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SAN FRANCISCO | Former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd has settled accusations of sexual harassment lodged against him by a female contract worker for HP, a person with knowledge of the case told the Associated Press.

The harassment accusation set off a chain of events that led to the discovery of purportedly falsified expense reports for dinners Mr. Hurd had with the woman and culminated in his forced resignation Friday from the world’s largest technology company.

The person familiar with the case told the AP late Saturday that Mr. Hurd agreed to pay the woman, but would not reveal the size of the payment. The deal was reached Thursday. The settlement was between Mr. Hurd and his accuser and did not involve a payment from HP, this person said.

This person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, was not authorized to speak publicly about the issue. The nature of the harassment complaint wasn’t clear. Mr. Hurd and an attorney representing the woman said the relationship was not sexual.

The woman’s attorney, celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, would not describe the purported harassment, identify her client or make her available for an interview.

MARYLAND

Two killed in auto accident

EMMITSBURG | Authorities say two family members have been killed and a third seriously injured when a car plowed into a group gathered on the side of the road after a church service in northern Maryland.

Cpl. Jennifer Bailey of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says a 63-year-old driver was trying to park her Mercury Mountaineer along the roadway late Sunday morning. She says the car accelerated and backed into the people who were crossing the road in Emmitsburg. The driver also hit two cars.

Cpl. Bailey says 64-year-old Patricia Mauro-Cillo died on the road and 53-year-old John Cillo died sometime after he was taken away. Eighty-nine-year-old Marian Derosa is being treated at Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

Police say no charges have been filed.

MONTANA

Researchers find buffalo-killing site

BROWNING | Archaeologists working on the Blackfeet Indian reservation in northwestern Montana say they have uncovered a vast former hunting complex where bison were chased over a cliff at least 1,000 years ago.

Researchers say the 9-mile-long area contains a well-preserved “drive line” system used to funnel bison to their deaths, along with bison bones and the remnants of campsites with hundreds of tepee rings.

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