Aiming to boost the fledgling market for plug-in vehicles, Maryland and seven other states pledged Thursday to use their governments' tax and spending powers to get 3.3 million "zero-emission" cars, trucks and vans on the road in the next dozen years.
A variety of factors have driven down gasoline prices across the state this week, from a stagnant demand to a stable international market — and now the federal shutdown could mean added relief at the pump.
Airport officials welcomed last week's announcement by Gov. Martin O'Malley that weekend MARC train service between Baltimore and Washington will start in December because such a connection to the nation's capital is a huge selling point — especially for international travelers BWI is trying to court.
Needed repairs to aging bridge joints and damaged concrete barriers along large stretches of the Jones Falls Expressway in Baltimore will close a varying number of travel lanes for the next 10 months, city officials said Friday.
Forecasts of sunny skies are combining with falling gas prices and an apparent "pent-up demand" for a getaway to put Maryland on a course for its busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the end of the recession.
While many Orioles haven't had the chance to look through the outline of the proposed instant replay installation released by Major League Baseball on Thursday, some still feel the much-talked-about subject will ultimately be a positive for the game.
Orioles rookie Henry Urrutia hasn't started a game since Aug. 3, but he was still an important part of the club's eight-game interleague road trip through National League West parks in San Diego, San Francisco and Arizona, as he pinch hit in all but one game.
While the Orioles bullpen has received its share of work over the course of the club's eight-game road trip to San Diego, San Francisco and Arizona, manager Buck Showalter says he isn't worried about his relievers tiring.
Sunday's loss to the Seattle Mariners dropped the Orioles to 4-5 on a homestand that featured the division rival Boston Red Sox, the last-place Houston Astros and up-and-coming but below .500 Seattle team.
The Orioles recalled infielder Danny Valencia from Norfolk and immediately inserted him into Sunday's lineup as the designated hitter. Valencia responded with a homer and a double against the Seattle Mariners.
With a masterful, 6-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night that snapped a three-game losing streak for the Orioles, the 25-year-old Tillman (13-3) became the first Oriole since lefty Erik Bedard in 2007 to win at least 13 games in a season. He¿s the first to hit the mark in July since Sidney Ponson won No. 13 on July 10, 2003.
Crash experts from the National Transportation Safety Board were at a Glen Burnie salvage yard Thursday morning to look at the three vehicles involved in the Bay Bridge accident that catapulted a young woman and her car into the water.