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  • Baltimore prepares to launch $12 million youth fund

    Baltimore prepares to launch $12 million youth fund

    Baltimore officials are preparing to launch a new $12 million fund for children and teens that will be one of the city's largest distributors of grant money. City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young will convene a 34-member task force Tuesday to create a framework for sending money to community...

  • Pantelides fundraiser launches before his campaign

    Pantelides fundraiser launches before his campaign

    While Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides has yet to formally launch his campaign for a second term, his friends are raising funds. Attorney Sam Brown and his wife Donna will host a $300 per person "one on one" event with the first-term Republican at their home March 2. Proceeds will go to the Friends...

  • Guinness enters Maryland lawmakers' beer debate

    Guinness enters Maryland lawmakers' beer debate

    A battle over beer is brewing in Annapolis. State lawmakers are faced with competing proposals to change the rules for breweries, which have exploded in popularity in recent years as drinkers turn away from mass-produced corporate beers in favor of craft brews. And there's a big new player in the...

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  • Trump's new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

    Trump's new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

    President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars and wrote an influential book that called out the U.S. government for "lies" that led to the Vietnam War. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster would remain on active military duty while leading...

  • Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen slain across border

    Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen slain across border

    The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from the parents of a Mexican teenager who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The case could help define when foreigners outside the U.S. have access to American courts. The justices are hearing argument Tuesday in a case that arose from an incident...

  • Trump to roll back Obama's climate, water rules through executive action

    Trump to roll back Obama's climate, water rules through executive action

    President Donald Trump is preparing executive orders aimed at reversing Obama-era policies on climate and water pollution, according to individuals briefed on the measures. While both directives will take time to implement, they will send an unmistakable signal that the new administration is determined...

  • British Parliament debates Trump visit

    British Parliament debates Trump visit

    The last time British lawmakers found themselves debating Donald Trump in the hallowed halls of Parliament, the American business mogul was a presidential candidate. On Monday, they were debating President Trump, the most powerful man in the world. That didn't hold them back. For three hours, lawmakers...

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  • Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

    Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

    Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts. The revised agreement announced Tuesday eases investor worries that Verizon Communications...

  • Big changes planned for the sell-by dates on food packaging

    Big changes planned for the sell-by dates on food packaging

    The majority of Americans have no clear idea what "sell by" labels are trying to tell them. But after 40 years of letting us guess, the grocery industry has made moves to clear up the confusion. The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Assn., the two largest trade groups for the...

  • Burger King owner will buy Popeyes chain for $1.8 billion

    Burger King owner will buy Popeyes chain for $1.8 billion

    Restaurant Brands International says it's buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, bringing the fried chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King and Tim Hortons. The move fits with Restaurant Brands' approach of taking over well-known fast-food chains it sees as having the potential...

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  • John Waters gets colorful as he receives Writers Guild lifetime achievement award

    John Waters gets colorful as he receives Writers Guild lifetime achievement award

    A lifetime of going against the grain earned Baltimore's own John Waters the unabashed respect of his peers Sunday night. Charm City's favorite degenerate scribe was recognized for his life's work by the Writers Guild of America, East during a ceremony in New York City. He was presented with the...

  • Hopkins grad Taylor Nolan opens up about 'The Bachelor,' the Corinne altercation and more

    Hopkins grad Taylor Nolan opens up about 'The Bachelor,' the Corinne altercation and more

    It’s been weeks since Taylor Nolan was eliminated by Nick Viall on "The Bachelor," but the Johns Hopkins University graduate says she's still dealing with the aftermath of the dating competition show.  The mental health counselor, who is also a Stevenson University alum, was eliminated during a...

  • 'The Bachelor' recap: Meet the parents -- and the nanny

    'The Bachelor' recap: Meet the parents -- and the nanny

    It's hometowns week on "The Bachelor," which means Nick will travel to the homes and meet the families of the four remaining women vying for his love.  But first, as a quick reminder: Last week, after walking into the women’s hotel room without knocking, Nick sent Kristina home last minute. So...

