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Deputies Find 5 Dead in Maryland Home After Shooting Report
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Deputies Find 5 Dead in Maryland Home After Shooting Report

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — Five adults were found dead in a Maryland home after deputies responded to reports of a shooting, according to a sheriff.The Charles County Sheriff's office said in a tweet that deputies responded to the home in La Plata at 4 p.m. Friday in response to the shooting reports.The sheriff's office said investigators found five adults dead inside of the house in the city about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Washington, D.C. The sheriff's office said there isn't a threat to the public and that the situation “appears to be isolated to the residence.”Investigators were working to determine the relationship between the people found dead.A spokeswoman for the sheriff's office didn't immediately respond to an email Saturday asking if investigators could release more informa...
WVa Group Begins Monkeypox Education Efforts in Appalachia
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WVa Group Begins Monkeypox Education Efforts in Appalachia

By JOHN RABY, Associated PressCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia nonprofit group said Monday it has been awarded $100,000 in grants for monkeypox vaccination and education efforts among LGTBQ individuals in 13 Appalachian states.The Community Education Group received $50,000 grants each from Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare to develop and distribute materials, offer grants and hold meetings aimed at reducing cultural stigmas and barriers related to the virus, the group said in a statement.CEG will create and distribute monkeypox digital resource guides to more than 300 Appalachian health departments, along with rural healthcare associations and LGBTQ groups.CEG also will accept applications for mini-grants from organizations in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi,...
Biden’s Pot Pardons Could Boost States’ Legalization Drives
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Biden’s Pot Pardons Could Boost States’ Legalization Drives

By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated PressLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — There are few surprises expected on Election Day in solidly Republican Arkansas, where Donald Trump's former press secretary is heavily favored in the race for governor and other GOP candidates are considered locks.But one big exception is the campaign to make Arkansas the first state in the South to legalize recreational marijuana. A proposal to change the state's constitution is drawing millions of dollars from opponents and supporters of legalization, with ads crowding the airwaves.President Joe Biden's recent announcement that he will pardon thousands of people for simple marijuana possession has shined a new spotlight on the legalization efforts in Arkansas and four other states. Voters in Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota ...
Meet the Judge Who Tamed the Musk-Twitter Trial
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Meet the Judge Who Tamed the Musk-Twitter Trial

By RANDALL CHASE, Associated PressDOVER, Del. (AP) — A lawyer for billionaire Elon Musk had barely begun speaking during a recent hearing when the Delaware judge presiding over Twitter's lawsuit against Musk abruptly cut her off.“Skip the rhetoric and go to the meat,” Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick said bluntly.The judge's tone that day illuminates the no-nonsense approach she brings as the first woman to lead Delaware’s 230-year-old Court of Chancery. The court is America’s go-to venue for high-stakes disputes involving some of the world’s biggest companies, many of which call Delaware their legal home.This court fight between the world’s richest man and the influential social platform could easily have become a circus, particularly given Musk’s penchant for chaos. That hasn’t...
Century-Old Nonprofit Goodwill on Taking Thrifting Online
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Century-Old Nonprofit Goodwill on Taking Thrifting Online

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Goodwill is expanding its online presence, promising high tech features from digitized receipts to personalized alerts.The 120-year-old Maryland-based nonprofit organization this week launched GoodwillFinds, a shopping venture that is making roughly 100,000 donated items available for purchase online and expanding Goodwill’s internet presence that until now had been limited to auction sites like ShopGoodwill.com or individual stores selling donations online via eBay and Amazon. GoodwillFinds aims to offer 1 million items online in the next year or two.Spearheading the venture is Matthew Kaness, newly appointed CEO of the online shopping arm who has 20 years of retail experience. GoodwillFinds is a separate entity from Goodwill Indust...
US Shift Away From Coal Hits Tribal Community in New Mexico
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US Shift Away From Coal Hits Tribal Community in New Mexico

