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EXPLAINER: How will R. Kelly sentence impact other trials?

Jun. 30, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly could be in his 80s before the singer is free again, based on a 30-year prison term imposed this week by a New York federal judge for parlaying his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were children. And if the 55-year-old loses at three...

DUI driver sentenced for killing 4 in Southern California

Jun. 30, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A driver who ran onto a Southern California sidewalk and killed four people, including two young children, was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in prison. Prosecutors say Ashley Williams, 30, was under the influence of difluoroethane, a gas used in...

San Diego County to pay $8.1 million for unarmed man's death

Jun. 30, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County will pay $8.1 million to the family of an unarmed man who was shot in the back by a sheriff's deputy after he jumped out of a patrol car. The county and the family of Nicholas Bils agreed to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit on June 20, the San...

Murder conviction overturned for man who shot wife in SUV

Jun. 30, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Thursday threw out a murder conviction for a once-prominent Atlanta attorney who fatally shot his wife as they rode in an SUV, saying the jury should have had the option of a misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter charge. Claud “Tex”...

Rhode Island man sentenced in insider trading scheme

Jun. 30, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man who authorities say made a more than $50,000 profit by trading shares of a Massachusetts semiconductor company based on insider information has been sentenced to a month of home detention and two years of probation. John Younis, 59, of Bristol,...

Man gets life in prison in fatal shooting of Texas officer

Jun. 30, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison in the 2018 fatal shooting of an undercover Fort Worth, Texas, police officer, prosecutors said. A jury on Wednesday gave Timothy Huff, 36, a life sentence without possibility of parole in the death of Garrett Hull, an...

No parole possible for Tomah man who fatally beat toddler

Jun. 30, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — A Tomah man has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for the beating death of a 3-year-old child. In handing down the sentence Wednesday, a judge in Monroe County decided Marcus Anderson, 37, will never be eligible for parole in the death of...

Lawyer for Paris attacker questions life term with no parole

Jun. 30, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The lawyer for the only surviving attacker from the November 2015 terrorist massacre in Paris criticized her client's murder conviction and life prison sentence without the possibility of parole, saying Thursday the verdict “raises serious questions.” Olivia Ronen...

Today in History: June 30, ERA expires

Jun. 30, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 30, the 181st day of 2022. There are 184 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 30, 1982, the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution expired, having failed to receive...

Prosecutors seek prison for 3 ex-cops in Floyd killing

Jun. 29, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to sentence one of the four former Minneapolis police officers convicted of civil rights violations in George Floyd's killing to as many as 6 1/2 years in prison but to impose significantly stiffer yet unspecified sentences on two...