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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) State prosecutors say one of two men charged with causing a car crash that killed eight people watching a street race has pleaded guilty to eight counts of vehicular manslaughter. Darren Bullock of Waldorf entered the plea Friday afternoon in Prince George's County Circuit Court.

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) Frederick police, along with state and local fire marshals, say they are investigating the death of an elderly man who was found in an apartment after a fire. Lt. Shawn Martyak said Friday that authorities believe the man suffocated, and that the fire Thursday night was accidental.

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McDonnell To Take Stand Again Today In Corruption Trial

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