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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) The University of Maryland at College Park says the threat of heavy snow has prompted cancellation of tomorrow's final exams and campus-wide commencement ceremony. The University System of Maryland's flagship school says arrangements for makeup exams are up to faculty members.

FULLERTON, Md. (AP) Baltimore County fire officials say two women and an infant have been hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning after high readings of the gas were found in an apartment complex. Fire crews began ventilating the affected buildings in the Fullerton complex.

BALTIMORE (AP) Reliever Mike Gonzalez has finalized a $12 million, two-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles after passing a physical. Gonzalez went five-and-four with 10 saves and a 2.42 ERA with the Atlanta Braves this year.

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