WEATHER

Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies, with a high temperature near 58 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy tonight, with showers likely, and a low temperature around 48 degrees.

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FROM LAST NIGHT...

Customer shot during robbery at Hamilton Royal Farms: A customer was shot Tuesday evening during a robbery at a Royal Farms on Harford Road near Echodale Avenue in Baltimore's Hamilton neighborhood. Police say the two robbers, apparently in masks, fled on foot.

Justice Dept. probes Balto. Co. minority hiring for police, fire: The U.S. Justice Departmenthas opened an investigation of possible racial discrimination in hiring at the Baltimore County police and fire departments, according to correspondence between the agency and the county.

Balto. Co. Council approves transgender discrimination ban: Transgender people would be protected from discrimination in Baltimore County under a measure approved by the County Council Tuesday, making the county the fourth local government in Maryland to adopt such protections.

Clutch 3-point play by Padgett sends Terps to cathartic win: Recovering from their most lopsided defeat of the season, the Terps did a major exorcism, scoring 10 straight points in a game-closing 14-4 run in the final 97 seconds to beat the Hurricanes, 70-65, at Comcast Center.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Feds to check immigration status of people arrested in city: A controversial program that lets U.S. immigration officials check the citizenship status of people who have been arrested is being expanded to include Baltimore despite objections from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and immigrant advocates.

Maryland severs ties with second-largest foster care provider: State officials said Tuesday that they would not renew Contemporary Family Services' license to place foster care children, alleging that the Hyattsville-based company falsified minutes of board meetings and failed to pay its foster parents and employees on time, among other issues.

Gas prices stretching toward $4 a gallon: Gasoline prices across the state and the nation are climbing fast, and motorists could see $4 a gallon at the pump in the coming months, fueled by demand in China and India and turmoil in the oil-rich Middle East, analysts say.

Huguely jurors to decide between levels of homicide during deliberation: Just what George Huguely V might be guilty of -- along with the time he's assigned to serve in prison -- will depend upon the jury's interpretation of key evidence, which includes an hourlong videotaped statement that Huguely gave to police.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]