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WASHINGTON (AP) Attorneys for sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad plan to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to stop next week's execution. Muhammad is scheduled to die by lethal injection November 10th at a Virginia prison.

WASHINGTON (AP) Attorneys for sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad plan to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to stop next week's execution. Muhammad is scheduled to die by lethal injection Nov. 10 at a Virginia prison. Attorneys for the 48-year-old have said they planned to file the appeal today.

WASHINGTON (AP) It will be at least two more weeks before speeders face fines in highway work zones in Maryland. More than 900 motorists have received warnings since the state started to use two automated speed cameras in highway work zones last month.

WASHINGTON (AP) It's the season for repairs on all four Metro transit lines in and around the nation's capital. The transit system says subway riders should expect delays of up to 30 minutes on many weeknights after 9:30 p.m. this month as the repairs are being made.

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