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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Gov. Martin O'Malley's office says the state received a record $10.3 billion in federal grant funds for fiscal year 2011. That's up from $9.3 billion in fiscal year 2010. The largest new federal grant this year is Race-to-the-Top education funding. Maryland won $124 million in fiscal year 2011. Another $25 million is expected the year after.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) A 42-year-old Delaware mother is charged with child abuse after striking her 9-year-old boy with an extension cord because he took a check from her checkbook to buy a book at a school book fair. Police were called to the boy's school Friday for a report of possible child abuse.

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles were swept over the weekend by the Tampa Bay Rays. Derrek Lee homered for the last-place Orioles, who have lost four straight and are five games under .500 (14-19). Baltimore got only six hits. The Orioles host the Mariners Tuesday night.

COTTAGE CITY, Md. (AP) Prince George's County police say an officer has shot an armed man in Cottage City while investigating a domestic call. The 49-year-old man was taken to a hospital for treatment last night.

ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) A Baltimore County fire spokeswoman says a bus crash sent a dozen passengers to area hospitals. She says crews were sent to the area yesterday afternoon where crews found a collision between a bus and another vehicle. The injuries were not considered life threatening.

BALTIMORE (AP) Some parents in Baltimore County say they are concerned with the decision to pull police from recreation centers because there is a need on the street for more full-time officers. Baltimore County has nine Police Athletic League Centers, but the budget concerns are forcing the county to back away from the police-run rec centers.

BALTIMORE (AP) Federal prosecutors say a former National Security Agency contractor is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to filing time sheets for hours not worked. Prosecutors say Ann Warwick of Columbia falsified documents for more than 150 days and submitted pay sheets for 57 days she did not work.

LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) Anne Arundel County police say two officers suffered minor injuries in a collision between motorcycles they were riding as part of an escort detail. Authorities say the officers were near the intersection of Route 295 and Interstate 195 when they struck each other early Sunday.

DUNDALK, Md. (AP) The remains of a Dundalk soldier killed in Germany during World War II have been laid to rest in Dundalk 66 years after he died. Mourners filled pews over the weekend during services for Robert Bayne, who was killed along with two others while crossing the Rhine in March 1945.

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


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