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  • Baseball UPDATE: How players with Hampton Roads connections are faring in the majors and minors (updated 8/16)

    It's clear the Chicago Cubs are building a team that could be reckoned with in 2015 or '16, though they're well out of the race this season. Virginia Beach's Neil Ramirez, with a 1.21 earned-run average in 35 relief appearances this season, looks like...
  • Police departments weigh in on use of military-type gear and guns

    Police departments weigh in on use of military-type gear and guns
    Beginning last Saturday, and then for several nights in a row, the image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters was inescapable. Seeing that much military-grade equipment,...
  • Charnie L. 'Les' Kinion Jr., marathon founder

    Charnie L. 'Les' Kinion Jr., marathon founder
    Charnie L. "Les" Kinion Jr., a city firefighter who founded the Baltimore Road Runners Club and the Maryland Marathon, died July 23 of a heart attack in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 78. "The Maryland Marathon was Les' baby. He did a lot of the work and knew how...
  • Ex-Oriole Mussina to enter Little League Hall of Excellence

    Ex-Oriole Mussina to enter Little League Hall of Excellence
    Baseball Mussina to enter Little League Hall Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina will be enshrined in the Little League Museum's Hall of Excellence on Aug. 24 at the 68th Little League World Series in Williamsport Pa. The ceremony will be held...
  • Nesting hawks attack passersby at New Mexico university

    (Reuters) - A family of hawks protecting their nest at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces have attacked at least six people in recent weeks, leaving one person dazed, a doctor at the campus said on Friday. The Swainson's hawks - two adults and...
  • First came data-driven policing. Now comes data-driven prosecutions.

    First came data-driven policing. Now comes data-driven prosecutions.
    Prosecutors' offices are finally joining the intelligence revolution that has transformed policing since the 1990s. That revolution dates to 1994, when William J. Bratton took over the New York Police Department and declared that his goal was to prevent...
  • With Baltimore ties, NCAA lacrosse panel to consider changes to shot clock, faceoffs

    With Baltimore ties, NCAA lacrosse panel to consider changes to shot clock, faceoffs
    The No. 1 topic in men's college lacrosse this offseason is whether the NCAA will trade its "timer on" rule for a true shot clock. Three men with local ties -- North Carolina coach Joe Breschi (Loyola High), Delaware coach Bob Shillinglaw (Severna Park)...
  • The God Squad: Is it the duty of people to have children?

    Q: What's your opinion about recent statements by Pope Francis imploring married couples to have children or they will be bitter and lonely in old age? I found his comments hurtful and offensive to the many married Catholic couples who struggle with...
  • In the Pipeline: 97-year-old has a rich history

    In the Pipeline: 97-year-old has a rich history
    "They like me because I never complain. I never talk about my medication or my health or my doctors. Instead, I'll tell jokes and talk about life. That's what makes me happy." Aaron Smith is talking about the daily call he gets from his senior center to...
  • The Best of This Year's Emmy Campaigns

    Hard work deserves recognition. And in showbiz, there is no better recognition than an award. So here are the first Emmy Tubthump Awards, which salute the innovative and/or goofy work of Emmy campaigners -- those people who work hard to make sure that you...
  • NASCAR Immediate Rule Change: Drivers Cannot Exit Cars During Race

    NASCAR Immediate Rule Change: Drivers Cannot Exit Cars During Race
    A new NASCAR rule announced on Friday forbids drivers from getting out of their cars during caution periods in races, following an on-track fatality last weekend when three-time champion Tony Stewart struck and killed a driver gesturing at him. The...