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It’s hard to think of a more volatile mix: Four young black males from Baltimore City, accused in the death of a white female police officer in Baltimore County. Authorities say three of the teenagers were breaking into homes when the fourth ran the officer over in a stolen Jeep.

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Today, members of the law enforcement community from all over the nation joined with members of the Baltimore County citizen community to honor the life and sacrifice ofBaltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio. In doing so, the question on the lips of almost everyone in attendance was “How could…

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Impact of the new regulations on U.S. real estate business remains uncertain until the European Union issues formal guidance.

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“Mortgage rates so far in 2018 have had the most sustained increase to start the year in over 40 years,” says Freddie Mac’s…

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Several hundreds of people, including uniformed police officers and public officials, lined up at the funeral home to pay their respects to slain Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio.

Across the street, an automotive shop had draped a Navy sash over its sign, and blue ribbons were fastened…

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The funeral procession for Baltimore County Police Officer Amy S. Caprio will cause “significant” road closures Friday, police said Thursday.

After the Friday morning service at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, at which Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan and…

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Enhancing outdoor space can yield a strong return, both financially and in homeowner enjoyment.

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A new survey finds buyers are willing to make extreme sacrifices and even give up some basic rights for a chance at homeownership.

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There’s plenty of reason to question the series of decisions by the justice system that allowed 16-year-old Dawnta Harris to be in Perry Hall Monday when police say he drove a stolen Jeep into Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio, fatally injuring her. We are still learning more details about…

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The NFL owners needed to find a way to extricate themselves from the lingering national athem controversy and they handled it the only way they could.

They cut it down the middle.

We’ll see if it satisfies either side in a debate that cut deeply into public confidence in the league and – in particular…

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“We commend members of Congress for passing this bipartisan legislation to level the lending playing field for community banks and credit…

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Find out where investors are making bigger profits in shorter time periods when flipping homes.

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Thunderstorms are expected to pass through the Baltimore region Tuesday night, and some could pack damaging winds, especially in Anne Arundel and Howard counties.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe storm watch until 9 p.m. for those counties and others around Washington, D.C., and…

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Taking part in an international crackdown on fraudulent initial coin offerings, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s office issued a cease-and-desist order against a firm operating out of an apartment in Windsor Mill.

The securities division of the attorney general’s office issued the order…

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Many house hunters are under the mistaken impression that new homes are flawless and, therefore, more valuable than resale property. Here’s…

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Consumers are migrating away from high-priced markets in favor of more reasonably priced areas, a new analysis shows.

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A Baltimore County police officer was shot in Perry Hall on Monday afternoon, according to the county councilman who represents the area.

Councilman David Marks said police informed him the officer was shot while investigating “suspicious activity” near Bel Air and Klausmier roads.

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Baltimore’s former police commissioner Darryl De Sousa was ordered by a federal judge Monday to surrender his passport and any firearms pending his trial on federal tax charges.

The terms of his release were outlined at De Sousa’s initial appearance in U.S. District Court downtown on three misdemeanor…

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The world’s two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with China.

“We are putting the trade war on hold,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday.”

After high-level…

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Race results from the Preakness Day races at Pimlico Race Course:

Race 1

In a light rain and on a sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course, favorite Hill Shadow snuck past Beeks down the stretch to win.

Hill Shadow, trained by Robin Graham with Xavier Perez up, paid $3.60 to win, $2.60 to place and…

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Standing in the back of the new concert area in the middle of Saturday’s Preakness InfieldFest, Andrew Tyner was impressed by the massive new stage and the general reconfiguration of this year’s InfieldFest.

But his thoughts quickly moved to the real topic of the day so far: the weather.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 10 people are dead and 10 more wounded after a shooting at a high school in the town of Santa Fe.

Abbott called Friday’s shooting “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools.”

He says explosive devices including a molotov cocktail…

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The ownership of Cal Ripken Jr.‘s regal Reisterstown estate has gone from one Orioles great to another.

Adam Jones, center fielder for the Orioles, placed the winning bid for the property during a Saturday auction at the house, said Wendy Oliver, business development director for DeCaro Auctions…

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The company offers the ability to legally notarize documents online, and continues to make strides since being part of NAR’s 2017 Second…

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Short-term and longer-term predictions about real estate markets along with a substantive give-and-take about the proposed association dues…

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Valerie Ervin has decided to run for Maryland governor in place of her late running mate, Kevin Kamenetz, who died suddenly last week.

