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Boat explosion sends 5 to hospital in Ocean Pines, Md.

OCEAN PINES, Md. (AP) - Police say five people have been taken to a hospital after a boat exploded as it pulled away from a dock in Ocean Pines. Maryland Natural Resources Police say the 24-foot boat exploded as it pulled

Mariners avoid sweep, beat Nationals 5-3

SEATTLE (AP) - Dustin Ackley homered and drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners averted a three-game sweep, overcoming a pair of home runs by Bryce Harper to beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 Sunday. Nate Schierholz also homered for Washington.

J.J. Hardy hits grand slam, Orioles beat Twins 12-8

BALTIMORE (AP) - J.J. Hardy hit his fourth career grand slam during a seven-run sixth inning, Nelson Cruz connected for his major league-leading 35th home run and Ryan Flaherty also homered, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 12-8

NFL denies Brandon Meriweather’s appeal of two-game suspension for hit on Torrey Smith

WASHINGTON (ESPN) -- Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and free safety Ryan Clark took to Twitter on Saturday in an apparent defense of teammate Brandon Meriweather, whose appeal of a two-game suspension for illegal hits was denied by the NFL

NFL denies Brandon Meriweather’s appeal of two-game suspension for hit on Torrey Smith

WASHINGTON (ESPN) -- Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and free safety Ryan Clark took to Twitter on Saturday in an apparent defense of teammate Brandon Meriweather, whose appeal of a two-game suspension for illegal hits was denied by the NFL

Cee Lo Green maintains innocence, but enters no contest plea in ecstasy case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cee Lo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles. The Grammy-winning singer entered the plea during a brief court hearing on Friday.

National Symphony Orchestra moves free concert inside to Kennedy Center Sunday night due to impending weather

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Symphony Orchestra is moving its annual Labor Day weekend concert inside to the Kennedy Center due to the weather, instead of performing on the Capitol lawn.

The orchestra will perform Sunday evening at the Kennedy Center

Luzviminda Monreal found murdered where she worked at Popeye’s in Brooklyn Park, Md.

 BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (AP) - Anne Arundel County police are investigating the death of a worker at a Popeye's restaurant in Brooklyn Park. Police say a manager found the woman suffering from traumatic injuries Sunday morning in the back stock area

Man believed to be intentionally in the way hit by Metro train at Mt. Vernon Square

WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - Metro says a man was struck by a train at the Mount Vernon Square station in downtown Washington. A Metro official says it appears he was intentionally in the way of the train. The man was not immediately