WEATHER: Cloudy, gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Thursday night is expected to be clear, with a low around 63.
TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning’s issues.
Orioles' ticket punched for Texas after loss: The Orioles will begin their first postseason in 15 years on Friday in Arlington, Texas, where they will have to win a wild-card game against the Rangers to keep their season alive.
Romney, Obama square off over domestic politics: In their first debate, neither Mitt Romney nor President Obama appeared to land a knockout blow that would instantly change the presidential race.
Decorated officer at center of custody death investigation: An officer who was shot in the line of duty and testified before lawmakers about tightening gun laws is one of three officers being investigated in the death of an East Baltimore man during a drug arrest.
O'Malley suggests fee to upgrade electricity grid: Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers could see a $1 to $2 surcharge added to their monthly bills under a proposal to make the electricity grid more reliable.
Reiserstown kidnapping victim found in suspect's truck: Baltimore County police were investigating a kidnapping in Reisterstown late Wednesday night after tracking a suspect down Interstate 795 and locating the victim in his truck.
ORIOLES: The Orioles managed just three hits in a 4-1 loss to the Rays Wednesday night, failing to ensure a home playoff game. As the second wild-card team, they'll travel to Arlington to face the Texas Rangers in a one-game playoff Friday at 8:37 p.m.
TERPS: Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon reportedly had lunch Wednesday with the father of the 6-5 Harrison twins, guards who are choosing between the Terps and Kentucky.
Olympian Phelps living in $1 million Canton loft: It appears that the world’s most decorated Olympian has moved into a stylish loft just steps from one of Baltimore’s liveliest locales.
Exploring Baltimore with a Boston terrier: A local Instagrammer shares her favorite photos and dishes on her almost-celebrity dog for The Darkroom.
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