Ervin selected Marisol Johnson, a former Baltimore County school board member, to join her ticket and the crowded seven-way primary race for the Democratic nomination.

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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted anew before dawn Thursday, shooting a steely gray plume of ash from its summit about 30,000 feet into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town.

The explosion at the mountain summit came shortly after 4 a.m. following two weeks of volcanic activity that sent…

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Real estate pro Ben Caballero is making history on home sales by selling 3,556 homes in a single year—or an average of more than 68 homes…

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For the first time in three years, U.S. banks are reportedly relaxing their lending standards on some commercial real estate loans.

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The Social Security Administration office at the Rotunda in North Baltimore is scheduled to close next month, an addition to a recent string of field office closures decried by activists and lawmakers.

The office at 711 W. 40th St. is slated to close June 22, when staff members will be relocated…

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This one isn’t as complicated as predicting the weather. It’s a rather simple truth about Orioles right-hander Andrew Cashner that has played out plenty this season and came into focus again in Wednesday’s soggy 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Cashner was cruising through the Phillies lineup…

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Homebuyer demand has managed to mostly shake off the effects of higher rates so far this year, but will the latest round of hikes make buyers…

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A new survey reveals why homeowners are sprucing up their home. Their reasons are starting to change.

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WILMINGTON, Del. — A man accused of shooting five co-workers at a granite company in Harford County, killing three, has been convicted of attempted manslaughter in the subsequent shooting of a man in Delaware.

A jury on Tuesday convicted 38-year-old Radee Prince of attempted manslaughter, reckless…

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Federal prosecutors who have filed tax charges against Darryl De Sousa also issued grand jury subpoenas to the city’s finance and police departments seeking a decade’s worth of information about the former commissioner’s pay, travel, second jobs and taxes.

A copy of the subpoenas, issued last week,…

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The real estate brand champions both the work of its agents and the joy of adopting shelter pets in its latest advertisement.

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For years, a real estate professional in Edmond, Okla., had told his sellers that even if they priced their home for just a dollar, the market…

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Severe storms with lightning and potentially damaging winds — possibly in the form of a “derecho” — are possible Monday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect across Central Maryland through 9 p.m.

In an area across eastern Ohio,…

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The White House says Melania Trump is hospitalized after undergoing a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.

The first lady’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said Monday that the procedure was successful and that there were no complications.

Grisham says Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National…

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More millennials are living with their parents, but the trend is more prevalent among certain races, new research finds.

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Rapid home price gains in the first quarter, mixed with higher mortgage rates, are basically eliminating any meaningful gains home buyers may be…

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The Orioles claimed 24-year-old third baseman Renato Núñez off waivers from the Texas Rangers and moved infielder Tim Beckham to the 60-day disabled list. …read more



Cal Ripken Jr.’s 24-acre Reisterstown estate sold at auction Saturday.

Eight bidders registered to participate in the auction, which was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Dover Road property, according to Daniel DeCaro of DeCaro Auctions. The auction lasted about 15 minutes, he said.

The name…

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“You can only look at it as being the most incredible thing in the world.”

McDonogh goalie Julia Cooper fought off tears to say that when asked to reflect — way too soon — on the Eagles’ national-record girls lacrosse winning streak just minutes after it ended at 198 games with a 10-8 loss to Notre…

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A federal judge handed down a 15-year sentence Friday to a former Baltimore police sergeant who once ran the department’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force, saying his participation in robberies using the authority of the badge emboldened members of the squad.

Thomas Allers, 49, previously pleaded guilty

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has suspended Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa with pay pending the resolution of three federal criminal tax charges he faces — reversing course from the previous evening when she expressed continued support for him.

“Upon review of the circumstances surrounding…

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Following a series of rises in April, mortgage rates are taking a pause so far this month.

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The rate is more than double the rate of single males who are also purchasing homes and condos.

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Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency, providing the fullest picture yet of Russia’s attempt to sow racial and political division in the United States before and after the 2016 election.

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Federal prosecutors say they have charged Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa with three misdemeanor counts of failing to file federal taxes.

