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18-year-old sentenced for pharmacy robbery in Omaha suburb

Dec. 10, 2019 8:25 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An 18-year-old has been imprisoned for his role in robbing a pharmacy in an Omaha suburb. Prosecutors said Monday that Otis Brown III has been given eight years and a day in prison and must serve five years of supervised release after he leaves custody. He also was ordered to pay more...

Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

Dec. 10, 2019 8:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump, meanwhile, insisted he did “NOTHING" wrong and that impeaching a president with a record like his would be...

Man accused of beating to death grandmother takes plea deal

Dec. 10, 2019 8:13 AM EST

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of beating to death his grandmother in western Iowa’s Council Bluffs has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Court records say 30-year-old Jacob Heyer pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder. Prosecutors lowered the charge from first-degree murder in...

Spanish judge sends man to prison over gang rape website

Dec. 10, 2019 8:09 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge has sentenced a man to 18 months in prison for creating a website showing where an infamous gang rape took place in Pamplona and the route the convicted perpetrators took. A Pamplona court statement Tuesday said the judge also ordered the 39-year-old Madrid man, identified...

Georgia man serving life for Mississippi murder seeks pardon

Dec. 10, 2019 8:01 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Georgia man serving a life in prison in Mississippi for murder wants that state's governor to commute his sentence. Jodon Antonio Slaughter, 53, ran a legal notice required to make the reduction request in the classified ads section of The Sun Herald. Friends and family can...

Jury acquits Texas man of pot charges in Nebraska

Dec. 10, 2019 7:20 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Texas man accused of hauling hundreds of pounds of marijuana through Nebraska has been acquitted of drug charges. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 51-year-old Edward Babb, of Houston, was found not guilty Friday of two counts of possession for sale and two counts of no drug tax...

South Carolina man acquitted in fatal street racing crash

Dec. 10, 2019 7:03 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge dropped all charges against a man accused of involvement in a 2017 street racing crash that killed three people and injured four minors. Lawrence Maurice Ravenel, 49, was acquitted after two days of testimony last week, Charleston's 9th Circuit...

Man sentenced to prison for child exploitation offenses

Dec. 10, 2019 6:26 AM EST

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge in Pennsylvania has sentenced a New York City man to 72 months in prison for producing and distributing visual representations of the sexual abuse of children. The judge also ordered 58-year-old Leonard Lewis to three years of supervised release. Federal prosecutors...

Algerian court convicts 2 ex-prime ministers of corruption

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Two former prime ministers of Algeria were convicted and sentenced to prison Tuesday for corruption-related charges in a landmark trial, unleashing cheers of joy from pro-democracy activists who want an overhaul of the gas-rich country's political system. The verdict came amid high...

European court rules for philanthropist jailed in Turkey

Dec. 10, 2019 5:53 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey must immediately release a jailed philanthropist who has been held for more than two years for allegedly attempting to overthrow the government, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday. Businessman Osman Kavala, 62, was arrested in November 2017 and accused of...