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Pastor sentenced for stealing Oso slide donations

May. 25, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Bodies were still buried beneath the mud of the Oso hillside in May 2014 when pastor Gary Ray funneled $30,000 in cash — donations meant for grieving families of the 43 killed — into a church bank account where only he had access. “People were still searching...

North Carolina man sentenced to prison for cyberstalking

May. 25, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after sending hundreds of harassing messages to a woman in Maryland. The Charlotte-based federal prosecutor's office said in a news release that Charles Timothy Browne, 57, of...

2 Idaho men sentenced for a 2018 carjacking

May. 25, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Two East Idaho men have been sentenced for a carjacking that occurred in September 2018 on Riverton Road in Blackfoot. The Idaho State-Journal reports Rockit Rodriguez, 23, of Blackfoot, was recently sentenced in U.S. District Court in Pocatello to 130 months in prison for...

Montana man gets 60 years for raping deaf, blind, mute woman

May. 23, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A former janitor at a group home in Helena was sentenced to 60 years in prison for raping a resident who is deaf, blind and unable to speak, a judge ruled. Zane Richard Frisbie, 57, was charged with sexual intercourse without consent, which carries a mandatory minimum of 10 years and...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, Lori Loughlin departs federal court with her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Loughlin and Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty in a video arraignment scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2020, to charges of trying to secure the fraudulent admission of their two children to the University of Southern California as purported athletic recruits. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo, File)

Loughlin, Giannulli plead in college scam, but fate is hazy

May. 22, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

“Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty Friday to paying half a million dollars to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as part of a college admissions bribery scheme, but a judge has not decided whether...

Woman who abandoned baby at Omaha home sentenced to jail

May. 22, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman who left her newborn baby boy wrapped in a sweater and a plastic bag on an Omaha doorstep last month has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of abandonment. Maria Paiz-Perez, 28, left the 7-pound baby boy — with the umbilical...

Man gets 8 years for role in $2M North Carolina cocaine bust

May. 22, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in a North Carolina cocaine bust that netted $2 million and 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of the illegal drug. The Raleigh-based federal prosecutor's office announced that Andrew Richard Rodarte, 73, was sentenced Thursday...

5-year prison sentence for Nebraska crash that killed 3

May. 22, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A Platte Center woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for causing a 2018 crash that killed three of her passengers and seriously injured another. Angelique Kampmann, 21, was sentenced Thursday in Dawson County District Court, radio station KRVN reported. She had pleaded...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo released by Saudi Press Agency, Salah Khashoggi, left, a son of Jamal Khashoggi, shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced Friday, May 22, 2020 that they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving automatic legal reprieve to the five government agents convicted of his murder who’d been sentenced to execution. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)

Khashoggi's sons forgive Saudi killers, sparing 5 execution

May. 22, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced on Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to five government agents who had been sentenced to death for an operation that cast a cloud of suspicion over the kingdom's crown...

High court upholds sentence in fatal Sioux Falls shooting

May. 22, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to killing a Sioux Falls teen during an attempted drug robbery in 2017. Dylan Holler, 20, was sentenced to 80 years in prison with 40 years suspended in February 2019. Holler argued the sentence...