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Reports of gunshots spark panic in London, but police find nothing

Reports of gunshots spark panic in London, but police find nothing

Shoppers scattered in panic and police flooded one of London's busiest areas Friday after multiple reports of shots being fired at Oxford Circus subway station. But an hour later police said they had found no sign of any gunshots, suspects or casualties. The panic erupted on one of the busiest...

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  • What will a Powell-led Federal Reserve do?

    What will a Powell-led Federal Reserve do?

    While the Republican tax bill continues to dominate the nation’s economic news, another key event has generated relatively minor headlines: Jerome Powell’s nomination as chair of the Federal Reserve. What did Janet Yellen do to merit only a short 4-year term as Fed chair? Setting aside the possibility...

  • Elephants' reprieve: How about the rest of the animal kingdom?

    Elephants' reprieve: How about the rest of the animal kingdom?

    There is no shortage of cute elephant videos on YouTube, and the millions of views they’ve recorded demonstrate why. Elephants are exceptionally smart. They can use tools. They respond to the human voice, and they demonstrate empathy toward other creatures. And, frankly, there are few sights more...

  • Gratitudinal, or what to say on a holiday about which everything interesting, and lots that's not, has already been said

    Gratitudinal, or what to say on a holiday about which everything interesting, and lots that's not, has already been said

    As our national discourse plunges daily toward new lows of debasement, it would be tempting to offer up a Thanksgiving editorial calling on the nation to return to decency, wholesomeness and all else that the holiday implies. But we're figuring you're about as stuffed with politics as you're about...

  • Cal Thomas: The Museum of the Bible is more than a museum

    Cal Thomas: The Museum of the Bible is more than a museum

    The Museum of the Bible opened in Washington, D.C., last weekend, and not a moment too soon for a city (and nation) plagued by scandal. In addition to ongoing investigations by a special counsel and various congressional committees, sexual harassment seems to have infected the nation's capital...

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  • Five minutes with Chip King, CEO of CallRevu

    Five minutes with Chip King, CEO of CallRevu

    Ever wonder who’s listening in when you place a call and get that familiar automated response “This call may be monitored for quality purposes”? It’s Timonium-based CallRevu. The company, founded in 2010, monitors and evaluates customer service calls for car dealerships, then uses the information...

  • Shoppers hit stores for Thanksgiving Day deals

    Shoppers hit stores for Thanksgiving Day deals

    Even as some retailers pulled back from the recent trend of long Thanksgiving Day hours and online shopping made it easier than ever to snag a deal from the comfort of the couch, the most dedicated deal-seekers still packed in their holiday dinner early to flock to the stores. Most major department...

  • Laureate Education to sell universities in Milan, Cyprus for $263 million

    Laureate Education to sell universities in Milan, Cyprus for $263 million

    Laureate Education Inc. will sell its for-profit universities in Italy and Cyprus to Galileo Global Education for $263 million, the Baltimore-based company announced Wednesday. The sale of the three universities — Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano and Domus Academy in Milan, and European University...

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  • Dru Hill, Sisqo got you a gift: 'Christmas in Baltimore' EP

    Dru Hill, Sisqo got you a gift: 'Christmas in Baltimore' EP

    Thanksgiving just ended, but Dru Hill have already moved on to Christmas. On Friday, the Baltimore R&B group — which includes Mark “SisQo” Andrews, Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin, Larry “Jazz” Anthony and Antwuan “Tao” Simpson — released the nine-song EP, “Christmas in Baltimore.” It’s the quartet’s latest...

  • Media can't back down from harassment coverage

    Media can't back down from harassment coverage

    Sexual harassment allegations are coming so fast and furious it is hard to keep up: Former CBS and PBS host Charlie Rose , Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan are among the latest public figures to face accusations. But we in the media must not only keep up, we need to...

  • Davon Fleming calls Baltimore 'a city on the rise,' advances on 'The Voice'

    Davon Fleming calls Baltimore 'a city on the rise,' advances on 'The Voice'

    Baltimore’s Davon Fleming continues to impress on NBC’s “The Voice,” advancing to next week’s round of 11. Fleming, 25, who was raised in Park Heights, was one of 10 singers who advanced Tuesday night thanks to the earlier votes of “The Voice” viewers. He was also the first contestant interviewed...

  • Blue Moon Cafe adding over a dozen types of French toast as part of expanded menu

    Blue Moon Cafe adding over a dozen types of French toast as part of expanded menu

    Breakfast fans, particularly of the French toast persuasion, rejoice. Blue Moon Cafe and Blue Moon Too, the popular breakfast eateries in Fells Point and Federal Hill, respectively, are unveiling 16 new menu items this month, including more than a dozen types of French toast. Highlights include:...

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  • Baltimore officials award $50,000 SUV to Shomrim neighborhood watch group

    Baltimore officials award $50,000 SUV to Shomrim neighborhood watch group

    Using slots money that must be spent within one mile of the Pimlico Race Track, Baltimore officials have awarded a $50,000 SUV for the Shomrim neighborhood watch group to respond to reports of crimes. Mayor Catherine Pugh and City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer presented the Chevy Tahoe to...

  • Coalition urges limit on when officers can view own body camera footage

    Coalition urges limit on when officers can view own body camera footage

    As more police departments use body cameras, a coalition of civil rights groups is raising concerns about officers’ unrestricted access to view their own footage, saying it can affect their memory of events. The Baltimore County Police Department is among the agencies that allow the practice, according...

  • Lengthy terms, discipline process cloak Maryland judges from scrutiny

    Lengthy terms, discipline process cloak Maryland judges from scrutiny

    Baltimore’s highest-ranking judge faces removal for misconduct. City judges are criticized for their handling of gun cases during a record spike in violent crime. And landlord-tenant judges are undergoing retraining after multiple studies found them misapplying housing laws. Amid the recent string...

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