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The principal oboist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has filed a sexual harassment complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against BSO concertmaster Jonathan Carney.

Katherine Needleman alleges in the filing that Carney retaliated against her after she rejected his advances…

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Baltimore and B&O Railroad Museum officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for a $2.5 million stable for the country’s oldest continuously operating mounted police unit — and the museum’s board of directors announced plans to donate money for two new horses.

The Baltimore Police Department…

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A flash flood watch is in effect throughout the Baltimore region Monday, and storms were possibly spawning tornadoes in Virginia as the remnants of Florence move north.

After steady morning rain, showers and thunderstorms are forecast through late Monday night, the National Weather Service said….

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President Donald Trump said “a little delay” may be needed on an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. But the president predicts that it will “work out very well.”

The president faced questions about Kavanaugh amid scrutiny of a woman’s…

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About one out of every 109 mortgage applications has been found to contain false or misleading information, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic.

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Capital cities tend to have the strongest economies in their respective states, as well as a rich history and broader cultural offerings, according to a new study.

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Orioles catcher Chance Sisco left Sunday’s matinee with the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards after a foul tip to the mask.

The rookie backstop was making just his third start since being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Sept. 3, and had gone 0-for-2, including grounding into a double play that…

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About 245 runners skipped the $4 toll at the Fort McHenry Tunnel for a good cause Sunday during the 10th annual Geico Tunnel Run to benefit Special Olympics Maryland.

The 5K race, which begins and ends at the northern mouth of the tunnel’s fourth bore, brings about $25,000 in donations for the…

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What seemed to be a perfect setup for an unbeaten record going into next week’s Big Ten opener against Minnesota came crashing down Saturday for Maryland in a deflating 35-14 home-opening loss to previously winless Temple.

With three starters out on the offensive line and their backfield depth…

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Emergency workers went door to door urging people to flee Florence’s rising waters and used inflatable boats to rescue others as the storm practically parked itself over land and poured on the rain Saturday, raising fears that North Carolina could be in for the most disastrous flooding in its history.

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A Maryland National Guard helicopter rescue team has been sent to North Carolina as Hurricane Florence pounds the state’s southern coast.

Maryland is also opening two shelters, in Prince George’s and Queen Anne’s counties, for storm evacuees.

Gov. Larry Hogan authorized deployment of the Maryland…

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, gay and lesbian home buyers have been increasing their purchasing power.

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President Donald Trump drew widespread rebukes Thursday – including from several fellow Republicans – after falsely claiming that the number of deaths attributable to Hurricane Maria had been inflated by Democrats to “make me look as bad as possible.”

In morning tweets, Trump took issue with the…

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Hurricane Florence’s outer bands could bring some rain to Maryland this weekend, and the edges of its wind field could create coastal flooding along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

High tides could be as much as 3 feet above normal in Anne Arundel County from Friday night through Saturday…

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Homeowners along the East Coast need to be ready for the hurricane. Share NAR’s Disaster Preparation Resource page with your clients now.

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Representing a shift from the typical homebuying journey 10 years ago, consumers are learning the benefits of getting their finances in order before searching for homes.

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Hurricane Florence is forecast to batter the Carolina coasts Friday and Saturday and dump feet of rain, while Maryland looks to be spared of the catastrophic flooding that appeared possible in recent days.

The National Hurricane Center’s latest predictions Wednesday had the storm hovering off Southeast…

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One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a shooting at a funeral in Lansdowne on Wednesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

Cars arrived at Mt. Zion Cemetery at 3900 Hollins Ferry Road for a funeral. Before the service, a shooting occurred and two adults were injured with…

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The architects believe their structure—featuring extremely uneven floors, windows of varying heights, and unusually arranged walls in 52 eye-popping colors—has the power to bring longevity.

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Homes in neighborhoods that are predominantly populated by minority families have seen substantial gains in home equity over the last four years. But has it been enough to close the gap between them and white neighborhoods?

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Jerry Schmidt normally works from his office at BGE’s main supply warehouse in Windsor Mill, but Tuesday, just days before Hurricane Florence is expected to pummel the East Coast, was not normal.

The BGE manager surveyed a lot outside the warehouse where hundreds of transformers and reels of cable…

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Hurricane Florence is forecast to hit the Southeast coast as a major storm later this week. What will it bring to Maryland?

The latest forecasts Tuesday suggested the Baltimore region will escape the brunt of the storm’s winds, and maybe even its heavy rains.

