FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner is defending her decision to return to the city of Baltimore a nearly $50,000 reimbursement for assisting with riot control in 2015 after the death of a young black man whose neck was broken in a police van.
The Democratic official told The Frederick News-Post Tuesday that the county has a "social contract" to help other jurisdictions in times of need such as the riots after the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.


BALTIMORE (AP) - A Montgomery County official is returning a $296,000 check meant to pay for riot aid to Baltimore.

The Baltimore Sun reports  County Executive Isiah Leggett wrote to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake this week, saying, "... we accepted the call for assistance with the belief that the City would do the same for us in a time of need. Consequently, we are returning the check."

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McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A U.S. law enforcement official says Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is a subject of a federal investigation looking at donations to his gubernatorial campaign.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation. CNN first reported the story Monday.

Marc Elias, a lawyer for McAuliffe's campaign, said Monday that the governor, a Democrat, is unaware of any investigation but will cooperate if contacted.

Spokespeople at the FBI and Justice Department declined comment Monday.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware state treasurer Chip Flowers says he will reimburse the state almost $1,000 for travel-related expenses but denies that he has ever used his state credit card or state funds for personal expenses.