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  • Maryland Gov.: Baltimore County police officer fatally shot

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has confirmed the death of a Baltimore County police officer who was shot while investigating a suspicious vehicle. Baltimore County authorities said police are searching for at least one armed suspect. Police spokeswoman Julia Hardgrove said the officer had been investigating a suspicious vehicle on Linwen Way […]
  • Gates Foundation director to lead Pennsylvania universities

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was chosen Monday to be the new chancellor of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities, which have struggled with state aid cuts and to recruit students to its rural campuses. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education announced Daniel Greenstein will assume leadership of […]
  • Ex-Indiana sheriff’s official pleads guilty to lying to FBI

    CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A former Lake County Sheriff’s Department official has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during a public corruption investigation that led to the conviction of former Sheriff John Buncich. The Post-Tribune reports that former Deputy Chief Dan Murchek appeared Monday in U.S. District Court. The 57-year-old Murchek was indicted […]
  • Judge considers request to dismiss mystery deaths case

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Both sides in the case of a Vermont man accused by his family of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother are sparring over whether the case could continue in New Hampshire. Nathan Carman, who represented himself Monday, also said he needed more time to raise money for an attorney. […]
  • The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a yearlong pursuit of money and influence, two American businessmen played Middle East countries against each other, as they leveraged connections stretching from Persian Gulf palaces to the Oval Office into millions of dollars in contracts. An investigation by The Associated Press found that fundraiser Elliott Broidy and George Nader, an […]
  • Man digging for tortoises says he planned to eat them

    STUART, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials say a man they found in possession of two gopher tortoises, said he didn’t want to keep them as pets — he planned to eat them. Martin County Sheriff’s officials said they found 28-year-old Robert Lane digging into the ground Sunday pulling out gopher tortoises at Seabranch Preserve […]
  • Former officer who shot naked man says he was being attacked

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A white former Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran said he was being attacked when he fired on the man. Robert Olsen took the stand Monday during a pretrial hearing in DeKalb County Superior Court. He faces charges including felony murder in the March […]
  • Officials identify barricaded man killed in explosion

    NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut medical examiner’s office has confirmed the identity of man who barricaded himself on his property before dying in an explosion that also injured nine police officers. The agency said Monday that testing showed the man was 60-year-old John Sayre and that he died of explosive and thermal injuries. […]
  • Houston man pleads to $3.4 million fraud scheme

    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 42-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $3.4 million from a Dallas-based design and construction company where he was construction manager for a downtown Houston luxury hotel project. U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick says Moses Said had worked for The Beck Group of Dallas in charge […]
  • Teenager arrested for doling out ‘marijuana cookies’

    HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A teen girl has been arrested in connection to five Connecticut students being sent to the emergency room for consuming tainted cookies. The New Haven Register reports the 15-year-old girl was detained Monday after students from Hamden High School were taken to the hospital for eating what police are calling “marijuana […]