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U.S. museum targets gender gap by acquiring only works by women

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:25 AM

Maryland's Baltimore Museum of Art makes a 'radical' move to boost women's participation in the arts – a decision drawing both praise and skepticism

Ravens ace Lamar Jackson unanimous pick for NFL MVP

Feb 02, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Lamar Jackson becomes only the second player in NFL history to be a unanimous pick for the MVP award after Tom Brady in 2010

BEAST. Lamar Jackson totalled 3,127 passing yards for a league-leading 36 touchdowns for the Ravens in the ongoing NFL season. Photo from Twitter/@Ravens

Trump suggests Baltimore 'worse than Honduras'

Jul 31, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Trump compares Baltimore's violent crime rate to that of Honduras, a Central American country with one of the world's highest homicide rates outside a war zone

TRUMP SPEAK. US President Donald Trump speaks to the media prior to departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on May 20, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Outrage as Trump brands mostly-black Baltimore 'infested mess'

Jul 28, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Trump's outburst comes in a series of sharply worded tweets aimed at Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings — a high-profile critic of Trump's administration whose district covers much of Baltimore

SLAMMED. United States President Donald Trump is again criticized for firing off controversial tweets. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Trump ignites a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday, September 22, in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as 'sons of bitches' who should be fired

IN PROTEST. Maurice Smith #27 and Julius Thomas #89 kneel with Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore, other cities

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:25 AM

The removal of the monuments comes 4 days after clashes in Charlottesville Virginia that stemmed from a rally called by white supremacists to protest plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from a public park

REMOVED. Workers load statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson on a flatbed truck in the early hours of August 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. ProPublica / Alec MacGillis/AFP

Former Ravens, Jets player dead at 29 after aneurysm

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:54 AM

The 29 year old died on Monday just over two weeks after an operation on November 28

PASSED AWAY. Konrad Reuland #88 of the New York Jets, seen here making a catch against the Philadelphia Eagles on August 29, 2013, has passed away at 29 years old. File Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

NFL: Ravens mourn cancer death of assistant coach Brooks

Sep 18, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Clarence Brooks passes away at age 65 of esophageal and stomach cancer

R.I.P. Baltimore Ravens assistant coach Clarence Brooks passes away. Photo from the Ravens Twitter account

Baltimore officer cleared over Freddie Gray custody death

May 24, 2016 - 12:15 AM

UPDATED A Baltimore judge finds Officer Edward Nero not guilty of second degree assault of reckless endangerment or of misconduct in office

epa05325392 Baltimore police officer Edward Nero (C), along with his attorney Marc Zayon (R), leaves the courthouse after being acquitted of all charges in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, MD, USA, 23 May 2016. Others are not identified. Freddie Gray died on 19 April 2015 when he sustained a spinal injury in the back of a Baltimore police van. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Obama makes first trip to US mosque

Feb 03, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Obama is also likely to restate his case that organizations like the Islamic State ISIS group pervert Islam and do not represent the vast majority of Muslims

OBAMA. US President Barack Obama walks back to the Residence after arriving at the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, January 28, 2016. Olivier Douliery/EPA

O'Malley, ex-Maryland gov, enters US presidential race

May 30, 2015 - 11:51 PM

O Malley calls for a revival of the American dream which he said was hanging by a thread

IN THE RACE. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley celebrates with his wife Katie and their family after O'Malley officially announced his candidacy for the U.S. presidency during an event at Federal Hill Park May 30, 2015 in Baltimore Maryland. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Obama moves to demilitarize US cops

May 18, 2015 - 11:15 PM

After controversy over the policing of high profile protests in Baltimore Maryland and Ferguson Missouri the White House says Obama will move to choke police access to military equipment

File photo of US President Barack Obama by Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP

US Justice Department to investigate Baltimore police

May 08, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake asks for an investigation that would look into whether the city s police department has engaged in a pattern or practice of stops searches or arrests that violated residents legal rights

ARRESTS. Police arrest people during curfew time when protesters were pepper sprayed in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 02 May 2015. Photo by John Taggart/EPA

Prince to lead peace concert in Baltimore

May 06, 2015 - 1:43 PM

In a spirit of healing the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the US says a statement from Prince s promoters

PRINCE FOR PEACE. He holds a concert in Baltimore in the name of peace

Obama to address race, hint at his future

May 04, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Obama is set to travel to the Bronx to spin off the My Brother s Keeper initiative as an independent non profit organization dedicated to improving opportunities for young black men

