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Nancy Pelosi Loses a Brother

Thomas D'Alesandro III passed away in Baltimore

(Newser) - Thomas D'Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died. He was 90. A spokesman for Pelosi said D'Alesandro died Sunday morning at his north Baltimore home after complications from a stroke, the AP reports. Pelosi says in a statement that... More »

Trump Mocks Democrats in Baltimore Speech

He says 'Pocahontas' could beat 'Sleepy Joe'

(Newser) - President Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers Thursday, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a "rat and rodent infested mess." Trump spoke to House Republicans attending an annual retreat in a hotel... More »

Baltimore Rolls Out the Rats for Trump

President arrives for first time since blasting the city

(Newser) - President Trump made his first visit to Baltimore since he called the city a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." The welcome wasn't warm. "Welcome rat king," signs held by demonstrators said, the AP reports. "... More »

Trump to Visit City He Called 'Disgusting'

President is going to Baltimore weeks after his high-profile criticism

(Newser) - President Trump is going to Baltimore on Thursday to address House Republicans gathering there for a retreat. The otherwise routine political stop is getting more attention than usual, however, because it comes just weeks after the president unleashed a high-profile series of slams against the city, notes the Baltimore Sun ... More »

Thinking of Retiring? Keep These Cities on Your Radar

The Sunshine State looks especially tempting for your golden years

(Newser) - Already thinking ahead on where you want to kick back once you stop punching a time clock for good? WalletHub scrutinized more than 180 US cities to suss out which ones seem most appealing for retirees, looking at nearly four dozen key metrics across four categories: affordability (including cost of... More »

Trump Invited to Baltimore

Congressman answers president's shots at his city

(Newser) - "Come to Baltimore," Rep. Elijah Cummings urged President Trump—and everyone else—in a speech Saturday. "Do not just criticize us, but come to Baltimore and I promise you, you will be welcomed." Cummings issued the invitation at a ceremony opening a new park in the... More »

Trump Target's Baltimore Home Is Burglarized

Break-in happened hours before Trump tweets

(Newser) - Rep. Elijah Cummings was a crime victim hours before President Trump attacked his Baltimore-area district for being a dangerous, "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess." Police say they received a report of a burglary occurring at 3:40am Saturday at the Democrat's Baltimore home, but it's... More »

Trump: Baltimore Residents 'Living in Hell'

He continues criticism of Rep. Elijah Cummings

(Newser) - President Trump isn't letting the Baltimore controversy go away. When reporters outside the White House asked him about the issue Tuesday, Trump stepped up his criticism. "Those people are living in hell in Baltimore," said the president, per CBS News . Trump again pinned the blame on Rep.... More »

Trump: Al Sharpton 'Hates Whites'

President adds the reverend to his criticism amid Baltimore flap

(Newser) - The weekend controversy involving President Trump, Baltimore, and Rep. Elijah Cummings is already continuing into the new week. In a series of Monday morning tweets, Trump continued the theme. "Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah Cummings, has the worst Crime Statistics in the Nation. 25 years of all talk,... More »

Trump: Baltimore District a 'Rodent Infested Mess'

The president takes aim at Rep. Elijah Cummings

(Newser) - President Trump on Saturday denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions, the AP reports. Trump lashed out in tweets against Rep. Elijah Cummings, the... More »

Baltimore Mayor Has Unusual Idea to Curb Violence

Jack Young suggests public boxing matches

(Newser) - Baltimore logged another violent weekend, with one stabbing and eight shootings, reports WBAL . Now Mayor Jack Young is floating an unusual idea to keep the violence in check—public boxing matches. Young mentioned the proposal while discussing ways to keep teens occupied and tempers under control. Mediation is one approach,... More »

Crippling Baltimore Hack Takes Another Turn

Lawmaker says NSA hacking tool wasn't used in Baltimore

(Newser) - The NSA is denying any responsibility—however indirect—for a ransomware attack that has crippled the city of Baltimore, a lawmaker tells the New York Times . Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, a Maryland Democrat, says NSA leaders told him that agency software wasn't involved in the strike that has... More »

Ransomware Attack Hits Another Big City

Baltimore is trying to recover, but it could take awhile

(Newser) - Last year, it happened to Atlanta . This year, Baltimore. The city's online services have been largely shut down since hackers breached servers about two weeks ago, reports NPR . The hackers demanded 13 Bitcoins—worth about $102,000 as of Tuesday morning—but the city is refusing to pay and... More »

Baltimore's Self-Publishing Mayor Resigns

Catherine Pugh was under investigation for possibly using her books to disguise kickbacks

(Newser) - Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks, the AP reports. Mayor Catherine Pugh's resignation came exactly a week after her City Hall offices,... More »

Man Opens Fire on Crowd at Baltimore Cookouts

7 wounded, 1 killed in 'very cowardly' shooting

(Newser) - A gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd that had gathered for Sunday afternoon cookouts along a west Baltimore street, killing one person and wounding seven others, authorities says. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison says the gunfire erupted after 5pm on a block in the city's western district of brick row... More »

Attorney: Baltimore Mayor Not 'Lucid' Enough to Resign

Gov. Hogan urges Catherine Pugh to step down

(Newser) - Embattled Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is too ill to decide whether to heed calls for her resignation, her attorney says. The Democrat, who has been on paid leave since April 1, now has bronchitis as well as pneumonia and isn't "lucid" enough to make the decision, attorney Steve... More »

More Bad News for Baltimore's Self-Publishing Mayor

Raids conducted at several locations linked to Catherine Pugh

(Newser) - Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh remained on paid leave Thursday following a bout of pneumonia, while FBI agents were hard at work. A spokesman confirms agents from the Baltimore FBI office and Washington IRS office raided City Hall, two homes owned by Pugh, and the office of her attorney early Thursday,... More »

MLB Player Just Set a Record No One Wants

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has longest streak of hitless at-bats with 49

(Newser) - The phrase "the longest ever recorded in baseball history" might sound pretty exciting for an MLB player to accomplish, until you add the words "hitless streak" to it. Chris Davis found that out all too well Monday night, when the Baltimore Orioles first baseman went 0-for-5 while at... More »

Mayor Facing Investigation Will Take a Leave of Absence

Baltimore's Catherine Pugh says it's for health reasons

(Newser) - Facing allegations of a sweetheart book deal that paid her hundreds of thousands of dollars, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Monday that she's taking an indefinite leave of absence for health reasons. Pugh was hospitalized for five days last week with pneumonia, the Baltimore Sun reports, and her office... More »

Husband, Stepdaughter Accused of Killing Woman, Blaming Panhandler

Baltimore pair arrested near Mexico border

(Newser) - After Keith Smith and daughter Valeria Smith told police that a panhandler fatally stabbed Keith Smith's wife, Jacquelyn Smith , panhandlers nationwide faced increased suspicion. Police now believe the real killers were Keith and Valeria Smith. They were arrested Sunday in Texas, near the US-Mexico border, and charged with first-degree... More »

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