ON THE SITE...

Home sales, prices continue to rise in Baltimore areaHome sales rose for the fifth straight month compared with a year earlier and average prices increased for the fourth month in a row, according to a snapshot of the Baltimore-area housing market in June.

Ga. woman charged with prostitution in Linthicum sting: Anne Arundel vice detectives have charged a 22-year-old Georgia woman with prostitution, assignation and setting up a house of prostitution in the Linthicum area.

Aside from derecho, tornadic storms, summer rainfall scant: The storms helped drop 2.68 inches of rain in June, but for the year to date, rainfall totals are 8 inches below normal, placing much of the state under moderate drought conditions.

Michael Phelps tells Details about his fat days: In a Q&A style interview with the magazine, Phelps reveals he gained 25 pounds after he made history winning eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics.

Orioles' Adam Jones gets some Top Ten, David Letterman action Monday: Jones, along with some of baseball's best, tried their hands at comedy on the late-night talk show.

 

COMING LATER...

  • Officials with the organizers of the Baltimore Grand Prix are speaking with The Sun on Tuesday for an update on the Labor Day weekend race.
  • Maryland School Assessment scores were to be released at noon Tuesday, with more schools passing the annual tests.
  • A hearing was scheduled in Annapolis on Tuesday on a proposed state policy limiting farmers' use of aninal manure and sludge as fertilizer.
  • Three Orioles, Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Jim Johnson, are on the roster for the American League and could play in Tuesday night's Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
  • This week's Table Talk column previews food-related events ahead this summer, aside from Baltimore Restaurant Week.