• Orioles LHP Britton accepts 1-year deal, avoids arbitration

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles closer Zach Britton has agreed to terms on a $6.75 million contract for 2016, avoiding arbitration.

  • Orioles, LHP Matusz agree on 1-year, $3.9 million contract

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles have reached agreement with left-hander Brian Matusz on a $3.9 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

  • President Barack Obama speaks to members of the Muslim-American community at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Baltimore, Md. Obama is making his first visit to a U.S. mosque at a time Muslim-Americans say they're confronting increasing levels of bias in speech and deeds.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama makes first visit of his presidency to a US mosque

    CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a “hugely distorted impression” of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosque. He said those who demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few are playing into extremists’ hands.