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TODAY'S TOP STORIES

VIRGINIA

INFANT-SEX OFFENDER

A kidnapped infant has been found safe and her sex offender father has been arrested following a two-day manhunt that began when he assaulted the baby's mother with a knife, authorities said Tuesday. Police said the kidnapping was in Danville, Virginia, while the father and baby were located in Randleman, North Carolina. By MARTHA WAGGONER AND BEN FINLEY. SENT: 750 words. With photos.

IN BRIEF:

GRANDMOTHER SHOT: Virginia police are seeking suspects involved in a shootout that wounded a 63-year-old woman with stray rounds.

JIHAD ARREST: A Virginia man who told an FBI undercover employee he wanted to commit jihad has been sentenced to five years in prison for passport fraud and making false statements in his application to join the U.S. military.

INFANT SEX OFFENDER: Authorities in North Carolina and Virginia are following up on tips as they search for a 7-month-old girl they say was abducted at knifepoint from the baby's mother.

NORTHAM JOBS: A German company that makes roll covers for paper and packaging manufacturers plans to build a manufacturing operation in Virginia.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

SPORTS BETTING

The market for legal sports gambling in the United States widened significantly on Tuesday with the expansion of single-game sports bets in Delaware, putting legal wagering within driving distance of three major East Coast cities less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to accept the bets. By RANDALL CHASE and BEN NUCKOLS. SENT: 750 words.

MARYLAND GOVERNOR'S RACE-DEBATE

Two of more than a half-dozen Democrats competing to run against popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in November clashed Tuesday over who is best equipped to improve Maryland's education system, a challenge all candidates participating in a debate agreed was a top priority. By BRIAN WITTE. SENT: 700 words. With photos.

IN BRIEF:

CORRUPTION-LEGG MASON-LIBYA: A Baltimore-based money management firm has settled a U.S. Department of Justice probe of an affiliate that managed investments for the Libyan government when Moammar Gadhafi led the country.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA SYSTEM: Officials say the introduction of a patient-facing feature overwhelmed the online system that tracks medical marijuana in Maryland.

HOMELESS MAN-RAPE: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the Baltimore Police Department's appeal of a $2.3 million judgment for maliciously prosecuting a homeless man as a serial rapist.

IMPALED THIGH: A rebar post impaled the thigh of a Maryland man who fell 9 feet while working on his yard.

RODENTS-BURGER KING: A Delaware Burger King where video apparently shows rodents scurrying among hamburger buns has been closed because of rodent infestation and gross, unsanitary conditions

SPORTS:

BBO--ORIOLES-METS

NEW YORK — Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles try to end a seven-game losing streak when they take on Jason Vargas and the New York Mets, who have dropped four in a row. By Ben Walker. Game starts 7:10 p.m.

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