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TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) - Helen Delich Bentley, a former Maryland congresswoman who was an expert on the maritime industry, has died. She was 92.

A spokesman for the family said Bentley died shortly after 1:30 p.m. Saturday at her home in Timonium, where she was receiving hospice care.

Bentley, a Republican, served in the U.S. House of Representatives in the state's 2nd Congressional District from 1985 to 1995.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a new 30-year contract between the state and Port of Baltimore global shipping and logistics company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.
 
The new contract replaces a 20-year deal between the company and the Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Port Administration that was set to expire in 2021.
 
The new contract means that Norway-based Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics will continue serving the port through 2045.
 

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BALTIMORE (AP) - An arbitration meeting is scheduled between striking longshoremen at the Port of Baltimore and management.

The longshoremen, the largest of four unions at the port representing more than 1,000 workers, went on strike after contract negotiations stalled Tuesday. Three other unions representing port workers joined the strike.

An arbitration meeting is scheduled for Friday between the International Longshoremen's Association Local No. 333 and the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore, which hires laborers to work at the port and represents management.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden used a visit to Baltimore to talk about the need to invest in infrastructure.

The vice president highlighted a $10 million grant to the Port of Baltimore during a visit on Monday.

The grant is expected to help improve the port's productivity by widening the channel. It also will increase the port's cargo storage capacity.

Biden said the grant is just the latest example of federal investments to better enable the nation's manufacturers to get their products around the world, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to talk about the need to invest in infrastructure during a visit to Baltimore.

The vice president plans to highlight a $10 million grant to the Port of Baltimore that will help improve the port's productivity by widening the channel.

It also will increase the port's cargo storage capacity.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is also scheduled to attend, along with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.