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GREENBELT, Md. (AP) Metro plans to plead guilty to charges it released hazardous chemicals into the sewer system in 2003, according to court documents. The charges in federal court in Greenbelt were made public yesterday.

BALTIMORE (AP) A housing official described his relationship with Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon and a former boyfriend's employee testified about buying gift cards at the heart of the theft trial against her. Prosecutors allege she used gift cards intended for the needy during personal shopping sprees.

MCHENRY, Md. (AP) Maryland's only ski resort is teaming up with two Pennsylvania counterparts to expand the appeal of skiing the Allegheny highlands. The Wisp Resort in McHenry says season-ticket buyers will get a free one-day lift ticket at either the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, or the Hidden Valley Resort in Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania.

BERLIN (AP) Michael Phelps and Paul Biedermann are playing down their showdown in a World Cup meet this weekend. Phelps says he is not in the best shape, while his German rival is coming off a thigh muscle injury.

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