AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 6:00 pm, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
GOP TRAIN ACCIDENT-CHARGES
A garbage-truck driver who drove into the path of an Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress, resulting in a wreck that left a co-worker dead, has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and being under the influence. SENT: 400 words.
A former CIA officer was convicted Friday on charges he spied for China by providing top secret information in exchange for $25,000. Kevin Mallory, 61, of Leesburg, Virginia, faces up to life in prison, although federal sentences are often less than the maximum. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 21. SENT: 600 words.
RALLY SHOOTING-THREAT: Federal prosecutors say an Indiana man who was angry about violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, threatened to shoot white people at a conservative free speech rally in Boston days later.
PROTESTED ARRESTED-FLAME THROWER: A black man accused of using an improvised flamethrower during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has been convicted of disorderly conduct.
HIJAB LAWSUIT: A Muslim woman has filed suit against a nursing home she used to work for, claiming her bosses had ordered her to remove her hijab.
CHARLOTTESVILLE RALLY-INDECENT EXPOSURE: A lawsuit has been settled between police and a woman who was arrested for exposing her breasts during August’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
STUDENT-ALCOHOL DEATH: The parents of a freshman who died from alcohol intoxication are suing his Virginia college, his fraternity and several of its members.
SENATE AIDE-LEAKS INVESTIGATION
A former employee of the Senate intelligence committee appeared before a federal court in Maryland Friday after being arrested for lying to the FBI about contacts with multiple reporters. James A. Wolfe made a brief appearance in federal court in Baltimore Friday, where U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Mark Coulson released him from custody and ordered him to appear at the federal courthouse in Washington next week. Wolfe did not answer questions from reporters as he left the hearing. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 950 Words.
A woman was shot in the face early Friday on a downtown Baltimore sidewalk and her assailant then ran away, police said. The 22-year-old woman was in stable condition at a local hospital. Authorities were searching for her attacker. Detectives believe the woman was deliberately targeted, and her shooting may have been related to domestic issues. SENT: 200 words.
JUVENILE KILLER-RESENTENCING: A man who was sentenced to life in prison for a murder committed when he was 17 has been resentenced to 37 years in prison.
GOVERNOR’S RACE-RESIDENCY LAWSUIT: A candidate in Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial primary has asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit over her eligibility.
BALTIMORE POLICE CORRUPTION-SENTENCE: Two more former members of Baltimore’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force have been sentenced.
UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES: Gov. John Carney has tapped an attorney currently helping lead Delaware’s prison reform efforts to serve as a University of Delaware trustee.
CONSTRUCTION WORKER DEATH-ELEVATOR: Fire officials in Maryland say a construction worker has died after falling down an elevator shaft.
TORONTO — After blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning and losing in the 10th to the Blue Jays, the Baltimore Orioles try to get back in the second game of this series between AL East foes. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:07 p.m. ET.
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