Baltimore opens shiny, new Horseshoe Casino 

Even on a normal night, casinos can assault the senses with glitz, flashing lights, showgirls, cocktails, high rollers, fancy food and blaring music.

Orioles capitalize on Tampa Bay Rays' mistakes in 4-2 victory Tuesday night

Despite Wei-Yin Chen's short start, bullpen carries club to second straight win to start homestand.

Carnival adds longer cruises from Baltimore

When the Carnival Pride returns to Baltimore next spring, the ship will have a new itinerary of extended cruises to the Caribbean.

Fans' concern after sweep 'means you've raised expectations,' Buck Showalter says

Fans' concern after sweep 'means you've raised expectations,' Buck Showalter says 

On Tuesday afternoon, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he wasn't aware that some of his players sensed some panic from the fan base after the weekend sweep by the Chicago Cubs.

Marylanders expected to brave traffic in high numbers for Labor Day weekend

Marylanders expected to brave traffic in high numbers for Labor Day weekend 

Uptick follows trend in holiday travel this year, comes amid airport, highway troubles.

Under Armour-donated Banner Field in Locust Point is completed

Under Armour-donated Banner Field in Locust Point is completed

Work has been completed on a multipurpose synthetic turf field in Locust Point that Under Armour is donating to the city.

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Cool back-to-school gear for all kinds of students [Pictures]

Cool back-to-school gear for all kinds of students [Pictures]

We scoured Baltimore-area stores to find gear for almost every type of student.

Final act of Emmy dominance by 'Breaking Bad' a landmark achievement

Z on TV: Final act of Emmy dominance by 'Breaking Bad' a landmark achievement 

It's all the more impressive when you consider level of competition.

Ravens keeping options open as other teams jump into trade game

Ravens are keeping their options open as other teams jump into trade game 

In the often unfriendly preseason trade market, could the Ravens and general manager Ozzie Newsome also have a deal up their sleeves before they have to set their final roster at 53 on Saturday?

The Bridge, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zappa Plays Zappa, Dustin Lynch coming to Harford venues

The Bridge, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zappa Plays Zappa, Dustin Lynch coming to Harford venues

The season for summer festivals may be drawing to a close, but there are at least three more chances to catch a major music act outdoors in Harford County over the next six weeks.

Traffic pattern changes again for Bel Air Elementary dismissal

Howard's two fatal police shootings put mental health in focus

Mir leaves Laurel church for mission work

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Syria's slippery slope  [Editorial]

Syria's slippery slope [Editorial] 

President Obama's decision last weekend to launch U.S. surveillance flights over Syria in preparation for possible airstrikes against the Islamist militants who have overrun large swaths of the country since June has brought the U.S. another step...

Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions 

As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the...

More police departments considering the use of drones

More police departments considering the use of drones 

Law enforcement agencies in the Baltimore area and across the country are researching drones, intrigued by their potential for high-risk tactical raids and gathering intelligence.

Reward teachers for outcomes [Letter]

Providing incentives to our best teachers to instruct our students with the greatest needs will improve these children's education....

Why not pay Central American parents to keep their kids at home? [Letter]

As a taxpayer, I have grown tired of politicians spending my money with no accountability. They pass spending bills without knowing how...

Hamas' casualty figures can't be trusted [Letter]

Your recent report on the conflict in Gaza alternately misstates the facts, omits them or misrepresents them ("Israel continues Gaza...

Where do their loyalties lie? [Letter]

Your article about U.S. citizens serving in the Israeli Defense Forces doesn't address where their loyalty lies. Is it with Israel or with...

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The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday called for middle and high schools to start a half hour later to combat the public health issue of "chronic" teen sleepiness. Young people are programmed to fall asleep around 11 p.m. or later, and shouldn't wake before 8 a.m., the organization said. Should the school schedule change?

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