But because Florence is forecast to…

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How do people visualize the perfect abode when it comes to home design, amenities, and location?

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The storm is threatening to strike the Carolinas and Virginia as a dangerous Category 4 hurricane.

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The man who brought the Renaissance Festival to Maryland has died.

Jules Smith Sr. died Thursday of natural causes in his Minnesota home, according to his family. He was 88.

Smith co-founded the festival in 1971 in Minnesota. In 1977, he brought the festival to Maryland, on a plot of land near…

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A City Council bill that would repeal part of Baltimore’s fire code to allow new bike lanes and encourage development projects is awaiting Mayor Catherine Pugh’s signature.

The civic debate around the proposal has been marred by uncivil reactions, including physical altercations and nasty comments….

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Low home prices along with affluent buyers, more investors, and those wanting to bypass appraisals are prompting all-cash transactions to surge in the city.

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When M&T Bank moves 600 workers into its new Mid-Atlantic headquarters in downtown Baltimore this month, the bank intends to make a statement about its connection to the city through its new central location and office design.

The bank will anchor One Light Street, the first ground-up office tower…

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Baltimore will be under a flood watch from early in the morning Sunday until late at night.

The National Weather Service issued an advisory Saturday stating that one to three inches of rain are expected to fall over the weekend in portions of Maryland, Washington, Virginia and West Virginia, creating…

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For the Ravens, the first game of the 2018 season has been a long time coming in more ways than one.

They have been training since mid-July, which special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg pointed out Thursday is equivalent to “half of a college season.” They have been waiting for a chance at redemption…

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Friends and fellow church members described Daniel Samis as a religious man dedicated to his church and related charity endeavors.

Maryland State Police said Samis, 67 of Abingdon, was killed last Friday when the sedan he was driving was swept away near Calvary Road and James Run in Churchville.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous may be struggling to get his message out to Maryland voters, but he has earned the attention of President Donald J. Trump.

Trump, at a rally in Montana on Thursday night, criticized Jealous over immigration — though not by name.

“In Maryland, the Democrat…

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Often the down payment is the biggest obstacle for younger would-be home buyers. Here are ways to get a solid financial footing.

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Home yards may be getting smaller but they’re also hitting record-level prices.

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Burt Reynolds, one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men during the ’70s and early ’80s via such films as “Deliverance,” “Smokey and the Bandit, “The Longest Yard” and “Semi-Tough,” has died. His rep confirmed that he died Thursday in Jupiter, Fla. He was 82.

Reynolds’ appeal lay in his post-modern…

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Democratic gubernatorial challenger Ben Jealous attempted to lay claim to the mantle of tax-cutter Thursday when he vowed at a Baltimore news conference to seek a cut to the state’s sales tax if he is elected.

The proposal to lower the 6 percent tax to 5.75 percent is part of what Jealous is billing…

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The two companies have settled claims from a 2015 lawsuit that they received kickbacks for referring certain settlement services.

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Share these tips with clients so they can take precautions and weather the storm when a natural disaster strikes.

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The Fudgery, where workers sing for customers while stirring and turning fudge, will close its Harborplace store Sunday.

The fudge making shop in downtown Baltimore is believed to be the longest-tenured merchant in the Light Street Pavilion, where it opened in 1985. The Fudgery opened its first…

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The University of Maryland Police Department is investigating several “hate-bias” incidents on campus after students discovered a swastika and anti-LGBT messages scrawled on whiteboards in separate dorms, according to police.

Police responded to Queen Anne’s Hall at about 3:40 p.m. Monday after…

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Despite its young age, “Generation Z” is showing a lot of interest in homeownership. Is it youthful optimism or is the eagerness real?

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When a new Starbucks opens near a neighborhood, that could be a good sign for home prices, a new Harvard study suggests.

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On the first day of Ziya Green’s junior year, the heat inside Renaissance Academy was relentless.

“It was blazing,” Green, 17, said. “The fans were just blowing out hot air.”

Renaissance is among the roughly 60 Baltimore schools with inadequate — if any — air conditioning. Classes at these schools…

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Some sliced the swooshes right out of their socks. Others lit their shoes aflame, and filmed while they burned in their yards. All had strong feelings about Nike’s new “Just Do It” campaign and one of its newest faces: Colin Kaepernick.

Nike revealed on Monday that Colin Kaepernick – the out-of-work…

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The Maryland State Police said a body had been located at around 1 p.m. in Harford County near where extensive search efforts had been conducted for a 34-year-old woman who was swept away by storm water Friday as she was trying to rescue another victim.

