In The News @ 4:00 PM

Reports: Men Disguised As Women Fought Fort Meade Guard

Two men disguised as women are being accused of trying to force their way into the National Security Agency at Fort Meade in Maryland.  One of the men was shot dead by guards and the other was seriously injured.  The NSA says the men tried to ram the gate outside the spy agency before they were shot.

Man Who Had Unprotected Sex Gets Prison Time

A Virginia man who had unprotected sex with two women without telling them he was HIV positive has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.  Daniel Cleaves learned his sentence this morning in Montgomery County Circuit Court.The 28-year-old Cleaves pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges of reckless endangerment.  So far the two women in the case have not tested positive for HIV.

Germanwings Co-Pilot Was Treated For Suicidal Thoughts

The co-pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane into the French Alps was once treated for suicidal thoughts.  That’s according to a German prosecutor, who told reporters today that before Andreas Lubitz got his pilot’s license, he was being treated by a psychotherapist.  Lubitz is suspected of deliberately steering the jet into a French mountainside last week, killing all 150 people on board.  Kumpa said that in recent doctors visits, Lubitz showed no signs of suicidal tendencies.

GMAIL Problems

You may have some trouble using Gmail today.  Google says “a significant subset” of users are getting error messages when trying to access Gmail through mobile devices and the company is working to resolve the problem.  Google says the problem is associated with the IMAP protocol, which is used to access Gmail through the devices.

Harold Fisher


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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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