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Ex-sailor sentenced to 5 months in prison for fraud

Jul. 23, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former sailor has been sentenced to five months in prison for stealing nearly $140,000 from the federal government by falsely claiming her husband lived in New York. Camesha Walters was a petty officer third class living in Norfolk. Her husband was a foreign national living in...

Vegas doctor gets federal prison time in fentanyl death case

Jul. 22, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada physician who insisted Monday that as a pain patient himself he knew how to help patients was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for illegally distributing the powerful opioid fentanyl in a case involving the overdose death of a local judge. Steven Arthur Holper,...

Tucson woman gets life in prison for fatally starving son

Jul. 22, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson woman convicted of fatally starving her 3-year-old son and then putting his body in a toy chest has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Pima County prosecutors say 44-year-old Raquel Marcella Barreras also was sentenced Monday to 24 additional...

Sentencing delayed for man who defrauded fish farm investors

Jul. 22, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for a former executive who defrauded investors in a scheme to build an $11 million fish farm in South Dakota. Tim Burns was found guilty of defrauding investors in Global Aquaponics near Brookings. Investors put up money for what was supposedly to be a...

Iran says it arrested 17 Iranians allegedly recruited by CIA

Jul. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday announced the arrest of 17 Iranians accused of spying on the country's nuclear and military sites for the CIA and said some of them have been sentenced to death. President Donald Trump called it "another lie" from Iran. The arrests happened over the past...

Wichita man sentenced to 'Hard 50' in girlfriend's death

Jul. 22, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old Wichita man has been sentenced in the stabbing death of his girlfriend after a judge denied his motion to withdraw an earlier guilty plea. Dylan Barber was sentenced Monday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years for the June 2018 death of 22-year-old...

Cleveland man accused of killing 4 could face death sentence

Jul. 22, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man accused of killing four people including his ex-girlfriend and their 6-year-old son could face the death penalty if convicted. Police say Armond Johnson Sr. fatally shot 25-year-old Takeyra (tuh-KEE'-ruh) Collins, then set a fire in the woman's house that killed his...

Ex-judge ordered to jail after years of legal challenges

Jul. 22, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former juvenile court judge was jailed Monday, taken out of the courtroom with her feet dragging in an end to yearslong legal challenges to her sentence. A deputy with her arms under the defendant's shoulders pulled Tracie Hunter across the courtroom after she went limp. Supporters...

Judge rejects fake drug importer's European vacation request

Jul. 22, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge says an online pharmacy founder can't go on vacation with his family in Europe while he's on probation for importing counterfeit and unapproved pharmaceuticals into the U.S. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen said Monday that CanadaDrugs.com founder Kris Thorkelson's...

The Latest: Iran's FM says UK ship was traveling unsafely

Jul. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Iran's foreign minister says his country seized a British-flagged oil tanker last week because it was violating "international law on safe passage" in the Strait of Hormuz. Speaking Monday during a...