WEATHER

The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 95 and west winds at 8 to 13 miles per hour in the morning. Friday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 75.

TRAFFIC

Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.

Significant downtown road closures are currently in effect due to the Grand Prix of Baltimore.

FROM LAST NIGHT

License denied for proposed Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor: Federal regulators denied a license Thursday to the French-controlled company for a proposed third nuclear reactor at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Southern Maryland, giving the company 60 days to find a U.S. partner.

Pregnant woman ejected from vehicle on I-95 north: A pregnant woman was ejected from her vehicle on northbound Interstate 95 near the border of Baltimore and Harford counties about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, according to a Harford County Fire and EMS Association spokesman.

Ravens reserves try to make an impression in final preseason game: The Ravens finished the preseason Thursday night with an otherwise forgettable performance in a 31-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Romney says he'll do what Obama couldn't: Republican Mitt Romney accepted his party's presidential nomination Thursday night with a forceful promise to lead America to renewed prosperity after years of dashed expectations.

Huguely sentenced to 23 years in prison for Love's killing: George Huguely V received a 23-year sentence for the murder of Yeardley Love, the UVA lacrosse player whose death in May 2010 put drinking and domestic violence in college towns under a harsh spotlight.

Four indicted in killing of witness in drug-gun case: According to prosecutors, a 55-year-old man operating an unauthorized cab in Baltimore witnessed a passenger's arrest and turned down a bribe to give false testimony. Months later, he was shot to death in front of the home he shared with his elderly mother.

Organizers rev up for resurrected Grand Prix: The first round of gleaming racecars will roar through downtown streets early Friday, marking the start of the second annual three-day open-wheel racing festival — and a victory for city officials and organizers who struggled to resurrect the event after last year's financial flop.