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BALTIMORE (AP) The lawyer for a man accused of plotting to blow up a Maryland recruiting center says his client, Antonio Martinez, was a victim of government entrapment. Prosecutors counter, however, that Martinez came up with the bomb plot on his own.

LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) Officials at BWI say nearly 2 million passengers used the airport in October, setting a record for the month. Passenger traffic has been rising at the airport for 16 of the last 17 months save last February when winter storms through off flight schedules.

BALTIMORE (AP) A Baltimore man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruitment center will be back in court. A detention hearing for 21-year-old Antonio Martinez is scheduled for 1:30 this afternoon in U.S. District Court.

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick is highlighting African-Americans who served as doctors and nurses during the war. The exhibit developed by the National Library of Medicine opens today and runs through Jan. 28.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Members of a state employees benefits commission will begin voting on how to resolve large unfunded liabilities in Maryland's pension and health benefit system for state workers. The Public Employees' + Retirees' Benefits Commission meets today in Annapolis to consider a host of proposals that could include a five-year freeze on cost-of-living adjustments for retirees.

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore police and city animal control officials are investigating a suspected dogfighting ring. Police say six pit bulls were seized during a raid at a northwest Baltimore home Friday night.

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