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Ex-Baltimore police commissioner released from prison

Feb. 15, 2020 12:24 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore police commissioner who pleaded guilty to failing to file federal tax returns has been released from prison. Prison officials told The Sun on Friday that Darryl De Sousa was being transferred from federal prison to “community custody,” a supervised...

FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Federal prosecutors want the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore to be sentenced to nearly five years in prison for the scheme involving sales of her self-published children's books. Prosecutors in a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, told a judge that sentence would be an adequate punishment for Pugh and would deter other politicians from breaking the public's trust. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Ex-Baltimore mayor seeks prison sentence of 1 year and 1 day

Feb. 14, 2020 12:40 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's disgraced former mayor is asking a judge for a sentence one year and one day in prison for a scheme that involved the sale of her self-published children's books. Prosecutors recently asked that the 69-year-old spend nearly 5 years in prison. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday...

A man wearing a face mask walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Asian shares mostly fell Friday as investors turned cautious following a surge in cases of a new virus in China that threatens to crimp economic growth and hurt businesses worldwide. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian stocks rebound from early losses as virus toll grows

Feb. 14, 2020 12:31 AM EST

Shares rebounded in Asia on Friday after an early sell-off, though Japan's benchmark declined as investors reacted to news of a growing number of cases of a new virus among the local population. The Nikkei 225 fell 0.6% in morning trading to 23,683.44. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4% to 7,134.70. South...

FILE- In this Dec. 1, 2009, file photo, Rajendra Kumar Pachauri attends a press conference in New Delhi, India. The Indian environmentalist, under whose chairmanship the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize alongside former U.S. Vice President Al Gore in 2007, has died after a heart surgery. Pachauri’s death was announced late Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, by The Energy and Resources Institute, or TERI, a  research group he headed until 2016 in New Delhi. He was 79. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan, file)

RK Pachauri, who led Nobel-winning climate panel, dies at 79

Feb. 13, 2020 10:06 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian environmentalist Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, under whose leadership a U.N. climate change panel shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has died after recent heart surgery. He was 79. Pachauri’s death was announced late Thursday by The Energy and Resources Institute, or TERI, a...

FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Federal prosecutors want the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore to be sentenced to nearly five years in prison for the scheme involving sales of her self-published children's books. Prosecutors in a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, told a judge that sentence would be an adequate punishment for Pugh and would deter other politicians from breaking the public's trust. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Prosecutors seek nearly 5 years for former Baltimore mayor

Feb. 13, 2020 4:08 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors want the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore to be sentenced to nearly five years in prison for the scheme involving sales of her self-published “Healthy Holly” children's books. In a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, prosecutors told a judge that a...

In this Feb. 12, 2020 photo, a police officer directs motorcycles to speed up during a protest against the dire security situation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Two years after the departure of UN peacekeepers, some police are protesting working conditions and demanding a union, which the government says would be illegal. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

With government paralyzed, rising crime terrifies Haitians

Feb. 13, 2020 12:59 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of young Haitians spent 2019 on the streets, demanding President Jovenel Moise resign over his government’s failure to prosecute years of unbridled corruption that siphoned billions in international aid into bank accounts overseas. For now, Moise's opponents...

Georgia's public safety chief resigns after cheating scandal

Feb. 13, 2020 12:55 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s public safety chief says he’s stepping down just weeks after an entire graduating class of the State Patrol’s Trooper School was fired or resigned after being accused of cheating on an online exam. Department of Public Safety Commissioner Col. Mark McDonough...

British lawmaker Sajid Javid Chancellor of the Exchequer walks along Downing Street in London, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook up his government on Thursday, firing and appointing ministers to key Cabinet posts. Johnson was aiming to tighten his grip on government after winning a big parliamentary majority in December's election. That victory allowed Johnson to take Britain out of the European Union in January. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK Treasury chief quits as Johnson shakes up Cabinet

Feb. 13, 2020 12:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tightened his grip on the government Thursday with a Cabinet shake-up that triggered the unexpected resignation of his Treasury chief, the second-most powerful figure in the administration. Sajid Javid's resignation was the most dramatic moment i n a...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo trader Gordon Charlop works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Global shares fall as virus cases spike in China

Feb. 13, 2020 8:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Global shares mostly fell Thursday after China reported a spike in COVID-19 cases. The shock resignation of Britain's Treasury chief further knocked U.K. share prices. China reported 254 new deaths and an increase in virus cases of 15,152, after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new...

UK Treasury chief Sajid Javid resigns as Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes up his Conservative government.

Feb. 13, 2020 7:00 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK Treasury chief Sajid Javid resigns as Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes up his Conservative government.