De Sousa, 53, willfully failed to file federal returns for tax years 2013, 2014 and 2015 despite having been a salaried employee of the police…

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Gina Haspel told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that she “will not restart” a controversial CIA interrogation program if confirmed to lead the agency and that she would obey her moral compass, not President Donald Trump, if she was ever instructed to carry out other questionable…

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Three Americans detained in North Korea for more than a year are on their way back to the U.S. with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday in the latest sign of improving relations between the two longtime adversary nations.

Trump said on Twitter that Pompeo…

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Civil rights advocates have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development, accusing the agency of not following a rule…

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Homeowners are less likely to get a rude awakening when going through the mortgage process, according to the latest Quicken Loans Home Price…

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Ocean City is the ultimate family destination. From the Inlet to the Delaware state line, the town has plenty to offer kids of all ages – and their parents. Check out some of our favorite ways to keep the family busy at the beach.

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A former Baltimore County steel mill is going green, as a New York-based urban farming operation looks to transform a portion of Sparrows Point into a large greenhouse.

Gotham Greens is opening a 100,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse at Tradepoint Atlantic, the massive redevelopment project…

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Americans continue to say it’s a good time to sell amid rising home prices and favorable economic conditions.

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Your client may want to consider ordering a home maintenance inspection before listing his or her property. It could help to be proactive about…

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Many Marylanders would again pay more for monthly health premiums than their mortgages under rate increases requested by insurers for plans to be sold on the state’s health insurance exchange.

The state’s two insurers offering individual plans requested average rate increases for 2019 that ranged…

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A federal appeals court has blocked a lawsuit against the Baltimore state’s attorney filed by officers who say she maliciously prosecuted them in the death of Freddie Gray.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a ruling by a lower court judge who had allowed key parts of the…

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Redfin researchers discover why putting a home on the market on Wednesdays and Thursdays offers more advantages than listing on a Sunday, the…

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Ray Glasgow III, a 17-year-old football and lacrosse standout at the Baltimore City College high school, was killed in a shooting in Southeast Baltimore on Saturday night, his lacrosse coach confirmed, just two days before the Black Knights were set to rematch Mervo in the city’s Division A lacrosse…

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A bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that was being used as a voter registration center killed at least 14 people and wounded 33, officials said on Sunday.

Talib Mangal, spokesman for the provincial governor in Khost, said that there was one female among those killed in the attack….

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A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides.

In a twist, NASA launched the Mars InSight lander from California rather than Florida’s Cape Canaveral. It was the first interplanetary…

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Add mud to the list of unfamiliar challenges likely to be faced by many Kentucky Derby contenders on Saturday afternoon.

Derby day dawned wet and gray, with light rain continuing to fall throughout the morning. The track at Churchill Downs was still listed as fast through the first undercard races,…

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President Donald Trump insisted Friday that “we’re not changing any stories” about the 2016 hush payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels, even as he further muddied the explanations by suggesting the new face of his legal team needed to “get his facts straight.”

Trump said that Rudy Giuliani, who…

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A new report on a fatal 2016 school bus collision in Southwest Baltimore reveals details about the crash and the driver responsible for it — including that three years earlier, he became unconscious while returning students from a field trip to the zoo.

Bus driver Glenn Chappell had been involved…

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Many buyers are offering more than the asking price on properties undergoing bidding wars, but when the appraisal reveals the true market value of…

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Homeowners in high-end markets are stripping out their property’s finishes and amenities, offering buyers a blank canvas to visualize their…

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Maryland’s crab industry is in crisis, with nearly half of the Eastern Shore businesses without any workers to pick the meat sold in restaurants and supermarkets. They failed to get visas for the mostly Mexican laborers who pick the crabs when the Trump administration awarded them in a lottery. …read more



Federal immigration officials have agreed to approve 15,000 new guest worker visas for seasonal work, including in a Maryland crab industry grappling with a significant labor shortage, U.S. Rep. Andy Harris said Thursday.

U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services would not confirm any changes to…

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For many people, living out their life aspirations requires being located in a place of economic opportunity and diverse communities.

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Some lawmakers in the nation’s capital are sleeping in their offices because of the steep cost of living.

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Maryland’s highest court is scheduled to hear from a private lawyer trying to remove former state Sen. Nathaniel Oaks from the June 26 primary election ballot and state lawyers who say doing so will be too disruptive to the process. …read more



Maryland State School superintendent Karen Salmon has declined to approve Verletta White to be the next permanent Baltimore County schools chief, citing the ethics review panel’s findings on White as a cause for “concern.”

