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  • Ex-Baltimore County school leader sentenced in perjury case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — An ex-Baltimore County school superintendent has been sentenced to a five-year prison term with all but six months suspended following his perjury conviction. Shaun Dallas Dance failed to report on financial disclosure forms that he earned about $147,000 for part-time consulting. Prosecutors said he worked on the side for a company that […]
  • Karolyis to NBC: ‘No way’ they knew about doctor’s behavior

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women’s national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah […]
  • Suspended fraternity: Offensive video was ‘satirical sketch’

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were intended as a “satirical sketch” depicting an uneducated, intolerant person. “Each semester our new members are given the opportunity to write and act out a skit, in order to roast […]
  • AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans largely fear the country’s relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs […]
  • Maryland governor honors deputy who fired at school shooter

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A school resource officer who fired at a student gunman in Maryland is receiving more honors. Blaine Gaskill, a deputy first class with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, received a governor’s citation on Thursday. The Washington Post reports that Gov. Larry Hogan called him a hero who did everything right. […]
  • Reward doubled to $20K after 700 pounds of dynamite stolen

    MARIETTA, Pa. (AP) — Federal authorities have doubled the reward to $20,000 for information on the theft of hundreds of explosives from a worksite in Pennsylvania. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says approximately 700 pounds of dynamite and 400 blasting caps were stolen over the weekend from a Gregory General Contracting Company […]
  • The Latest: It was Putin call that had Trump fuming at Flynn

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s memos (all times local): 9:05 a.m. President Donald Trump fumed at former national security adviser Michael Flynn over a delayed return call to Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s what two people familiar with the call told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because […]
  • Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

    TRENTON, Fla. (AP) — Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man – a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town – killed two sheriff’s deputies while they sat in a Chinese restaurant. John Hubert Highnote, 58, of Bell casually walked into the restaurant, went up to the […]
  • Small plane crash kills 2 going to Notre Dame alumni meeting

    WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A small plane crashed in central Pennsylvania, killing two men traveling to Indiana for a University of Notre Dame alumni conference. The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine aircraft crashed about 8:45 a.m. Thursday in a residential area in Williamsburg, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Altoona. The plane had […]
  • Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout to protest pay

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. A grassroots group and the state’s largest teacher membership group said Thursday that teachers will walkout April […]
  • Trump lawyer told to file statement to slow porn star’s suit

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday told lawyers for President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen that Cohen needs to file a declaration in court in order to delay a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels aimed at dissolving a confidentiality agreement that prevents her from talking about an alleged affair with […]
  • Woman suspected in Minnesota, Florida deaths caught in Texas

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — A tip-off in a Texas resort town led to the arrest of a woman who investigators believe killed her husband in Minnesota then fled to Florida, where she fatally shot her doppelganger with the intention of assuming her identity, police said Friday. Two federal deputy marshals arrested Lois Riess, […]
  • As Prince’s health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl […]
  • Pacino, De Palma remember ‘Scarface’ at Tribeca reunion

    NEW YORK (AP) — Old “Scarface” friends said hello again at a 35th anniversary screening Thursday that reunited stars Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer and filmmaker Brian De Palma for an evening full of reflection on how the ferocious and garish gangster epic — like Tony Montana’s rise from dishwasher to drug lord […]
  • Woman who lost pink house, court case seeks box office win

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Susette Kelo’s Supreme Court case now has a Hollywood ending, just not the one she hoped for. What Kelo wanted when she took her case to the high court more than a decade ago was to get to stay in her little pink house in New London, Connecticut. The city was trying […]