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Baltimore ex-mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving sales of her self-published children's books, a case that exposed anew the depths of corruption in Maryland’s largest city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in...

2 police officers, transit worker charged in separate cases

Nov. 21, 2019 5:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say two Philadelphia police officers and a transit authority employee have been charged in two separate investigations. The city’s district attorney’s office announced the charges Thursday. Narcotics officer Charles Myers was charged with perjury, records...

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Nov. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons. After the conclusion of owners meetings Thursday, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB will “investigate...

Cop who exposed undercover officer loses certification

Nov. 21, 2019 4:06 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police officer who exposed an undercover officer who was investigating illegal gambling has lost his law enforcement certification. The Wichita Eagle reports a state oversight board revoked the certification of Michael Zajkowski. He worked for the Wichita department...

Israel’s Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

Nov. 21, 2019 3:48 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing Israel’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. He rejected calls to resign, angrily accusing prosecutors of staging “an...

EPA prosecutions of polluters approach quarter-century lows

Nov. 21, 2019 2:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, deepening three years of overall enforcement declines, according to Justice Department statistics. And while the administration...

Prince Andrew faces new pressure to talk to US about Epstein

Nov. 21, 2019 11:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s disgraced Prince Andrew is facing mounting calls to provide information to U.S. law enforcement agencies and to lawyers who are investigating crimes committed by American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his associates. Lawyers for Epstein’s victims believe Andrew may...

Report on FBI’s Russia probe to be released next month

Nov. 21, 2019 10:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general will release its report on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation on Dec. 9. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in a letter Thursday the report will have minimal redactions. The letter was sent to Sen. Lindsey Graham, the...

2-year-old girl dead in shooting in St. Louis-area home

Nov. 21, 2019 10:01 AM EST

GLASGOW VILLAGE, Mo. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl is dead after being shot inside a home in the latest of several shootings involving children in the St. Louis area this year. St. Louis County police say they were called Wednesday afternoon to a home in the town of Glasgow Village. The caller believed the...

Police officer fatally shot investigating home invasion

Nov. 21, 2019 5:19 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded while responding to a home invasion on Detroit’s West Side, authorities announced late Wednesday. The officers were searching the home for a suspect when they were shot, Police Chief James Craig said. An 18-year veteran of...