Here’s what local officials are saying about White not being approved.

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We’ve all had those mornings: You hit the snooze button 16 times, drag your feet getting out of bed, and no matter how many cups of coffee you drink, the prospect of going to work seems insurmountable.

Turns out, dogs have those days, too (maybe minus the coffee). Jango, a K-9 deputy with the Anne…

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President Donald Trump is hailing the actions of the crew and passengers on a damaged Southwest Airlines flight, saying they showed “great character.”

He says they responded with “tremendous bravery” and “everybody’s talking about it.”

Trump welcomed the five-person crew and five passengers of…

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The department has reached a settlement in three states over sexual harassment allegations and has developed an initiative to combat the problem…

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Buyers and sellers in the high-end market require you to have a more nuanced way of providing service. Use these four tips to better help this…

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Standing on a construction site in the heart of Columbia, Gov. Larry Hogan and Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman this morning led a ceremonial groundbreaking of the Merriweather District, slated to be the core of a revitalized downtown.

The groundbreaking marked the next step in the development…

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Gov. Larry Hogan, joined by other state and county officials, announced Monday morning the completion of construction to add a fourth lane to the Severn River Bridge and ease congestion on Route 50 near Annapolis.

The project, announced last summer, was completed ahead of the state’s original end-of-May…

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The agency has issued an amendment to the Know Before You Owe rules, attempting to provide greater clarity to borrowers when it comes to…

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Millennials accounted for the highest share of home purchases last year compared to any other age group. Find out the places they’re calling…

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Eight people have been shot, two fatally, in separate incidents in Baltimore since Friday evening, according to Baltimore Police.

At about 9 p.m. Saturday, police said, officers were called to the 700 block of N. Collington Ave. in Baltimore’s Middle East neighborhood, where they found a 30-year-old…

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With their lone selection in the fifth round, the Ravens took a flyer on an extremely productive player with some off-the-field concerns.

After trading 10 spots back and picking up an extra sixth-round pick from the Tennessee Titans, the Ravens selected UCLA wide receiver Jordan Lasley, who had…

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A Maryland appeals court has rejected a Baltimore synagogue’s challenge to a stormwater management levy on city property owners, popularly known as the “rain tax.”

The Court of Special Appeals on Friday upheld a circuit judge’s ruling that the fee does not violate the synagogue’s right to free…

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Maryland environmental regulators are requiring the owner of the Conowingo Dam to find a way to trap pollution that flows down the Susquehanna River, and is putting years of progress at cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay at risk.

For decades, pollution has built up behind the Conowingo, but the dam…

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Both general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh made it clear in the moments after Thursday night’s first round of the NFL draft that Joe Flacco remains the Ravens’ starting quarterback. It’s been over a decade since that was even in question

However, the selection of Louisville quarterback…

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Don’t let your nerves get the best of you. Keep your cool and captivate your audience with these presentation practices.

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Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America’s Dad.

Cosby, 80, could end up spending…

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Subway Restaurants, the world’s most ubiquitous dining chain, will continue closing U.S. stores as it expands internationally.

After peppering the nation with thousands of locations, closely held Subway is retrenching. This year, the sandwich purveyor is planning to shut about 500 more of its U.S….

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The agency, which announced the proposal Wednesday, would increase monthly payments by 5 percent for Americans using housing assistance funds.

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Home sellers appear to be most successful in the fifth month of the year, but what’s the best day to sell a home?

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The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is not, as the uninitiated might guess, a brotherhood for the eccentric or the anti-social. It’s a society formed in Britain centuries ago to “improve and elevate the character of mankind” — one that still claims more than 600,000 members, including about 300…

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The annual Little Italy Open Air Film Fest, about to mark its 20th season, is moving to a new location.

The outdoor film series, a staple of summers in Little Italy since 1999, will be held this summer in a parking lot of Stratford University, at 210 S. Central Ave. Films had been shown in a parking…

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More buyers were purchasing new homes in the West and South last month, but building constraints remain a chief concern nationwide.

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A mortgage denial can be an embarrassing experience for a buyer. A new study reveals the top reasons consumers are being denied and which cities…

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Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis’ 28-acre Reisterstown estate may finally have a new owner. It’s under contract for an undisclosed price and expected to close soon, according to the listing agent.

