Michael Phelps to swim seven events at Olympic qualifying trials: Previewing what he might swim in his final Olympics in London, Michael Phelps has entered seven races in next week’s qualifying trials -- including the exciting but exhausting 400-meter individual medley.

North Baltimore fire damages building roof: Baltimore City firefighters battled a roof fire that broke out Tuesday morning in a multi-story building at the intersection of West 22nd St. and Maryland Avenue, in the Old Goucher neighborhood west of Charles Street

Annapolis man, 34, charged with rape of girl, 13Alexander Lara, who is being held on $2 million bail, is also charged with assault in the incident that occurred Saturday at his home on Merle Court, near Forest Drive, police said.

Heat wave could threaten recordsWith high temperatures predicted in the upper 90s Wednesday and Thursday, records of 100 degrees for both days could be challenged.

Southwest loses No. 1 customer rating to rival JetBlue: For the first time in nearly two decades, Southwest Airlines, the biggest commercial carrier at BWI, does not sit atop the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index.



  • A look at the future of Rocky Gap Resort in Allegany County. the Board of Public Works is slated to vote Wednesday on a sale of the property to the developer building a slot machine parlor there.
  • Coverage of the farewell to the tall ships and the Star-Spangled Sailabration, including efforts to count the attendance at the weeklong festival.
  • A look at the risks at stake in the Supreme Court's forthcoming decision on the federal health reform law.
  • Remembrances of Tropical Storm Agnes as the 40th anniversary of the historic storm approaches.
  • The Maryland Racing Commission is set to consider a plea to have Secretariat's finishing time at the Preakness 39 years ago revised on Tuesday.
  • Wednesday's Taste section provides recipes for the latest farmer's market bounty, squash.
  • Along with this week's cover story in b, a database of the cheapest beers around the city will be posted online.