LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead.

PORT DEPOSIT — U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen made two stops in Cecil County Monday to see where his efforts to support funding programs in public safety and education are at work.

ANNAPOLIS — Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Michael Wachs postponed the Capital Gazette shooting trial Wednesday, after the defense asked for more time to review information provided by the prosecution’s mental health expert witnesses.

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) announced today, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Commerce, that it is moving forward on a series of steps to shorten the duration of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge rehabilitation project and mitigate the traffic impact on com…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress bid a tearful farewell Thursday to Rep. Elijah Cummings , hailing the son of sharecroppers as a “master of the House” as the Maryland Democrat became the first African American lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s longtime Senate president announced Thursday he will step down from his leadership post, and a Baltimore lawmaker was nominated to be his successor in a year of major changes in the Maryland General Assembly.