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Ex-NBA star's sister gets probation for threatening witness

Jul. 30, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The sister of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service for threatening a woman who testified against him at his New York City gun possession trial. Octavia Telfair was charged...

Sioux City man sentenced to 50 years for shooting death

Jul. 30, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A teen has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the shooting death of a woman at a New Year’s Eve party in Sioux City. Anthony Bauer, 18, of Sioux City, was sentenced Friday morning after pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder,...

Man accused in Phoenix canal killings plans insanity defense

Jul. 30, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man charged with sexually attacking and fatally stabbing two young women in the early 1990s as they rode bikes near a canal system in Phoenix plans to mount an insanity defense at his upcoming trial. An attorney for Bryan Patrick Miller said in court...

Man pleads guilty to assaulting England's top doctor in park

Jul. 30, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man who accosted England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty in a London park pleaded guilty Friday to assault and was ordered to pay the scientist 100 pounds ($140). Lewis Hughes, 24, and another man filmed themselves harassing Whitty, who has become...

Closing arguments held in longtime Alabama sheriff's trial

Jul. 30, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Closing arguments began Friday in the corruption trial of a longtime Alabama sheriff who took the stand to deny charges that he took money from public and campaign accounts and gambled in casinos at taxpayer expense. Prosecutors began their...

Child porn plea for NZ man accused of kidnapping attempt

Jul. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A New Zealand man accused of trying to kidnap a 14-year-old Virginia girl he met online pleaded guilty Thursday to production of child pornography, federal prosecutors announced in a news release. Troy George Skinner, 28, of Auckland, New Zealand,...

Michigan restricts use of restraints on teens in courts

Jul. 29, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is restricting the use of handcuffs and other restraints on juveniles when they appear in court. They can't be used unless a judge determines that a restraint would prevent harm or there's a belief that a child might dash...

Ruling upholds dismissal of charges against former sheriff

Jul. 29, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state appeals court on Thursday upheld a trial judge's dismissal of charges accusing a former New Mexico sheriff of embezzlement, fraud and other financial crimes. A Court of Appeals panel disagreed with parts of now-former District Court Judge...

Longtime Alabama sheriff testifies in theft, ethics trial

Jul. 29, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff on trial on theft and ethics charges took the stand Thursday to deny charges that could result in his removal from office after nearly four decades. Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely testified about a series of...

Spanish judge recommends Shakira face tax fraud trial

Jul. 29, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish judge investigating alleged tax fraud by Colombian musician Shakira recommended on Thursday that the case go to trial after concluding there is evidence that the pop star could have avoided her fiscal obligations to the state. Judge...