Police have not identified the body but said…

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A 42-year-old Jessup man who was shot by a Howard County police officer Sunday was charged Monday with assault and weapons violations after police said he pointed a weapon at law enforcement agents.

Terrell R. Carroll of Carroll Heights Avenue is listed in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma…

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The Ravens announced Sunday that they’ve signed eight practice squad players, all of whom spent the preseason with the team before being cut Saturday.

Tight end Darren Waller, wide receiver-returner Tim White and guard Nico Siragusa highlight the group, which also included undrafted rookie guard…

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The body of one of the people police believe were swept away by raging flood waters Friday evening on Route 136 near James Run in Churchville has been recovered and identified, Maryland State Police said.

Police and rescue teams resumed their search at 7 a.m. Saturday after suspending their operations…

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Maryland was trying to figure out how to replace DJ Moore going into the 2018 season. It wasn’t just Moore’s ability as a pass catcher, but his versatility running and on occasion throwing the ball that made the now Carolina Panthers rookie a special player in College Park.

The Terps might have…

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Fourteen people have died in boating-related incidents in Maryland this year — up from nine in 2017 — putting the state on track for one of the deadliest years in decades. While the direct cause for the perilous influx is unknown, the common denominator in every death is life jackets, Maryland…

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On the campaign trail, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan often talks about how he wants lower taxes for retirees — including exempting 100 percent of retirement income from Maryland taxes.

The Republican governor pitched a similar proposal to senior voters when he was running four years ago, including…

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Only 41 percent of the U.S. population now lives in a county where a median-income household can afford to buy a home at the median list price.

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Rates have barely budged over the last few weeks and may be offering a window of opportunity for prospective buyers.

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For the family of Det. Sean Suiter, an independent panel’s finding that he took his own life could mean the loss of more than half a million dollars in benefits, workers’ compensation and pension payouts that accrue to police officers killed in the line of duty.

Suiter was fatally shot in a vacant…

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Some students at Goucher College have been given the option to sleep on cots or couches in public areas such as the library because their dorm rooms are so sweltering hot.

The school’s director of resident life, Lindy Bobbitt, sent an email to students in dorm rooms without air conditioning Wednesday…

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Baltimore County police are investigating a shooting in Dundalk that took place a day after a double shooting killed two people about a block away.

Police responded to the area of Wise Avenue and Woodland Drive around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police said a suspect sitting in a car had fired at a man…

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But there are signs that inventories are rising in several large metros, which could help moderate price growth in the coming weeks. Read more from NAR’s latest housing report.

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Real estate prices in wildfire-prone areas are in line with homes in low-risk areas, even immediately after fires, a new study shows.

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“As the Amazons and Ubers of the world continue to raise the bar for ‘consumer-grade’ experiences, home buyers have made it clear that it’s also time for the home purchasing and mortgage processes to change,” a Fannie Mae researcher notes.

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Hot, humid air is flowing into the Baltimore region this week, bringing the heat index up to 105 degrees at times.

The heat index reached 103 degrees by 3 p.m. Tuesday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, with 95-degree heat and high humidity. Temperatures are forecast…

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Headed into the post-Labor Day homestretch of Maryland’s governor’s race, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has about $9 million more in campaign cash than his Democratic challenger Ben Jealous, according to fundraising totals.

The Jealous campaign on Tuesday said the former NAACP president and his running…

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Homeowners may think moving to a smaller house will trim costs, but economists say it’s often not a cost-cutting move.

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NAR’s chief economist reflects on the road real estate has traveled over the last decade and how far the housing market has come.

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The re-election campaign of Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday it raised more than $2.2 million in about two months — allowing the Republican governor and running mate Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford to maintain a formidable warchest headed into the race’s final months.

Despite recent pricey television ad buys

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A Baltimore Police supervisor who works in the unit that trains officers about the Constitution has been arrested and charged with being drunk and disorderly at a strip club in downtown Baltimore, police confirmed.

Police said Sgt. Henrietta Middleton, a 12-year veteran assigned to the Inspector…

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Economists and housing experts say increases in home prices won’t ease soon, but they knock down concerns of another housing bubble.

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Fifty-three percent of builders say they are equipping new construction with technology. But are they the kind buyers want?

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A suspect is dead after a mass shooting with “multiple fatalities” at a downtown venue in Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

“Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY,” the sheriff’s office tweeted…

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Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the late Sen. John McCain.

