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CORRECTS SKETCH ARTIST'S NAME TO AGGIE, NOT MAGGIE - In this courtroom sketch, Cesar Sayoc, second left, sits as his Attorney Ian H. Amelkin, right, speaks at federal court in New York on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Sayoc, a Florida amateur body builder who admitted sending inoperative pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who said he concluded that the bombs purposely were not designed to explode. (Aggie Kenny via AP)
August 05, 2019 - 9:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida amateur body builder who admitted sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who concluded the bombs purposely were not designed to explode. Cesar Sayoc, 57, wept and crossed himself, appearing relieved, when U.S...
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August 04, 2019 - 8:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Florida man who mailed 16 packages of inoperative pipe bombs packed with fireworks powder and shards of glass to 13 famous Democrats and CNN will learn his punishment Monday. Defense lawyers urge leniency, saying Cesar Sayoc committed his crimes after he became "increasingly...
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August 02, 2019 - 7:03 pm
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — The adoptive mother of a North Carolina teen who was missing for years before her body was found in South Carolina has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges. WCCB reports Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said Casey Parsons was sentenced to life in...
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August 02, 2019 - 2:32 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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August 02, 2019 - 2:29 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The family of a visiting Chinese scholar whose body was never recovered after a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped and killed her has been told the woman's remains may be in a landfill in Vermillion County in central Illinois. The (Champaign) News-...
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August 02, 2019 - 10:06 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man praised on social media for spending $450 to buy Girl Scouts cookies has pleaded guilty to plotting to kill a prosecutor and witnesses in his drug case. Federal prosecutors said 46-year-old Detric McGowan offered his cellmate $10,000 to arrange the...
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August 01, 2019 - 10:14 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy dismissed charges Thursday against an officer who had been accused of not reporting war crimes by a Navy SEAL later acquitted of murder in a high-profile case that got the president's attention. The action by the chief of naval operations in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, is seen at a sentencing hearing in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals says it will issue an opinion this week in an appeal filed by Holtzclaw, who is appealing his 18 convictions and 263-year prison sentence. Holtzclaw was accused of preying on black women he encountered while on duty. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool, File)
August 01, 2019 - 5:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A court on Thursday upheld the rape and sexual assault convictions and 263-year prison sentence of a former Oklahoma City police officer whose case has been watched closely by the Black Lives Matter movement and some conservatives. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals...
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July 31, 2019 - 4:22 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — One of six men accused in a 2016 shooting death in North Carolina has pleaded guilty in the case. The Herald-Sun of Durham reports Jermauciyae Rysuan Abram of Durham pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday to being an accessory after the fact to second-degree...
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July 30, 2019 - 11:10 am
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — A Mauritanian blogger who had been sentenced to death for comments deemed as blasphemous by authorities has been freed after five years in detention, his lawyer said Tuesday. The release comes two days before the inauguration of the country's new president. Mohamed...
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