Baltimore turns 285 years old, or does it?

Baltimore turns 285 years old, or does it? 

Today is Baltimore's 285th birthday. Or is it? On July 30, 1729, the colonial assembly of Maryland passed the bill that established Baltimore as a town. But some historians say deciding what day to celebrate the city's birth isn't so simple.

New Jersey officer not guilty of murder in Arundel road rage shooting

NJ officer not guilty of murder in Arundel road rage shooting

A police officer who shot and killed a Lansdowne man last summer after a road rage incident along Route 3 was found not guilty on all counts.

Worst trades in Baltimore sports history

Worst trades in Baltimore sports history

With baseball's non-waiver trade deadline arriving Thursday afternoon, The Baltimore Sun has ranked the 10 best and 10 worst deals in Baltimore sports history.

Baseball Hall of Fame rule changes could hurt Mike Mussina

Baseball Hall of Fame rule changes could hurt Mike Mussina 

The Baseball Hall of Fame reduced the number of years a player can remain on the ballot from 15 years to 10 last weekend.

Unidentified woman's body found in Dundalk

Unidentified woman's body found in Dundalk

Baltimore County police found the body of an unidentified woman in Dundalk Tuesday night.

Baltimore taxis must accept credit cards by end of year, state regulators rule

Baltimore taxis must accept credit cards by end of year, state regulators rule 

State regulators on Tuesday rejected rate increases for taxis and ordered all operators to install new credit-card-reading smart meters by the end of the year.

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Maryland weddings [Pictures]

Maryland weddings [Pictures]

Browse photos of recent Maryland weddings -- from traditional church ceremonies to quirky, Baltimore-themed celebrations.

Virgin Festivals through the years [Pictures]

Virgin Festivals through the years [Pictures] 

Virgin Mobile FreeFest is not returning this year. See pictures from performances and crowds through the years.

Ravens rookie Brent Urban made quick progress after offseason ankle surgery

Ravens rookie Brent Urban 'playing with some power' early in training camp 

Defensive end Brent Urban, a fourth round draft pick out of Virginia, is recovered from February ankle surgery and trying to earn himself a regular spot in the Ravens' defensive line rotation.

Space camp helps kids launch love of science

Space camp helps kids launch love of science

While many of her friends spent the summer swimming or going to amusement parks, 11-year-old Asley Ventura, of Laurel, had fun participating in a space camp at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.

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President Hillary Clinton [Commentary]

President Hillary Clinton [Commentary]

Hillary Rodham Clinton — imagine if she runs and wins!

Blood test may someday predict who is suicidal

Blood test may someday predict who is suicidal

A blood test that monitors changes in one specific gene may someday allow doctors to predict those likely to attempt suicide.

Double jeopardy for Ray Rice? [Letter]

Here's what bothers me about the Ray Rice punishment: Don't we already have a criminal-justice system?

Reimer shows prejudice in immigration demonstration column [Letter]

Susan Reimer's op-ed about a peaceful demonstration in Annapolis lacked any substance....

O'Malley should house kids himself [Letter]

How does Md. think it's going to cut hospital errors if it doesn't measure them? [Letter]

The state set a goal to reduce hospital errors "by 30 percent in the next 5 years," but regulators acknowledge the number of errors reported...

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