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Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh faces fraud, tax charges

Nov. 20, 2019 9:45 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of using her “Healthy Holly” books to enrich herself, promote her political...

Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

Nov. 20, 2019 9:08 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by police. City officials tried to restore a sense of normalcy as primary and...

Ex-Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh charged with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of self-published children’s books

Nov. 20, 2019 8:25 AM EST
BALTIMORE (AP) — Ex-Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh charged with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of self-published children’s books.

DC Council questions investigators who probed ethics scandal

Nov. 20, 2019 4:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C., Council has questioned third-party investigators who found a councilman violated council ethics rules. News outlets report the O’Melveny & Myers lawyers were publicly questioned for nearly five hours Tuesday about their findings into their investigation on...

Amnesty: At least 106 dead in protests, which Iran disputes

Nov. 20, 2019 12:31 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days of protests over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across Iran, Amnesty International said Tuesday, adding that the real figure may be much higher. Iran’s government has not released a toll of those...

Shooting deaths rattle small, tight-knit US Hmong community

Nov. 19, 2019 8:30 PM EST

Fresno has been the heart of California’s Hmong community for decades, drawing refugees from war-torn Southeast Asia who built a tight-knit population in the farm town. Now, they’re reeling from the shooting deaths of four Hmong American men at a weekend party. The central California city has the...

Mayor: ‘Despicable’ move for health benefits won’t stand

Nov. 19, 2019 8:07 PM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — City council members in a Detroit suburb granted themselves lifetime health insurance coverage, but the mayor said the perk won’t stand. Warren City Council unanimously voted in September to pass a measure allowing current and former elected officials, who served at least eight...

Oklahoma court says cities may regulate medical marijuana

Nov. 19, 2019 6:59 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that cities may approve some regulations of the medical marijuana industry. The court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by the city of Broken Arrow in a case filed by marijuana grower Austin Miller. Miller said the city exceeded its authority in 2018...

Feds: Florida officials bilked FEMA out of hurricane money

Nov. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two former officials of a Florida city are charged with conspiring with two businesses to bilk the federal government out of $5 million in Hurricane Michael cleanup money, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Tuesday. U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe said the two former Lynn...

Baltimore city council members take up anti-crime proposal

Nov. 19, 2019 4:30 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A group of Baltimore city council members is set to discuss a proposal to require the mayor’s office to outline a crime-reduction strategy that involves multiple agencies, not just the police department. A Baltimore City Council committee will take up the measure on Tuesday, days...