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WASHINGTON (AP) A member of the MS-13 gang in Washington who drove a getaway car during a 2007 shooting that killed a rival gang member has been sentenced to life in prison plus 45 years. Melvin Sorto was sentenced Wednesday. Two other MS-13 members involved in the death of Edwin Ventura also were convicted during the trial.

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington's police chief says a young man shot by officers was carrying a BB gun that resembled a handgun. Police Chief Cathy Lanier she's not sure if the man carrying the gun had fired any shots. Rafael Briscoe of Washington died at a hospital.

WASHINGTON (AP) A week after a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama aborted a landing at Andrews Air Force Base, the Federal Aviation Administration has changed top managers at the radar center that handled the aircraft. The center handles approaches and departures for Andrews and other airports in Maryland and Virginia.

WASHINGTON (AP) Officials say the last of four D.C. youths who escaped from a private treatment center in South Carolina has been taken into custody. The D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services says the youth was captured yesterday by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

WASHINGTON (AP) The District of Columbia Bar and D.C. Superior Court are holding a free estate-planning seminar. Two judges and three attorneys will participate in the seminar tonight at Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in northeast Washington.

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