The agent, Heidi Krauss, put the future Pro Football Hall of Famer’s home on the market in March…

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Former President George H.W. Bush was “responding and recovering” to treatment at a Houston hospital on Tuesday for an infection that had spread to his blood, according to a family spokesman.

Bush has been hospitalized since Sunday, a day after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, who died…

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Strong winds in Southern California and Utah have blown the spiky, dead desert plants onto properties, piling up to 5 feet high and blocking…

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Wellness amenities and architecture are finding popularity in high-end real estate.

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The mentally unstable gunman suspected of opening fire at a Waffle House restaurant in the middle of the night was arrested not far from his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day following the attack that killed four people, authorities said.

Authorities mounted a massive…

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Police say the driver of a van facing manslaughter charges after he struck and killed a 12-year-old on an Arnold sidewalk was revived by paramedics after suffering a suspected drug overdose.

Anne Arundel County police said Michael Blair Gauthier, 37, of Arnold, struck Matthew Murphy of Arnold Sunday…

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Despite soaring prices for fewer properties on the market, sales of existing homes achieved “robust gains” in March, according to the…

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The usual suspects—San Francisco, Boston, and New York—are not the cities seeing the most dramatic spikes in multiple-offer scenarios…

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A man wearing nothing but a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee and shot four people to death before dawn Sunday, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting the gunman’s weapon away.

The gunman shot people…

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President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn’t expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to “flip” as the government investigates Cohen’s business dealings.

Trump, in a series of tweets fired off from Florida on the morning of former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral,…

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Barbara Bush was the “first lady of the greatest generation.”

Historian Jon Meacham bestowed the title on Barbara Bush while speaking to former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of other mourners inside the nation’s largest Episcopal church during her funeral Saturday. He recalled the former…

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Ads from Under Armour and several hundred other brands or organizations ran on YouTube channels promoting extremist or controversial views, CNN reported late Thursday.

Under Armour, which was notified by CNN last week that ads for its HOVR running shoes appeared on a white nationalist channel,…

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Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.

Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in…

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Despite largely beginning their real estate search on the internet, where one would assume home shoppers prefer an impassive browsing experience,…

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More than 80 percent of people between the ages of 22 to 35 who are carrying student loan debt say their repayment bills make it too difficult to…

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Larry Weaver heard his uncle was shot and drove his pickup to the scene in East Baltimore.

Before him, police placed orange cones to mark the double shooting in the street. On North Regester Street, police say, a 30-year-old man was fatally shot and a 69-year-old man was critically wounded Thursday…

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Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead.

The airline opposed a recommendation by the engine manufacturer to require ultrasonic inspections of certain fan blades…

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These three tips are for couples who haven’t tied the knot but want to make homeownership their reality.

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Some places in the U.S. offer better odds for solo shoppers to break out of renting and into homeownership.

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Baltimore County community members remain deeply divided about the school board’s decision to hire Verletta White as the district’s permanent superintendent, with some worried that the contentious and unconventional selection process will cast a shadow on her administration moving forward.

“There’s…

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The pilot’s voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended with 149 people on board.

“Southwest 1380, we’re single engine,” Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy, said. “We have part of the aircraft missing so we’re going to need to slow down a bit.” She asked for medical…

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The spring homebuying season has gotten off to a slow start, at least based on the number of borrowers taking out home mortgages. But some signs…

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The U.S. and Britain have issued a first-of-its-kind warning about Russian cyberattacks that could extend to individual homes.

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A Southwest Airlines jet with a damaged engine and window made an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport Tuesday, and a federal investigator says one person is dead after the plane blew an engine and the shrapnel hit the aircraft.

Seven other people aboard the Boeing 737 that was headed from…

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Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has thrown to new receivers Michael Crabtree and John Brown for only two days at the start of the team’s offseason program. He certainly likes what he’s seen.

The veteran signal caller had an optimistic tone Tuesday in speaking to reporters after a team workout at…

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Housing construction has not kept pace with population growth for more than a decade, and if it’s not reversed, an inventory crisis could…

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A new analysis reveals the cities where full-time working women earn the highest income. Will they choose to spend their wealth on real estate?

