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Federal prosecutors seek 14-month imprisonment for former Alabama lawmaker

Jul. 12, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending that former Alabama state Rep. John Rogers be sentenced to 14 months' imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to diverting state grant funds. The 83-year-old Birmingham Democrat had been the longest-serving...

South Dakota corrections officials investigate disturbance that left 6 inmates injured

Jul. 11, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota corrections officials say they are investigating a pair of incidents at the state prison in Springfield that left six inmates injured. Department of Corrections spokesman Michael Winder said in a statement that fighting began Tuesday night at...

Ryan Garcia expelled by WBC after using racial slurs in livestream

Jul. 04, 2024 21:36 PM EDT

Ryan Garcia was expelled by the World Boxing Council on Thursday after he repeatedly used racial slurs against Black people and disparaged Muslims in comments livestreamed on social media. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman announced the penalty against Garcia on the social media...

Malaysian court tosses jailed ex-Prime Minister Najib's bid to serve graft sentence in house arrest

Jul. 03, 2024 02:03 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Wednesday dismissed a bid by imprisoned former Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve his remaining corruption sentence under house arrest. In an April application, Najib said he had clear information that then-King Sultan Abdullah...

Carson Hocevar fined $50,000, docked 25 points for spinning out Harrison Burton under caution

Jul. 02, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Carson Hocevar was fined $50,000 and docked 25 driver points for spinning out Harrison Burton under caution during Sunday's Ally 400 at Nashville Speedway. NASCAR announced the penalty on Tuesday against Hocevar, who drives the Spire Motorsports No. 77. ...

German court convicts a prominent far-right politician for using a Nazi slogan again

Jul. 01, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A high-profile politician in the far-right Alternative for Germany party was convicted for the second time Monday of knowingly using a Nazi slogan at a political event. Björn Höcke, who plans to run for governor in the eastern state of Thuringia in September, was...

High-profile German far-right politician on trial again over alleged use of Nazi slogan

Jun. 24, 2024 04:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent German far-right politician who plans to run for the governor's job in an eastern state later this year went on trial for the second time Monday on charges of knowingly using a Nazi slogan at a political event. Björn Höcke was fined 13,000 euros...

Louisiana becomes first state to allow surgical castration as punishment for child molesters

Jun. 21, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has become the first state where judges can order offenders guilty of certain sex crimes against children to undergo surgical castration under a bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Jeff Landry on Tuesday. While the punishment of surgical...

New York state prisons violate solitary confinement rules, judge says

Jun. 20, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's state prison system has been holding inmates in solitary confinement for too long, in violation of state law, a state judge ruled this week. State Supreme Court Justice Kevin Bryant said in a decision filed Thursday that the state Department of...

Relatives of people killed in 2 Boeing Max crashes ask the US to fine the company $24.8 billion

Jun. 19, 2024 16:00 PM EDT

Families of some of the people who died in two Boeing 737 Max crashes are asking federal officials to fine Boeing $24.8 billion and move quickly to prosecute the company on a criminal charge that was set aside three years ago. A lawyer for the families said in a letter Wednesday to...