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Digest: Hawks sign guard Gary Neal (Towson) to 10-day contract

The Atlanta Hawks signed guard Gary Neal (Towson University, Calvert Hall, Aberdeen) to a 10-day contract. Neal, 32, last played in the NBA with the Washington Wizards in 2015-16. He was most recently with the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. He has averaged 9.9 points in 350 career...

  • Scene and Heard After Work

    Scene and Heard After Work

    Sloane Brown grabs her camera and notebook to get the scoop on Baltimore professionals mingling at after-work gatherings around town.

  • Trump's pick for EPA vows to support Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort

    Trump's pick for EPA vows to support Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort

    President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a frequent critic of environmental regulations, appeared to offer support Wednesday for a federally directed Chesapeake Bay cleanup program he once sued to stop. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who...

  • Tim Raines, an Oriole for a week, finally reaches Hall of Fame

    Tim Raines, an Oriole for a week, finally reaches Hall of Fame

    It took Tim Raines up until his 10th and final season on the ballot to be elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame, and maybe that delay was in part because it took that long for his premier skills – getting on base and scoring runs – to be truly appreciated. But ultimately, the wait for Raines – who...

  • Three new Hall of Famers and another step forward for Bonds and Clemens

    Three new Hall of Famers and another step forward for Bonds and Clemens

    Jeff Bagwell was left in the on-deck circle a year ago, but he had to know his day would come. Tim Raines was known for his quickness on the basepaths, but he waited until the last minute. Ivan Rodriguez didn't have to wait long at all.

  • Laureate looks for almost $500 million from IPO

    Laureate looks for almost $500 million from IPO

    Laureate Education, a Baltimore-based company that owns and operates universities around the world, said Wednesday it hopes to raise almost $500 million in its previously announced public offering of its stock. The firm is selling 29 million shares in the initial public offering, with pricing expected...

  • Maryland settles lawsuit with drug maker accused of creating a monopoly

    Maryland settles lawsuit with drug maker accused of creating a monopoly

    Maryland joined four other states and the Federal Trade Commission in announcing a $100 million settlement Wednesday with Mallinckrodt ARD Inc., formerly known as Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc., for allegedly monopolizing the market for a lifesaving drug called Acthar. Acthar is a therapeutic adrenocorticotropic...

  • IndyCar drivers eager to keep momentum as season nears

    IndyCar drivers eager to keep momentum as season nears

    Last fall, James Hinchcliffe kept dance fans on their toes. Now he's hoping those memorable moves help the IndyCar Series take an even bigger step — expanding its audience. Less than two months after surprisingly toe-tapping his way to a runner-up finish on the hit show "Dancing With The Stars,"...

  • Whenever Rajon Rondo's playing career ends, goal is clear: NBA head coach

    Whenever Rajon Rondo's playing career ends, goal is clear: NBA head coach

    Minutes after the Mavericks' dramatic victory over the Bulls late Tuesday, coach Rick Carlisle explained why he didn't call a timeout in the waning seconds between Jimmy Butler's go-ahead basket and Wesley Matthews' 3-point game-winner. "It creates unpredictability," Carlisle said. "Plus, (Rajon)...

  • Plan for White Marsh outlets in limbo

    Plan for White Marsh outlets in limbo

    A 100-store outlet mall planned for White Marsh is in limbo as the owner of the property considers selling the site. The turn comes shortly after a fight over the plans appeared to have been settled as Baltimore County voters backed zoning that would allow the outlets to proceed. The Lightstone Group,...

  • Health exchange on pace to meet, exceed enrollment this year

    Health exchange on pace to meet, exceed enrollment this year

    With less than two weeks left to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, advocates and officials launched their last push to draw Maryland residents. The effort announced Wednesday involves enrolling people through churches and other faith-based groups, a campaign called "Extol & Enroll."...

  • Oregon strength coach suspended after players hospitalized

    The University of Oregon suspended football strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde one month without pay after three players were hospitalized following a series of intense workouts last week. The school announced the decision in a statement Tuesday evening and detailed a review of the...

  • Former President George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara hospitalized

    Former President George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara hospitalized

    Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said. The 92-year-old former president, who had been hospitalized since...

  • Housing commissioner atop Pugh's list as she reviews hundreds of applications for administration jobs

    Housing commissioner atop Pugh's list as she reviews hundreds of applications for administration jobs

    Mayor Catherine Pugh is reviewing hundreds of applications to find a new Baltimore housing chief and fill top positions in her administration. Pugh said Wednesday more than 90 people have applied to run the city's housing programs. Longtime Commissioner Paul T. Graziano's resigned this month. Replacing...

  • Top things to do this weekend

    Top things to do this weekend

    No weekend plans yet? We've got you covered. Find out what's happening in the Baltimore area this weekend: concerts, festivals, family activities and more fun things to do. To plan even further ahead, check out our roundup of 2016 holiday events. 

  • Falcons, Packers should give scoreboard a workout in NFC title game

    Falcons, Packers should give scoreboard a workout in NFC title game

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The high-scoring offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers appear poised to provide a memorable send-off for the Georgia Dome.  Factor in the teams' leaky defenses, and Sunday's NFC Championship Game could surge past the unusually high over/under of 60 1/2  points...

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