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Extremist reported by family pleads guilty to gun charge

Jul. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge Tuesday. Jeffrey Clark Jr., 30, of Washington, D.C., faces a maximum of 10 years in prison after pleading...

Virginia man pleads guilty to raping 2 disabled women

Jul. 23, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — A former employee of a Virginia nonprofit for disabled individuals has pleaded guilty to raping and impregnating two women with mental disabilities. News outlets report 61-year-old Bernard Betts King pleaded guilty Tuesday in Fairfax County Court. He was charged with "raping a woman...

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...

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...

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...

Man gets 37 years to life in 2017 slayings of 2 teens

Jul. 22, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 37 years to life in the shooting deaths of two 16-year-olds in south Philadelphia more than 1½ years ago. Jurors in May convicted now-18-year-old Brandon Olivieri of first- and third-degree murder charges in the October 2017 slayings of Caleer Miller and...

Man sentenced to life in prison in housemate's fiery death

Jul. 22, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who admitted in a letter to a white supremacist organization that he fatally set his housemate on fire has been sentenced to life in prison. The Daily News Journal reports 53-year-old John Daniel Carothers pleaded guilty to murder Monday in Murfreesboro. Carothers...

Egypt hands out 11 life sentences for joining Islamic State

Jul. 22, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 people to life in prison on charges of joining the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Giza criminal court on Monday says the defendants all traveled abroad to fight for IS and receive military training. Two other defendants got 15-year sentences, and...

Today in History

Jul. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 20, the 201st day of 2019. There are 164 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 lunar module. On this...

Man given 4 life sentences for 2010 murders

Jul. 19, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man who killed four people during a series of home invasion robberies has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole. Sixty-two-year-old John Ewell was sentenced Friday to four life terms for invading homes in Los Angeles and neighboring Hawthorne in 2010....