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated PressKIRTLAND, N.M. (AP) — The clamor of second graders breaking away from lessons to form lunch lines has gotten quieter in a rural New Mexico community, where families losing coal jobs have been forced to pack up and leave in search of work.At Judy Nelson Elementary, 1 in 4 students have left in an exodus spurred by decisions made five years ago to shutter a coal-fired power plant and mine that sit just up the road from the school in a largely Navajo community. The plant and mine had provided electricity to millions of people across the southwestern U.S. for nearly a half-century.The San Juan Generating Station burned its last bit of coal Thursday. The remaining workers will spend the coming weeks draining water from the plant, removing chemicals and...
Port Operator Faces $21M in Damages Over Buyout Dispute
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Port Operator Faces $21M in Damages Over Buyout Dispute

By RANDALL CHASE, Associated PressDOVER, Del. (AP) — The company that privatized operations at the port of Wilmington several years ago owes more than $21 million in damages for breaching an agreement to buy the port’s former stevedoring firm, a Delaware judge ruled Monday.Vice Chancellor Lori Will also found GT USA Wilmington in contempt for violating a court confidentiality order by using materials it obtained in defending itself in a 2018 lawsuit filed by Murphy Marine Services to negotiate a deal with one of Murphy Marine’s largest customers.Monday’s ruling came more than a year after a different Chancery Court judge ruled that GT was bound by the terms of a 2018 letter agreement regarding the purchase and sale of 100% of the equity interest of Murphy Marine.Will ruled Monday that G...
Prosecutor Mosby Violated Gag Order With Online Post
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Prosecutor Mosby Violated Gag Order With Online Post

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge held Baltimore’s top prosecutor in contempt of court on Friday, finding that she willfully violated a gag order with an Instagram comment about a high-profile murder case involving a defendant set to be tried a fifth time.Circuit Judge John Nugent fined city State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby $1,500, but ruled that she can avoid paying the fine by following an even more restrictive gag order about the case for the next 90 days, The Daily Record reported.The case involves the 2015 shooting death of Kevin Jones, a security guard at Pimlico race track. Prosecutors have unsuccessfully tried Keith Davis Jr., 31, for murder four times. Two of Davis’ trials ended in mistrials. He was convicted in two other trials, but both convictions were overturned. Davis’ case has been ...
Elon Musk’s Tech Allies Miffed About Twitter Subpoenas
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Elon Musk’s Tech Allies Miffed About Twitter Subpoenas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk’s wealthy high tech allies don’t seem too happy about receiving subpoenas from Twitter as part of the company’s legal battle with the Tesla CEO.San Francisco-based Twitter is suing Musk in Delaware in an attempt to get him to complete his $44 billion acquisition of the social media company, a deal Musk is trying to get out of. According to a report from The Washington Post, Twitter’s legal team on Monday asked for information about a host of tech investors and entrepreneurs connected to Musk in a wide-ranging subpoena. Twitter declined to comment.According to the Post, the subpoena includes “extensive requests for communications, including 'checklists, timelines, presentations, decks, organizational calls, meetings, notes, recordings' related to the deal’s...
New Interim Phoenix Police Chief Oversaw Reform in Baltimore
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New Interim Phoenix Police Chief Oversaw Reform in Baltimore

PHOENIX (AP) — A law enforcement official overseeing police reform in Baltimore has been tapped to lead the Phoenix Police Department, which has been the subject of a wide-ranging civil rights investigation.Michael Sullivan, the deputy commissioner of compliance in Baltimore, will join the Phoenix agency in September as interim chief. He's expected to serve up to two years while the city — the fifth largest in the U.S. — searches for a permanent chief.The U.S. Department of Justice is looking into whether officers in Phoenix have used excessive force, abused people with disabilities and people experiencing homelessness, engaged in discriminatory policing practices and retaliated against people exercising free speech, which is protected under the First Amendment. The investigation began ...