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Maryland woman gets Medal of Valor for baseball field heroism

Maryland woman gets Medal of Valor for baseball field heroism

President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Valor on Thursday to five law enforcement officers who responded to a shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia last month. The three Alexandria, Va., police officers and the two U.S. Capitol Police officers received a standing ovation...

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  • Solving Baltimore's crime puzzle

    Solving Baltimore's crime puzzle

    Our view: Baltimore is at risk of sleepwalking its way through a year that will approach 400 homicides; we have to try a new strategy Baltimore is ending July with more than 200 homicides. In the first seven months of this year, the city has already exceeded the total from all of 2011, and it is...

  • NFL can't ethically endorse tackle football for kids

    NFL can't ethically endorse tackle football for kids

    Two stories about the National Football League caught my attention this month. If you’re a parent whose kid is strapping on a helmet and shoulder pads this fall, you ought to pay attention, too. Story One: This week, a Boston University medical team published research that renews concern about...

  • Goldberg: It's Trump, stupid

    Goldberg: It's Trump, stupid

    Let's review a few recent developments. On July 21, Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned. This was part of a “White House shakeup” to get the Trump administration back on track. The new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, would fix the White House's “messaging problem.”...

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  • City Council greets $10B 'Baltimore Renaissance' idea with skepticism

    City Council greets $10B 'Baltimore Renaissance' idea with skepticism

    A Virginia-based developer went before a Baltimore’s City Council committee Thursday to pitch his $10 billion idea to remake 70 city-owned vacant sites. He was greeted with skepticism. That's because Kahan S. Dhillon Jr.’s idea, called The Baltimore Renaissance, doesn’t call for him to build any...

  • Starbucks will close seven Teavana mall stores in Maryland

    Starbucks will close seven Teavana mall stores in Maryland

    Starbucks Corp. will close all 379 of its Teavana mall stores, including seven in Maryland, the coffee retail giant said Thursday. Starbucks plans to close the specialty chain that sells teas, tea kettles and other tea-related products over the next year, with most locations closing by spring. ...

  • Five minutes with ... Keith Gillan, president of Murn Properties

    Five minutes with ... Keith Gillan, president of Murn Properties

    The way Keith Gillan sees it, the surge in apartments going up around the Baltimore area makes perfect sense. The trend is the market's response to an influx of young people who aren’t ready to commit to buying a home but want all the amenities that modern apartment complexes can provide, said...

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  • NBC to produce series following a fictional Baltimore mayor

    NBC to produce series following a fictional Baltimore mayor

    NBC is reportedly producing a series that will take place in Baltimore and will feature a Baltimore native as one of the show’s executive producers, according to Variety. The Los Angeles-based entertainment magazine reported that the network is developing a drama following a newly elected African-American...

  • 'Step' dance documentary is out to change the world's view of Baltimore

    'Step' dance documentary is out to change the world's view of Baltimore

    Even 19 years after leaving for New York City, Amanda Lipitz feels protective of her hometown. Which is one reason she’s so proud of her documentary, “Step,” and what she hopes it tells the world about Baltimore. “Every American city has problems,” says Lipitz, 37. “But it's important that — yes,...

  • Club Charles through the years

    Club Charles through the years

    Club Charles, the storied Station North bar, closed this week after 66 years. While it's not completely clear whether the closing is permanent, here's a look back at the popular, art deco-inspired hangout over the years. 

  • Bay Area on a budget: San Francisco and Napa Valley without the hefty price tag

    Bay Area on a budget: San Francisco and Napa Valley without the hefty price tag

    San Francisco and Napa Valley regularly are among the top U.S. vacation destinations — and for good reason. With its historic neighborhoods, homes in the hills and picturesque views of the bay, San Francisco is a cultural and food mecca bursting with diverse options sure to please the most discerning...

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  • State reaches settlement in Tyrone West death lawsuit

    State reaches settlement in Tyrone West death lawsuit

    Maryland has reached a $400,000 agreement to settle its share of a lawsuit in the 2013 death of Tyrone West from injuries received during a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore. The settlement is scheduled for a vote Wednesday by the state Board of Public Works. It is part of the resolution of a...

  • Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

    Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

    A young woman who says she carried a gun for her own protection. A truck driver passing through Baltimore with a gun in his cab. The manager of an optometrist’s office who, after a car accident, was found to have a gun in his vehicle. As Baltimore’s City Council considers a proposed one-year mandatory...

  • Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

    Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

    John Seifert was having trouble renting out his shuttered flower shop in Baltimore County. Finally, a real estate agent found a potential tenant: a medical marijuana dispensary. Seifert signed a five-year lease with the firm, which wants to sell cannabis tinctures, oils and other products to patients...

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