McCain, a 1958 Naval Academy graduate, died Saturday at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer. McCain will be buried at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.

According to the Secretary…

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Five people were injured in four shooting incidents in Baltimore between late Friday night and early Saturday morning, police said.

In the first incident, a 31-year-old man went to a hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds at 9:51 p.m. Friday. He told police that he’d been shot at the intersection…

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Orioles right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis’ last three stints with the big league club have been brief, but that’s not to take away from their importance.

Yacabonis was recalled as the 26th player allowed for a doubleheader to start Saturday’s first game, marking the third straight time the 26-year-old…

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The Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church implicated the former archbishop of Baltimore for covering up the abuse. It’s not the first time the city has dealt with scandals within the Catholic Church. Here’s a timeline of major incidents:

June 1995: John Merzbacher,…

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When Charles Village Pub reopened on Thursday, nearly four months after a grease fire closed the neighborhood hangout, it was more than a relief to owner Tony Weir. It was the end of a logistical nightmare.

“I didn’t think it was going to take this long,” Weir said. “There’s no company you can…

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Mortgage rates are now at their lowest level since mid-April.

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Sixty-one percent need to improve their credit in order to obtain lower interest rates when they’re ready to take out a mortgage, according to Experian.

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A former government contractor who pleaded guilty to mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization was sentenced to more than five years in prison Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors, who called it the longest sentence ever imposed for a federal crime involving leaks to the news…

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Gov. Larry Hogan and his Democratic challenger, Ben Jealous, spent Thursday touting competing endorsements they’ve received in the gubernatorial campaign.

Hogan, a Republican, announced that the statewide Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed him, four years after the organization supported Democratic…

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The social media giant has taken down more than 5,000 ad targeting options to “help prevent misuse,” the company stated.

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Interest rates for larger mortgages are becoming less expensive than those for conforming loans.

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A Maryland Transportation Authority policeman has been suspended pending the results of a trial after he allegedly attempted to board a plane with his gun when he was unauthorized to do so.

Sgt. Christopher Lamb was charged with interfering with security procedures at Baltimore/Washington International…

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Baltimore firefighters found the body of an adult woman Wednesday after putting out a fire in the basement of a vacant home in South Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood.

Department spokeswoman Blair Skinner said firefighters responded to reports of a fire in the 3400 block of 7th Street just after…

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Combined, the brokerages could become the nation’s third-largest residential real estate firm based on transaction volume.

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Health concerns and unattractive views drive the decrease in the value of land near high-voltage systems, researchers say.

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President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is in negotiations with federal prosecutors to possibly plead guilty in the investigation into his business dealings, according to a person familiar with the matter.

A hearing in the case is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday at a federal…

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Top Maryland officials plan to announce Wednesday that the Trump administration has approved a federal waiver that would stave off expected increases in health insurance costs for more than 200,000 state residents.

The two prime sponsors of the legislation that set up the plan to control costs…

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A 16-year-old Baltimore boy has been indicted for the June killing of another teen, which authorities believe was related to a home invasion in which $15,000 was taken.

Dayon Cooper has been charged as an adult in both cases, records show. Homicide detectives wrote in charging documents that they…

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The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming.

It’s expected to propose regulations that give states broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The plan would let states…

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More than one in 10 adults—or about 29 million Americans—say they have restless nights, worrying about their ability to pay the mortgage or rent.

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Lawmakers say the move is intended to combat soaring home prices and rising homelessness in the country.

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A strong earthquake has cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok and destroyed buildings as the tourist hotspot tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. The shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit just after 10 p.m. Sunday was one of multiple powerful… …read more




The Orioles added a depth piece off waivers Saturday by claiming outfielder John Andreoli from the Seattle Mariners, the team announced.

Andreoli, 28, made his major league debut May 23, and appeared in three games for the Mariners after signing with them as a minor league free agent in January.

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Two people were pronounced dead Saturday after an aircraft crash near Baugher Road in Westminster.

The incident is under investigation by the Maryland State Police, and Federal Aviation Administration officials are expected to arrive on scene.

According to Maryland State Police, a small plane crashed…

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A 29-year-old man has been taken into custody on first-degree murder charges for allegedly firing into a vehicle and killing 7-year-old Taylor Hayes last month, Baltimore police and prosecutors announced Friday.

Keon Gray was arrested in Anne Arundel County, officials said. Earlier in the week,…

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Service on the two southern spurs of the Baltimore Light Rail, which had been suspended due to flooding since July 22, resumed Friday afternoon — three days ahead of schedule, the Maryland Transit Administration announced.

