Sentencing

Supporters of Alexander Blackman celebrate outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Tuesday, March, 28, 2017. A British court has shortened the sentence of Royal Marine Blackman, convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 6:48 am
LONDON (AP) — A British court on Tuesday shortened the sentence of a Royal Marine convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, meaning he will likely be released from prison within weeks. Sgt. Alexander Blackman was convicted of murder and sentenced to a minimum of 10 years by a...
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In this March 17, 2017 photo, Zhao Yifeng holds up a photo of his brother Zhao Liping during an interview at a hotel in Beijing, China. Zhao Liping, who had enjoyed broad powers as head of public security in the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, was sentenced to death in November, 2016 for murder, accepting bribes and the possession of firearms. Zhao, who has denied the charges, appealed the sentence. (AP Photo/Gillian Wong)
March 26, 2017 - 10:10 pm
BEIJING (AP) — At first blush, the plight of former Chinese police official Zhao Liping might not win much sympathy. When a court sentenced Zhao, who'd wielded enormous power over his fellow citizens, to death for murder and corruption, state media hailed the ruling as evidence of equality before...
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March 26, 2017 - 9:33 pm
BEIJING (AP) — At first blush, the plight of former Chinese police official Zhao Liping might not win much sympathy. When a court sentenced Zhao, who'd wielded enormous power over his fellow citizens, to death for murder and corruption, state media hailed the ruling as evidence of equality before...
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March 25, 2017 - 5:59 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog's muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison. Media outlets report William Dodson's sentence Friday represented the state's maximum for animal cruelty. However, it will run...
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March 25, 2017 - 5:48 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog's muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison. Media outlets report William Dodson's sentence Friday represented the state's maximum for animal cruelty. However, it will run...
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March 25, 2017 - 2:54 pm
SEVERE WEATHER NEW: Storm destroys church as threat continues in Midwest, South RINGGOLD, La. (AP) — Authorities say an apparent tornado demolished a church as a large system of storms threatened several states across the South and Midwest. The Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office said on Saturday...
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March 25, 2017 - 2:10 pm
TRUMP-NATIONAL-SECURITY-ADVISER Ex-CIA chief: Flynn's firm discussed removing cleric from US WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA director has accused former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn of participating in a discussion with Turkish officials about possibly subverting the...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo, Kimberlyn Scott poses for a portrait in Makawao, Hawaii. Scott's daughter, Carly "Charli" Scott, went missing in Feb. 2014. Steven Capobianco, convicted of murder and arson in the Hawaii death of Scott, his pregnant ex-girlfriend, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, March 24, 2017. After jurors found Capobianco guilty of murder, they determined the crime was especially heinous, which makes it possible for a judge to sentence him to life in prison without possibility for parole. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia, File)
March 24, 2017 - 7:07 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge sentenced a man Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the murder of his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while pregnant with his child in Hawaii. A jury previously convicted 27-year-old Steven Capobianco of second-degree murder in the death of Carly "Charli...
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March 24, 2017 - 4:42 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a deadly shootout at a Charleston bar. The Charleston Gazette-Mail ( http://bit.ly/2nw3T39 ) reports a judge handed down the maximum prison sentence Thursday to 26-year-old Jacques Slade of Gastonia, North...
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March 23, 2017 - 8:02 am
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A North Carolina trucker behind the wheel of a rig that pinned and killed a woman in Massachusetts two years ago has pleaded guilty to negligent driving and avoided jail. The Telegram & Gazette ( http://bit.ly/2nMo65D ) reports that under a plea deal, a vehicular...
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