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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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July 30, 2019 - 7:26 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Prosecutors say they submitted a murder indictment against the former head of Hungary's swimming federation for allegedly ordering the 1998 killing of a rival media mogul. Budapest Chief Prosecutor Tibor Ibolya said Tuesday in a statement that Tamas Gyarfas decided to have...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2003 file photo, guard towers and razor wire ring the compound at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., the site of the last federal execution. Democratic presidential candidates may have a delicate balancing act when dealing with the Justice Department's announcement that it will begin executing federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003. The Democratic Party is more unified in its opposition to capital punishment than in years past, but a majority of Americans continue to support the death penalty. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
July 26, 2019 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The question to Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, was brutally personal. "If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?" Bernard Shaw, a CNN anchor, asked, referring to the Massachusetts...
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July 26, 2019 - 7:12 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two Jamaican men have received prison time in separate cases for trying to smuggle cocaine through North Carolina in their suitcases. Federal prosecutors said in a news release that Keshon Kevino Hawthorne flew into Charlotte on his way to New York with cocaine hidden in two...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2019 file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks during a tour of a federal prison in Edgefield, S.C. The Justice Department says it will carry out executions of federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003. The announcement Thursday says five inmates will be executed starting in December. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 26, 2019 - 2:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003, ending an informal moratorium even as the nation sees a broad shift away from capital punishment. Attorney General William Barr instructed the Bureau...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2019, file photo, Baiq Nuril Maknun, center, arrives at the Attorney General's office in Jakarta, Indonesia. The woman sentenced to prison for recording her boss's sexual harassment wept and lawmakers clapped as Indonesia's parliament unanimously approved an amnesty recommended by the country's president. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
July 25, 2019 - 6:31 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A woman sentenced to prison for recording her boss's sexual harassment wept and lawmakers clapped as Indonesia's parliament on Thursday unanimously approved an amnesty recommended by the country's president. Baiq Nuril Maknun's ordeal began in 2014 when she received...
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William Talbott II pleads his innocence before a judge sentences him to life without parole at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Talbott, convicted of killing a young Canadian couple more than three decades ago after a trial that hinged on DNA evidence and newly-emerged genealogical technology, was sentenced by a judge in Washington state Wednesday to life in prison. (Andy Bronson/The Herald via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 7:12 pm
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a young Canadian couple more than three decades ago after a trial that hinged on DNA evidence and newly-emerged genealogical technology was sentenced in Washington state Wednesday to life in prison. William Talbott II received two consecutive life...
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July 24, 2019 - 5:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly unsealed court records confirm that Felix Sater, a former business associate of President Donald Trump, was an invaluable FBI source who used his ties to the criminal underworld to rat out New York's organized crime families and gather intelligence on Al Qaida and arms dealers...
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July 23, 2019 - 7:08 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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FILE - In this Sunday, July 21, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the tarmac to board Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J. Iran said Monday that it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country's nuclear and military sites, and some of them have already been sentenced to death. Trump tweeted that the claim had "zero truth," calling Iran a "total mess."(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
July 22, 2019 - 2:50 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday announced the arrest of 17 Iranians it accused of spying on the country's nuclear and military sites for the CIA and said some of them have been sentenced to death. President Donald Trump accused Iran of lying. The arrests happened over the past...
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