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  • Ex-background investigator pleads guilty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former background investigator who did work under contract for the Office of Personnel Management has pleaded guilty to falsifying his work. Thirty-four-year-old Brian Rapier of Sumter, S.C., entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Washington. He has agreed to pay...

  • Swim coach charged with sexually abusing minor

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have arrested a swim coach they say committed sex offenses against an underage girl he was coaching. Fifty-two-year-old Christopher Huott of Fulton was arrested Thursday. He is charged with sex offenses and child abuse and is being held on...

  • 'X-Men' director calls sex abuse suit a shakedown

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film is calling a lawsuit that accuses him of raping an aspiring model and actor in 1999 a shakedown. Bryan Singer wrote in a statement released Thursday that he's avoiding promotional events for his upcoming film "X-Men: Days of Future...

  • Man charged in Anne Arundel County carjacking

    HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County Police say a Washington man has been arrested in a carjacking in Hanover. Officers say 44-year-old Michael Kirk Smith was arrested Wednesday at an apartment complex in Suitland. He is charged with carjacking assault and other offenses. Police say on...

  • Singer Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case. Brown will remain in custody for the near future after a Los Angeles judge denied a...

  • Wisconsin governor signs police investigation bill

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin police departments will have to allow outside investigators to run officer-involved death investigations under a bill Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Wednesday. The measure was among 55 bills Walker signed at the state Capitol as he puts the...

  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, RIP: The triple murderer who fooled Hollywood

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has died. Sympathetic obituaries say things like "wrongfully convicted" or "exonerated." But the black middleweight-title-contending boxer was neither. Carter, in 1966, murdered three people. But Hollywood later made a movie, "The Hurricane," in which Denzel Washington...

  • Court upholds NC gang member's death sentence

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a gang member's death sentence for killing two brothers at a North Carolina restaurant. A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Wednesday rejected several claims by Alejandro Enrique Ramirez...

  • Former Md. guard gets prison in inmate's beating

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former Maryland correctional officer to 2 1/2 years in prison for his role in the beating of a state prison inmate at the medium-security Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown in 2008. Michael Morgan was sentenced Wednesday in...

  • Norfolk attorney pleads guilty in fraud case

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk attorney has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole more than $2 million from real estate trust accounts. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente's office says 44-year-old David R. Flynn pleaded guilty Wednesday to mail fraud and unlawful monetary transactions. Flynn owns...

  • Frederick, Md., deputy acquitted of assault

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Frederick County sheriff's deputy has been acquitted on a charge of assaulting a man outside a downtown Hagerstown bar. A Washington County judge found 44-year-old Kevin White of Hagerstown not guilty Tuesday after a nearly 10-hour bench trial. The 13-year-veteran of...

  • Death penalty case shifts focus to slain Ill. kids

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An Illinois grandfather shook in the witness chair as he told jurors about discovering his 8-year-old granddaughter and her best friend dead from stab wounds in a park where they had been playing, an attack prosecutors say was committed by an ex-Marine now on trial for...

  • Gov. Brewer signs bill to curb human trafficking

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer signed sweeping legislation Tuesday that aims to curb human trafficking and was championed by the wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain. Brewer, who made the issue a priority during her State of the State address, signed the bill into law during a news conference....

  • Driver gets 3 years in fatal crash on BW Parkway

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Hyattsville man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for the death of a passenger in his SUV after it rolled over on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Twenty-year-old Josue Balbino Ruiz Reyes had pleaded guilty in December to involuntary manslaughter...

  • Man who fled Md. to SC indicted for killing

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a man who fled from Maryland to South Carolina with one of his daughters on nine criminal counts, including killing the girl's mother and kidnapping the child. Among the charges the man faces in Monday's indictment in Baltimore County is...



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