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President Donald Trump’s personal attorney has been forced to reveal that another of his clients is Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Lawyers for Michael Cohen argued in court on Monday that they could not identify Hannity because he asked that his name not be disclosed in connection with an FBI seizure…

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The most recent batch of Guggenheim fellows includes a rising Baltimore artist working to redefine the self-portrait.

Mequitta Ahuja, who was a 2015 finalist for the Sondheim Artscape Prize, was among the 173 winners — a mix of academics, artists and scientists. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial…

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More buyers say they are comfortable navigating the process of requesting a home loan over the internet than those who say the same about looking…

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Subprime mortgages—which were blamed for sparking the last housing crisis—are reappearing under a new name, but finance experts say…

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Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday.

“Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical…

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told the Security Council on Saturday that the United States is “locked and loaded,” ready to launch another military strike if the Syrian government ever uses chemical weapons again.

“I spoke to the president this morning, and he said, ‘If the Syrian regime…

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President Donald Trump on Saturday declared “Mission Accomplished” for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against…

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President Donald Trump issued a full pardon Friday to I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, suggesting the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney had been “treated unfairly” by a special counsel at a moment when the president himself faces an escalating special counsel investigation.Libby, Cheney’s…

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For anyone interested in buying the former residence of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr., or at least taking a peek inside, open houses for the 24-plus acre estate in Reisterstown start Saturday.

Ripken plans to auction the lavish home in Worthington Valley on May 12. The estate has six bedrooms,…

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Rates haven’t budged much in recent weeks, offering some relief from the weekly increases that had almost become routine at the start of…

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Wallpaper tends to be highly flammable and can be a major contributor to house fires. But scientists now believe they can re-engineer it as a…

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The body of a 33-year-old Baltimore man was found Thursday morning in the water near Broadway Pier in Fells Point, nearly two weeks after he’d fled from police in the area, jumped into the water and went missing, police and family confirmed.

Gokhan Oztas’ family was “almost certain” he was dead,…

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The independent panel created to review the Baltimore Police Department’s investigation into the unsolved November killing of Det. Sean Suiter will include seven law enforcement analysts and policing experts, including two retired Baltimore homicide detectives, police confirmed Thursday.

At least…

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Homeowners in many markets are getting a strongly realistic view of home prices in their markets.

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Homeowners care about the entertainment value a backyard offers, and they’re devoting money to sprucing these spaces up.

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Orioles (4-8) vs. Blue Jays (8-4)

Where: Camden Yards

First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Kevin Gausman (0-1, 8.00 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RHP Marco Estrada (1-0, 2.77 ERA)

What to watch

1. Got their number. Kevin Gausman took a step forward from his rough…

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The Maryland Transit Administration Police are seeking a man who “violently attacked” a bus driver in West Baltimore last week, officials said.

The man attacked the bus driver as he boarded the bus in the 1100 block of Bentalou Street at 9:30 p.m. last Wednesday, and then got off and fired several…

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Threats over a trade war between the United States and China are growing, and that has some real estate professionals worried. Could the situation…

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A growing number of conventional mortgage loans are going to borrowers who are spending more than 45 percent of their monthly incomes paying…

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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg faced sharp criticism in the opening comments of Tuesday’s highly anticipated congressional hearing, as he prepared to apologize for a series of missteps that, he acknowledges, have imperiled the privacy of tens of millions of Americans and helped spread…

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The federal agents who raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for records about payments to a former Playboy playmate and to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who both claim to have had affairs with Trump.

That’s according to a report Tuesday from…

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As state lawmakers have debated legislative ideas intended to curb Baltimore’s violence this year, a deep divide emerged over which crime-fighting philosophy the General Assembly should emphasize: rehabilitation or punishment.

Passionate advocates emerged on both sides as lawmakers in Annapolis…

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A Reisterstown woman died as a result of a two-vehicle crash that shut down Md. 140 in the Finksburg area for more than three hours Monday morning.

Maryland State Police identified the deceased as Adikie Mosby, 36, of Reisterstown. The incident took place just before 8 a.m. west of Sunset Lane,…

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The logo that has symbolized professional, ethical real estate for 45 years will take on a “new dimension” beginning in June.

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Mike Wright Jr. has done plenty of surviving over his four seasons trying to solidify himself as a major leaguer.

Sunday’s disaster against the New York Yankees might be what finishes him off, at least with the Orioles.

