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Orioles batters have no answer for knuckleballer Wright, who throws complete game

Before the Orioles faced Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright on Monday afternoon, manager Buck Showalter likened hitting baseball's most unpredictable pitch to "swatting a butterfly with a needle." "Swing hard and hope you collide with it," Showalter said. As the Orioles opened an important four-game...

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  • Sleep apnea a tough problem for government, transportation industry

    Sleep apnea a tough problem for government, transportation industry

    Carla Williams is an Indiana long-haul trucker with a tricky little problem — about the size of a tissue box. At issue is her CPAP machine, which treats sleep apnea, a medical condition that causes drowsiness. A doctor told her she needed to use it to keep driving. But a second doctor she consulted...

  • Memorial Day travel: What does gas cost in Maryland?

    Memorial Day travel: What does gas cost in Maryland?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying 5 cents more at the pump when compared with a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $2.32, up from $2.27 a week ago. The price of gas in the state is the same...

  • Inside the BDC, questions about Port Covington

    Inside the BDC, questions about Port Covington

    The board of the Baltimore Development Corp. voted unanimously in March to back a request from Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank for $535 million in city financing to support his plan to redevelop Port Covington with a dense, mixed-use project, including a new Under Armour campus. Despite appearances,...

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  • 'Game of Thrones' author draws faithful crowd at Balticon 50

    'Game of Thrones' author draws faithful crowd at Balticon 50

    The one question you're not supposed to ask George R.R. Martin remained unspoken Saturday as the "Game of Thrones" author greeted hundreds of fans — he did not give any hints as to when his next book might come out. Martin was the guest of honor at this weekend's Balticon 50, the annual convention...

  • BSO brings back 'Hairspray' -- and John Waters

    BSO brings back 'Hairspray' -- and John Waters

    Edna Turnblad will be arnin' some more clothes and her likewise well-fed daughter, Tracy, will be trying out again for a spot on a TV dance show when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra brings back a concert version of the hit musical "Hairspray" this week. Three years ago, the BSO brightened things...

  • Sowebo Fest and more of the week's best Baltimore-area events

    Sowebo Fest and more of the week's best Baltimore-area events

    Sowebo Arts and Music Festival Southwest Baltimore, at its most vibrant and alive. You've got artistic types of all sorts, participating in a proudly "un-juried and uncensored" art show. You've got five stages filled with music, from Afi Soul and Cowabunga Pizza Time to Out of Water Experience...

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  • Who cares about policy? Let the Clinton-Trump mudslinging commence

    Who cares about policy? Let the Clinton-Trump mudslinging commence

     While the contest for the presidency should focus on the candidates' qualifications to run the world's most powerful nation, the current one instead is getting bogged down on personal behavior and trustworthiness. Donald Trump's business record finally has come under sharper scrutiny from the...

  • What about the national debt?

    What about the national debt?

    There are just weeks left in this 2016 presidential primary season. And as political pundits continue to focus on which candidate has momentum or which party is more likely to have a contested convention this summer, Marylanders and the rest of the country shouldn't lose sight of a critical issue...

  • Netanyahu's loose cannon

    Netanyahu's loose cannon

    Avigdor Lieberman is detested by the military he's supposed to lead. In naming Avigdor Lieberman to the post of defense minister this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu erased virtually any chance of peace with the Palestinians and instead presented the world with a far right-wing...

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  • MTA now says release of Mondawmin unrest footage would facilitate 'terrorist attack'

    MTA now says release of Mondawmin unrest footage would facilitate 'terrorist attack'

    The Maryland Transit Administration has once again denied a Public Information Act request by The Baltimore Sun for surveillance footage from the Mondawmin Metro station on the day last April that riots broke out in Baltimore, saying that releasing the video would "facilitate the planning of a...

  • Small drones in Maryland, nation now outnumber other kinds of aircraft

    Small drones in Maryland, nation now outnumber other kinds of aircraft

    There are now more registered drone owners in the United States than there are other kinds aircraft, according to new figures from the Federal Aviation Administration. Almost 460,000 drone owners have registered with regulators, the FAA reports. Owners are required to register only once, even if...

  • Critics of Baltimore school board secrecy have little recourse

    Critics of Baltimore school board secrecy have little recourse

    When the Baltimore school board revealed this month that it had secretly hired a new CEO, city and state officials were incensed that the panel had circumvented a process that would have given them and the public a say. But they have little recourse beyond airing their grievances. For two decades,...

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