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Rosario, Twins go deep to sweep Orioles, 6-5 and 16-7

Apr. 20, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins bashed their way into the team record book with a power display that began in the late afternoon and extended well into the night. With Rosario leading the way, the Twins hit 11 home runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday,...

Maryland court won't reconsider denial of new 'Serial' trial

Apr. 19, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's highest court won't reconsider its rejection of a new trial for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial" and an HBO documentary series. The defense attorney for Adnan Syed had filed a reconsideration motion with the Maryland Court of Appeals over...

Orioles, Twins rained out; doubleheader Saturday

Apr. 19, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles' game against the Minnesota Twins was rained out and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Saturday starting at 4:05 p.m. EDT. Dan Straily (1-1, 10.24 ERA) will stay on his normal schedule and start the first game for Baltimore. Signed following his release by Miami...

Census estimates show Baltimore continues to lose population

Apr. 19, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — New annual estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Baltimore is continuing to shed inhabitants, bringing the overall population of Maryland's biggest city down to what it was over 100 years ago. The latest Census data shows that Baltimore lost more than 7,300 citizens during the 12...

Climate change and pollution delay move of captive dolphins

Apr. 19, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An aquarium in Maryland has been looking to build a refuge in the tropics for its captive dolphins. But it's having trouble finding the right location because of pollution and warming waters from climate change. The Baltimore Sun reports that the seven bottlenose dolphins live at the...

Legislation overhauls Maryland medical network's board

Apr. 18, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor signed fast-tracked legislation Thursday to overhaul a major medical network's board of directors following revelations of numerous questionable financial arrangements involving board members, including Baltimore's mayor. Mayor Catherine Pugh, who joined the volunteer...

Rookie GM DeCosta takes reins from Newsome in Ravens draft

Apr. 18, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — For the first time since the Ravens came to Baltimore, someone other than Ozzie Newsome will have the final say during the NFL draft. Rookie general manager Eric DeCosta will be hard-pressed to duplicate the initial draft of his predecessor, who selected Jonathan Ogden and Ray...

Baltimore mayor, 5 of her staffers now on paid leave

Apr. 18, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor and five of her staffers are now on paid leave amid a scandal over book sales. Mayor Catherine Pugh went on leave April 1, saying she needed time off to recover from pneumonia. She's also facing intense scrutiny over the sale of her children's books to entities...

Man accused of plotting IS-inspired attack due back in court

Apr. 18, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man accused of planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington is due back in court later this month for his arraignment. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas DiGirolamo is scheduled to preside over the April 29 arraignment for...

Military academies begin to follow military transgender ban

Apr. 17, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The elite academies that educate officers for the nation's armed forces have begun to implement the Trump administration's ban on transgender service members. The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school year. The...