Trains resumed running between the Patapsco station and Cromwell and BWI…

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“Given the chronic lack of affordable housing and rapidly escalating home prices, it is worrisome that the country is producing new single-family housing stock at a rate that is similar to the trough of a typical recession,” Freddie Mac’s chief economist says.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is backing a plan to renovate and expand the convention center in Ocean City, pledging $20 million in state funds for the project.

He said he would submit 2019 legislation seeking money for the $34 million upgrade, which will be overseen by the Maryland Stadium Authority.

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Ben Jealous, the Democratic nominee for governor, offered a plan Thursday to deal with lead poisoning in Maryland, saying Gov. Larry Hogan hasn’t done enough to alleviate the problem.

Holding a news conference in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, Jealous proposed giving the Maryland…

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The home-sharing company plans to turn 14 multifamily properties into short-term rentals by 2020.

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These metros may soon see a boost in production for local agents, home improvement stores, and moving companies.

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The man charged in the death of five people in the Capital Gazette newsroom may be considering a plea of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity, according to court records requesting more time to consider that defense.

Jarrod Ramos’ attorney has filed a motion Monday claiming there is…

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As former and current Maryland football players take sides in the ongoing public debate of “Is DJ Durkin a good guy?” one former Michigan star came down on the side of “bully coach.”

Jabrill Peppers, a Wolverines All-American and defensive standout in 2015 — Durkin’s lone season as the team’s defensive…

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Be prepared to work with house hunters over months, not weeks, before they ultimately find a home to buy.

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Sweeping changes in how several credit reporting agencies factor negative financial information is prompting millions of consumers’ credit scores to increase.

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Amid reports of a toxic coaching culture, the University of Maryland has fired football strength and conditioning coach Rick Court, athletic director Damon Evans announced at a news conference Tuesday.

The dismissal comes less than a week after school sources told The Baltimore Sun that Court was…

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday released a sweeping grand jury report on sex abuse in the Catholic Church, listing hundreds of accused clergy and detailing 70 years of misconduct and church response across the state.

The release is the culmination of an 18-month probe, led by state Attorney…

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Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill.

A person close to Franklin, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated…

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Disappearing coastlines may prompt affluent home buyers to shun oceanside communities.

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Even with a strengthening economy, young adults are choosing not to step out on their own and buy their first home.

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A day after tensions between police and community activists nearly boiled over on the University of Virginia’s campus, the city of Charlottesville marked Sunday’s anniversary of a deadly gathering of white supremacists with a rally against racial hatred.

But some 115 miles away in Washington, the…

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Maryland football coach DJ Durkin should be fired “immediately,” an attorney representing the family of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair said Sunday.

In an afternoon news conference at the Baltimore offices of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr. said Durkin, who was placed…

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The Baltimore Police department has suspended an officer after a viral video emerged that shows him repeatedly punching a man before tackling him to the ground.

Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said in a statement Saturday that he is “deeply disturbed by the video that surfaced online earlier…

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In an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican was charged with insider trading.

Collins released a statement Saturday morning saying his will suspend his campaign and finish the rest of his term. Collins was indicted Wednesday on charges he passed…

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Orioles outfield prospect Cedric Mullins earned his first major league call-up Friday, the team has announced, making him the first homegrown prospect to debut since the team traded its brightest stars and began a rebuilding process.

The 24-year-old Mullins was previously at Triple-A Norfolk, where…

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Baltimore County Police say that at least 15 cars in the Lochearn area were vandalized with swastikas and obscenities Thursday night or Friday morning.

In addition, the storm door of one home and the brick face of another home were also vandalized, police said.

The vandalism, which took place in…

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From developing new offline connections to drawing on old school marketing techniques, it’s going to take a little extra effort to bring new listings to the selling market.

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The two financing giants announced plans to aid homeowners affected by the record-breaking fires sweeping across California—they may be eligible to stop making mortgage payments for up to 12 months.

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Army Sgt. Maliek Kearney has been found guilty in the killing three years ago of his wife, a 24-year-old private stationed at Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County.

Kearney, 37, was found guilty Thursday afternoon of the federal crime of crossing state lines to commit domestic violence resulting in…

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The University of Florida has created an investigative journalism position in honor of Rob Hiaasen, one of five Capital Gazette staff members killed in June.

