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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...

Lawmaker resigns due to job outside legislature

Feb. 14, 2020 10:57 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A member of the Vermont House has resigned due to the responsibilities of his job outside of the Legislature. Rep. Matt Trieber, D-Rockingham, announced his resignation this week. Trieber said his responsibilities as a youth counselor for disabled students served by the Division of...

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...

Town Councilman resigns, cites social media harassment

Feb. 13, 2020 5:58 PM EST

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut councilman has resigned from the town council after serving for dozens of years, citing harassment he and his family have endured on social media. Republican Paul Bowman said Wednesday that he and his family have been the victims of personal attacks on social media for...

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...

Reno City Manager Sabra Newby to step down from position

Feb. 13, 2020 3:40 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A city manager in Nevada has announced she is stepping down from her position effective in July. Reno City Manager Sabra Newby sent a resignation letter Wednesday to the Reno City Council and city staff. "These letters are never particularly easy, but I am writing to let you know that my...

Democratic lawmaker facing criticism for Limbaugh meme

Feb. 13, 2020 2:48 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The head of Delaware's Republican Party is calling for the resignation of a Democratic state senator who shared an image on social media suggesting that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Senate Majority Whip Bryan Townsend posted the meme on...

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...