Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday


The National Weather Service is calling for Monday to be sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 78 and north winds 11 to 17 miles per hour. Monday night is expected to be clear, with a low around 60 and north winds 8 to 10 miles per hour. Tuesday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 79 and north winds around 8 miles per hour.


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Burns backs off bid to silence Ravens player: After drawing national attention for his attempt to muzzle a football player who supported gay rights, a Maryland delegate walked back his position Sunday and said Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo should be allowed to speak out in favor of same-sex marriage.

Weekend shootings continue spate of violence in Baltimore: Baltimore endured a second consecutive weekend of deadly gunfire, adding two fatal shootings to the six that occurred during Labor Day weekend as police seek neighborhood cooperation to help stem the violence.

Yeardley Love gets permanent place at Notre Dame Prep: Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson dedicated its turf field Sunday to Yeardley Love, the alumna who was killed at the University of Virginia in May 2010. A foundation that was formed after the lacrosse player's murder helped raise the $1.2 million to build the field.

Orioles blasted by Yankees, 13-3: The Orioles missed a chance to take sole possession of first place in the American League East on Sunday, falling 13-3 to the New York Yankees in front of an announced crowd of 40,346 at Camden Yards.


Ravens ready for prime time: With the Ravens appearing in prime-time matchups three of the first four weeks of the NFL season -- starting with tonight's season opener of ESPN's "Monday Night Football" -- no team will have a higher national profile on national television during the first month of NFL play.

Edgemere man faces rarely used HIV transmission charges: When police accused an Edgemere man of having sex with a 13-year-old boy, most of the charges were straightforward: soliciting a minor and a related sexual offense, which together could carry up to 30 years in prison. But Baltimore County prosecutors also accused Steven Douglas Podles of knowingly attempting to transmit the HIV virus to the boy -- a seldom-used, and often controversial, charge that carries an additional three years behind bars.

Maryland keeps eye on West Nile Virus: Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties are getting sprayed for mosquitoes and health officials are warning residents to take precautions as the nation copes with the worst season of West Nile Virus since the disease was discovered in the United States in 1999.

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