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Amazon to tell Baltimore why it didn't make the cut for HQ2

Amazon to tell Baltimore why it didn't make the cut for HQ2

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Thursday that “we may never know” why the city didn’t make a list of finalists to host Amazon’s much-sought second headquarters. It turns out she’ll know quite soon. A spokesman for the Seattle-based retailer said Friday that the city’s leaders will get a briefing...

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  • Baltimore City Council member: Police commissioner had to go

    Baltimore City Council member: Police commissioner had to go

    Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis was let go this morning by Mayor Catherine Pugh. It was the right call. I’ll share my own experience with Mr. Davis, which I think is indicative of what has happened in the department under his leadership. Seeking to play a useful role in police-community...

  • Cal Thomas: Thanks, China (maybe)

    "When prosperity comes, do not use all of it." -- Confucius Is China about to do the United States a big favor, however unwittingly? According to Bloomberg, China is considering whether to slow, or even stop, purchases of U.S. Treasuries. At $3.14 trillion, China holds the world's largest foreign...

  • Hawaii was panicked by a false missile alert. Could that happen in Maryland?

    Hawaii was panicked by a false missile alert. Could that happen in Maryland?

    On Saturday, Jan. 13, Hawaii suffered a false alarm that rocked Russell J. Strickland’s world. A warning went out statewide that a nonexistent nuclear missile strike was imminent. Roughly 38 minutes later, residents of the 50th state were alerted that it was all a mistake. Officials soon after...

  • Baltimore won't get HQ2, but neither will Montgomery County

    Baltimore won't get HQ2, but neither will Montgomery County

    Take a quick look at the finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, and one factor stands out: the nation’s capital. Montgomery County, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., itself are among 20 jurisdictions the company is considering for its “HQ2,” which comes with $5 billion in direct investment...

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  • Under Armour hopes you notice the cleats in Sunday’s NFL championship games

    Under Armour hopes you notice the cleats in Sunday’s NFL championship games

    Nike may supply NFL uniforms, but Under Armour is laying claim to the cleats worn by all the quarterbacks in Sunday’s National Football League conference championships. The Baltimore brand said Friday that the quarterbacks of the New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings and...

  • Chesapeake crab caper results in felony charges

    Chesapeake crab caper results in felony charges

    More than three years after federal fish fraud investigators were tipped off that a Virginian seafood company was selling foreign crabmeat labeled as more expensive domestic crabmeat, federal prosecutors filed felony charges against Casey’s Seafood owner, James R. Casey, 74, of Poquoson, Va. At...

  • Baltimore entrepreneurship program for moms expanding

    Baltimore entrepreneurship program for moms expanding

    With feathers on her eyelashes and glitter everywhere else, it was clear that Takia Ross’ true calling was not as a history teacher. Ross dolled up friends at her kitchen table in South Baltimore, but she never considered trading in her stable teaching job at a city school and, later, the Community...

  • MoviePass is roiling the movie theater industry in Baltimore and beyond

    MoviePass is roiling the movie theater industry in Baltimore and beyond

    As deals go, MoviePass seems too good to be true: pay $9.95 a month for admission to one movie every day. “You only have to see one movie a month” to make it pay for itself, said Bryan Oringher, a Rockville-based basketball scout. “It’s a no-brainer.” It’s a subscription service so inexpensive...

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  • Mini Hip-Hop Museum debuting this weekend at Baltimore art gallery

    Mini Hip-Hop Museum debuting this weekend at Baltimore art gallery

    While there are plans to build a hip-hop museum in New York years from now, Baltimore’s Milly Vanderwood didn’t feel like waiting to celebrate his favorite culture. This weekend, he’s opening the doors to the Mini Hip-Hop Museum, a permanent exhibition inside the S.A.N.D. Gallery near downtown....

  • Baltimore-area canine sleuths get their own TV series

    Baltimore-area canine sleuths get their own TV series

    Emma the Chihauhau didn’t realize she was in danger. There the tiny creature was, running up and down railroad tracks in Frederick not far from where U.S. 70 joins Highway 15, tail wagging, having the time of her life. Anne Wills, who runs Dogs Finding Dogs, a nonprofit in Arbutus that helps animal...

  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's Baltimore location closes

    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's Baltimore location closes

    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s Baltimore location has closed. Telephone calls to the restaurant are greeted with a recorded message: “We are sad to announce that we are now closed,” it says in part. “We are grateful to the Baltimore community for welcoming us.” No further details on the closure were available...

  • BSO trots out war horses by Tchaikovsky, Bartok

    BSO trots out war horses by Tchaikovsky, Bartok

    Another week, another impressive effort by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. If anyone has somehow not noticed how tight the ensemble’s technique has become, Friday night’s performance of Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, conducted by music director Marin Alsop, would surely have woken up the ears....

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  • Schmuck: FanFest looms and Orioles have done nothing to chase away the gloom

    Schmuck: FanFest looms and Orioles have done nothing to chase away the gloom

    The headlines tell the whole story. The big Orioles news this weekend is that the team signed four more minor league players — three of them at least 29 years old. The other news involved the revelation that 2017 12th-round draft choice Tucker Baca has been suspended for 60 days for a performance-enhancing...

  • Mississippi State's Schnider Herard to transfer to Maryland

    Mississippi State's Schnider Herard to transfer to Maryland

    Schnider Herard, a sophomore center for Mississippi State, will transfer to Maryland, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Saturday. A former four-star prospect, Herard will enroll in College Park for the spring semester and should be eligible to play after the fall semester next...

  • Michal Cekovsky staying consistent crucial for Maryland to make NCAA tournament run

    Michal Cekovsky staying consistent crucial for Maryland to make NCAA tournament run

    The bounce pass from Maryland sophomore guard Kevin Huerter was delivered from the high post with perfect precision and timing early in the second half of Thursday’s game against Minnesota at Xfinity Center. The recipient, senior center Michal Cekovsky, had cut toward the basket, caught the ball...

  • Mir McLean leads No. 3 Roland Park past No. 6 Western, 50-46

    Mir McLean leads No. 3 Roland Park past No. 6 Western, 50-46

    Roland Park sophomore Mir McLean has been a big problem for Western’s girls basketball team the past two years. The 5-foot-11 All-Metro forward had 19 points and 21 rebounds as the No. 3 Reds took an early lead and held off No. 6 Western, 50-46, on Saturday at the Public vs. Private Challenge at...

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