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Ex-airline employee sentenced for stealing guns from bags

Nov. 30, 2021 19:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Southwest Airlines baggage handler was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison after pleading guilty to knowingly possessing or receiving stolen guns. Federal prosecutors said Mark Hunter of St. Louis was charged after a passenger traveling...

German court convicts ex-IS member in Yazidi girl's death

Nov. 30, 2021 16:58 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — In a landmark trial, a former member of the Islamic State group was found guilty of genocide by a German court Tuesday over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl he had purchased as a slave and then chained up in the hot sun to die. The Frankfurt regional...

Feds: Backyard fentanyl operation could have made 2.5M pills

Nov. 30, 2021 16:48 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — In the floorboards below the bathroom sink, $20,000. In the insulation behind a water heater, $100,000. In a hole below the dishwasher, $200,000. And in the drywall behind a toilet paper roll, plastic bottles filled with gold coins. ...

Man, age 85, gets 10 years prison for killing romantic rival

Nov. 30, 2021 16:18 PM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — An 85-year-old man who admitted using his SUV to purposely hit and kill a romantic rival three years ago has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Johnny Westbrook of Asbury Park had pleaded guilty in July to aggravated manslaughter in the...

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' gets 3 years on US charges

Nov. 30, 2021 14:21 PM EST

The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro also helped her husband plan a dramatic escape...

Costumed Jan. 6 rioter plans to appeal conviction, sentence

Nov. 30, 2021 13:32 PM EST

The Arizona man who stormed the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns plans to appeal his felony conviction and nearly 3 1/2-year prison sentence. A notice filed in court Tuesday on behalf of Jacob Chansley said he was going to make...

Texas woman sentenced in death of 2 Kansas carnival vendors

Nov. 30, 2021 13:32 PM EST

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Texas woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for her role in the deaths of a Kansas couple who were killed on the orders of a carnival worker as part of a fictitious “ carnival mafia” initiation. Kimberley Stacey...

Woman sentenced to psychiatric hospital for killing mother

Nov. 30, 2021 13:02 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Great Falls woman who pleaded guilty to killing her mother in May 2017 has been sentenced to 40 years in the state psychiatric hospital. Pamela Jean Courtnage was sentenced Monday to the custody of the Department of...

Driver in fatal hit-and-run crash given 1 year in jail

Nov. 30, 2021 12:37 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in St. Paul and then fled the scene has been sentenced to a year in jail. Robert Kinney, 58, of Maplewood was sentenced Monday in Ramsey County District Court after being convicted of criminal vehicular...

Man sentenced in deadly crash involving newlyweds

Nov. 30, 2021 11:32 AM EST

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to a term of five to 25 years in prison on charges stemming from a fatal crash in West Virginia involving a newlywed couple. Ricky Lynn Olivo Jr., 41, of Woodstock appeared Monday in Mercer County for sentencing...