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White man charged with hate crime in black Army officer's murder in Maryland.

Sean Urbanski, 22, of Severna Park, Maryland, had already been indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge for the death of Lieutenant Richard Collins, 23. An investigation of digital material, including Urbanski's phone and computer records, prompted prosecutors to seek the hate crime charge, Angela Alsobrooks, the state's ...

- Yahoo! News - US

White man charged with hate crime in black Army officer's murder in Maryland.

- A white man was indicted on a hate crime charge on Tuesday in the stabbing death of a newly commissioned black U.S. Army officer on the University of Maryland campus in May, a county prosecutor said. Sean Urbanski, 22, of Severna Park, Maryland, had already been indicted by a grand...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump's travel ban is back in court.

When President Trump issued the third version of his travel ban in late September, the Supreme Court canceled oral arguments for two challenges to the policy's second iteration. But this week the ban is back in court as a federal judge in Maryland has held hearings to determine whether the new ban codifies religious ...

- The Week - US

Baltimore County, Tradepoint Atlantic seek $25M federal grant.

Tradepoint Atlantic and the Baltimore County government hope to land a $25 million grant that would help pay to upgrade the port at the industrial campus in Sparrows Point. The money could come from a federal program that funds transportation projects that can spur economic development. Tradepoint...

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Legislation introduced that gives up to $36M tax break to Maryland Live casino for hotel and conference center.

Maryland Live owner The Cordish Cos. is poised to receive up to a $36 million tax break after legislation was introduced at Monday night’s County Council meeting that would negate property taxes for a proposed hotel and conference center. In lieu of paying those yearly property taxes, The Cordish...

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Handicapped drivers must pay for parking in Mount Vernon beginning Oct. 30.

Drivers with disabilities will be required to pay for parking in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood beginning Oct. 30 — the fourth expansion of the city’s ProjectSPACE program, designed to combat the abuse of disability placards. Forty single-space parking spots will be reserved for drivers...

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Horseshoe Casino labor contract take effect this month.

A group of five unions successfully unionized about 1,000 workers at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, negotiating a contract that took effect this month. Leaders of Unite Here Local 7 said they plan to unveil details Thursday of the first union contract ratified at Horseshoe. The union local, which...

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Health exchange works to counter confusion over Obamacare.

Major last-minute changes at the federal level to the Affordable Care Act and additional rate increases at the state level threaten to undermine enrollment in health insurance this year, but Maryland health exchange officials are sticking to a goal of signing up at least as many people as last...

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Trevor Noah Probes Chicago Murder Rate To Kick Off 'The Daily Show' Windy City Week.

Trevor Noah is in Chicago this week, for The Daily Show Undesked Chicago 2017: Let's Do This Before It Gets Too Damn Cold. For opening night, he took the obvious route, breaking down the town's reputation as the most dangerous city in America. The South African comic told his very receptive Athenaeum Theatre audience that ...

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So, just what happened at Camp John Waters?.

With registration opening today for next year’s Camp John Waters, here are the top 10 things we learned about the inaugural adult summer camp experience, according to a recent article in the New York Times: (Waters told The Baltimore Sun on Monday that the camp “was a staggering experience. But...

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HBO filming in Baltimore for Sonja Sohn documentary promotion.

A film crew for the upcoming HBO documentary “Baltimore Rising” are in Baltimore shooting promotional footage in advance of the film’s November premiere. The project, which is originally named “For the Love of Baltimore,” is directed by “The Wire” actress Sonja Sohn. The film centers on ...

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U.S. judge questions government on Trump's latest travel ban

GREENBELT, Md. - A U.S. judge on Monday questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States.

- Reuters - US

Federal judge hears challenge to third version of Trump's travel ban

A federal judge in Maryland is deciding whether the third time's the charm for President Donald Trump's travel ban.Judges blunted the impact of the first two executive orders Trump issued earlier this year, measures that critics said were thinly disguised versions of the Muslim ban he promised on the campaign trail.The ...


Lawyers debate latest Trump travel ban before federal judge

A federal judge in Maryland heard arguments Monday for and against the most recent Trump administration travel restrictions, but didn't rule from the bench.

- FOX News - US

NFL owners to meet, with racial divide on the agenda

Minutes before kickoff for the first round of Sunday's football games, the National Football League website carried two unusual features. Below the usual fare of game-day predictions and fantasy matchups were slideshows of Baltimore players visiting schools with Baltimore police and of Miami Dolphins and the league ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Baltimore approves $135K settlement in 2015 police shooting

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Baltimore police officer fatally shoots robbery suspect

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore police officer has fatally shot an armed robbery suspect at a convenience store.