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  • Wedded: Victoria Parshley and Juan Ramirez made a long-distance relationship work

    Wedded: Victoria Parshley and Juan Ramirez made a long-distance relationship work

    Date: Nov. 12 Her story: Victoria "Tori" Elizabeth Parshley, 23, was born in Montclair, N.J. She works as an elementary school teacher. Her parents, Tom and Seanna Parshley, live in in Baltimore. His story: Juan David Ramirez, 25, was born in Pereira, Colombia. He works as a mechanical engineer....

  • The new normal: Friends, family presiding at weddings

    The new normal: Friends, family presiding at weddings

    With the many decisions Ashelynn Brooks had to make for her September wedding, one was fairly easy: Who should officiate? The Rosedale resident, who worried about stage fright and stumbling through her vows, decided against enlisting a legal official or clergy member. Instead, she chose someone...

  • Inner Harbor mansion sells for $6.25 million

    Inner Harbor mansion sells for $6.25 million

    A 9,000-square-foot mansion on an Inner Harbor pier has sold for $6.25 million to a West Coast executive with ties to the movie industry. The all-cash sale is likely to rank among the region's top residential sales for the year. Agents who worked on the deal declined to identify the buyer. But...

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  • Steve Smith Sr. staying away from training to avoid thoughts of a comeback

    Steve Smith Sr. staying away from training to avoid thoughts of a comeback

    Steve Smith Sr. officially filed for his retirement last month, but the ultra-competitive former Ravens wide receiver knows himself too well to even help people train this offseason. Smith wants to stay disciplined, lest he find himself on the field next season at age 38.

  • Maryland women fall short in comeback against Ohio State, lose 98-87

    Maryland women fall short in comeback against Ohio State, lose 98-87

    The Maryland women’s basketball team has been unbeatable in the Big Ten since joining the conference three years ago, save for one notable exception: Ohio State. With an opportunity to secure a third straight Big Ten regular season championship, the second-ranked Terps again failed to solve their...

  • Terps center Michal Cekovsky will miss rest of season after fracturing ankle

    Terps center Michal Cekovsky will miss rest of season after fracturing ankle

    Late-season injuries often impact the outcome of seasons for college basketball teams, and No. 24 Maryland will now be dealing with one of its own. A day after junior center Michal Cekovsky appeared to roll his left ankle late in a 71-60 loss at Wisconsin, the team announced that the 7-1 Slovakian...

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  • Get governors out of parole decisions

    Get governors out of parole decisions

    Gov. Larry Hogan has demonstrated a more enlightened, less politically cowardly approach to parole and commutations than either of his two Democratic predecessors, Govs. Martin O'Malley and Parris N. Glendening. That is about the faintest praise anyone could possibly bestow. Mr. Glendening upended...

  • The 'lost' tier map law

    The 'lost' tier map law

    Five years ago, then-Gov. Martin O'Malley convinced members of the General Assembly to limit new subdivisions that rely on septic systems. It was seen as an important weapon in the effort to protect the Chesapeake Bay — counties could still authorize new developments, but they'd have to designate...

  • A way out for Judge Gorsuch

    A way out for Judge Gorsuch

    If Judge Neil Gorsuch gets fed up with President Trump, as any good judge should, I offer this as a model resignation latter to opt out of his Supreme Court nomination: Dear President Trump, I have made a decision that has been extremely difficult, but which I feel I cannot avoid. I respectfully...

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  • HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV infections in the United States have fallen for several years, and few places have seen a bigger drop than Maryland, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in the state dropped an average of 7.5 percent per year from 2008 to 2014. That was...

  • Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    A New York newspaper is reviewing the work of one of its former reporters after his new book on Baltimore was widely questioned by police and other officials here. Newsday managing editor Richard Rosen confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the paper is reviewing the work of Kevin Deutsch, who worked...

  • Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services will close its troubled residential treatment program for adolescents in Halethorpe after two state agencies decided to withdraw the children they had placed there. The decision to withdraw the children followed moratoriums imposed late last year by the agencies on sending...

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