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Navy commander sentenced to 78 months in bribery scandal

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:51pm

A Navy commander who fled Cambodia's killing fields as a boy to grow up to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced Friday to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, theater tickets and other gifts from a Malaysian defense contractor.

TV pundit who claimed CIA ties pleads guilty to fraud

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:50pm

Former cable news pundit Wayne Simmons admits he's a fraud. And he admits he's a felon. But despite all evidence to the contrary, he remains adamant that he was a CIA man.

Hawaii awards 8 licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries but not to actor Woody Harrelson

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:50pm

Hawaii awards 8 licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries but not to actor Woody Harrelson.

New signs show off entrance of USM Gulf Park campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:41pm

The president of the University of Southern Mississippi says a new gateway entrance at the Gulf Park campus is a symbol of the school's commitment to growth and progress.

New Hampshire's first medical marijuana dispensary to open

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:41pm

New Hampshire's first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open after receiving its registration certificate.

Democrats question withholding blood infection information

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:40pm

Assembly Democrats want to know why state health officials delayed telling people that a blood infection was spreading in Wisconsin.

Ex-sergeant jailed over locked computer in child-porn probe

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:40pm

A now-fired Philadelphia police sergeant has spent seven months in solitary confinement after a judge held him for contempt for failing to unlock his computers in a child-porn investigation.

Parents of boy who vanished in 1997 charged with murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:40pm

The parents of a Hawaii boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years have been charged with murder after authorities reopened the case and re-evaluated the evidence.

Utah officials send letter to Obama opposing new monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:30pm

Utah officials who fear President Barack Obama may be poised to declare a new national monument in the state are once again telling the president they oppose the idea.

Pilot says he saw 1 of 2 missing teen fishermen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:30pm

A pilot who was part of a massive search to find two missing teen fishermen told investigators he's positive he saw one floating on debris two days after their boat capsized.

Ohio schools close over video threatening American students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:20pm

An anonymous video threatening the safety of "American students" was posted by a social media user in Europe, and there is no risk to Ohio University, authorities said Friday.

$5,000 reward in case of 4 girls who fled foster facility

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:20pm

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information about the whereabouts of four girls who apparently ran away from a facility for foster children near Tampa.

Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb has been sentenced to 100 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:20pm

Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb has been sentenced to 100 years in prison.

Report: Heart condition didn't cause man's death in custody

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:12pm

A man who died after a struggle with Baltimore police officers in 2013 died because he couldn't breathe, and not because of a heart condition as the department's independent review board concluded, according to a new forensic review of his autopsy.

Sheriff looks into jury tampering claim after Iowa verdict

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:11pm

Investigators confirmed Friday they are looking into an unusual claim of jury tampering in a medical malpractice trial in which University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recently avoided millions in damages.

Chief: University of New Mexico police, DA not at odds

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:11pm

The University of New Mexico Police Department is not at odds with the local district attorney's office, despite officers' frustrations over how few sexual assault cases have been prosecuted, the campus police chief said Friday.

West Point on track for first female dean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:10pm

West Point is on track to get its first female dean.

San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:10pm

San Francisco's police chief said Friday that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects.

Senior Pentagon official criticizes House Benghazi probe

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:10pm

A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a "crescendo" of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests, including some based on claims made on Facebook or talk radio.