- Billings Gazette - US

Local, state officials invest hundreds of hours to bid on Amazon's HQ2

With a Thursday deadline looming, state and local officials across the country are putting the final touches on their cities’ bids for Amazon’s coveted $5 billion headquarters and the promise of 50,000 jobs.Baltimore is one of dozens, if not hundreds, of cities that have collectively spent hundreds...

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Baltimore Pastor Launches Protest in Support of Colin Kaepernick Outside Ravens Game

A Baltimore pastor known for a flashy lifestyle and marital controversies organized a protest of several dozen people outside the Ravens game in support of Colin Kaepernick on Sunday, according to a report.

- Breitbart - US

Sanhi at lunas sa namamagang adult acne, alamin sa Pinoy MD

Hindi inakala ni Salvacion Latoja na mapupuno ng mga tila galit na galit na taghiyawat o "adult acne" ang kaniyang mukha. Dahil sa nangyari, mawalan siya ng kompiyansa sa sarili at napipilitang takpan ang kaniyang mukha kapag lumalabas ng bahay. May magagawa pa kayang paraan upang mawala ang mga taghiyawat? Panoorin ang ...

- GMA News - PH

Federal judge to hear arguments over Trump travel ban

BALTIMORE — A federal judge in Maryland is scheduled to hold a hearing on requests for preliminary injunctions in three lawsuits over the most recent Trump administration travel restrictions.

- Billings Gazette - US

Election Fraud Staffer Busted for Child Porn

Donald Trump's already controversial Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity took another hit this week when a man working on the commission was arrested on child pornography charges. Ronald Williams II, of Suitland, Md., was arrested late last week by Maryland State Police after they followed a tip ...

- Newser - US

WATCH: Weekend World News 10/15/17: Baltimore's Cardinal Shehan School Choir Rehearsal Goes Viral

Former quarterback Colin Kaepernick files grievance against NFL owners; Warning for millions of Americans using online dating apps

- ABC News - US

Vegas Shooting Victim Wakes Up

A Maryland native who has been in a coma since being injured in a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas has woken up and taken her first steps, reports the AP . According to a GoFundMe page set up for Tina Frost, the 27-year-old on Friday took three steps...

- Newser - US

ASRC 3D Prints Fuel Injector Prototype for RD-180 Successor

ASRC of Beltsville, Md., has test fired a subscale propellant injector built via 3D printing, paving the way for a version that could support whichever engine United Launch Alliance chooses to replace the Russian-built RD-180 on the Atlas 5 rocket.

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Baltimore Running Festival, Oktobearfest, MICA's haunted house and more of the week's best events in the Baltimore area

Baltimore Running Festival The big draw is a 26-mile run through the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, Fells Point and a handful of other scenic neighborhoods , but if you’re not up for that much of a race, there’s also a half-marathon, a 5K and a Team Relay, even .1- and .2-mile...

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Las Vegas shooting victim takes first steps after emerging from coma

The Maryland native shot in the head during last week’s Las Vegas shooting massacre emerged from a coma last week and took her first steps without assistance.         


27-year-old victim of Las Vegas shooting wakes up from coma

A fundraiser was also held Saturday for Maryland native Tina Frost, 27.

- ABC News - US

27-year-old victim of Las Vegas shooting wakes up from coma, fundraiser held

A fundraiser was also held Saturday for Maryland native Tina Frost, 27.

- ABC News - US

A harvest of vintage grapes from a hillside in Carroll County

Under gray skies on a hillside in northern Carroll County on Saturday morning, three seasonal workers from Mexico picked the last of the 2017 grapes that Bert Basignani, one of Maryland’s veteran vintners, hopes to turn into a cabernet for sale in 2020. It is harvest season at the state’s 70 vineyards,...

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Mayor's Squeegee Corps aims to get teens out of the street and into the ranks of entrepreneurs

As cars rolled into a parking lot off North Avenue in Baltimore on Saturday afternoon, a group of teens eagerly approached. They soon got to work with hoses, sponges and buckets of soapy water. The teens were part of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Squeegee Corps, a program launched this summer to employ...

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Sword Swallower Makes Triumphant Return As He Battles Severe Health Issues

For decades, Johnny Fox has been a beloved figure at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Even as he battles serious health problems, Fox is back on stage this fall, thanks to support from friends.

