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BETHESDA, Md | Official: Report of shooter at Walter Reed was false alarm

BETHESDA, Md — A report of an active shooter Tuesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington was a “genuine false alarm,” a spokesman said. Naval Support Activity Bethesda spokesman Jeremy Brooks said officials at the Maryland base were looking into what caused the report. NSAB tweeted at 2:15 p.m. that an active … Continue reading BETHESDA, Md | Official: Report of shooter at Walter Reed was false alarm

WASHINGTON, D.C. | The Latest: US official: American on plane from North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Latest on the deportation of an American man from North Korea (all times local): 3 p.m. A U.S. official says an American citizen detained last month by North Korea has been deported and is on a flight back to the United States. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter … Continue reading WASHINGTON, D.C. | The Latest: US official: American on plane from North Korea

BOSTON | Official: Mafia hit man suspected in Whitey Bulger’s slaying

BOSTON— A Mafia hit man who is said to hate “rats” is under suspicion in the slaying of former Boston crime boss and longtime FBI informant James “Whitey” Bulger, who was found dead hours after he was transferred to a West Virginia prison, an ex-investigator briefed on the case said Wednesday. The former official said … Continue reading BOSTON | Official: Mafia hit man suspected in Whitey Bulger’s slaying

MIAMI | Official: Pipe-bomb suspect had hit list of targets

MIAMI — The man suspected of sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and other opponents of President Donald Trump kept a list of elected officials and others who investigators believe were intended targets, an official told The Associated Press on Monday. The official said authorities had recovered soldering equipment, a printer, and stamps similar to … Continue reading MIAMI | Official: Pipe-bomb suspect had hit list of targets

JACKSONVILLE, Fla | Official: 6 shot near Florida stadium, appears gang-related

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Authorities say six people have been wounded, some seriously, in what possibly was a gang-related shooting blocks from the NFL stadium in Jacksonville where the Jaguars were hosting the Houston Texans. Ron Lendvay, director of investigations for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, says the shooting erupted near a laundromat at 12:35 p.m. Sunday … Continue reading JACKSONVILLE, Fla | Official: 6 shot near Florida stadium, appears gang-related

MEXICO BEACH, Fla | Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

MEXICO BEACH, Fla — Search-and-rescue teams found at least one body in Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, an official said Friday as the scale of the storm’s fury became ever clearer. The death toll across the South stood at 13, not counting any victims in Mexico Beach. Miami Fire Chief … Continue reading MEXICO BEACH, Fla | Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

MEXICO BEACH, Fla | Official: Searchers find bodies in hurricane-stricken town

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — Search-and-rescue teams began finding bodies in and around Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, an official said Friday as the scale of the storm’s fury became ever clearer. But he gave no details on the number of dead. The death toll across the South stood at 13, … Continue reading MEXICO BEACH, Fla | Official: Searchers find bodies in hurricane-stricken town

HONOLULU | The Latest: FEMA prepared with food, supplies for Hawaii

HONOLULU  — The Latest on Hurricane Lane. (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An official says the Federal Emergency Management Agency is prepared with several barges with food, water and supplies for Hawaii. The federal agency moved the supplies into the region ahead of Hurricane Hector, which skirted past the islands more than a week ago. … Continue reading HONOLULU | The Latest: FEMA prepared with food, supplies for Hawaii

CHICAGO | DNC says it thwarted hacking attempt on its voter database

CHICAGO — The Democratic National Committee said Wednesday that it has thwarted a hacking attempt on its database holding information on tens of millions of voters across the country. A party official said DNC contractors notified the party Tuesday of an apparent hacking attempt. The committee notified federal law enforcement. The official said no information … Continue reading CHICAGO | DNC says it thwarted hacking attempt on its voter database

Virginia News: California Man, Zia Zafar Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of U.S. Consulate Official

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A California man pleaded guilty today to shooting a U.S. diplomat stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico. “The Vice Consul was targeted and shot because he represented the United States,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “No one should doubt the resolve of law … Continue reading Virginia News: California Man, Zia Zafar Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of U.S. Consulate Official

