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Steve Smith expects 'fat, lazy, sorry couch quarterbacks' to criticize Ravens after loss

baltimoresun.com — Veteran wide receiver Steve Smith anticipates plenty of criticism for the Ravens following a 23-15 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday that damaged their chances of making the playoffs. In colorful and feisty fashion, the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver took aim at anyone who rips the team.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @RavensInsider: Steve Smith expects 'fat, lazy, sorry couch quarterbacks' to criticize Ravens after loss to Texans: baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/…

Dec 21, 2014

Steve Smith expects 'fat, lazy, sorry couch quarterbacks' to criticize Ravens after loss to Texans: baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/…

Police search for man who shot woman in Owings Mills

baltimoresun.com — Baltimore County police said they were searching for a gunman who fled after shooting a woman in the stomach in Owings Mills early Saturday. The shooting was reported just before 6 a.m. in the 10000 block of Mill Run Circle in the complex near the parking lot of the former Owings Mills Mall.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @baltimoresun: The ambush killing of two New York police officers started with a shooting in Owings Mills, police say bsun.md/1ziTLed

Dec 21, 2014

Baltimore County PD: tracked Brinsley's phone and notified NYPD 70 pct (good ways south of murder scene) at 2:10p baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @justin_fenton: FBI on Friday issued memo that gang members might be targeting "white cops" in Maryland baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @justin_fenton: Ambush killing of NYPD cops started with Owings Mills shooting; Balt Co communicated warnings to NY police baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @justin_fenton: FBI on Friday issued memo that gang members might be targeting "white cops" in Maryland baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…

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Baltimore police union blasts national leaders over lack of police support

baltimoresun.com — The fatal shootings of two New York City police officers by a gunman who started his spree in Baltimore County prompted the Baltimore police union on Sunday to denounce the president and other national leaders for a lack of support for officers over the past few weeks.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @boldandworthy: Yesterday's NYPD cop killer shot & injured his ex-girlfriend Shaneka Nicole Thompson, 29. She is expected to survive. ht…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @baltimoresun: Baltimore police union: National leaders "created the atmosphere of unnecessary hostility and peril" bsun.md/1wbzgJ7

Dec 21, 2014

RT @baltimoresun: Baltimore police union: National leaders "created the atmosphere of unnecessary hostility and peril" bsun.md/1wbzgJ7

The problem with Bill Cosby's new media strategy

baltimoresun.com — I joined Howie Kurtz on "Media Buzz" Sunday to take a look at Team Crosby's new media strategy, which involves lawyers for the embattled comedian calling out CNN and others for what they say is bad journalism. Will it work?
Dec 21, 2014

The problem with Team Cosby's new media strategy. Why lawyer letters to gatekeepers won't work bsun.md/1rbBzQI

Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba

baltimoresun.com — There would be roast pork, black beans and rice, yucca and flan at Eva Queral Fiastro's annual holiday dinner for her large Cuban-American family this weekend, as always. But this year, there will be an even bigger helping of news to digest: President Barack Obama 's surprise announcement that he would normalize relations with the homeland that so many of them fled in anger and despair.
Dec 21, 2014

Having fled the Castro regime for the US, Cuban-Americans wary of @BarackObama renewing diplomatic ties bsun.md/13ScaBH

Union billboard bashes mayor and council

weblogs.baltimoresun.com — This billboard appears to have sprouted up over the weekend in view of City Hall at the mouth of I-83, the latest salvo in the fight over pensions for city police and fire fighters. A spokeswoman for the unions say it will be up throughout the month of August.
Dec 21, 2014

Pretty astute comment by Dave Armstrong at Maryland-OSU game about Terps' ability to score out of timeouts. touch.baltimoresun.com/#section/851/a….

Week 16: Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans

Dec 21, 2014

Stop into our live chat before the #ravens game ends to see calls to fire everyone! bsun.md/1wSpUXJ

Dec 21, 2014

Fired up for halftime chat. Get there early so you can register complaints about #Ravens offense before anyone else! bsun.md/1wSpUXJ

Veteran defensive tackle Chris Canty active for Ravens today versus Texans

baltimoresun.com — Ravens veteran defensive tackle Chris Canty is active for Sunday's road game against the Houston Texans despite an ankle injury that sidelined him all week.
Dec 21, 2014

Ravens veteran defensive tackle Chris Canty active today versus Texans, Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins active: baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/…

As Big Ten struggles continue, Terps hope to avoid trend vs. Oklahoma State

baltimoresun.com — In automotive terms, Big Ten basketball in the last few seasons has been the steady, reliable car that you rarely had to take in for repairs. Considering that the last Big Ten team to win a national championship was Maryland -- as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference -- in 2002, it wasn't the flashiest or fastest car on the college basketball landscape.
Dec 21, 2014

