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Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, center, and her attorney Steven Silverman, right, arrive for a sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Pugh pleaded guilty in 2019 to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Former Baltimore mayor sentenced to 3 years in book scheme

Feb. 27, 2020 1:02 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday for arranging fraudulent sales of her self-published children’s books to nonprofits and foundations to promote her political career and fund her run for the city’s highest office....

Former Baltimore mayor sentenced to 3 years in scheme involving sales of self-published children’s books

Feb. 27, 2020 12:55 PM EST
BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Baltimore mayor sentenced to 3 years in scheme involving sales of self-published children’s books.
Medics flash the victory sign in a ward dedicated for people infected with the coronavirus, at Forqani Hospital in Qom, 78 miles (125 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Iran's president said Wednesday, that Tehran has no immediate plans to quarantine cities over the new coronavirus rapidly spreading across the country, even as the Islamic Republic suffers the highest death toll outside of China with 19 killed amid 139 cases confirmed on Wednesday. (Mohammad Mohsenzadeh/Mizan News Agency via AP)

Virus response in Mideast tainted by political views of Iran

Feb. 27, 2020 10:25 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — In the Middle East, even virus outbreaks are political. The coronavirus has killed 26 people in Iran -- the highest toll outside of China where it originated. Many of the over 240 confirmed cases in the region have links to Iran, including dozens in Kuwait and Bahrain, six in Iraq and two in...

South Korean army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus on a street in Daegu, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. As the worst-hit areas of Asia continued to struggle with a viral epidemic, with hundreds more cases reported Thursday in South Korea and China, worries about infection and containment spread across the globe. (Lee Moo-ryul/Newsis via AP)

Vexed by how to contain virus, countries take tough steps

Feb. 27, 2020 10:02 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as the new virus troubled a mushrooming swath of the globe. With the illness pushing its way...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Two candidates running campaigns based around criminal justice reforms are trying to unseat the two-term district attorney of Los Angeles. Lacey is opposed by former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and ex-public defender Rachel Rossi. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

High-stakes Los Angeles DA's race: Status quo vs. reform

Feb. 27, 2020 9:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jackie Lacey, the first black woman to lead the nation's largest local prosecutor's office, is fighting for a third term as Los Angeles County district attorney against a former police chief who says Lacey is too protective of law enforcement and puts too many people of color behind...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to his supporters during a campaign event on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Texas looms large as Super Tuesday bonanza for Democrats

Feb. 27, 2020 12:15 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bernie Sanders packed a rodeo arena in Dallas. Mike Bloomberg has spent more than $13.5 million on television ads around Houston alone. And neither Joe Biden nor Elizabeth Warren can afford big losses. For a change, Texas matters in picking a presidential nominee. As more than a...

Police work outside the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, after reports of a possible shooting. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Gunman kills 5 at Milwaukee brewery before taking own life

Feb. 26, 2020 11:31 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An employee opened fire Wednesday at one of the nation's largest breweries in Milwaukee, killing five fellow workers before taking his own life, police said. The assailant who attacked the Molson Coors complex was identified as a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who died of a self-inflicted...

This combination of two file photos shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Feb. 14, 2019, and President Donald Trump on April 17, 2018. New York's Democratic governor told reporters Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, that the Republican president is punishing blue states, including New York, over their politics as the president runs for re-election. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Cuomo; Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Trump, File)

Cuomo says Trump is punishing New York for being too blue

Feb. 26, 2020 9:14 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor says he believes President Donald Trump is punishing his home state for being too liberal. In the past few weeks, New York has come out on the losing end on a series of federal acts. The Army Corps of Engineers slashed funding for a study of a colossal offshore sea...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Latest: Biden not worried about Trump refusing to leave

Feb. 26, 2020 9:06 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he isn't worried about the prospect of President Donald Trump refusing to leave his post if he’s defeated in November. “I have...

Workers disinfect subway trains against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, in the early morning of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Iran's government said Tuesday that more than a dozen people had died nationwide from the new coronavirus, rejecting claims of a much higher death toll of 50 by a lawmaker from the city of Qom that has been at the epicenter of the virus in the country. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

Feb. 26, 2020 8:59 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a remote island in the Pacific, as the world worked to halt the fast-spreading virus that for the first time counted...