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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The governor has submitted a supplemental budget that includes $1 million to pay for 941 youth summer jobs in Baltimore. Lawmakers are continuing to work out differences between House and Senate versions of the state's $34 billion budget.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The Maryland Jockey Club is banking on $1.7 million from the state horsemen's association and $3.6 million loan from the state to be able to break even this year. Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas says a handful of one-time expenses including the cost of a lawsuit fought against Baltimore developer David Cordish over one of the state's five slots licenses cut into the club's profits.

NEWARK, Del. (AP) New Castle County police say a report by a 12-year-old that she was sexually assaulted in Newark was not true. Police say the girl was having adjustment issues because of a recent move to Delaware.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have granted the release of veteran outfielder Randy Winn, who is retiring after 13 major league seasons. In early February he signed a minor league deal with the club.

BALTIMORE (AP) A Baltimore man charged in a car rental scheme that authorities believe duped more than 1,500 people is due in court. Lamondes Williams faces a detention hearing this afternoon in federal court.

BALTIMORE (AP) Police in Baltimore have arrested a 14-year-old boy who told them he beat his grandmother with a hammer. A police spokeswoman says the boy told detectives that he hit his grandmother after he got angry while getting ready for school.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A Maryland advocacy group is holding a news conference to discuss toxins and developmental disease. A Maryland PIRG public health expert will talk today in Annapolis about the outcome of various bills in the General Assembly.

BALTIMORE (AP) Organizers are announcing new sponsors for the Baltimore Grand Prix set for Labor Day weekend. Baltimore Racing Development announced yesterday that Sunoco, the official fuel of the Indy Racing Series, will be the fuel sponsor for the race, which is part of the series. Other sponsors include GEICO insurance, Transamerica/AEGON, Greenspring Energy, Enoch Office Products and HVM Racing.

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