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Michael Phelps says he's 'having fun' as he returns to the pool this week

Michael Phelps says he's 'having fun' as he returns to the pool this week

MESA, ARIZ. — Michael Phelps couldn’t say it enough times, even joking that he would bore questioners with his repetitive explanation for returning to competitive swimming.

Walter Amprey, former city schools superintendent, dies at age 69

Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69

Walter Amprey died of complications of a heart transplant Tuesday afternoon at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Long-sought Rec and Parks audit finally complete

Long-sought Rec and Parks audit finally complete

After years of demands by activists, Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks has finally been audited.

Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend

Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend

The loud knock came about 2 a.m., and Dante Wooding roused himself. He saw police lights flashing through his window. Downstairs, a friend was at the front door.

Pratt decries lack of action on replacing wasteful city phones

Hopkins, union to begin negotiating again

Baltimore County Council to consider measure to improve physical fitness in county

Baltimore County Council to consider measure to improve physical fitness in county

Encouraged by a constituent who is also a chiropractor for the Ravens, 1st District Councilman Tom Quirk has proposed legislation to establish a Baltimore County Advisory Council on Physical Fitness.

Comedy's Holy Grail found in Havre de Grace

Comedy's Holy Grail found in Havre de Grace

Where can you watch King Arthur ride regally on an imaginary horse to the beat of two coconut shells? Or see a cow catapulted? Or a Trojan rabbit? Only in "Spamalot," the musical based on the cult movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

Frédéric Nauczyciel's portraits of Baltimore voguers [Pictures]

Frédéric Nauczyciel's portraits of Baltimore voguers [Pictures]

The French photographer stumbled across queer ballroom voguers performing in a parking lot during Baltimore Pride, and decided he had found his muse.

Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals

Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals

Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy.

Ravens' three potential breakout stars [Baltimore Sports and Life]

Ravens' three potential breakout stars [Baltimore Sports and Life]

Here are three young guys the Ravens should look to, to step their games up a notch and improve in the areas that need it the most.

14-year-old boy shot and killed in south Baltimore

A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed in south Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood...

Baltimore port union officials ask for jury to hear dueling assault charges

Two ILA Local 333 officials say they were assaulted by the other.

Two-year-old in Essex suffers 'serious injuries' from pit bull attack

Baltimore County Police say a 2-year-old boy received "serious injuries to the upper body" from a...

Timothy Virts indicted following Amber Alert case

Timothy Virts, subject of a manhunt last month that triggered a multistate Amber Alert ending at a...

30 years ago: Robert Gallo discovers the cause of AIDS

It's been 30 years since federal health officials announced that a team led by Dr. Robert C. Gallo...

State board wants to amend math graduation requirements

Students who take five years to graduate wouldn't have to take fifth year of math.

Aberdeen Proving Ground worker dies

A longtime Army civilian at Aberdeen Proving Ground died after a "grass cutting incident" at work on...

One sentenced, two plead guilty in BGF jail case

A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center received a 30-month prison term Tuesday...

Police looking for two men after robbery in Russett

Anne Arundel County police released descriptions of two men they are seeking after a man was...

Cooperator in murder of 12-year-old sentenced to 15 years

Six months after the seemingly random murder of a 12-year-old boy in East Baltimore, police had...

Man charged with fatally shooting neighbor after Sunday cookout

A Woodlawn man was charged Tuesday with fatally shooting his neighbor, saying he felt "disrespected"...

Domino Sugars sign goes solar

Photovoltaic array at plant in the Inner Harbor is part of a sustainability push.

Grace blames frigid winter for lower profits

W.R. Grace & Co. said Wednesday that profit in the first three months of the year dropped 15...

Edgewood neighborhood evacuated after SUV crashes into townhouse, severs gas line

Residents of an Edgewood neighborhood were asked to leave their homes after a Ford Explorer...

Peck pushes past setback to be fastest Md. runner at Boston Marathon

By the time Graham Peck was halfway up Heartbreak Hill during the Boston Marathon, he knew he'd be...

Employees step up to save Elkridge company

Paper, plastics coating plant humming after facing closure.

Arundel community college, Navy to offer Arabic immersion program

Anne Arundel Community College and the U.S. Naval Academy are offering a free summer Arabic...

Thornton appoints new Cabinet members

Incoming Baltimore schools superintendent Gregory Thornton is already shaking up the ranks at city...

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