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State defends no-jail sentence in Anchorage assault case

Sep. 22, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Law stood by a judge's sentence that calls for no jail time for an Anchorage man who authorities say offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious. Justin Schneider, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault in the case. A...

Cosby to fight 'sexually violent predator' tag at sentencing

Sep. 22, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and public shaming the...

Today in History

Sep. 22, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2018. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 9:54 p.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb. On this date: In 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan...

Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts player

Sep. 21, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. A Marion County judge sentenced Manuel Orrego-Savala after hearing...

Woman gets 15 years in prison in daughter's neglect death

Sep. 21, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the 2016 death of her disabled 5-year-old daughter. Twenty-nine-year-old Tiffany Daugherty of Terre Haute also was sentenced Friday to an additional six years in community corrections on her guilty pleas to neglect, theft...

Snapchat addict sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter

Sep. 21, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Snapchat addict to 14 years in prison for orchestrating the killing of her sometime boyfriend and posting a video of him as he lay dying on a west London street. Judge Michael Topolski described Fatima Khan, 21, as "cold and callous" for filming Afghan asylum seeker...

Model sentenced to at least 25 years for murdering rival

Sep. 21, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British fashion model has been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for murdering a more successful rival during a fight over a love interest. At London's Old Bailey courthouse on Friday, Judge Wendy Joseph sentenced George Koh, 24, after he was convicted of stabbing Harry Uzoka through...

Texas woman gets prison in virtual kidnapping, ransom scam

Sep. 21, 2018 10:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for her role in what investigators called a "virtual kidnapping" extortion scam with ties to Mexico. Yanette Rodriguez Acosta was sentenced Thursday to 88 months in prison. The 35-year-old Houston woman pleaded...

Portugal women's groups outraged by sexual assault sentence

Sep. 21, 2018 8:30 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Women's rights groups in Portugal reacted angrily Friday to a court's suspended sentence for two men found guilty of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who had passed out drunk at a night club. The Women's Alternative and Response Union said in a Facebook post it was...

Cambodia grants pardon to Australian filmmaker sentenced to 6 years' imprisonment on espionage charge

Sep. 21, 2018 6:58 AM EDT
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia grants pardon to Australian filmmaker sentenced to 6 years' imprisonment on espionage charge.