ON THE SITE...
Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $290M: The top prize remains available after Tuesday's drawing, in which a Marylander won a $250,000 purse. The next drawing will be held Friday.
Brady Anderson returns to the Orioles as a trainer: The former star outfielder is carving out a new role with his old team, and is having a good time doing it, he tells Peter Schmuck in this Sun Magazine piece.
Record heat continues everywhere but Baltimore: A major swath of the eastern U.S. continues to rack up all-time records for mid-March heat, but not Maryland and other parts of the Piedmont Plateau. For a record, highs would have to reach the mid-80s and lows the mid-60s here.
COMING LATER TODAY...
- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's circus elephants are at the center of controversy for trainers' use of bullhooks, the sharp prods used to guide the elephants. Baltimore native Jada Pinkett-Smith has criticized the practice vocally, calling on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to intervene, but the circus defends it.
- Sen. Barbara Miluski is being honored this afternoon for becoming the longest-serving woman in Congress. The commemoration is being held at 2:30 p.m.
- The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore releases its "State of Downtown" report Thursday morning, detailing figures on jobs, residents and office vacancies in the city's core.
- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is touring Maryland on Wednesday as part of his presidential campaign. That includes a town hall meeting in Arbutus, the hometown of Romney's Maryland campaign chief, former Gov.Robert L. Ehrlich.
- Sun sports columnist Kevin Cowherd asks the question, with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward retired, who will become the target of Ravens fans' most intense loathing?