As Big Ten struggles continue, Terps hope to avoid trend vs. Oklahoma State baltimoresun.com/sports/terps/t…

Ravens can no longer clinch playoff berth today.

baltimoresun.com — The San Diego Chargers' comeback, 34-33, victory at M&T Bank Stadium three weeks ago was viewed as a significant hit to the Ravens' playoff hopes but the Ravens overcame the setback to get into wild-card position. Now, the Ravens are dealing with the ramifications of another Chargers' comeback, this one against John Harbaugh's brother, Jim, and the San Francisco 49ers.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @BaltSunSports: Chargers' comeback makes road to playoffs a little more difficult for Ravens bsun.md/1AKuZRj

For too many in Washington, a phantom recession

baltimoresun.com — It seems as if the Great Recession never happened - that it was an apparition, like Marley's ghost. It clearly had no direct or dire effects on President Obama, members of Congress or the regulators at the Federal Reserve who were supposed to be watching Wall Street.
Dec 21, 2014

ROLLING BACK DODD-FRANK, delaying Volcker Rule: Merry Christmas, Wall Street baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/… @mtaibbi

Relatives of Baltimore homicide victims struggle to get over loss

baltimoresun.com — When Alice Oaks' older son was shot to death in Baltimore in 2008, she said her goodbye at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He lay there, a tube still in his mouth, and it seemed to her that his body was glowing. She felt numb.
Dec 21, 2014

Last of 3 parts from @baltimoresun on addressing the rippling effect & emotional scars from violence bsun.md/1HjQxGt

Dec 21, 2014

RT @lukebroadwater: The final part of @ankwalker's excellent 3-part series on the deep effects of violence on so many Baltimoreans bsun.md/1v6O3EN

Dec 21, 2014

RT @lukebroadwater: The final part of @ankwalker's excellent 3-part series on the deep effects of violence on so many Baltimoreans bsun.md/1v6O3EN

Dec 21, 2014

The final part of @ankwalker's excellent 3-part series on the deep effects of violence on so many Baltimoreans bsun.md/1v6O3EN

How Easy It Is, the Mayor Says, to Get Things Done

articles.baltimoresun.com — HOUSTON - Houston. -- The mayor of the nation's fourth-largest city leans far back in his swivel chair, plants two cowboy-booted feet on his desk next to his well-worked computer and undertakes to explain his preternatural popularity.
Dec 20, 2014

Bob Lanier explains how easy it is to get things done as mayor in this 1995 column by George Will: articles.baltimoresun.com/1995-07-06/new…

Fifteen years after Baltimore Orioles' visit to Cuba, baseball diplomacy still hits home

baltimoresun.com — It's one thing to view Cuba in geopolitical terms, which has become a very popular pastime since President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he had begun the process of normalizing relations with the tiny island nation that once played such a large role in the Cold War.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @baltimoresun: .@SchmuckStop: Fifteen years after Orioles' visit to Cuba, baseball diplomacy still hits home. bsun.md/1DY4LAx

The Internet has made it harder to hide holiday presents

baltimoresun.com — Determined to replace his mother's ancient tube television for Christmas this year, Ben Hebert bought a 40-inch flat-screen TV online in a Cyber Monday deal and had it shipped to her Fallston home. But when the TV was delivered to her doorstep, it was obvious what was inside the box, said the University of Baltimore graduate now living in Austin, Texas.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @cwellssun: When the Internet makes it harder to hide gifts from your loved ones bsun.md/1zluDDt

Dec 21, 2014

When the Internet makes it harder to hide gifts from your loved ones bsun.md/1zluDDt

Ahead of game at Oklahoma State Cowboys, timeouts are no time off for Maryland Terps' much-improved offense

baltimoresun.com — The scenario played out countless times over coach Mark Turgeon's first three seasons at Maryland. His Terps men's basketball team would call a timeout, and Turgeon would draw up a play for his team to run.

New Ray Rice video vexes domestic abuse experts

baltimoresun.com — New Jersey police breached rules for domestic violence investigations by handcuffing Janay Palmer shortly after Ray Rice had knocked her unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February, according to several experts who reviewed newly released video of the assault's aftermath.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @baltimoresun: N.J. police breached rules for domestic violence investigations by handcuffing Janay Palmer, experts say. bsun.md/1JCk0iW

Dec 20, 2014

This is the Baltimore area shooting apparently carried by the NYPD cop killer this morning touch.baltimoresun.com/#section/830/a…