Journalist Ted Bridis will be the College of Journalism and Communications’ first Rob Hiaasen Lecturer in Investigative Reporting this fall.

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Communities with these monikers report some of the highest average household incomes in the country.

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The iconic home depicted in the 1970s family sitcom is likely headed back to television.

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Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous uttered a curse word during a press conference on Wednesday morning, responding to a reporter’s question by asking: “Are you f—- kidding me?”

He later apologized for what he called “inappropriate language.”

Jealous had called the event in…

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After closing in the spring due to damage caused by a grease fire, Charles Village Pub plans to reopen this month.

“Within the next two weeks we should be open,” said owner Tony Weir on Wednesday.

To reopen, the bar must schedule and pass an inspection from the city’s fire department, he said.

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The median price nationwide for existing single-family homes topped its all-time high yet again in the second quarter of the year, NAR reports.

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Company officials detailed expansion plans for next year on a recent second-quarter earnings call.

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Maryland Transportation Authority Police are investigating a shooting Monday on Interstate 895 south as a possible road rage incident.

Police said Exit 7 on Interstate 895 south was closed after a man was found shot in a vehicle Monday evening.

Police said someone called 911 around 5:44 p.m. to…

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This story is updated from an earlier version.

Two teenage boys have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old from Edgewood Friday night in the parking lot of Edgewood High School, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Yasin Wallace Powell, 16,…

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Mayor Catherine Pugh on Monday moved Baltimore one step closer to the creation of a fund aimed at promoting racial equity across the city.

Pugh’s spokesman confirmed that she plans to sign off on the legislation, which was sponsored by City Councilman Brandon Scott and unanimously approved by the…

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The Republican National Committee’s link to the Maryland Republican Party’s Twitter account actually takes users to the page of Sexy Car Babes, a mix-up that occurred after the state party changed the name of its twitter handle and didn’t tell the national group.

GOP.com listed the Maryland Republican…

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For clients bitten by the remodeling bug, here are some tips for choosing a contractor to help them spruce up their home.

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United Wholesale Mortgage is allowing borrowers an escrow-free option with their mortgage, even for those with dinged credit histories. Some in the mortgage industry are concerned.

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Defense tightens up

During two red-zone exercises, the defense flexed its collective muscles. On a series giving the offense first down-and-goal on the 5-yard line, the unit scored only two touchdowns in 10 attempts. Two highlights included defensive tackle Brandon Williams hurrying quarterback…

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Now that the Orioles have moved into a serious rebuilding period, the focus will be on developing a large group of young players to populate the major league roster for the next decade or more.

The responsibility for that rests largely on the minor and major league coaching staffs, but there is…

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Baltimore police are investigating after a 61-year-old woman was killed Saturday morning in a pedestrian accident.

At about 11:07 a.m., officers responded to a report of a pedestrian involved hit-and-run in the 2600 block of Liberty Heights Ave., police said. There, officers found the woman unresponsive.

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J. W. Ancel Inc., a Towson-based construction firm, paid $145,000 to settle allegations that the company submitted inflated construction costs connected to a state bus depot, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Friday.

J. W. Ancel was awarded a contract in 2013 to build a bus facility…

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After a 70-year-old Baltimore woman died in July from what police say was narcotic poisoning, relatives are still awaiting answers on whether she was drugged.

When authorities found Gloria Johnson unresponsive with no signs of trauma in her home on East Preston Street in the Eastern District on…

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Cushman & Wakefield opened on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, with shares jumping 7 percent on its first day of trading.

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Mortgage rates are now at their fourth highest level of the year, Freddie Mac reports.

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A woman’s body was recovered Thursday afternoon from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor waters, police confirmed.

Police responded to a call for a body floating in the murky waters around 12:30 p.m. The body was found in the water in front of the M & S Grill, next to the USS Constellation.

The body was taken…

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Update (Aug. 2): Though Spike Gjerde’s Parts & Labor will close after Sunday’s service, a temporary bar from the same team will take its place on Aug. 8 and operate for the next 60 days, according to a spokeswoman for the restaurant.

The Parts & Labor Pop-Up Bar will be open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday…

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Eighteen blazes in the state have scorched an area larger than Los Angeles, but despite the devastation, home prices may surge. Here’s why.

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A vacant parcel in Beverly Hills could potentially become the most expensive piece of real estate ever sold.

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A federal grand jury indicted a dozen moving company employees who are accused of scamming more than 900 customers in Maryland and across the U.S., the Department of Justice announced this week.

