AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Advisory 6 pm, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
STATE WEBSITE HACKED — A “malicious party” hacked into the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s website but no data was lost or compromised, a spokeswoman for the agency that oversees the state government’s cybersecurity said. By Sarah Ranking. SENT: 280 words.
VIRGINIA SENATE — Virginia Republicans have nominated a polarizing candidate known for taking personal potshots at his opponents and agitating aggressively for the preservation of Confederate monuments as their party tries to maintain its control of Congress. By Alan Suderman and Bill Barrow. SENT: 780 words. AP Photos.
CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL GAME — The annual baseball game between congressional Republicans and Democrats carries special significance, coming on the first anniversary of the ball-field shooting that almost killed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. SENT: 930 words, photo. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
GANG INDICTMENTS — Eighteen suspected gang members and associates have been indicted on federal racketeering charges in southern Virginia.
FORMER DELEGATE DEATH — Virginia authorities say a former Republican state delegate who resigned his House seat for health reasons eight years ago has been found dead in an apparent suicide.
HOOD SURFING DEATH — Virginia State Police say a 15-year-old boy is dead after attempting a dangerous automobile stunt known as “hood surfing.”
NEW GRANTS — A new panel of state officials and business leaders has approved a new grant to help train Virginians in making wine, cider, craft beer and hard liquor.
WATER PROJECTS-FUNDING — Virginia’s U.S. senators say nearly $56 million in new federal funding has been allocated for water infrastructure improvements in Hampton Roads, Richmond and on the Eastern Shore.
DOVER, Del. — Democratic lawmakers are trying to push a ban on certain semi-automatic weapons to the Senate floor for a vote, even though the measure failed in committee. By Randall Chase. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls, a ruling that could affect other states, including Delaware. Minnesota had defended its law as a reasonable restriction that keeps order at polling places and prevents voter intimidation. But the justices ruled that the state’s law is too broad, violating the free speech clause of the First Amendment. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 460 words.
CLEAN AIR-MARYLAND LAWSUIT — A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to Maryland’s request for a declaration that power plants in five upwind states are contributing to Maryland’s air quality problems.
CAB-HIT AND RUN — Baltimore police are searching for a cab driver involved in a hit-and-run incident that left a 10-year-old in critical condition.
XGR-GUN CONTROL — House lawmakers in Delaware are poised to cast what could be the final vote on a bill banning bump stocks, trigger cranks and similar devices that increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic firearms.
EARLY VOTING-MARYLAND — Early voting began Thursday for Maryland’s June 26 primary elections.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Terrell Suggs is 35 years old and still having a blast playing football, so expect plenty of quips and sacks from Baltimore’s tenacious linebacker as he prepares for his 16th NFL season. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 730 words. AP Photo.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland has asked an external group to review whether proper protocol was followed in the treatment and care of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who was hospitalized after a team workout and died two weeks later. McNair died Wednesday. He was 19. SENT: 190 words.
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