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Baltimore mayor, 5 of her staffers now on paid leave

Apr. 18, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor and five of her staffers are now on paid leave amid a scandal over book sales. Mayor Catherine Pugh went on leave April 1, saying she needed time off to recover from pneumonia. She's also facing intense scrutiny over the sale of her children's books to entities...

Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of long-awaited tax returns

Apr. 16, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released 10 years of his long-anticipated tax returns as he campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The returns provide a more detailed look at Sanders' finances than when he ran for president in 2016. The release also confirms that...

Amid scandal, audit into Baltimore nonprofit's work ordered

Apr. 12, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's acting leader has ordered an audit of a nonprofit's management of a city youth fund with $12 million set aside from property tax revenue after the organization was tied to embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh's hard-to-find illustrated books for children. The audit of Associated...

Amazon says it will soon accept cash at cashless stores

Apr. 10, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, facing backlash from critics who say cashless stores discriminate against the poor, will soon accept cash at all its stores. The online shopping giant has more than 30 stores that don't accept cash, including its book shops and Amazon Go convenience stores. Amazon confirmed it is...

'Healthy Holly', once lucrative, now bane of Baltimore mayor

Apr. 3, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — "Healthy Holly" is a polite African American girl with devoted parents and a little brother. She loves exercise. She craves fresh fruit and vegetables. And she's now the bane of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's existence. Since the state prosecutor's office began a criminal investigation...

Acting mayor: Baltimore 'in good hands' amid mayor scandal

Apr. 2, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore's acting mayor told legislators Tuesday that the city "is in good hands" until the mayor decides whether to return after abruptly announcing a leave of absence to "focus on her health" amid a political scandal about "self-dealing" book sales. Mayor Catherine Pugh stepped...

The Latest: Nonprofit returning money from mayor's books

Apr. 2, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Baltimore mayor's deals to sell her self-published children's books (all times local): 1 p.m. A nonprofit group says it is returning nearly $10,000 it received for its role in buying and distributing copies of children's books self-published by embattled Baltimore Mayor...

Baltimore mayor goes on leave as book scandal intensifies

Apr. 1, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor announced Monday that she is taking an indefinite leave of absence, just as a political scandal intensifies over what critics call a "self-dealing" book-sales arrangement that threatens her political career. Mayor Catherine Pugh's office says she feels unable to...

The Latest: Baltimore councilman calls on mayor to resign

Apr. 1, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on revelations about Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's lucrative deals to sell her self-published children's books (all times local): 5:35 p.m. At least one Baltimore City Council member is calling for Mayor Catherine Pugh to resign as a scandal intensifies over allegations of...

Baltimore's mayor taking a leave of absence as a political scandal intensifies about "self-dealing" book sales

Apr. 1, 2019 4:41 PM EDT
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor taking a leave of absence as a political scandal intensifies about "self-dealing" book sales.