The Justice Department alleges that the employees, five of whom were arrested Monday, hiked up their…

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Male doctors in Maryland are paid about 50 percent more on average than their female counterparts, according to a new survey commissioned by the state’s largest professional association for physicians.

The survey by Merritt Hawkins, a national search and consulting firm for doctors, found that…

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Sometimes even the most attractive offers still fall short, and explaining why can be a tough part of your job. Here are four scenarios that might help you become a better adviser in the negotiation process.

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Higher home prices and tighter inventory seem to be causing some to turn toward home remodeling projects. Find out which cities are seeing more homeowners spending significant money to spruce up their properties.

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As the final hour before today’s nonwaiver trade deadline approached, the Orioles were in 11th-hour negotiations to trade second baseman Jonathan Schoop and right-hander Kevin Gausman, according to an industry source, potentially taking their rebuild to the next step of moving players who are controllable…

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An Anne Arundel County man who was being detained at the Harford County Detention Center in Bel Air died at a hospital Monday afternoon after going into cardiac arrest, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Belt, 28, of the 100…

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The Senate approved a bill Tuesday to keep the National Flood Insurance Program operating for four more months.

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The owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank this month in Missouri, killing 17 people, put profits over people’s safety when they decided to put the Ride the Ducks boat on a lake despite design problems and warnings of severe weather, a lawsuit alleges.

The lawsuit filed Sunday in U.S….

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President Donald Trump said Monday he would have “no problem” shutting down the federal government this year if congressional lawmakers don’t agree to provide additional border security funding.

Trump’s declaration puts him at odds with members of his own party in Congress, where many Republicans…

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Housing supply nationwide in June posted its first increase in three years, according to NAR.

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They complain of incessant water leaks, bug infestations, mold—and even raw sewage soaking into crawl spaces, according to an investigative report.

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Buyers are more cautious about how much they spend on a home, which should prompt sellers to rethink their high asks, experts say.

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The spits and the jeers. The eggs thrown at team cars. The attempts to unbalance riders while riding up the most grueling climbs.

Geraint Thomas never flinched at whatever fans — or his rivals — threw at him or Team Sky.

The Welsh rider was the steadiest rider from the start, the strongest in the…

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While the absence of outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and strong safety Tony Jefferson from Saturday’s practice would seem alarming, Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed they were both given the day off.

“A number of guys had a day off, and then the other guys, a few other guys have — as I said…

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Anne Arundel County health officials are looking for anyone who may have come in contact with a rabid fox found in Jessup recently.

The fox was found near the intersection of Old Jessup Road and MD Route 175, according to a press release issued Saturday by the Anne Arundel County Health Department.

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A 23-year-old man was shot by an Aberdeen police officer just before 11 a.m. Friday outside of a building in the 100 block of Hamilton Place in the Affinity Old Post Road apartment complex in east Aberdeen, police said.

The man, who police have not identified pending notification of next of kin,…

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Coach John Harbaugh said after Friday’s practice that he knows which quarterbacks will play in the Ravens’ preseason opener against the Chicago Bears in the Hall of Fame game on Thursday night. But he declined to share the details.

“We have that set,” he said. “I never really talk about that. We…

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“The next few months will be key for gauging the health of the housing market,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

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However, with sales dropping, some economists are skeptical that the climb will last.

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Baltimore County police have arrested a 22-year-old Timonium woman on charges of driving under the influence and vehicular homicide in relation to the recent crash that killed a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother.

Callie Noble Schwarzman was arrested Tuesday night on charges that she violated…

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Baltimore police are reviewing civilian and body camera footage from a tense interaction between a young boy and an officer, officials confirmed Thursday.

Police spokesman T.J. Smith said the department is looking into the incident, which was recorded and widely shared on social media Wednesday….

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Ongoing housing shortages and rising home prices are prompting international buyers to pause in their recent homebuying sprees in the United States.

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Recent reports show the market for new homes is slowing at an unusual time of year. Builders are blaming the summer slowdown on tariff strife.

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President Donald Trump’s proposed Washington meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin has been delayed until 2019.

National security adviser John Bolton, in a statement, cites special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as the reason for the…

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A new partnership between digital notary platform Notarize and Title Resources, a national title company, is ushering in faster and fully digital closings on real estate transactions in a handful of states.

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Millennials and baby boomers may steal most of the attention as the big movers in real estate these days, but the generation in between has actually recovered the most and gained the most household wealth since the Great Recession.

