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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A panel of Maryland lawmakers has settled pension and prescription drug differences between the House of Delegates and Senate. The compromise worked out Monday addresses one of the biggest differences between the two houses in budget legislation.

BALTIMORE (AP) Maryland's utility regulator says Verizon might have violated state law when it failed to notify emergency call centers about network problems that prevented thousands of 911 calls from going through. Maryland officials found that four times since last July, large numbers of cellphone users in Montgomery and Prince George's counties got busy signals when they called 911.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Delaware prison officials say a rape suspect is dead after apparently hanging himself in his prison cell. Authorities said 19-year-old Nicholas Williams of Bear was founding hanging in his cell at Howard Young prison on Saturday night and died later at Wilmington Hospital.

BALTIMORE (AP) Orioles starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie has been hospitalized with a fever that could force him to miss his scheduled start Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers. Baltimore manager Buck Showalter says Guthrie began running a fever on Sunday.

HALETHORPE, Md. (AP) A groundbreaking ceremony is being held for a new $21 million Halethorpe MARC commuter rail station. Gov. O'Malley is scheduled to attend today's event.

BALTIMORE (AP) A Howard County police officer has been arrested after he allegedly punched a female officer outside a bar in a popular Baltimore nightlife district. Police say Officer Casey Lechter was arrested early yesterday morning.

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