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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) Montgomery County police are identifying an 81-year-old Gaithersburg man fatally hit by a MARC train. Authorities say James Thomas Clemons was hurrying across the train tracks this morning to try to board the train when he was struck.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) It didn't take long for legislation that would allow table games at Maryland slot machine venues to be introduced in the state Senate. Sen. Kathy Klausmeier introduced the measure today in the first week of the session.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A federal judge in New Jersey has rejected the state's efforts to block the Army Corps of Engineers from deepening the Delaware River shipping channel. The Department of Environmental Protection wanted the court to force them to update environmental studies and take other steps to ensure the project doesn't harm the river.

PITTSBURGH (AP) Looks like another winter classic in Pittsburgh. The eighth meeting in three seasons between AFC North rivals Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens happens tomorrow. The survivor of the AFC divisional game meets the winner of tomorrow's Jets-Patriots game in the AFC championship game on January 23rd.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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