its courage in managing to keep publishing

(Newser) - The editor of the Capital Gazette, which won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its newsroom, is leaving the Maryland newspaper. Rick Hutzell, who worked at the Annapolis paper for more than three decades, authored a farewell column that...

Capital Survivors: There Was a Hero at the Shooting

Wendi Winters charged the gunman, armed only with a recycling bin and garbage can

(Newser) - When the glass door shattered and shots rang out, most of the 11 people in the Capital Gazette's newsroom very understandably hit the decks. Wendi Winters did not, crying out "No!" and charging the gunman—and likely buying enough time to save their lives, survivors of the...

Trump Lowers US Flags for Newsroom Shooting

President makes the decision after mayor says original request was denied

(Newser) - President Trump seems to have overruled an underling and ordered American flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland. Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said on Monday that the White House rejected his original request, made through the state's congressional...

Trump Won't Lower Flags to Honor Capital Gazette Victims

Annapolis mayor says he's 'disappointed'

(Newser) - Mayor Gavin Buckley says he put in a request over the weekend for President Trump to lower American flags in Annapolis to honor the five people killed in the Capital Gazette mass shooting —and he's "obviously" disappointed that it was turned down. The AP reports Maryland Rep....

Mass Shooting: Harassment Victim Recalls Scary Threats

Woman recalls abuse from Jarrod Ramos years ago that was covered by newspaper

(Newser) - Last week's fatal shooting in a Maryland newsroom has been blamed on the suspect's long-simmering anger with the Capital Gazette over its coverage of a harassment complaint against him years ago. Now the woman who lodged that complaint has given an interview to NBC News , saying that she...

Tweet About MAGA Hat Costs Reporter His Job

Conor Berry suggested 'Capital Gazette' shooter dropped a MAGA hat in newsroom

(Newser) - While many people were left seeing red over yet another mass shooting following the massacre in the Capital Gazette newsroom , one journalist reported on a different kind of red favored by supporters of President Trump—and now he's resigned because of it. Fox News reports that after the Annapolis...

Double-Amputee Army Vet Dies in Paddleboard Accident

(Newser) - A double-amputee Army veteran who was called an "adventure seeker" and "strong-willed man" by friends died Wednesday in the Chesapeake Bay while paddleboarding, NPR and the Washington Post report. Cody Iorns, 25, pushed off land near Annapolis, Md., around 6pm Wednesday with three other paddlers, but rough conditions—...

Carl Hiaasen's Brother Among 5 Killed in Newsroom Shooting

Suspect had longstanding grudge against newspaper

(Newser) - The five people killed in a horrific mass shooting in a Maryland newsroom Thursday have been identified, including Rob Hiaasen, brother of Florida novelist and columnist Carl Hiaasen. Rob "was the most remarkable person. So gifted and talented and dedicated to journalism," Carl Hiaasen tells the AP. The...

2-Month-Old Christmas Tree Blamed for Mansion Fire

Home engulfed in minutes when fire hit dried-out tree

(Newser) - The investigation into the huge blaze that killed a Maryland couple and their four grandchildren earlier this month has pinned the blame on a major fire hazard right in the middle of the mansion's "Great Room": A 2-month-old, 15-foot Christmas tree. Fire officials say an electrical failure ignited...

2 Bodies Found in Mansion's Charred Ruins

4 still missing in burned-down Maryland castle

(Newser) - Investigators found the bodies of two unidentified people yesterday in the charred remains of an Annapolis-area mansion that burned to the ground earlier this week, a fire official says. Cadaver dogs and searchers found the bodies, and four people remain unaccounted for, the county fire department spokesman says. "I...

How Did a $6M 'Castle' Just Burn to the Ground?

Annapolis investigators still have more questions than answers

(Newser) - What started the Monday blaze that consumed a 16,000-square-foot Annapolis mansion that locals called "The Castle"? Why were there apparently no smoke alarms or sprinklers in such a well-appointed home? And, perhaps most distressingly, where are owners Donald and Sandra Pyle and their four grandkids, feared dead...

Washington, DC Will See Daily Floods by 2045

Other east coast cities could flood hundreds of times per year: study

(Newser) - Flooding due to high tides will become very routine on the East Coast by 2045, a study finds: In fact, Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD, will likely face "nuisance" floods more than once per day, researchers suggest. Cities like Miami and Atlantic City will see such floods about 240...

To Avoid Gay Weddings, Firm Drops All Weddings

Washington-area Trolley company gives up revenue to avoid lawsuits

(Newser) - Matt Grubbs refuses to have any part in a same-sex wedding—even if it costs him $50,000 a year. Grubbs owns Discover Annapolis Tours, an old-fashioned trolley company often seen carrying wedding parties to their big day. But those trips will soon be a thing of the past: The...

Hot at the Naval Academy: Synthetic Pot
Hot at the Naval Academy:
Synthetic Pot
say midshipmen

Hot at the Naval Academy: Synthetic Pot

Drug tests don't detect it, say current, ex-midshipmen

(Newser) - So-called synthetic marijuana is widely smoked at the US Naval Academy, say some midshipmen who were kicked out of the Academy for using it. The drug appeared on the campus last year and quickly grew in popularity due to the fact that it cannot be detected in routine urine tests,...

Smoking Packages in Maryland Work of 'Lone Wolf'

Terrorist groups weren't involved: congressman

(Newser) - The sender of two packages that released smoke when they were opened in Maryland yesterday was a “lone wolf,” not affiliated with any group, said a congressman briefed on the matter. Maryland’s governor, to whom one package was addressed , said it contained a note deriding highway signs...

Two Mailed Packages Set Off Smoke in Maryland Offices

No serious injuries reported

(Newser) - Two packages sent to state government buildings 20 miles apart released smoke and odors when they were opened today, but no one was seriously injured, officials said. State officials initially said the packages exploded, but later said there were no blasts. One package was opened this afternoon at the Jeffrey...

McCain Has 20-Name Veep List
 McCain Has 20-Name Veep List 

McCain Has 20-Name Veep List

Candidate talks up undisciplined youth at Naval Academy

(Newser) - John McCain revealed today that he has a list of 20 people he’s considering for runningmate, and that he’d like to settle on a ticket “as early as possible.” The future Republican nominee joked he was “aware of the enhanced importance of this issue given...

Saudi Court to Review Rape Victim Sentence

Prince about-faces, claims case is being used against country

(Newser) - Courts will take another look at the sentence of a gang-rape victim, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said yesterday, following an international outcry when the 19-year-old was handed a six-month prison term and 200 lashes. “What is outraging about this case is that it is being used against the Saudi...

Bush Begins Mideast Peace Bid
Bush Begins Mideast Peace Bid

Bush Begins Mideast Peace Bid

First international peace gathering since 1991

(Newser) - President Bush plunged headlong into the Middle East peace process yesterday, meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as representatives of 49 countries gathered at Annapolis for talks, the New York Times reports. “The United States cannot impose our vision but we can help...

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