Wright retired just two batters as the Yankees batted around in a marathon…

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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is not welcome in Trump country, which was probably one reason another top Democrat — her long-term rival Steny Hoyer — was zipping through Republican-friendly corners of western Wisconsin this past week.

Hoyer, the Maryland centrist and perpetual leader-in-waiting…

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The Maryland House and Senate have reached an agreement on the thorny issue of expanding the infant medical marijuana industry to give minorities an ownership role, the lead Senate negotiator said Saturday.

Sources in the House of Delegates confirmed the accord.

“It’s great, great,” said Del. Cheryl…

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One morning last month, U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar met with officials from the Baltimore Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice and demanded an update on the sweeping police reforms mandated by the two parties’ consent decree.

Bredar had been watching the recent “craziness”…

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When Baltimore Police first told Hasan Oztas that his son was “gone,” he didn’t understand.

“Gone where?” he remembers asking.

When the officer on the phone said Gokhan Oztas, 33, had jumped off a dock while fleeing police in Fells Point early last Friday morning, and that officers had watched…

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Some home shoppers are feeling hopeless this spring and are making competitive moves in order to secure a home.

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The typical American household isn’t typical anymore. Learn what buyers are looking for in homes and commercial real estate today.

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Baltimore County police have arrested a Reisterstown man in a shooting in the parking lot of the Foundry Row shopping center Tuesday afternoon, just days after he was involved in a home invasion, the department said.

Police said Rashard Gabriel Williams, 25, met the victim around 4 p.m. in the…

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The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore said Thursday it has received permits and retained a contractor to add a traffic lane on the north side of Pratt Street between Calvert and South streets, removing a section of sidewalk and relocating a taxicab stand adjacent to the Gallery at Harborplace in…

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Adapting for mobile and a single call-to-action link are some of the vital elements of an efficient home page.

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Tax day is just around the corner and advisers still can’t agree on whether people who prepaid 2018 property taxes can deduct them in full….

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A day before a woman opened fire at YouTube headquarters, her father said he warned police that his daughter was upset with the company’s handling of her videos and might be planning to go to its offices, but authorities say her relatives gave no indication she might turn violent.Police also said…

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MedStar Health confirmed Wednesday that it is eliminating much of its pediatric services at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center amid a decline in patients.

Pediatric admissions to the hospital have declined 40 percent in the past five years, the hospital said. Statewide they have declined 23…

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Buyers say they’re spending way more on their home purchases than they ever intended. Find out how this trend varies by age group.

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Mall vacancies reached a six-year high as the sector continues to struggle.

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Baltimore Police and other law enforcement agencies responded to an incident that appeared to end outside Johns Hopkins Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Numerous police officers, including Baltimore Police ATF, and what appeared to be environmental police responded near the hospital’s Wolfe Street entrance…

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Hundreds of teachers walked out of classrooms and crammed into the Oklahoma Capitol for a second day on Tuesday, shouting “Where’s our money?” to demand more aid for public schools, amid a rebellion of educators in Republican-led states across the country.

Rowdy teachers booed lawmakers when the…

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John Burns of Johns Burns Real Estate Consulting shares the population trends to watch over the next 10 years, and how they will impact the…

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By spending so much time and energy on internal needs, brokerages can miss opportunities to look outward and capitalize on revenue growth.

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With help from her mother and sister, Trish Vaughan gathered up her few remaining possessions from her car Monday as the remains of a Perryville condominium building — the former home for Vaughan and 23 other people — continued to smolder behind her.

“I have nothing,” Vaughan, a registered nurse…

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President Trump is jumping to the defense of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is under fire following the rapid spread of a video showing anchors at its stations across the country reading a script criticizing “fake” news stories.

Trump tweeted Monday that it was funny to watch “Fake News Networks”…

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“Although record-low inventory and high prices make this housing market unique, some classic features still top most shoppers’ wish…

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Middle-income earners are being hit with income stagnation, rising housing costs, and increasing debt loads, but there are several markets across…

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Winter isn’t done yet — evening snow showers are expected around the Baltimore region Easter Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Little accumulation is likely, though, with a 48 percent chance of there being no more than 2 inches in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Most of the snow was…

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A few moments before wheels up on Laura Ingraham’s Easter vacation Saturday morning, she tweeted a preflight picture of a holiday-themed drawing made by one of her sons. It had all the Easter trappings: parishioners at an altar, a communion service complete with a chalice, a haloed figure flanked…

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Former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell was one of the 13 new members introduced Saturday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for the Class of 2018. …read more



A Baltimore judge has acquitted the man accused of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes in 2010, bringing an end to a high-profile case that spanned three trials.

