Sentencing

June 19, 2017 - 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that an Alabama inmate was deprived of an independent mental health expert to help him try to stave off a death sentence at his trial more than 30 years ago. The justices divided 5-4 in siding with inmate James McWilliams, and ordered a lower court...
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June 16, 2017 - 2:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — A court in northern China on Friday sentenced three employees working for fugitive real estate billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been locked in a high-stakes political feud with the ruling Communist Party. The Dalian Xigang People's Court announced prison terms of less than three years...
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June 15, 2017 - 3:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man with a rifle opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday near Washington, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover. The assailant fought a gun battle with police...
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June 14, 2017 - 3:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man with a rifle opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday near Washington, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover. The assailant fought a gun battle with police...
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June 13, 2017 - 6:35 pm
A man who walked into a District of Columbia pizza restaurant with an assault rifle, intent on investigating internet rumors dubbed "pizzagate," is apologizing and saying he realizes now "just how foolish and reckless" he was. Edgar Madison Welch made the statements in a letter submitted to a judge...
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Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 13, 2017 - 11:28 am
The fate of entertainer Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges is in the hands of a jury near Philadelphia, which began deliberations Monday. A look at the charges, and the punishment he could face if convicted: ___ WHAT IS COSBY ACCUSED OF? Drugging and sexually violating a woman at his suburban...
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This photo provided by South Carolina state shows Todd Kohlhepp. New investigative videos released by prosecutors show the dramatic rescue of a woman who had been chained inside a metal storage container for about two months byKohlhepp. The videos also show Kohlhepp confessing to killing seven people in South Carolina. He pleaded guilty two weeks ago to avoid the death penalty and was sentenced to life in prison. On Friday, prosecutors released several videos, dozens of pictures and hundreds of pages of evidence against him. ( South Carolina state via AP)
June 10, 2017 - 4:49 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After hearing a woman's screams inside a large metal container, investigators sawed and pried open the bin, rescuing the woman who had been chained inside for about two months by a serial killer, according to new videos released by prosecutors. The videos also show Todd...
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June 10, 2017 - 2:38 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After hearing a woman's screams inside a large metal container, investigators sawed and pried open the bin, rescuing the woman who had been chained inside for about two months by a serial killer, according to new videos released by prosecutors. The videos also show Todd...
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Samantha Geimer arrives at Los Angeles Superior Court for a motion hearing in Los Angeles Friday, June 9, 2017. A lawyer for director Roman Polanski says Geimer, Polanski’s sexual assault victim, will appeal to a judge to end the 40-year-old case against him. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
June 09, 2017 - 2:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski's sexual assault victim asked a judge Friday to end the 40-year-old case against the fugitive director, but there was no indication her plea would bring an end to the lengthy court saga. Samantha Geimer told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon that she...
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FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, former Pennsylvania Treasurer Barbara Hafer, right, and her attorney John Knorr, left, walk out of the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. Hafer was scheduled to appear in federal court Friday, June 9, 2017, to plead guilty to lying to the FBI in a case stemming from a long-running, pay-to-play investigation. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File
June 09, 2017 - 1:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state treasurer pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about whether an investment adviser funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to her after she left office. Prosecutors indicated Barbara Hafer, 73, was likely to face a few months, if any, under...
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