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Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Jul. 17, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble. A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence, five months after...

The Latest: Lawyer says El Chapo disappointed with trial

Jul. 17, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A defense attorney says the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo is frustrated with the outcome of his U.S. trial. Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman told reporters Wednesday that Joaquin Guzman is...

Turkey acquits 3 rights activists of terror-related charges

Jul. 17, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court in Istanbul has acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders and two other human rights activists of charges of engaging in terrorist propaganda. The media advocacy group said Erol Onderoglu of Reporters Without Borders; Sebnem Korur Fincanci, head of the...

Police, Baltimore man each blamed for security guard's death

Jul. 17, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The fourth trial of a man accused killing a Baltimore security guard has started, and the defense's main argument points a finger at the city's troubled police department. The Baltimore Sun reports assistant State's Attorney Patrick Seidel says officers were responding to a car crash in...

Suspect in Detroit killings to stand trial in separate case

Jul. 16, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man who police have called a suspect in the killings of three women in Detroit will stand trial in a separate case involving the stabbing and sexual assault of a woman who escaped. Deangelo Martin appeared at a hearing Tuesday on charges of criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent...

Judge restricts social media use of Trump friend Roger Stone

Jul. 16, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after concluding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, who is charged with lying in the Russia investigation, repeatedly flouted her gag...

Prosecutor: Israeli woman oversaw $145M investor fraud plot

Jul. 16, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Recorded telephone calls, company emails and videotaped evidence will show that an Israeli woman oversaw a "massive" scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors across the globe out of tens of millions of dollars, a federal prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. "She trained (employees)...

Meek Mill lawyers: Case could crumble if new trial granted

Jul. 16, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Meek Mill asked an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. Defense lawyers believe the city judge who has overseen his case and sent him...

The Latest: Meek Mill's lawyers ask court for new trial

Jul. 16, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Meek Mill hearing (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Lawyers for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill have asked an appeals court to grant him a new trial before a new judge on 2008 drug and gun charges that have kept him on probation for a decade. Assistant District Attorney Paul...

Testimony ends in penalty phase of slain Chinese woman case

Jul. 16, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Testimony has wrapped up in the penalty phase of the trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student convicted of killing a scholar from China. Prosecutors called their last witnesses Tuesday to rebut presentations by Brendt Christensen's lawyers. The (Champaign) News-Gazette...