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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss an indictment against a former Delaware teacher facing child sex charges.

The judge on Monday rejected Joshua Rutherford's argument that the decision to prosecute him in federal court, rather than state court, violated his constitutional rights.

Rutherford, a former Smyrna High School teacher and track coach, is charged with two counts each of seeking child pornography and attempted inducement of a minor. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.

BALTIMORE (AP) — For the first time in nearly 20 years, Baltimore has suffered more than 100 homicides before the end of April.

Media outlets report that the city recorded its 100th murder on Monday, followed hours later by another homicide that brings the total count to 101.

The violence has not relented since 32 homicides were recorded in January, the most in that month since 2005.

Baltimore has not seen 100 homicides before the end of April since 1998.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Capital One is consolidating all its Delaware employees into two adjacent office buildings in downtown Wilmington.

Capital One's Delaware Market President Joe Wescott tells the News Journal of Wilmington (http://delonline.us/2q0cdKl) that once the move is complete, all of the company's 2,200 Delaware associates will be together in one space for the first time ever. Company officials signed separate 10-year leases for both properties on Delaware Avenue that run through 2027.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say two crew members are dead after an explosion on a ship in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement that the captain of the Tamar, a 623-foot Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier, reported an explosion in the forward storeroom Monday morning.

The captain reported that one crew member was killed and three suffered massive burns. A second crewmember later died. The fire is extinguished, but the cause is unknown.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker has been sentenced to two days in jail for driving while impaired.

Media outlets report Del. Richard Impallaria, who represents parts of Baltimore and Harford counties, was sentenced last week in Worcester County Circuit Court to 60 days in jail with all but two days suspended. He was also sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine and court costs.

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