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BALTIMORE (AP) A Baltimore fire spokesman says two workers were injured today in an explosion in a manhole near a state office complex. The workers suffered first- and second-degree burns to their face, arms and hands and were taken to nearby hospitals, where they were reported in serious condition.

MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, Md. (AP) The western Maryland town of Mountain Lake Park may prohibit drilling for natural gas within its boundaries. The town sits atop part of the Marcellus Shale, a geological structure that is yielding natural gas in other states. Mayor Leo Martin says he introduced the proposal Thursday to protect the town.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Maybe the great Baltimore defense isn't aging as quickly as some people thought.The battle-tested Ravens humbled a youthful Kansas City offense in a smothering second half yesterday, holding the Chiefs to 25 yards over the final two quarters en route to a 30-7 victory.

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