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State police to look into DMV head's ties to raided business

Jun. 22, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Dan McKee has asked state police to investigate whether the administrator of the state Division of Motor Vehicles had any knowledge of, or involvement in, an alleged prostitution operation that leased one if his rental properties. Cranston...

Man accused of crashing into vehicles in beach traffic

Jun. 22, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A man has been accused of crashing into multiple vehicles at a crowded Hampton Beach and nearly hitting a sheriff's deputy, prosecutors said. A judge ordered no bail for the 24-year-old man, who pleaded not guilty Monday to felony criminal mischief...

Man shot earlier this month in Springfield dies

Jun. 22, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who was shot in Springfield earlier this month has died. Police say 44-year-old Travis D. Rogers of Springfield was shot June 10 on North Broadway. Police announced Monday that Rogers died on Saturday. Police say a...

German lawmakers fault finance minister, auditor on Wirecard

Jun. 22, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers presenting a report Tuesday into the collapse of the payment processing company Wirecard accused the country's finance minister and auditors Ernst & Young of numerous oversight failings. Wirecard filed for protection from creditors...

Man killed when shots fired into Kansas City home

Jun. 22, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man is dead after someone fired shots into a home in Kansas City, Missouri. Police say the shooting happened at 4 a.m. Tuesday at 24th Terrace and Michigan. A man in his 20s was struck by the gunfire shot from outside the home. He was...

EXPLAINER: Why has Spain pardoned 9 Catalan separatists?

Jun. 22, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s government granted pardons on Tuesday to the nine imprisoned instigators of an illegal 2017 secession bid for Catalonia in a bold move to defuse the festering political crisis in the nation's affluent northeastern corner. The decision...

Ex-teacher given 100 years for sexually assaulting students

Jun. 22, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former elementary school teacher in Sioux Falls has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for sexually assaulting two students. Thomas Richard Strong, 72, of Sioux Falls, was earlier found guilty of four counts of rape and one count of sexual...

Man sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing girlfriend

Jun. 22, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Kansas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing his girlfriend in Iowa in 2018. The Fort Dodge Messenger reports that 34-year-old Zackery Bassett, originally from Elwood, Kansas, must serve at least 35...

Maryland flags over 500K unemployment claims in 6 weeks

Jun. 22, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland officials have detected more than a half million potentially fraudulent new unemployment insurance claims in the last six weeks and they’re warning Marylanders to watch out for scams. The Department of Labor announced Monday that it has...

North Dakota woman, 86, gets probation in pedestrian's death

Jun. 22, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An 86-year-old North Dakota woman who struck and killed a pedestrian and then left the scene of the crash has been sentenced to two years of probation. Bertha Harper, of Bismarck, earlier pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and failure to report...