Circuit Judge Charles J. Peters granted a motion for judgment of acquittal after hearing four weeks of testimony, clearing Michael Maurice…

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One man is dead from being hit by a car and another is missing in the waters of the Inner Harbor after they each fled from Baltimore Police officers in separate incidents Thursday night and early Friday morning, police said.

Larry Whitfield, 21, was first approached by officers conducting a narcotics…

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It’s the first space buyers will see during a showing, so don’t neglect to spruce it up. These attention-grabbing ideas can make a…

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The annual REAL Trends 500 report reveals the rankings of the country’s largest real estate firms.

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Maryland’s second-highest court has upheld a judge’s ruling overturning the murder conviction of “Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed.

The decision remands the case back to Circuit Court, granting Syed a new trial there.

The ruling could be appealed to the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court,…

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Sellers may be shooting themselves in the foot when they leave a room empty, dark, or cluttered. Here’s the effect each offense has on a…

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Finding a home in an affordable price range is getting increasingly difficult across the country, not just in expensive coastal markets.

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A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a lawsuit filed by Maryland’s attorney general alleging President Donald J. Trump violated a constitutional prohibition on accepting foreign gifts may proceed.

The decision handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte is a setback for the Justice…

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More than 1,000 stores and businesses were torched, damaged, looted or destroyed. Fifty years later, the singularity of what happened in the days after the assassination of the civil rights leader remains. …read more



Pending home sales reversed course in February, increasing in most areas of the country even as a shortage of homes for sale and higher home…

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The Economic Policy Institute has updated its family budget calculator to show how far incomes stretch in a number of U.S. cities.

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Baltimore’s 911 dispatch system was hacked by an unknown actor or actors over the weekend, prompting a temporary shutdown of automated dispatching and an ongoing investigation into the breach, Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office confirmed to The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday.

James Bentley, a spokesman for…

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A Glen Burnie couple has been charged with running a dog kennel in the basement of their home, storing the animals in what police described as squalid conditions without enough food or air.

Rebecca Wolfe, 32, and Cameron Whitaker-Nelson, 26, were charged Saturday with 40 counts each of animal cruelty,…

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Location, crime, and neighborhood comps are obvious items that can affect your listing’s sales price, but there are more invisible…

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Find out some of the words and phrases that are most egregious when giving a sales pitch and why they don’t work with today’s…

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U.S. regulators and state attorneys general are increasing pressure on Facebook as they probe whether the company’s data-collection practices have hurt the people who use its services.Facebook’s stock, which already took a big hit last week, plunged further Monday after the Federal Trade Commission…

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The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russia’s consulate in Seattle to close, as the West sought joint punishment for Moscow’s alleged poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain.

Warning of an “unacceptably high”…

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Meet the 30 young real estate professionals chosen as this year’s honorees, and find out who secured a guaranteed spot by winning the Web…

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In some markets, home buyers are bringing down payments to the closing table that are larger than the 20 percent industry benchmark. Find out…

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President Donald Trump will not be adding two new lawyers to the legal team defending him in the special counsel’s Russia investigation after all, one of the president’s attorneys said Sunday.

Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said in a statement that Washington lawyers Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing…

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Brief, heavy snowstorms known as snow squalls are causing risky driving conditions in parts of the Baltimore region, according to the National Weather Service.

At 12:46 p.m. Sunday, the weather service said in a statement, snow showers were located from York County in Pennsylvania to Riviera Beach…

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Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation’s capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era.

“If you listen…

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Chanting “No more” and “Vote them out,” students and other demonstrators poured into Washington Saturday channeling sadness and anger over recent school shootings into spirited demands for action by legislators to curb gun violence.

Less than six weeks after one of the worst school shootings in…

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President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure Friday, averting a midnight government shutdown just hours after declaring he was considering a veto.

Trump said he was “very disappointed” in the package, in part because it did not fully fund his plans for a border wall with Mexico…

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