Oscars recap: Grace after snafu capped a night of Hollywood solidarity

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    Airbnb fight shows old regulations are awkward fit in new economy

    To the hoteliers who are pushing state lawmakers to tax and regulate home and room rentals, the target was clear: Airbnb, the multi-billion dollar corporation that they believe has been unfairly helped by its ability to operate outside the law. But the opponents they faced at a hearing in Annapolis...

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    Former U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez emerged Saturday from a bruising internal fight to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, a job that will put him at the forefront of rebuilding the party and confronting President Donald Trump. Perez, a Takoma Park resident and...

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    After a nearly a decade of losing money, Maryland wants out of the business of owning slot machines once and for all. The state has reaped billions from legalized gambling, but the slot machines cost as much as $30,000 apiece, plus $2,000 a year in maintenance. The expense far exceeded what policymakers...

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    Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross close to confirmation as Commerce secretary

    Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is headed toward confirmation as Commerce secretary in President Donald Trump's administration. The Senate is set to vote on Ross' nomination Monday evening. Ross easily cleared the Senate Commerce Committee and a procedural vote by the full Senate. Senators also...

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    White House: Trump's upcoming budget to ask for $54B increase in defense budget

    The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. White House budget officials outlined the information during a telephone call with reporters given on...

  • Health care, Supreme Court on agenda as Congress returns

    Health care, Supreme Court on agenda as Congress returns

    Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency. First, the president will have his say, in his maiden speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Majority Republicans...

  • Trump faces a pivotal week ahead as he addresses jittery GOP lawmakers

    Trump faces a pivotal week ahead as he addresses jittery GOP lawmakers

    Less than two months into his presidency, Donald Trump faces a pivotal week ahead, with plans to address GOP lawmakers who are jittery about key aspects of his legislative agenda and to roll out a new travel ban in a fashion that will ease doubts about his administration's competence. President...

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  • T. Rowe Price Group to acquire high yield fixed income fund

    T. Rowe Price Group to acquire high yield fixed income fund

    T. Rowe Price Group Inc. said Monday it will acquire a high yield fixed income fund from Henderson Global Investors (North America) Inc. The Baltimore-based money manager expects to finalize its acquisition of the Henderson High Yield Opportunities Fund in late May, pending approval by shareholders....

  • Circa, a Sinclair website targeting millennials, plans to expand to Europe

    Circa, a Sinclair website targeting millennials, plans to expand to Europe

    Circa, a Sinclair Broadcast Group news and entertainment website targeting millennials, plans to expand internationally, with video-on demand channels to be available in Europe this spring. The Circa brand announced a partnership Monday with Ownzones Media Network, a global distribution and content...

  • Takata pleads guilty to deadly air bag scheme, will pay $1 billion

    Takata pleads guilty to deadly air bag scheme, will pay $1 billion

    Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S. The scandal, meanwhile, seemed to grow wider when plaintiffs' attorneys charged that five major...

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  • 'Moonlight' wins best picture after 'La La Land' presented award in error

    'Moonlight' wins best picture after 'La La Land' presented award in error

    Oscar winner, take two. Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" — not, as it turned out, "La La Land" — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech. Presenters Warren...

  • NBC game show 'The Wall' filming in Patterson Park today

    NBC game show 'The Wall' filming in Patterson Park today

    "The Wall," an NBC game show produced by LeBron James, will be filming in Patterson Park today, the Baltimore Film Office confirmed. Notice of the filming was posted on Twitter by Patterson Park Neighborhood Association President Pat Lundberg, with an image of what appeared to be a city application...

  • Here's what happened onstage during the Oscars' mistake

    Here's what happened onstage during the Oscars' mistake

    If it were in the screenplay of a Hollywood drama — or maybe farce — directors would surely reject it. But let's set the scene anyway for the Academy Awards drama over what film did, and didn't, win the Oscar for best picture on Sunday night. We pan in on the stage of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles,...

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  • Journalism under attack

    Journalism under attack

    Even among Americans who take their news with a heaping spoonful of skepticism or perhaps believe "liberal bias" within the news media is rampant, to hear a sitting U.S. president repeatedly refer to the press as an "enemy of the people," a term more closely associated with French revolutionaries...

  • Perez, Ellison and a unified front against Trump

    Perez, Ellison and a unified front against Trump

    "I don't belong to an organized political party. I'm a Democrat." —Will Rogers One would think that if anything could focus the minds of Democrats and prompt a unity of purpose across the political spectrum, all the way from the left to the far left, it would be President Donald Trump. Yet days...

  • Bay cleanup must factor in climate change

    Bay cleanup must factor in climate change

    Last summer, when floodwaters nearly wiped out Old Ellicott City, many people looked at the damage as bad luck caused by a 500-year storm. The truth is that such storms are no longer rare events. The Northeast United States has experienced a staggering 70 percent increase in intense rainstorms...

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