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FILE - In this May 1, 1992 file photo, Rodney King speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles pleading for the end to the rioting and looting that has plagued the city following the verdicts in the trial against four Los Angeles Police officers accused of beating him. It was King's first public appearance in a year. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)
April 26, 2017 - 6:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of the key players have died. Others have gone on quietly with their lives in the 25 years since a jury acquitted four white police officers in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. Days of deadly rioting began almost immediately after jurors set the officers...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Jeff Gillis looks through documents he has collected in support of his wife in Houston. The husband of U.S. citizen Phan "Sandy" Phan-Gillis, who has been charged in China with spying, has spent months trying to prove his wife's innocence with the little information he had. A Chinese court on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, sentenced Phan-Gillis to 3 ½ years in prison for spying charges, in a case that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and human rights advocates. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 25, 2017 - 11:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An American woman detained during a business trip to China was convicted of spying and sentenced Tuesday to 3 ½ years in prison, raising the possibility that she may be allowed to return home soon. Phan Phan-Gillis has faced an uncertain fate since March 2015, when she disappeared...
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April 25, 2017 - 4:07 pm
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia pastor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for molesting two teenagers who attended his church in coastal Brunswick. Media outlets report a judge sentenced 57-year-old Kenneth Adkins on Tuesday. A jury convicted him earlier this month on eight criminal counts,...
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April 22, 2017 - 9:28 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is now on federal death row in Indiana. Prison records from Charleston County jail show Roof left its custody Friday. Federal records on Saturday show Roof is now being held at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2014 file photo, Valery Seleznev, a prominent Russian lawmaker and the father of Roman Seleznev who was arrested on bank fraud and other charges earlier this week in the United States, speaks to the media during a news conference in Moscow, Russia. Federal prosecutors want Roman Seleznev, who was convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data, to be sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $170 million in restitution. The sentencing hearing Friday, April 21, 2017, in U.S. District Court in Seattle is expected to last several hours. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
April 21, 2017 - 6:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks to the media outside his home in Chicago as his wife, Patti, wipes away tears a day before reporting to prison after his conviction on corruption charges. An appeals court Tuesday, April 18, 2017, heard oral arguments on whether Blagojevich should get a third sentencing hearing. The hearing came more than five years after a lower court imposed a 14-year sentence on 18 corruption convictions. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
April 21, 2017 - 11:37 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal court took just three days to reject the appeal of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, dashing one of the Democrat's last hopes of getting out of prison before he has served his full 14-year sentence for corruption. The unanimous ruling Friday by the 7th U.S...
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April 21, 2017 - 8:54 am
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to selling unused burial plots that had already been purchased by other people and pocketing the cash. Prosecutors say 71-year-old John Hughes was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation, the first three months of which must be served...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows Ivan Teleguz. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has called off Teleguz's execution in a murder-for-hire case, citing concerns about some of the information presented to jurors. The Democratic governor commuted the sentence to life in prison Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP, File)
April 21, 2017 - 4:20 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For weeks, supporters of a man sentenced to death in a 2006 murder-for-hire case urged Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life because they believe he may be innocent. In the end, they got their wish, but not because the governor doubts he's guilty. McAuliffe said...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2014 file photo, Valery Seleznev, a prominent Russian lawmaker and the father of Roman Seleznev who was arrested on bank fraud and other charges earlier this week in the United States, speaks to the media during a news conference in Moscow, Russia. Federal prosecutors want Roman Seleznev, who was convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data, to be sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $170 million in restitution. The sentencing hearing Friday, April 21, 2017, in U.S. District Court in Seattle is expected to last several hours. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
April 21, 2017 - 3:29 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors want the Russian man convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data to be sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $170 million in restitution. But Roman Seleznev's lawyers say his troubled history, poor health and willingness to...
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FILE- In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Tiffany Dickson, of Dunmore, widow of slain Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, is escorted by a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper during a preliminary hearing for accused killer Eric Frein at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford, Pa. "I don't have a break. I'm just really tired," Tiffany Dickson told jurors Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the trial of her husband's killer. "He was my break and he was a really good teammate. I'm just angry I can't grow old with him now." (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP, File)
April 20, 2017 - 7:20 pm
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The widow of a state police trooper shot and killed by a survivalist in a 2014 ambush described a sad, lonely life without him and said their two young sons are struggling. "I don't have a break. I'm just really tired," Tiffany Dickson, the widow of Cpl. Bryon Dickson II, told...
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