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Police gather near the scene of a reported shooting in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday, Aug.24, 2017. Authorities say a disgruntled employee shot one person and is holding hostages in a restaurant in an area that is popular with tourists. Mayor John Tecklenburg said at a news conference that the shooting was not an act of terrorism or racism. (Grace Beahm Alford /The Post And Courier via AP)
August 24, 2017 - 3:35 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on shooting and hostage situation in Charleston, S.C. (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The mayor says a hostage situation in a Charleston, South Carolina, restaurant has ended with the gunman being shot by police. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said the restaurant...
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Police gather near the scene of a reported shooting in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday, Aug.24, 2017. Authorities say a disgruntled employee shot one person and is holding hostages in a restaurant in an area that is popular with tourists. Mayor John Tecklenburg said at a news conference that the shooting was not an act of terrorism or racism. (Grace Beahm Alford /The Post And Courier via AP)
August 24, 2017 - 2:54 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on shooting and hostage situation in Charleston, S.C. (all times local): 2:45 p.m. An owner of a South Carolina restaurant where a gunman is holding hostages says he's been told the man is a dishwasher who was angry with and shot a male chef. John Aquino told WCSC...
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August 24, 2017 - 5:34 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A transgender Singaporean and her friend have been sentenced to a year in prison in the capital of the United Arab Emirates for dressing in a feminine way, friends and family say. Abu Dhabi police did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday, but...
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Aramazd Andressian Sr. appears at his sentencing hearing in Alhambra, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Andressian, a California father who admitted killing his 5-year-old son amid a bitter custody battle, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison during the hearing where his estranged wife wished him an eternity in hell. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times, Pool)
August 23, 2017 - 6:38 pm
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — A California father who admitted killing his 5-year-old son amid a bitter divorce and custody battle was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison at a hearing where his sobbing estranged wife wished him eternal hell. After the court proceeding, investigators...
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Aramazd Andressian Sr. appears at his sentencing hearing in Alhambra, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Andressian, a California father who admitted killing his 5-year-old son amid a bitter custody battle, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison during the hearing where his estranged wife wished him an eternity in hell. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times, Pool)
August 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — A California father who admitted killing his 5-year-old son amid a bitter custody battle was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison during a hearing where his estranged wife wished him an eternity in hell. Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, pleaded guilty earlier this...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, center, and his attorney Scott Adams are seen at a sentencing hearing in Oklahoma City. Holtzclaw's conviction and 263-year prison sentence for rape and other sex crimes are coming under increased scrutiny as questions are raised about DNA evidence amid a series of sealed court filings and secret hearings. Holtzclaw is appealing the conviction. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool, File)
August 23, 2017 - 11:00 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The high-profile case of a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping women while on duty focused the public's attention on the problem of sexual misconduct on the force, but his appeal raising questions about DNA evidence is playing out in secret. Daniel Holtzclaw...
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Former lottery computer programmer Eddie Tipton speaks during his sentencing hearing, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Judge Brad McCall sentenced Tipton to up to 25 years in prison for rigging a computer program to enable him to pick winning numbers in several lottery games over six years. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 22, 2017 - 5:49 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former lottery computer programmer who admitted to rigging computers to enable him to pick winning numbers and cheat four states out of $2.2 million in several lottery games over six years was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison in Iowa on Tuesday. "I regret my actions...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, former Multi-State Lottery Association security director Eddie Tipton leaves the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Tipton, who admitted to masterminding a scheme to rig lottery games that paid him and others $2 million from seven fixed jackpots in five states, is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 20, 2017 - 9:42 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former lottery computer programmer who's pleaded guilty in Iowa to running a criminal scheme that allowed him to collect $2 million in lottery winnings in four states is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. A state prosecutor is seeking a 25-year prison term for former Multi...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, Scott Dekraai watches as Deputy Attorney General Michael T. Murphy makes his final arguments before Judge Thomas Goethals in Santa Ana, Calif. Goethals is weighing whether Dekraai should be spared the death penalty due to a long-running scandal over authorities' use of jailhouse informants. Goethals is expected to rule Friday, Aug. 18 on whether Dekraai should remain eligible for the death penalty or sentenced to life without parole for killing eight people in a 2011 shooting rampage at an Orange County hair salon. (Ken Steinhardt /The Orange County Register via AP, File)
August 18, 2017 - 5:07 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge ruled Friday that a convicted mass killer will be spared the death penalty amid a long-running scandal over authorities' use of jailhouse informants. Judge Thomas M. Goethals said 47-year-old Scott Dekraai would not be sentenced to death for killing eight...
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FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2015, file photo, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, front left, speaks with his attorney Sam Shamansky, right, during a hearing to set bond in Columbus, Ohio. Mohamud pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in 2015 and is asking for leniency at his scheduled sentencing Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, saying he abandoned his plan to kill military members in the U.S., Shamansky said in a Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, court filing. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)
August 18, 2017 - 3:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Friday delayed a sentencing hearing for a man who plotted to kill military members in the U.S., with the judge saying he needed more information, including the man's current state of mind. It's not uncommon for judges to ask for extra details about a...
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