Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

WEATHER: Sunny, high near 45. Tonight is expected to be increasingly cloudy, low around 37.

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Sex abuse suspect had won trust as school employee: A temporary city schools employee now charged with impregnating a 15-year-old he was counseling for behavioral problems, Shawn Nowlin lied about being a school administrator and won the trust of a number of students and parents, prosecutors say.

Md. senators challenge FEMA denial of Sandy aid: U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin publicly challenged a federal decision not to provide aid to Maryland residents affected by Hurricane Sandy — calling on President Barack Obama to rethink the decision.
With 'fiscal cliff' looming, federal workers rally against further pay cuts: Federal employees in Maryland stepped up pressure on Congress Wednesday to avert the looming fiscal crisis without making significant cuts to government pay and benefits.
Elementary student threatens schoolmate with bb gun on bus: An Arlington Elementary School student threatened a schoolmate with a bb gun during a morning school bus ride Wednesday in Northwest Baltimore, according to a city schools spokeswoman.

Obama Boehner talk; Treasury Sec. prepared to go off 'cliff':  As Republicans in Congress and President Barack Obama talked about their positions on the "fiscal cliff," Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the administration was ready for spending cuts and tax increases.



ORIOLES:  The Orioles and outfielder Nate McLouth agreed to a one-year deal Wednesday, essentially shutting the door on acquiring more major league outfielders.

RAVENS | Kevin Cowherd: In the NFL world of tough guys who live with pain every working day, Terrell Suggs has proven himself to be as tough as they come.

TERPS: After Maryland bolted to a big lead, Mark Turgeon tinkered with lineups and matchups on the way to the Terps' 100-68 victory over winless Maryland Eastern Shore.

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Entertainment: Prince William's pregnant wife Kate left the King Edward VII hospital in central London on Thursday where she had spent four days being treated for acute morning sickness.