MAE SAI, Thailand | Official: 4 more boys brought out of flooded Thai cave

MAE SAI, Thailand — Four more of the boys trapped for over two weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand were brought out on Monday, an official said, bringing to eight the number extracted in a high-stakes rescue operation. “The eighth person is out and the operation is done for today,” Sitthichai Klangpattana, flag … Continue reading MAE SAI, Thailand | Official: 4 more boys brought out of flooded Thai cave

LONDON | UK media: Most senior Brexit official quits government

LONDON — Britain’s most senior official in charge of negotiating the country’s exit from the European Union resigned Sunday, two days after Prime Minister Theresa May announced she had finally united her quarrelsome government behind a plan for Brexit. The Press Association news agency, the BBC and others said Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned Sunday. … Continue reading LONDON | UK media: Most senior Brexit official quits government

SANAA, Yemen | Officials say fighting along Yemen’s west coast kills 165

SANAA, Yemen — Heavy fighting between the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Shiite rebels along the country’s west coast has killed more than 165 people from both sides, Yemeni officials said on Saturday, amid efforts by the U.N. special envoy to restart peace talks between the warring parties. The security officials said the battles have been … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Officials say fighting along Yemen’s west coast kills 165

West Virginia News: BECKLEY, Former Federal Prison Official Pleads Guilty to Sex Offenses

BECKLEY, WV—United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that a former Federal Bureau of Prisons official pled guilty to unlawfully engaging in sexual activity with female inmates at the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson. Stuart commended the investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General and … Continue reading West Virginia News: BECKLEY, Former Federal Prison Official Pleads Guilty to Sex Offenses

ROME  | The Latest: German official hopes for pro-Europe Italy gov’t

ROME  — The Latest on Italy’s political crisis (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Germany’s deputy foreign minister says he hopes there will be a “stable, pro-European” government in Italy soon, but has acknowledged that his country is in no position to offer advice after its own long-drawn-out effort to form a new administration. Michael Roth … Continue reading ROME  | The Latest: German official hopes for pro-Europe Italy gov’t

JERUSALEM  | The Latest: Palestinian official slams Trump, US ‘lies’

JERUSALEM  — The Latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protests (all times local): 9:15 a.m. A senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has sharply criticized President Donald Trump over his decision to open a U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem, saying the American administration is “based on lies.” Saeb … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | The Latest: Palestinian official slams Trump, US ‘lies’

Warsaw official moves to ban anti-Israeli demonstration

WARSAW, Poland/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A Warsaw governor took steps Wednesday to prevent a far-right protest outside the Israeli Embassy by banning traffic in the area, citing security concerns. Soon after the announcement, organizers said they were abandoning the protest because they don’t want to clash with state authorities. The National Movement group had called for … Continue reading Warsaw official moves to ban anti-Israeli demonstration

The Latest: 17 killed, 110 wounded in Afghan car bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on explosion in Afghanistan (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The Afghan Public Health Ministry says 17 people have been killed and 110 wounded in a suicide car bombing in the capital Kabul claimed by the Taliban. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesperson for the Interior Ministry, said the attacker used an … Continue reading The Latest: 17 killed, 110 wounded in Afghan car bombing

Official: Plan to exempt Florida from drilling isn’t final

WASHINGTON/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— An Interior Department official says the Trump administration’s promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is proposing to open nearly all U.S. coastline to offshore oil and gas drilling. At issue is a promise by Zinke to keep Florida “off the … Continue reading Official: Plan to exempt Florida from drilling isn’t final

US official says rape and abortion both forms of violence

HOUSTON /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The U.S. government official who oversees the agency sheltering immigrant minors says abortion and rape are both forms of “violence” in a memo released Thursday that explains why he won’t allow abortions even for teenagers who have been sexually assaulted. Scott Lloyd heads the Office of Refugee Resettlement at … Continue reading US official says rape and abortion both forms of violence