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  • Orioles sweat through 6-1 loss to Angels

    Orioles sweat through 6-1 loss to Angels
    On a night that was punctuated by sweltering heat and a scorching opposing pitcher, the Orioles lost not only a game but also one of their sluggers for the rest of the season. Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ervin Santana took a no-hitter into the sixth,...
  • Man sentenced to 20 years for importing heroin aboard cruise ship

    Man sentenced to 20 years for importing heroin aboard cruise ship
    The ringleader of a heroin ring that imported drugs into Baltimore aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Enchantment of the Seas has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. Loxly Johnson, 49, of Norfolk, Va., was the...
  • Earthquakes common in Caribbean

     
    This evening's devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti has been followed by a series of large aftershocks measuring more than 5.0 on the Richter scale. It was also preceded by smaller quakes (2.9 to 3.4) in Puerto Rico, across the Mona......
  • Tropics get interesting

     
    Lots of activity in the tropics Friday morning, although nothing, as yet, that qualifies as a tropical storm or even a significant threat to the U.S. mainland.Topping the list is a strengthening storm system off the Cape Verde Islands (circled......
  • Bill is now a hurricane; Claudette comes ashore

     
    The second named storm of the 2009 season has grown into a minimal hurricane, the season's first, according to the National Hurricane Center.Bill now sports top sustained winds of 75 mph as it churns across the Atlantic. While it is......
  • "Peak" of hurricane season fizzles

     
    September is, statistically at least, the peak of hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin. But this year has been notably anemic. We were busier in August.Only two named storms cropped up during the month that ends tonight, compared with four......
  • Tejada probe launched

    Tejada probe launched
    On the same day that former Orioles shortstop attended his brother's funeral in the Dominican Republic, the FBI said yesterday that it has opened a preliminary investigation into whether he lied to federal authorities when he told them he never took...
  • The four biggest surprises so far in Dixon's trial

    A third batch of cards Prosecutors dropped a bombshell before the trial opened, when they told defense attorneys they had unearthed new documents that would support the testimony of a third developer previously unconnected to the corruption case. It...
  • Maryland hispanic population booms since 2000

    WASHINGTON - The Maryland Hispanic population has increased by at least 65 percent since the 2000 Census, contributing to increasing ethnic diversity nationally, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report. There are 375,830 Hispanics living in Maryland...
  • Dodgers, MLB mum on article detailing Yasiel Puig's escape from Cuba

    Dodgers, MLB mum on article detailing Yasiel Puig's escape from Cuba
    The Dodgers and Major League Baseball declined to comment Monday about a magazine article detailing Yasiel Puig's dangerous escape from Cuba and the death threats the 23-year-old right fielder received last year from human traffickers under control of a...
  • Miami detective released on $500,000 bail in New Jersey cocaine case

    MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami federal judge released a Miami-Dade Police Department internal affairs detective on $500,000 bond after he was charged with helping drug smugglers and orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot. As part of an agreement with federal...
  • Deceased Dutch Catholic bishop was child molester: commission

    PARIS (Reuters) - The Dutch Catholic Church, in a rare admission of guilt among senior clergy, has confirmed that a bishop who died last year had sexually abused two boys decades earlier. The diocese of Roermond said a Church commission had found that...