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The death toll from Greece’s deadliest wildfires in decades climbed to 74 Tuesday as rescue crews searched on land and sea for those who sought to escape the blazes that engulfed popular summer resort spots near Athens.

The number of victims appeared set to go even higher, with crews checking charred…

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Flooding was reported across the Baltimore region Tuesday morning, and the threat of further deluges is forecast to remain elevated through the afternoon.

Flood warnings are in effect across Baltimore City and County, Harford County, eastern Howard County, and most of Anne Arundel County until…

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President Donald Trump’s explosive twitter threat to Iran’s leader comes as his administration is ratcheting up a pressure campaign on the Islamic republic that many suspect is aimed at regime change.

No one is predicting imminent war. But Trump’s bellicose, all-caps challenge addressed to President…

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An adult who lives in the Baltimore region is the first person this season to contract West Nile virus in Maryland.

The Maryland Department of Health announced Monday that it was the first confirmed local case of the mosquito-borne disease.

The department did not release further details about the…

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Fake grass may be easier to care for, but there are some expensive and annoying caveats to this landscaping option.

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The buyer accuses real estate brokerage Houlihan Lawrence of using the tactic to maximize its profits and dominate the local market.

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The 17 people killed when a tourist boat capsized in a Missouri lake included nine members of one family, a couple celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary and a grandmother who family members say saved her granddaughter’s life. A memorial service was scheduled for Sunday afternoon for those…

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The Orioles began to cut ties with veteran right-hander Chris Tillman, designating him for assignment Friday as the end of his minor-league rehab window expired.

Tillman, who was re-signed as a free agent in the offseason in hopes he would rebuild from a disastrous 2017 season, struggled even more…

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Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said.

Investigators blamed stormy weather for the accident Thursday evening on Table…

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Mortgage rates barely budge, giving borrowers some breathing room in their real estate search, Freddie Mac reports.

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The site launched several enhancements this week to improve load times and enable side-by-side listing comparisons, among other items.

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Maryland officials on Thursday approved a $60 million renovation and expansion project at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport over the objections of Comptroller Peter Franchot and residents who live near the airport.

The Board of Public Works voted 2-1 to fund the project — which airport officials say…

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The shooting death of a 7-year-old girl on Thursday after a two-week struggle to survive has once again angered people about Baltimore’s notorious “no-snitching” ethos.

Taylor Hayes’ homicide is the latest case in which detectives believe an individual has information on who killed a child but…

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A smartphone that boasts a bendable screen is expected to hit the market early next year. Could this jumpstart a new category of devices?

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Lawmakers in four Northeastern states say the cap on certain local and state deductions is unconstitutional.

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The Baltimore County police officer who shot a shoplifting suspect July 3 in Rosedale will not be charged, according to the state’s attorney for Baltimore County.

A Baltimore County grand jury declined to charge Officer First Class McCain after hearing the facts of the case and viewing body camera…

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Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland’s lone Republican in Congress, can stand in support of President Donald Trump’s performance at his news conference this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin if he wants to. He can accept President Trump’s explanation that he misspoke when he said he couldn’t see…

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Buyers flipping through the marketing materials of this Granbury, Texas, home may have done a double take, but real estate pro Casey Lewis says the gimmick worked.

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But there is a bright spot: More first-time home buyers appear to be entering the market even as tight inventories restrict the number of homes for sale.

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Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to “clarify” his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

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It appears that Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Nationals Park will be Manny Machado’s last game in an Orioles uniform.

On Tuesday morning, the Orioles continued to close in on finalizing a trade to send Machado to a contender, and a source said that a deal will likely be completed over the next 72…

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A Baltimore-based leader in kosher certification has said it can no longer vouch for Starbucks drinks with “syrups, sauces, toppings, powders, soy or almond milk.”

Star-K said this month that Starbucks ended an expanded kosher certification program with Star-K, and that the company “can no longer…

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University of Maryland football offensive lineman Jordan McNair died of heatstroke suffered during an off-season team workout, according to the website of a foundation launched in his honor by the former McDonogh star’s parents.

McNair, 19, was hospitalized May 29 after an afternoon workout in…

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When it comes to renovations, homeowners express some of their highest satisfaction with these outdoor projects.

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Homeowners often have a false sense of security that the builder will fix anything that breaks.

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The Orioles enter the All-Star break preparing to navigate one of the club’s most pivotal stretches in determining its future in the weeks leading up to the nonwaiver trade deadline, moves that will serve as the building blocks of the team’s rebuild. …read more



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