MTA knew Baltimore Metro rails did not meet safety standards in November 2016

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The Maryland Transit Administration knew that the Baltimore Metro subway’s rails violated the agency’s safety standards for more than a year before officials declared an emergency shutdown of the system with less than 24 hours’ notice last week, according to an MTA inspection report.

Seventeen…

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Maryland hospital association hires new president

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The Maryland Hospital Association has hired a longtime health consultant and advisor as its newest president and CEO.

Bob Atlas will start his new job March 5. He replaces Carmela Coyle, who left to head the California Hospital Association.

Atlas is currently president of EBG Advisors, a consulting…

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Fake videos are on the rise. As they become more realistic, seeing shouldn’t always be believing

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All it takes is a single selfie.

From that static image, an algorithm can quickly create a moving, lifelike avatar: a video not recorded, but fabricated from whole cloth by software.

With more time, Pinscreen, the Los Angeles start-up behind the technology, believes its renderings will become so…

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Lured by high payouts, Marylanders turn $30 lottery ticket into top seller

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The Lottery’s most expensive “scratch-off” ticket ever has turned into its newest cash cow — a $30 game showing Marylanders’ willingness to dig deeper than ever to dream of making an instant fortune.

A year after it was introduced, the ticket — physically larger than other scratch-offs and depicting…

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Federal Hill firm designed wearable technology to keep U.S. Olympians warm

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U.S. athletes appeared stylishly dressed in Polo Ralph Lauren parkas as they streamed into PyeongChang Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremonies a week ago. And thanks to some wearable technology, designed in part by a Baltimore-based firm, Team USA came prepared for the region’s frigid weather.

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Longtime Baltimore developer Reed Cordish to leave White House post

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A former Baltimore-based developer who led a White House effort on infrastructure and government innovation is leaving the job, the White House said Friday.

Reed S. Cordish, a former partner at the Cordish Companies, joined the Trump administration last March as the head of the Office of American…

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Baltimore ax-throwing bar to open in April in Highlandtown

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Urban Axes, a chain-bar concept involving patrons throwing axes at targets, will open in April in Highlandtown.

On Thursday, the Baltimore City Liquor Board approved a liquor license for the bar located at 1 N. Haven St., according to a liquor board spokeswoman.

The 10,000-square-foot Urban Axes…

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