SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) - Maryland transportation officials say they're considering building a nesting platform for ospreys who insist on building and rebuilding nests in front of a traffic camera pointed at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
The Maryland Transportation Authority tweeted Wednesday that it is consulting with engineers about a platform after removing nests over Route 50 three times. Authority spokesman John Sales says officials got permission to move the nest from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The nest did not contain eggs or young birds.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An annual report on high school graduation says Delaware's high school graduation rate is 80 percent, the same as the nationwide average.
The "Building a Grad Nation" report released Monday shows that in 2012, the latest year for which data is available, schools nationwide posted the highest graduation rate ever. For the first time, the report says, the national high school graduation rate has hit 80 percent.
In Delaware, the graduation rate in 2012 was 80 percent. That's up from 78.5 percent in 2011.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is visiting Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands.
The governor is traveling first to Ireland and Northern Ireland as part of a congressional delegation led by the Faith and Politics Institute examining the historic divides on the island and peace and reconciliation efforts.
Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 11:14 am
A large piece of metal found earlier this week on the coast of western Australia, which investigators had called an "object of interest" in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 people who were on board, is apparently not connected to the missing jet.
Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 12:16 pm
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Three American citizens were killed Thursday at a Christian organization's hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, when an Afghan security guard opened fire. Another American citizen was reportedly wounded.
One of those killed was an experienced pediatrician from Chicago who had been working at the hospital for seven years, according to media reports. The other two killed were a father and son whose names and ages had not yet been released.