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Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry announced plans on Wednesday to launch a new committee supporting the passage next month of Maryland's expanded gambling plan.
They're off to the races and the stakes are higher than ever as resorts and casinos contribute millions to fight or support a ballot question that would expand gambling in Maryland. The casino fight is on pace to match or top the historic 2006 gubernatorial race.
The National Children's Museum says it will open in December at a site along the Potomac River just south of Washington.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says if voters reject gambling in Prince George's County when they vote on the measure in November, he won't seek to re-introduce the gaming legislation while he's governor.
Perched on cinder blocks and separated into four small compartments with desks and a computer, the trailers look like any that sit beside overcrowded public schools throughout the Washington region.
The House is scheduled to convene at 2 p.m. Tuesday to consider allowing table games such as blackjack at casinos, and to permit a new casino site in Prince George's County.
Washington Sports and Event Management LLC, producers of the Nation's Triathlon, have sued the World Triathlon Corporation for defamation stemming from the abrupt cancelation of the Ironman 70.3 National Harbor race that had been slated for August.
MGM Resorts International struck an agreement on Friday to build a casino destination at the National Harbor waterfront complex near the nation's capital, if lawmakers end up allowing the casino and table games like blackjack while also cutting the state's high tax on gambling proceeds.
Space shuttle Discovery is preparing to move into its new home at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia.
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