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Egypt court sentences 2 monks to death for abbot's killing

Apr. 24, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced two former monks to death for killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo last year. The Damanhur Criminal Court, north of Cairo, announced the sentences Wednesday for two defrocked monks identified as Isaiah and Faltaous. They can appeal. The two were...

Man who sold coins stolen from Gronk's house gets probation

Apr. 24, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man who pawned rare coins stolen from Rob Gronkowski's home while the now-retired New England Patriots tight end was away to play in the Super Bowl has been placed on two years of probation. Norfolk District Attorney's Office spokesman David Traub says Eric Tyrrell, of Foxborough,...

Hong Kong sentences leaders of 2014 democracy protests

Apr. 24, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests on public nuisance offenses. The sentences are seen as an effort by the government of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to draw a line under the...

Ex-Christie aide facing new sentencing in bridge scandal

Apr. 24, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces resentencing Wednesday for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Bridget Kelly is due in federal court in Newark. She and co-defendant Bill Baroni were convicted in 2016 in what prosecutors and a...

Ex-mayor in federal pay-to-play scheme faces sentencing

Apr. 24, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania mayor convicted of exchanging public works contracts for campaign contributions is set to be sentenced as part of a federal pay-to-play investigation that led to raids of two city halls a week apart. Vaughn Spencer, the Democratic mayor of Reading from 2012 until...

The Latest: 8 Hong Kong protest organizers sentenced

Apr. 24, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Hong Kong protest organizers (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public nuisance offenses. One...

Convicted ringleader in Texas dragging death to be executed

Apr. 24, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was set to be executed Wednesday for the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago. John William King, who is white and an avowed racist, was put on death row for chaining Byrd to the back of a...

Hong Kong sentences protest leaders to up to 16 months in prison for roles in 2014 pro-democracy movement

Apr. 23, 2019 11:45 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong sentences protest leaders to up to 16 months in prison for roles in 2014 pro-democracy movement.

Future of Northwest e-recycler unclear after fraud sentences

Apr. 23, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The future of one of the Northwest's largest electronics recyclers is uncertain after a judge sentenced its founders to prison for what prosecutors described as the largest known fraud of its type in the nation: a seven-year scheme to ship dangerous waste to Hong Kong, rather than safely...

Senate unanimously passes bill making DNA testing accessible

Apr. 23, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — There have been almost 500 exonerations nationally based on DNA evidence of people wrongfully convicted of crimes, but none in Oregon, where the majority of post-conviction motions for DNA testing are denied by Oregon courts. On Tuesday, the Oregon Senate took a step toward lowering the...