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Baltimore declares Code Red heat advisory for Artscape weekend

Baltimore declares Code Red heat advisory for Artscape weekend

With Baltimore gearing up to host the nation’s largest free arts festival, the city health department is urging people to stay safe when they’re out in the heat. Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen issued a Code Red heat advisory that goes into effect today and will hold through the weekend....

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  • Trump can't stop being himself

    Trump can't stop being himself

    In the same week we learned there was yet another reason to admire Amelia Earhart as a feminist icon and were reminded of the brilliance of Maryam Mirzakhani, the only woman to win the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in mathematics, our president reduced France’s first lady to the status of a racehorse....

  • Baltimore police's integrity problem

    Baltimore police's integrity problem

    Let’s accept, for the sake of argument, the most innocent possible explanation for the Baltimore police officer whose body camera footage appears to show him planting drugs in a trash strewn alley that he “finds” shortly thereafter. Let’s consider the additional context that Commissioner Kevin...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Rod Rosenstein, Baltimore liberal

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Rod Rosenstein, Baltimore liberal

    Our view: President Trump openly despises independent law enforcement and prosecutors from Baltimore Actor John Astin is from Baltimore. So is author John Barth. Any number of famous people from Alger Hiss to Ogden Nash can claim to be born and raised here. Who can forget H.L. Mencken or Frank...

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  • Budweiser maker expands nonalcoholic lineup by acquiring Hiball energy, sparkling drinks

    Budweiser maker expands nonalcoholic lineup by acquiring Hiball energy, sparkling drinks

    Anheuser-Busch is acquiring Hiball Inc., a maker of energy drinks and carbonated juice beverages, as the brewer continues to expand its portfolio beyond beer. A-B InBev, which has its U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, said the Hiball Energy and Alta Palla sparkling juice brands will benefit from...

  • Howard Bank's earnings grow by a third

    Howard Bank's earnings grow by a third

    The parent of Howard Bank reported Thursday that it earned $2 million in the April-to-June quarter, up 33 percent from $1.5 million a year earlier. Earnings per share, however, slid a penny to 21 cents over the same periods largely because Howard Bancorp issued more stock earlier this year, raising...

  • Sears looks for lifeline with Amazon partnership

    Sears looks for lifeline with Amazon partnership

    Sears is calling on Alexa to help it sell more Kenmore appliances. The embattled retailer announced Thursday it will begin selling its full line of Kenmore appliances on Amazon, significantly expanding distribution of one of the retailer's best-known brands. In the Chicago area, Kenmore goods will...

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  • Artscape 2017: 10 things not to miss

    Artscape 2017: 10 things not to miss

    For 36 years, Artscape has been Baltimore’s go-to summer party — an all-for-free celebration of the performing and visual arts, bringing together a vast range of Charm City’s creative minds, from street performers to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. “Artscape is a tradition, but every year, it...

  • Flying Dog Brewery, University of Maryland announce partnership focused on hops production

    Flying Dog Brewery, University of Maryland announce partnership focused on hops production

    In the craft-beer industry, the majority of hops — the flowers used in production that add bitterness and aroma to the product — come from the Pacific Northwest region. Could Maryland, too, be a fertile region for hops? That’s what Frederick’s Flying Dog Brewery and the University of Maryland’s...

  • Artscape headliner Sheila E. wants to 'pull this country together' through protest songs

    Artscape headliner Sheila E. wants to 'pull this country together' through protest songs

    Last year, the singer-songwriter and percussionist Sheila E. was busy working on two albums — a dance record and a tribute to her longtime friend and collaborator Prince — but neither felt completely right at the time. Her mind kept coming back to the polarized state of American discourse, exacerbated,...

  • Jada Pinkett Smith says she was a drug dealer when she met Tupac Shakur in Baltimore

    Jada Pinkett Smith says she was a drug dealer when she met Tupac Shakur in Baltimore

    Actress and Baltimore native Jada Pinkett Smith has been vocal about her relationship with the late rapper Tupac Shakur for years — most recently, to set the record straight about what she considers inaccuracies the recent Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me.” But Wednesday, Pinkett Smith revealed a...

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  • Columbia seamstress scrambles to help brides affected by Alfred Angelo closings

    Columbia seamstress scrambles to help brides affected by Alfred Angelo closings

    Denise Simmons knew something was wrong. First, the dresses in Alfred Angelo’s Glen Burnie location went on sale — even the Disney collection gowns, which the bridal retailer never discounts, she said. Then the credit card machines went down. The seamstress took one of her alterations customers...

  • Under Armour holding a sample sale this weekend

    Under Armour holding a sample sale this weekend

    Get your hands on Under Armour samples this weekend at the former Port Covington Walmart. That means reduced prices for apparel, footwear and accessories in an array of colors, sizes and styles. All sales are final. And none of the merchandise purchased during the sale will be accepted for return...

  • A taste of the chaos and fun of a big family

    A taste of the chaos and fun of a big family

    Have you ever watched the reality shows about big families? If you’ve seen any one of them, you’ve pretty much seen them all. There was “Raising Sextuplets,” and “Quints By Surprise,” “Kate Plus 8,” “The Willis Family,” and a relatively new one, “OutDaughtered,” about a Texas family raising the...

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  • Maryland-bound Bubba Fairman — the top-ranked 2017 recruit — is a Utah lacrosse prodigy

    Maryland-bound Bubba Fairman — the top-ranked 2017 recruit — is a Utah lacrosse prodigy

    With the same daring nature one must possess to become the country’s best high school lacrosse player while growing up in Utah, Cole “Bubba” Fairman charged toward the sideline after scoring in the Under Armour All-America Boys Lacrosse Game. His friend, Elliott, stood in Fairman’s path with his...

  • Maryland's Cole Field House finally has its indoor football practice field

    Maryland's Cole Field House finally has its indoor football practice field

    Here’s what an estimated $45 million and 19 months of construction in College Park gets you: The first phase of venerable Cole Field House's $155 million transformation appears to be complete, as the Terrapin Performance Center’s indoor football practice facility, initially set for completion in...

  • Parole board now debating O.J. Simpson's fate

    O.J. Simpson granted parole

    O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday by the state of Nevada for convictions connected to a robbery in a Las Vegas about a decade ago. He could be out of jail as early as October.

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