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  • Guinness enters Maryland lawmakers' beer debate

    Guinness enters Maryland lawmakers' beer debate

    A battle over beer is brewing in Annapolis. State lawmakers are faced with competing proposals to change the rules for breweries, which have exploded in popularity in recent years as drinkers turn away from mass-produced corporate beers in favor of craft brews. And there's a big new player in the...

  • Baltimore County Council member says new charter review panel has conflicts of interest

    Baltimore County Council member says new charter review panel has conflicts of interest

    A Baltimore County Council member has withdrawn his name from legislation establishing a commission to review the county charter, citing possible conflicts of interest by some members of the panel. "I cannot in good conscience support a commission comprised of a large number of lobbyists who are...

  • Brokaw, Mullen talk Russia, news and more in Annapolis

    Brokaw, Mullen talk Russia, news and more in Annapolis

    Veteran television journalist Tom Brokaw and former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Admiral Mike Mullen told a sold-out crowd at St. John's College in Annapolis on Sunday to be proactive about engaging with people with different viewpoints, speaking to concerns that the U.S. has grown increasingly...

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  • McCain criticizes Trump for calling media 'the enemy': 'That's how dictators get started'

    McCain criticizes Trump for calling media 'the enemy': 'That's how dictators get started'

    Sen. John McCain spoke out Saturday in defense of the free press after President Donald Trump lashed out against the news media several times over the past week, at one point declaring it "the enemy of the American People!" Such talk, McCain, R-Ariz., said on NBC News in an interview set to air...

  • Swedes scratch heads after Trump says 'look what's happening last night in Sweden'

    Swedes scratch heads after Trump says 'look what's happening last night in Sweden'

    Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring to something he saw on television. During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said...

  • Trump to roll back Obama's climate, water rules through executive action

    Trump to roll back Obama's climate, water rules through executive action

    President Donald Trump is preparing executive orders aimed at reversing Obama-era policies on climate and water pollution, according to individuals briefed on the measures. While both directives will take time to implement, they will send an unmistakable signal that the new administration is determined...

  • British Parliament debates Trump visit

    British Parliament debates Trump visit

    The last time British lawmakers found themselves debating Donald Trump in the hallowed halls of Parliament, the American business mogul was a presidential candidate. On Monday, they were debating President Trump, the most powerful man in the world. That didn't hold them back. For three hours, lawmakers...

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  • Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer

    Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer

    Uber's chief executive ordered an investigation Monday into a sexual-harassment claim made by a female engineer who said her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss. In a blog post about her year at Uber, Susan Fowler Rigetti said the company's human...

  • Medifast's Take Shape For Life changes name to Optavia

    Medifast's Take Shape For Life changes name to Optavia

    Weight loss company Medifast Inc. said Monday it plans to change the name of its direct selling subsidiary to Optavia from Take Shape For Life in July and introduced new "clean label" food products under the new brand name. The newest Optavia Essentials Fueling products, including bars, shakes...

  • Solar jobs soar as Maryland prioritizes renewable energy

    Solar jobs soar as Maryland prioritizes renewable energy

    Matt McDonough and his crew rolled up to the Brooklyn Park home around 8 a.m., unloaded their ladders, harnesses and tools, and got to work tiling another roof with solar panels. It was a typical workday for the four-man team. They don't talk much as they check electrical connections and begin hauling...

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  • Wedded: Victoria Parshley and Juan Ramirez made a long-distance relationship work

    Wedded: Victoria Parshley and Juan Ramirez made a long-distance relationship work

    Date: Nov. 12 Her story: Victoria "Tori" Elizabeth Parshley, 23, was born in Montclair, N.J. She works as an elementary school teacher. Her parents, Tom and Seanna Parshley, live in in Baltimore. His story: Juan David Ramirez, 25, was born in Pereira, Colombia. He works as a mechanical engineer....

  • The new normal: Friends, family presiding at weddings

    The new normal: Friends, family presiding at weddings

    With the many decisions Ashelynn Brooks had to make for her September wedding, one was fairly easy: Who should officiate? The Rosedale resident, who worried about stage fright and stumbling through her vows, decided against enlisting a legal official or clergy member. Instead, she chose someone...

  • Inner Harbor mansion sells for $6.25 million

    Inner Harbor mansion sells for $6.25 million

    A 9,000-square-foot mansion on an Inner Harbor pier has sold for $6.25 million to a West Coast executive with ties to the movie industry. The all-cash sale is likely to rank among the region's top residential sales for the year. Agents who worked on the deal declined to identify the buyer. But...

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  • Maryland women fall short in comeback against Ohio State, lose 98-87

    Maryland women fall short in comeback against Ohio State, lose 98-87

    The Maryland women’s basketball team has been unbeatable in the Big Ten since joining the conference three years ago, save for one notable exception: Ohio State. With an opportunity to secure a third straight Big Ten regular season championship, the second-ranked Terps again failed to solve their...

  • Terps center Michal Cekovsky will miss rest of season after fracturing ankle

    Terps center Michal Cekovsky will miss rest of season after fracturing ankle

    Late-season injuries often impact the outcome of seasons for college basketball teams, and No. 24 Maryland will now be dealing with one of its own. A day after junior center Michal Cekovsky appeared to roll his left ankle late in a 71-60 loss at Wisconsin, the team announced that the 7-1 Slovakian...

  • Loyola putting losses to Va., Hopkins behind them as they open league play

    Loyola putting losses to Va., Hopkins behind them as they open league play

    If Loyola University men's lacrosse coach Charley Toomey had his way, he wouldn't have played Virginia and Johns Hopkins in consecutive games to open the season. But he virtually had no choice, and the Greyhounds are winless. Loyola will get somewhat of a breather this week when the Greyhounds...

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  • Get governors out of parole decisions

    Get governors out of parole decisions

    Gov. Larry Hogan has demonstrated a more enlightened, less politically cowardly approach to parole and commutations than either of his two Democratic predecessors, Govs. Martin O'Malley and Parris N. Glendening. That is about the faintest praise anyone could possibly bestow. Mr. Glendening upended...

  • The 'lost' tier map law

    The 'lost' tier map law

    Five years ago, then-Gov. Martin O'Malley convinced members of the General Assembly to limit new subdivisions that rely on septic systems. It was seen as an important weapon in the effort to protect the Chesapeake Bay — counties could still authorize new developments, but they'd have to designate...

  • A way out for Judge Gorsuch

    A way out for Judge Gorsuch

    If Judge Neil Gorsuch gets fed up with President Trump, as any good judge should, I offer this as a model resignation latter to opt out of his Supreme Court nomination: Dear President Trump, I have made a decision that has been extremely difficult, but which I feel I cannot avoid. I respectfully...

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  • HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV infections in the United States have fallen for several years, and few places have seen a bigger drop than Maryland, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in the state dropped an average of 7.5 percent per year from 2008 to 2014. That was...

  • Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    A New York newspaper is reviewing the work of one of its former reporters after his new book on Baltimore was widely questioned by police and other officials here. Newsday managing editor Richard Rosen confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the paper is reviewing the work of Kevin Deutsch, who worked...

  • Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services will close its troubled residential treatment program for adolescents in Halethorpe after two state agencies decided to withdraw the children they had placed there. The decision to withdraw the children followed moratoriums imposed late last year by the agencies on sending...

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