The United States has officially surpassed the “epidemic” threshold with this season’s flu virus, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(Reuters) – The senior director of security for the Baltimore Ravens was charged late on Tuesday with a sex offense, according to the Baltimore Sun newspaper and online court records. Baltimore police issued a summons charging Darren Sanders with a sex offense in the fourth degree stemming from an incident on Dec. 14, according to online court records. The address listed for Sanders in the court record is that of the Ravens’ training facility and headquarters in Owings Mills, Maryland. … …read more
DUBAI (Reuters) – A lawyer for an Iranian-American former U.S. Marine jailed in Tehran was reported on Tuesday as saying the United States had sought his release through a prisoner swap, but officials in Washington denied any proposed exchange. Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabai, attorney for former Marine Amir Hekmati, told Iran’s semi-official Tasnim News Agency that the United States had made the request and it had been put to Iran’s judiciary, which has not yet responded. “The US has submitted the request via its interest section in Iran,” Tabatabai was quoted by Tasnim as saying. …