Student scores have largest one-year drop since MSAs began

Student scores have largest one-year drop since Md. School Assessment began

Maryland student test scores had the largest one-year drop since the administration of the Maryland School Assessment began a decade ago, a result of the transition to a new Common Core curriculum, state education leaders said.

Businesses howl over new rules on game machines

Arcade owners and manufacturers of video games, claw machines and other amusements say their business is being threatened by proposed state regulations.

Five for Friday: Memorable Orioles All-Star Game moments

Five for Friday: Memorable Orioles All-Star Game moments

The Orioles have had plenty of memorable All-Stars, and those players typically have a big impact on the game. This week's Five for Friday details five memorable Orioles All-Star moments.

Bel Air's Broom's Bloom Dairy scoops up customers from social media buzz

Bel Air's Broom's Bloom Dairy scoops up customers from social media buzz

The ice cream shop was rated one of TripAdvisor's 10 best a year ago, and people keep coming.

Stake in Sparrows Point could be sold to local group

Stake in Sparrows Point could be sold to local group

The owner of the closed Sparrows Point steel mill is working on selling a "significant percentage" of its stake in the property to local buyers, raising hopes for its eventual redevelopment.

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Forget a pump part? Vending machine solves breastfeeding mothers' dilemma

Vending machine for breastfeeding mothers

Every working breastfeeding mother has had it happen: You're ready to pump when you discover you forgot a crucial piece of equipment.

'House of Cards,' 'Veep,' 'Treme,' Josh Charles earn major Emmy nominations

House of Cards, Veep, Treme, Josh Charles earn major Emmy nominations

There was a strong Baltimore flavor to the nominations for the 2014 Emmys announced today.

LeBron James decides to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James decides to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James is moving his talents from Miami to Cleveland.

Ravens to hold final auditions for national anthem singer Tuesday

Trentin wins as American top guns take tumbles in Tour de France

Adoptable pets at Baltimore-area shelters [Pictures]

Adoptable pets at Baltimore-area shelters [Pictures]

Here's a collection of a few of the dogs, cats and other critters in the Baltimore area who need homes. Be sure to check with the shelter before you go to verify that the animal you want is still there.

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Hillary's money 'problem' [Commentary]

Hillary's money 'problem' [Commentary]

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's much-publicized book tour has kicked off with all the ballyhoo of a presidential candidacy now widely expected to occur. But it has already provided fodder for mild speculation that her Democratic...

Girl who was declared 'functionally cured' of HIV now has active virus

Girl who was declared 'functionally cured' of HIV now has active virus

A girl who was seemingly cured of HIV following aggressive drug therapy just hours after her birth was recently discovered to be infected...

Free to eat badly [Letter]

Regarding letter writer Barbara P. Wasserman's support for Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored...

The Sun is biased, unethical and hypocritical in coverage of Israeli-Palestinian conflict [Letter]

A rare and an unusual incident of an Arab boy who was beaten by Israeli police made it to the front page of The Baltimore Sun with the...

Hogan short on family planning specifics [Letter]

Maryland's next governor will have great control over our tax rate as well as how that money is spent. Larry Hogan, the Republican...

Harm reduction a key strategy in drug treatment [Letter]

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