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Driver gets 5 years for shooting at white nationalist speech

Mar. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to five years in prison for serving as the getaway driver for a man convicted of shooting at an anti-white-supremacist protester. The Gainesville Sun reports 30-year-old Colton Fears was sentenced Monday. He had pleaded guilty in August to a reduced...

DC-area sniper shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing

Mar. 18, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002. The justices said they will take up the state's appeal in the case...

Pediatrician gets at least 79 years for assaulting patients

Mar. 18, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania pediatrician was sentenced Monday to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients, as his now-adult victims blasted not only their abuser but the system that let him get away with it for so long. Dr. Johnnie Barto of...

Correction: Puerto Rico-Murder for Hire story

Mar. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In a story March 15 about a murder for hire, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a man who was wrongfully convicted in the case testified at the trial. He was on the list of witnesses but did not testify. A corrected version of the story is below: Puerto Rico woman...

Rights activist gets 4-year sentence in Russia's Chechnya

Mar. 18, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

KURCHALOY, Russia (AP) — A court in Russia's province of Chechnya on Monday sentenced a prominent rights activist to four years imprisonment on drug charges widely seen as an effort by authorities to stifle a critical voice. The court in the Chechen town of Shali found Oyub Titiyev guilty of drug...

Key player in Jamaican lottery scam could face long sentence

Mar. 18, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in North Dakota are seeking a prison sentence for a Rhode Island woman who funneled lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica that's more than double what they sought for the scheme's ringleader. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan O'Konek said a lack of...

The Latest: Pediatrician gets 79 years for assaults on kids

Mar. 18, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on pediatrician's sentencing for sexually assaulting 31 children (all times local): 12:40 p.m. A former Pennsylvania pediatrician has been sentenced to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients. Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown was...

Woman sentenced to 25 years in Oklahoma officer's death

Mar. 17, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A woman convicted of second-degree murder in the 2017 shooting death of an Oklahoma police officer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Pottawatomie County court records indicate that 24-year-old Brooklyn Danielle Williams was found guilty on Feb. 1 in the March 26, 2017, death...

Lawyer: US Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years

Mar. 16, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran from California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, his lawyer said Saturday, becoming the first American known to be imprisoned there since President Donald Trump took office. Though the case against Michael R. White remains unclear, it...

Lawyer says first American known to be detained in Iran since Trump took office is sentenced to 10 years in prison

Mar. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lawyer says first American known to be detained in Iran since Trump took office is sentenced to 10 years in prison.