Facebook to turn over thousands of Russian ads to Congress, reversing decision


Facebook has decided to turn over to Congress copies of more than 3,000 online political advertisements bought through Russian accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated Capitol Hill investigators, company officials said Thursday.

The company had…



Purple-clad Ravens fans flock to London’s pubs, Picadilly and Parliament


Ravens fans have been checking out nightclubs in London this week, planning a “Purple Pub crawl” through Piccadilly Circus and heading to the Tower of London and Parliament.

“Ravens were the excuse. London is the draw to come,” said Ravens fan Jim Runser of Westminster, who flew out Monday from…


Cleaning Authority parent buys home care franchise company


Authority Brands LLC, the Columbia-based parent company of The Cleaning Authority, has acquired Homewatch International, expanding from franchising housecleaning into home-based care.

The acquisition is the first step of a plan to develop Authority Brands as a multi-brand franchise organization….


$9 billion highway project would widen 3 major Maryland roadways, Hogan says


Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday proposed a $9 billion project to add four lanes each to the entire stretches of three of Maryland’s most congested highways — the I-495 Capital Beltway, the I-270 spur connecting Frederick to D.C. and the 295 Baltimore-Washington Parkway that connects the city to Washington.


New boutique hotel coming to Mount Vernon


A new boutique hotel in Mount Vernon aims to be not just a place visitors rest their heads, but part of their experience in the city.

The 107-room Revival at Mount Vernon Place will open early next year at 101 W. Monument St., once the home of B&O Railroad’s first president, John Work Garrett.


Transportation workforce development to be top priorities for Greater Washington Partnership


Transportation and workforce development will be two early focuses of the Greater Washington Partnership, a coalition of top executives from Baltimore to Richmond, Va., that formed last year to drive economic growth across the region.

In a memo released Thursday, Greater Washington Partnership…


FedEx celebrates new distribution center in Sparrows Point


FedEx has been shipping and sorting packages at its new Sparrows Point center for two months, but celebrated the facility’s opening Wednesday by having officials cut a ceremonial orange ribbon.

FedEx was the first major company to agree to open a facility at Tradepoint Atlantic, a redevelopment…