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Assange drops appeal of 50-week sentence for jumping bail

Jul. 18, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has dropped an appeal of his 50-week prison term for jumping bail in Britain. Court officials said Thursday that a hearing on the appeal set for next week had been cancelled. Assange is jailed in London's Belmarsh Prison at the same time as he fights...

Day 2 of deliberations on death penalty in scholar's slaying

Jul. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors have resumed deliberations on whether an ex-University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for slaying a 26-year-old scholar from China. Thursday is the second day of deliberations in the penalty stage of the federal case against Brendt Christensen. Jurors...

Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case

Jul. 18, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge denied bail Thursday for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges after prosecutors argued the jet-setting defendant is a danger to the public and might flee the country. The federal judge's ruling means Epstein will remain behind bars while he fights charges that...

The Latest: Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case

Jul. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A federal judge has denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges involving underage girls. The judge's decision Thursday comes after prosecutors argued Epstein...

Financier Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in federal case alleging he sexually abused underage girls

Jul. 18, 2019 11:39 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in federal case alleging he sexually abused underage girls.

Court upholds 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's conviction

Jul. 18, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as "Pharma Bro," on Thursday, along with a $7.3 million forfeiture of assets. A judge sentenced Shkreli to seven years in prison last year for his conviction on charges he...

Texas woman pleads guilty in shooting deaths of 2 daughters

Jul. 18, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to shooting and killing her two young daughters in 2017. Prosecutors declined to pursue the death penalty against Sarah Nicole Henderson in exchange for her pleading guilty to two counts of capital murder in...

Au pairs could soon learn whether they will get payments

Jul. 18, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Low-paid childcare workers from around the world could soon learn whether they will be getting payments from a proposed $65.5 million class action settlement. A federal judge in Denver is scheduled to hold a hearing Thursday on whether to grant final approval to the deal announced in January....

Florida inmate's fake anthrax threat nets a 10-year sentence

Jul. 18, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida inmate scheduled to be released next year has gotten another 10 years in prison for sending fake anthrax to a state prosecutor. Thirty-five-year-old Justin Lane was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to threatening to use a weapon of mass...

Fertility doc told to provide DNA sample for paternity test

Jul. 18, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A judge says a Vermont fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to impregnate a patient must turn over a sample of his DNA for paternity testing. A Florida couple sued retired Dr. John Coates in U.S. District Court last year with a claim that Coates is the father of their...