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Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh faces fraud, tax charges

Nov. 20, 2019 9:23 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of using her “Healthy Holly” children’s books to enrich herself,...

Serbia investigating alleged spying affair involving Russia

Nov. 20, 2019 9:08 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian authorities say they are investigating reports of an alleged spying affair involving Russia, sparked by a video posted on social media. Officials said Wednesday that the military intelligence agency has been instructed to look into claims that an alleged Russian military...

Kentucky police investigating gun found at school playground

Nov. 20, 2019 8:53 AM EST

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky are investigating how a gun ended up on an elementary school playground buried underneath mulch. The Daily Independent reports the firearm was found by an Ashland, Kentucky, kindergarten student Tuesday morning. The child didn’t touch the gun. Ashland...

Autopsy: Man killed self, baby’s death under investigation

Nov. 20, 2019 8:31 AM EST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire law enforcement officials investigating the deaths of a man and his 4-month-old daughter say an autopsy shows he killed himself. Police said the bodies of 39-year-old Miles Deuse and his daughter, Makenzie Deuse, were found in their home in Hillsborough on Sunday....

FBI investigates reservation crash that killed 2

Nov. 20, 2019 8:03 AM EST

WANBLEE, S.D. (AP) — The FBI is investigating a fatal crash involving an Oglala Sioux tribal police officer on the reservation. Oglala officials say the officer was responding to a 911 call about gunfire when he crashed into a van on Highway 44 near Wanblee Oct. 25, killing the driver and a passenger....

Teen girl charged with murder in deadly apartment robbery

Nov. 20, 2019 7:28 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teenage girl has been charged with murder and other counts in the shooting death of a man killed last year during a robbery at a Pittsburgh apartment. City authorities say the 17-year-old girl lured 24-year-old Julian Carpenter to the apartment where he was killed July 2. He died at a...

Day care death investigated in Brainerd

Nov. 20, 2019 7:08 AM EST

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in central Minnesota are investigating the death of an infant at a home day care. Emergency responders found the baby boy unresponsive after they were called to the home Nov. 12. The infant died a short time later at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical...

State probe into SC church finances finds no wrongdoing

Nov. 20, 2019 7:08 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities found no evidence of wrongdoing in an investigation into the finances of Emanuel AME Church, which received millions in donations after a racist attack that killed nine worshippers. State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Tommy Crosby tells reporters that...

Police: Man fatally stabbed at Maryland community center

Nov. 20, 2019 4:54 AM EST

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Maryland are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man at a community center. The Prince George’s County Police Department on Tuesday identified the victim as 19-year-old Erick Ruiz Reyes of Oxon Hill. Authorities say detectives have not yet...

DC Council questions investigators who probed ethics scandal

Nov. 20, 2019 4:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C., Council has questioned third-party investigators who found a councilman violated council ethics rules. News outlets report the O’Melveny & Myers lawyers were publicly questioned for nearly five hours Tuesday about their findings into their investigation on...