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Ex-Baltimore County school leader sentenced in perjury case

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:54pm

A former Baltimore County school superintendent who served on prominent national education panels was sentenced Friday to serve six months behind bars after pleading guilty to perjury charges.

Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:51pm

A judge on Friday ruled a high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest.

The Latest: Comey, Trump agreed on need to hunt down leakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:47pm

The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's memos (all times local):

Judge won't order Flint bottled water program to resume

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:40pm

A federal judge has denied a request to order Michigan officials to resume distribution of free bottled water in Flint.

Judge rules student who fled native Zambia for Maine can compete in US poetry contest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:38pm

Judge rules student who fled native Zambia for Maine can compete in US poetry contest.

Temple University suspends frat over sex assault allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:37pm

Temple University says several reports of sexual assault, underage drinking and possible drug use have led to the suspension of a fraternity.

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Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:27pm

James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director’s memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers.

Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:27pm

Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, is "very upset and disappointed" by comments made by his former boss James Comey that contradict his account of a disclosure to the news media, McCabe's lawyer said Friday.

President George HW Bush greets mourners honoring his wife

Juan A. Lozano and John L. Mone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:21pm

Former President George H.W. Bush surprisingly greeted some of the hundreds of mourners filing through a large Houston church on Friday as they paid final respects to his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.

Civil rights prosecutors urge charges in Garner death

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:15pm

Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a New York police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, but it's unclear if top Justice Department officials will be willing to move forward with a case, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:13pm

Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man - a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town - killed two sheriff's deputies while they sat in a Chinese restaurant.

Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:13pm

Countering opposition to President Donald Trump's pick to be the next CIA director, the agency on Friday gave lawmakers a memo showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded.

Haley's pushback draws fans, rattles White House

Jonathan Lemire and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:09pm

The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump, even as her deft rebuttal bolstered talk about her own future political fortunes.

The Latest: Minnesota preparing case against murder suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:03pm

The Latest on the arrest of a woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota and a woman in Florida (all times local):

Big banks saved $3.6B in taxes last quarter under new law

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:55pm

The nation's six big Wall Street banks posted record, or near record, profits in the first quarter, and they can thank one person in particular: President Donald Trump.

Judge tosses suit seeking to block parole of cops' killer

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:51pm

A New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block the parole of an ex-radical who fatally shot two New York City police officers in 1971.

Dems to black activists: Trump is 'the darkness'

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:49pm

One after another, the speakers attacked President Trump's policies as discriminatory, his rhetoric as hateful and his motivations as bigoted.

Federal appeals court orders Utah businessman resentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:49pm

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a once-prominent Utah businessman now in prison for lying to banks but said he should be resentenced.

1 shot, wounded at Florida school; suspect in custody

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:43pm

Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman who carried a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire, wounding one student before he was taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.

Senate panel talks to Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr.

Desmond Butler and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:43pm

A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. at a Trump Tower meeting during the 2016 campaign recently met U.S. Senate investigators in Berlin, a person familiar with the interview told The Associated Press.