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  • Officer who shot armed man was 9-year veteran

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police say an officer who shot and killed an armed man is a nine-year law enforcement veteran. Police identified the officer on Sunday as Officer Brian Newcomer, who works in patrol in the third district. Police say Newcomer was one of two...

  • PG police officer struck; 2 men wounded by gunfire

    CLINTON, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police say an officer was struck by a car during an encounter with a two men suspected of forcing their way into a home. Police say two officers fired at the car as it drove toward the officer who was hit and sped away. Both men inside the car were...

  • Joe Arpaio does it his way as the controversial sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County

    PHOENIX — Sitting behind his desk at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, a metal Glock pin glistening on his tie, Joe Arpaio brags, "My office is twice the size of the governor's." On the wall hangs a picture of the sheriff standing with a grinning Barack Obama, as if the president himself...

  • Woman, brother sentenced in bank fraud plot

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A brother and sister from Cambridge have been sentenced for bank fraud in a scheme in which they used relatives' identifying information to get mortgages. Fifty-nine-year-old Jill Dail was sentenced to 16 months in prison. Forty-nine-year-old Jeffrey Scott Dail was sentenced...

  • In Jamaica, Vybz Kartel gets life for murder

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Jamaican judge on Thursday sentenced dancehall reggae star Vybz Kartel and three other men to life in prison for the 2011 murder of an associate. While police in riot gear watched over barricaded streets outside the court in downtown Kingston, Judge Lennox Campbell...

  • Man found fatally shot in Oxon Hill

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say a man has been slain in Oxon Hill. Officers say 35-year-old Vincent Toussaunt Kyler of Accokeek was found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in a car about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was found on Audrey Lane.

  • Arkansas to ask court to reconsider drug fine

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday he plans to ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision tossing out a $1.2 billion judgment against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. McDaniel told the...

  • Fort Hood gunman's attack mystifies hometown

    GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — He grew up in Puerto Rico and played percussion in his high school band. He spent a decade working as a police officer and serving in the National Guard, part of that time as a peacekeeper in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. And then he joined the U.S. Army. That was...

  • Police: tripod mistaken for weapon at Md. school

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say they believe a man carrying a camera tripod was mistaken for an armed person at the campus of two Baltimore charter schools, prompting a lockdown and evacuation. Baltimore Police Department spokesman Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk said Thursday afternoon that as a precaution,...

  • Md. OKs bill on domestic violence in front of kids

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — People who commit domestic violence in front of a child will face more time in prison, under a bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly. The House of Delegates gave the measure final approval Thursday. It goes to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who included the bill as part of...

  • DC police end search for missing girl in park

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say they have concluded their search of a large Washington park where they thought they might find the body of a missing 8-year-old girl. Police in the nation's capital began searching Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for Relisha Rudd last week. Chief Cathy Lanier says that...

  • Federal contractor who 'broke the trust' of veterans charged in murder of estranged wife

    Murder charges have been filed against the Virginia executive who triggered outrage for using his questionable status as a disabled military veteran to win a half-billion dollars' worth of questioned technology contracts for the Internal Revenue Service, the Washington Times reports. Braulio...

  • Man who shot at White House sentenced to 25 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House in 2011, striking the executive mansion more than half a dozen times, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. Prosecutors initially charged Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez with attempting to...

  • Man found dead following standoff in Martinsville

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say a man was found dead following a standoff in Martinsville. Martinsville interim Police Chief Eddie Cassady tells media outlets that the standoff followed several robberies on Sunday. He wouldn't say whether the man was a suspect in those incidents....

  • House committee to consider marijuana bill

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A House committee is preparing to take up a bill that would eliminate criminal charges for possessing small amounts of marijuana. A hearing is planned in the House Judiciary Committee at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Senate has already approved the measure. A similar bill passed...



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