- NPR - US

Police: woman arrested for stabbing husband in hospital

BALTIMORE — Baltimore police have arrested a woman they say fatally stabbed her husband inside of a hospital.

- Billings Gazette - US

Barack and Michelle Obama choose artists to paint their official portraits

The Smithsonian revealed on Friday the two artists set to paint official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, and the former first couple's choices are inspired. Kehinde Wiley, well known for portraits of young black men that incorporate elements of Western art, will paint the former president. Baltimore artist Amy ...

- Mashable! - US

Las Vegas shooting victim wakes up from coma, takes first steps

A Maryland woman who was grievously injured in the Las Vegas shooting earlier this month has woken up from a coma and begun walking with assistance.

- FOX News - US

Racism and rat infestation in Baltimore

'Rat Film' invites audiences to see the city's 'rat problem' as a corollary of its racist housing policies

- The Hindu - IN

'Rat Film' highlights Baltimore's rodents, racism

LOS ANGELES, Oct 14 — One evening filmmaker Theo Anthony noticed an unnervingly large brown rat trapped in his trash can, trying repeatedly but in vain to escape a receptacle specifically designed to contain it. I came home, heard this...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Maryland opens international trade office in United Kingdom

Maryland economic development officials have opened an international office in London to help the state attract investments from international cyber-security companies.The office will be run through a partnership between the state Department of Commerce and iCyberCenter@bwtech, an international...

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Rutherford leading Maryland trade mission to Europe

Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford began a trade and diplomatic mission to Europe Friday with stops planned in France, Belgium and Estonia. Among the topics Rutherford will discuss with European officials are cybersecurity and opioid abuse. The latter has been a particular focus of Rutherford’s service as...

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California student loan debt relief company deceived consumers, Maryland AG says

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has ordered a California-based student loan debt relief company to stop doing business and return money to consumers after finding it violated consumer protection laws.The state is requiring Huntington Beach, Ca.,-based Student Loan Counsel to pay damages...

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Baltimore City Council plan to take up sweeping new Airbnb rules is pulled back

The Baltimore City Council was all set to consider sweeping new regulations for online rental sites like Airbnb next week, including a ban on people renting out houses or apartments that aren’t their primary places of residence. That plan abruptly changed late Friday. Council President Bernard...

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Two directors resign from Legg Mason board, after selling millions of shares

Two top executives of Shanda Group — which was previously Legg Mason’s largest shareholder — have resigned from the Baltimore money manager's board of directors, months after selling about half of their shares in the company. Tianqiao Chen, CEO of the Singapore-based investment firm, and Robert...

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Acclaimed, pared-down version of 'The Color Purple' to launch national tour in Baltimore

Getting another chance, finding an unexpected path and taking it — that’s a major theme in “The Color Purple,” the musical based on the eventful Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker. It describes the history of the show pretty well, too. This adaptation of Walker’s saga about an abused...

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Univ. of Md. film focuses on lives of youth in West Baltimore

Two years ago, Shakeer Franklin desperately wanted to leave Baltimore. He wanted to escape the crime and blight of his hometown. But then he participated in the University of Maryland, Baltimore CURE Scholars Program, which pairs middle-school students from West Baltimore with mentors working in...

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US bishops laud attorney general's new religious freedom protections

Washington D.C., Oct 13, 2017 / 01:46 pm .- Following an announcement by the U.S. Attorney General detailing 20 principles of religious liberty for all government agencies and executive departments to follow, the U.S. bishops have praised the government’s reaffirmation of religious freedom protections. “The ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

This Baltimore choir's 'spine-tingling' performance just went viral

Baltimore choir director Kenyatta Hardison shared a live video of her students singing Andra Day's “Rise...

- Deseret News - US

Maryland girl asked for cases of water for her birthday to help Puerto Rico hurricane victims

A Maryland girl asked for cases of water bottles for her 12th birthday to help the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, according…

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Pakistan, US heading towards 'a much better relationship': Trump

US President Donald Trump make a gesture during a tour of the Secret Service training facility in Beltsville, Maryland, US, October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri GripasUS President Donald Trump said early Saturday morning he wants to express his gratitude to Pakistan and its leadership for their "cooperation" — something that ...

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Man charged with killing pregnant girlfriend won't face charge in unborn child's death

A man in Maryland, charged in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, will reportedly not be charged in the death of their unborn child.

- FOX News - US

Press secretary goes for a ride on Secret Service driving course

President Trump and White House staff watched as press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders rode with Secret Service agents on a closed driving course at their training center in Beltsville, Md., on Oct. 13.

- Washington Post - US