Don't have a week? Take a day trip to a local beach

Don't have a week for a vacation? Take a day trip to a local beach

Beach vacations can be a mixed bag -- and that's when you've taken care of the things you can plan for. One solution to a vacation planning disaster? Beach day trips.

Five for Friday: Players the Orioles will regret not trading for come October

Five players the Orioles will regret not trading for come October

Andrew Miller is a solid acquisition for the Orioles , but Oakland and Detroit probably solidified their spots as the top teams in the league.

Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week 2014 [Pictures]

Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week officially kicks off today. Get details on participating restaurants and sneak a peek at their menus.

A look at what Orioles players said about new teammate Andrew Miller

A look at what Orioles players said about new teammate Andrew Miller 

After the Orioles added left-hander Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox shortly before Thursday's nonwaiver trade deadline, it brought predictably positive reactions from the home clubhouse at Camden Yards.

July 2014 was Baltimore's coolest since 2009, 17th-mildest on record

July was Baltimore's coolest since 2009

July didn't quite feel like mid-summer in Baltimore, with persistently cool air making it one of the mildest in years.

Three men shot, two fatally, overnight in Baltimore

Woman, 20, taken to Shock Trauma after early-morning Joppa crash

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Maryland weddings [Pictures]

Maryland weddings [Pictures]

Browse photos of recent Maryland weddings -- from traditional church ceremonies to quirky, Baltimore-themed celebrations.

Janelle Monae is ready for change

Janelle Monae performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion this weekend 

Janelle Monae's summer has been better than, well, just about everyone else's.

Ray Rice's apology allows the healing process to begin

Mike Preston: Ray Rice's apology to his wife allows the healing process to begin 

Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to his wife Thursday at training camp. That's one thing he had to do before most of us could respect him again and allow him to move on with his life.

Emmy Dallam named Miss Harford Farm Bureau 2014

Emmy Dallam named Miss Harford Farm Bureau 2014

Emmy Dallam of the Bel Air area was named Miss Harford County Farm Bureau for 2014 Thursday evening at the Harford County Farm Fair.

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Hamas' unjust war [Commentary]

Hamas' unjust war [Commentary] 

During the past few weeks, the world has witnessed the deadly cycle of violence between Palestinians and Israelis erupt once more into full-fledged conflagration. What began with the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers quickly...

What is Ebola and how does it spread?

What is Ebola and how does it spread?

For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it is not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious...

Why young people like Federal Hill [Letter]

Regarding commentator Gary K. Katz's recent piece on Baltimore Beach, as a college student and future engineer I have just begun to consider...

Hamas can't be trusted, only defeated [Letter]

O'Malley should put his money where his mouth is [Letter]

If Gov. Martin O'Malley is so committed to fostering undocumented children who have crossed our border illegally, I suggest he install a...

Have you walked a mile in their shoes, Mr. Farley? [Letter]





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The "crush" defense [Poll]

Attorneys for Maureen McDonnell and her husband, former Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, told a jury this week that the couple wasn't scheming to get rich by abusing the prestige of the governor's office, but rather that Mrs. McDonnell had a "crush" on an executive and couldn't help but allow the man to lavish $150,000 in gifts on the pair while they happened to promote his diet supplement. Is that plausible?

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