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Texan linked to 'boogaloo' convicted of attempted murder

Sep. 17, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas man linked to the “boogaloo” movement who livestreamed threats to kill police has been convicted of attempted murder of a peace officer, a violation of the Texas Hate Crimes Act. Aaron Caleb Swenson, 38, was found guilty Thursday by...

Virginia teenager sentenced to 17 years for fatal shooting

Sep. 17, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Virginia teenager to 17 years in prison after his guilty plea earlier in the year to second-degree murder in a fatal shooting outside a restaurant. Cameron Barclift, 18, was identified by witnesses and arrested just...

Man sentenced to 2 years in prison for using brother's ID

Sep. 17, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 74-year-old man was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for using his missing brother’s identity to collect up to $500,000 in Social Security disability payments, but officials still don't know what happened to the brother, last seen in 1988. ...

2 charged with murder of N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Sep. 17, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two men appeared in court Friday in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019. Gearoid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, were charged with murder, possession of a...

South Africa: Top court upholds ex-president's jail sentence

Sep. 17, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's highest court on Friday denied an application by former president Jacob Zuma to rescind his sentence of 15 months in jail for contempt of court in a ruling viewed as a stern test of the country's resolve to hold powerful figures to account. ...

Myanmar court sets Oct. 1 for Suu Kyi corruption trial

Sep. 17, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A trial of Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on corruption charges is set to begin on Oct. 1, a member of her legal team said Friday. Lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said a judge declared the trial would be held at the Special Court in the capital...

Justice Department reviewing policies on transgender inmates

Sep. 17, 2021 06:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is reviewing its policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration, The Associated Press has learned. The federal Bureau...

Danes wants to ban some inmates from entering a romance

Sep. 17, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish government wants to ban prisoners serving a life sentence from entering a romantic relationship and says that they “should not have the opportunity to spend time in prisons dating or advertising their crimes on, for example, social media.” ...

Woman sues for right to freeze her eggs in Beijing

Sep. 17, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — After almost two years, an unmarried woman suing for the right to freeze her eggs in Beijing is getting her case heard in court Friday in a rare legal challenge against the country's restrictions on unmarried women in reproductive health. Teresa Xu has...

Scottsdale man who skipped sentencing gets extra prison time

Sep. 17, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Scottsdale man who failed to appear for his sentencing in a tax fraud case has received more prison time, according to federal authorities. In August 2020, Thomas Rampetsreiter was given a two-year sentence in federal prison and ordered to pay more than...