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SOUTHERN MD, PARTS OF VA TORNADO WATCH
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties in Maryland. There will be a few thunderstorms throughout the area this afternoon, and some of the storms may be severe with damaging winds and hail between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to meteorologist Tom Kierein. Temperatures will be noticeably cooler thanks to an easterly wind, which at times could be quite gusty during the storms. Rain totals may exceed 2 inches total by late this evening. (NBCWashington.com)
4 FOUND DEAD IN TOWSON HOTEL
Four bodies have been found inside a hotel, Baltimore County police say. Police department spokesman Bill Toohey says the bodies were discovered at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson, a suburb just north of the city of Baltimore. Police received a call at 2:56 p.m. Monday, reporting that four people were dead in a room. Toohey said he didn't know their ages or whether they were related. (WTOP)
HOW 'BOUT THAT STOCK MARKET?
Investors are back to worrying about banks. Long-present unease about soured loans bubbled over on Monday after Bank of America Corp. said it set aside $13.4 billion to cover lending losses, even as it posted a profit for the first quarter, and as anxiety grew about the results of the government’s “stress tests” to determine if banks will need more government bailout money. (MSNBC)
THE FINAL FRONTIER: DESIGNING HOSPITAL GOWNS
Federal law prevents hospitals from revealing information on a patient, but hospital gowns occasionally allow a patient to reveal too much of themselves. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that a North Carolina State University design team is working to end the issue of partial disclosure. (SFGate.com)