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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) A panel of experts say there were warning signs in the records of an Army researcher who killed himself in 2008 as prosecutors prepared to indict him for the 2001 anthrax mailings that killed five people. The court-ordered panel says background checks missed signs of mental illness in the records of microbiologist Bruce Ivins that could have kept him away from anthrax samples.

BALTIMORE (AP) A class-action lawsuit will be heard in Maryland on behalf of hourly workers at 16 Perdue plants in Maryland and nine other states. The lawsuit accuses Perdue managers of driving down wages by hiring illegal immigrants.

NEWARK, Del. (AP) Authorities say two teenagers have been arrested after a motorist saw them spray painting a Newark railroad overpass. Delaware State Police say 18-year-old Brandon Taylor of Newark and a 17-year-old male have been charged with graffiti and resisting arrest.

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles won't be hitting it in the ivy as much this year. That's not because of a hitting slump, but because of a disease that attacked the ivy behind the centerfield wall, forcing groundskeepers to remove it.

BALTIMORE (AP) Fire officials say a person has died in a two-alarm house fire in northwest Baltimore. Officials say they were called to the fire about 11 o'clock last night.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

GLENN DALE, Md. (AP) Officials say Prince George's County residents have stopped a plan to convert a museum run by the county into office space. A spokeswoman for the county's Parks and Recreation Department says the county has changed its plans for the Marietta House in Glenn Dale "based on the wishes of the community."

DOVER, Del. (AP) A state House committee is poised to consider legislation that would allow two more casinos in Delaware. The bill's sponsor -- Democratic Majority Leader Pete Schwartzkopf -- notes that owners of Delaware Park in Stanton recently opened a casino just over the border in Maryland.

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