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  • Oculus VR CEO gives $31M to University of Maryland

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The CEO and co-founder of Oculus VR is giving the University of Maryland $31 million — the largest gift in university history — to construct a computer science building. University officials said late Thursday that alumnus Brendan Iribe's gift will help build the...

  • Md. man gets prison for taking minor to Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 36-year-old Clinton, Maryland, man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for transporting a minor to Virginia for prostitution. The government says Mustafa Muhammad was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Richmond. A jury found him guilty of the charge in...

  • Yoga studio feels heat after Sept. 11 promotion

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The owners of an Arlington yoga studio faced a strong backlash to a Twitter promotion they ran for their business that riffed on the Sept. 11 anniversary. Frank Machnick, co-owner of Bikram Arlington, sent a tweet Thursday morning on his company's account, "9 + 11 = 20%...

  • 4 charged in slaying near Parkville motel

    PARKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police have arrested four men in the fatal shooting in an alley near a Parkville motel. Police say on Friday that the four were arrested in the Aug. 17 shooting of 30-year-old Ramel Baker near the Welcome Inn. Twemty-two-year-old Umar Hydeem Amin Foust,...

  • Officer charged in dog death wants charges dropped

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for a Baltimore police officer accused of cutting a dog's throat are asking a judge to dismiss the animal cruelty charge against him. Officer Jeffrey Bolger had tried for an hour to restrain the dog, a Shar Pei named Nala, after she ran away from her owner and...

  • Md. woman pleads guilty in DC false statement case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a former background investigator for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has pleaded guilty to falsifying work on background investigations of federal employees and contractors. Prosecutors say Gina Adams of Glen Burnie, Maryland, pleaded guilty Thursday in...

  • Police ID pilot injured in plane crash in Va.

    FANCY GAP, Va. (AP) — Police have identified the pilot of a plane that crashed on a foggy Interstate 77 median in Southwest Virginia. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says 67-year-old Bernard F. Heimos of Laguna Niguel, California, suffered serious but non-life threatening...

  • DC mayor's driver no longer working as lobbyist

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The driver for Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign who pleaded guilty to conspiracy last week is no longer working as a lobbyist for the Johns Hopkins University and health system. Mark Long was the sixth person associated with Gray's campaign to plead guilty to a felony. The...

  • Police: No new sightings of missing Md. mom, kids

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say there have been no new sightings of a missing Clarksburg woman and two of her children. Police have charged 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle with misdemeanor child neglect. Her children, 3-year-old Sarah Hoggle and 2-year-old Jacob Hoggle, were...

  • Loudoun basketball coach sentenced on sex charges

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A former youth basketball coach in northern Virginia has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex crimes involving a 12-year-old player on his team. Forty-year-old Marlow Afshartous (AFF'-shar-tiss) of Reston pleaded no contest earlier this year to one count of sodomy...

  • ACLU supporting Md. woman in Supreme Court case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland woman whose pregnancy discrimination case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court is getting support from the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU announced Thursday that it joined with New York-based A Better Balance in filing a brief with the Supreme Court in...

  • VIDEO: Nader, Norquist seek common ground at luncheon

    Consumer advocate Ralph Nader and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist spoke on issues where the left and right can come together at a National Press Club luncheon on Sept. 4, 2014.



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