Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan: 'Following the terrorist attacks on Paris just four days ago, and after careful consideration, I am now requesting that federal authorities cease any additional settlements of refugees from Syria in Maryland until the U.S. government can provide appropriate assurances that refugees from Syria pose no threat to public safety.' - @LarryHogan
Student at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., whose parents say left home with firearm, triggering lockdown, described by police as missing person; police say Jacob Marberger is 5'4", 130 pounds, with light skin and brown curly hair, last seen driving a 1997 dark green Land Rover with Pennsylvania tag beginning with 'JWY'
Editor's note: The military blimp that broke from its tether in Maryland is known as a Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System or JLENS. The blimp, which is 243-feet long and filled with helium, is 1 of 2 blimps anchored near Baltimore that uses a radar to watch for incoming cruise missiles and other threats. - Jillian
Maryland/ˈmɛrɨlənd/ is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. It has three occasionally used nicknames: the Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State.
One of the original Thirteen Colonies, Maryland is considered to be the birthplace of religious freedom in America, when it was formed in the early 17th century as a refuge for persecuted Catholics from England by George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore, and the first English proprietor of the then-Maryland colonial grant. Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution.
Maryland is one of the smallest states in terms of area, as well as one of the most densely populated, home to nearly 6 million residents. With its close proximity to Washington, D.C., and a highly diversified economy spanning manufacturing, services, and biotechnology, Maryland has the highest median household income of any state.
The state is officially claimed to be named after Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I of England and mother of Charles II and James II, by George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore, prior to his death in 1632.