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Delaware mayor says Irish slavery retweet was mistake

Mar. 19, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware mayor says it was an "innocent mistake" when he shared a post echoing white nationalist views on Twitter. The News Journal reports the office of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki says the post was "inadvertently retweeted" over St. Patrick's Day weekend. The screenshot of a...

Ex-bank execs remain free on bail after fraud convictions

Feb. 27, 2019 5:57 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Four former executives of the only financial institution criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program do not have to report to prison while their attorneys appeal their fraud and conspiracy convictions, a judge ruled Wednesday. The decision by U.S. District...

Teen seen beaten by police in video is released from custody

Feb. 20, 2019 4:00 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A teen seen beaten by Delaware police in a video of his arrest has been released from custody. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the 16-year-old boy was released Monday night after a bail reduction hearing. Video of the teen's Friday arrest shows him being held down by one New...