File photo of US President Barack Obama by Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP

Baltimore lifts curfew, National Guard begins pullout

May 04, 2015 - 1:03 AM

Across the city people cheer the return to relative calm with impromptu celebrations a far cry from the riots on April 27

Baltimore curfew extended

May 03, 2015 - 8:49 AM

Many businesses such as bars and restaurants are complaining that the regulation has been disastrous financially

CURFEW. Members of the National Guard are seen at Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 30 April 2015. John Taggart/EPA

Baltimore protesters defy curfew after police officers charged

May 02, 2015 - 12:49 PM

The curfew has been imposed following mass protests and riots over the death of Freddie Gray the latest African American to lose his life at the hands of police

PROTESTS. Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings (2R) and Maryland state Sen. Majority Leader Catherine Pugh march with other protesters after Baltimore authorities released a report on the death of Freddie Gray while police in riot gear stand guard on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Six police officers charged with Baltimore death

May 02, 2015 - 1:24 AM

Gray who has a record of non violent drug offenses died April 19 from spinal injuries sustained when he was arrested

CHARGES FILED. Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announces that criminal charges will be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Baltimore mostly calm on third night of curfew

May 01, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Baltimore takes center stage in the latest bout of protests in the United States over alleged police brutality and racism against blacks mainly young men

CURFEW. Members of the National Guard are seen at Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 30 April 2015. John Taggart/EPA

NFL playoffs quick guide - Wild Card Round

Jan 03, 2015 - 8:00 PM

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NFL playoffs open with Steelers' star rusher ruled out

Jan 03, 2015 - 9:23 AM

The team confirms star running back LeVeon Bell will be sidelined after hyperextending his right knee

NO BELL. The Steelers hoped to have LeVeon Bell (#26) – whose 1,361 rushing yards were second in the league – for Saturday's matchup with arch-rivals Baltimore. File Photo by Jared Wickerham/AFP

Orioles, Royals book American League Championship showdown

Oct 06, 2014 - 2:08 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals both coming off long MLBl playoff droughts completed series sweeps to advance to the AL Championship

Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (C), Baltimore Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce (R) and Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz (L) celebrate after scoring on a 3-run double in game two. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

End looms for Derek Jeter as Yankees miss playoffs

Sep 25, 2014 - 2:41 PM

Derek Jeter will bring the curtain down on his all star MLB career at the end of the regular season after the New York Yankees were officially eliminated from post season contention

New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter acknowledges the crowd during 'Derek Jeter Day' on September 7. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

NFL: Seahawks hold off Broncos as focus returns to field

Sep 22, 2014 - 1:41 PM

NFL Sunday featured a rare Super Bowl rematch a historic comeback by the Dallas Cowboys a last second field goal by the Baltimore Ravens and a bench clearing brawl in Philadelphia s win over Washington

Marshawn Lynch runs the ball for a touchdown during the most recent Super Bowl. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Orioles, Nats clinch MLB division titles

Sep 17, 2014 - 1:30 PM

The Orioles clinched their first AL East division title in 17 years while the Washington Nationals secured the National League East division title against Atlanta

Catcher Nick Hundley (R), third baseman Jimmy Paredes (L) and the rest of the Baltimore Orioles clinched the AL East division crown for the first time in 17 years. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US Capitol goes dark, thousands lose power

Mar 13, 2014 - 11:04 AM

Tens of thousands of people and a number of famous US landmarks lose power due to stormy wind gusts damaging power lines

STORMY WEATHER. Storm clouds pass over the US Capitol at sunset, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 12 March 2014. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Super Bowl hero Flacco eyes new contract

Feb 05, 2013 - 9:26 AM

Joe Flacco has his Super Bowl MVP trophy and his first NFL championship ring and now the Baltimore Ravens quarterback says it is time to negotiate a new contract

Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Lewis takes his final bow as a champion

Feb 04, 2013 - 5:24 PM

Ray Lewis bid farewell to the National Football League and he did it in style going out a champion after the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl 47

CHAMPION. Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. Photo by AFP.

Ravens survive 49ers' charge to win Super Bowl XLVII

Feb 04, 2013 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED The Baltimore Ravens fended off a second half onslaught by the San Francisco 49ers 34 31 to emerge as champions of Super Bowl XLVII

Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens holds aloft the Vince Lombardi Trophy following their 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY