ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A lawmaker says Maryland's troubled health care exchange is going to be scrutinized by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That disclosure by Rep. Andy Harris on Monday came after the exchange was plagued by repeated computer glitches ever since its debut in October.
BIG POOL, Md. (AP) - The Western Maryland Rail Trail will be closed for scheduled maintenance through March 27. Authorities say crews will be removing trees and branches damaged by recent ice storms and visitors should use the adjoining C&O Canal towpath as an alternative to the 22-mile hiking-and-biking path.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell says backers of Common Core academic standards have to do a better job in countering misinformation about the education initiative. Supporters say the new standards are designed to better prepare students for college - or for a job - by the time they graduate from high school.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Russell Martin hit his fourth home run of a torrid spring training Monday, but Steve Pearce and Michael Almanzar each hit two-run homers to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Steve Clevenger hit a solo home run off Pirates starter Jay Jackson.
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