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Tennessee pastor gets 38 years in child sex abuse sentence

Dec. 14, 2019 2:35 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee pastor faces 38 years in prison after being found guilty on 24 counts involving child sex abuse. News outlets report that 41-year-old Ronnie Gorton received the sentence Friday in Tipton County. He was convicted on charges including sexual battery and statutory rape in...

Man gets 15 years for bow-and-arrow attack on deputies

Dec. 14, 2019 2:19 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A judge sentenced a 32-year-old Minnesota man to 15 years and nine months in prison for using a bow and arrows to attack sheriff's deputies, injuring one. Authorities arrested Ramey James Olson after a two-hour standoff with sheriff's deputies in Sauk Centre on Sept. 13, 2018....

Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption

Dec. 14, 2019 1:12 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security lockup. That’s the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also wanted by the...

South Dakota upholds death sentence in 2000 torture killing

Dec. 14, 2019 11:51 AM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court upheld the sentence of the state's only death row inmate, an Alaska man who pleaded guilty to taking part in a 2000 torture killing. The justices said the arguments from Briley Piper, 39, of Anchorage, were “untimely" and didn't contest his guilt,...

Sudan court convicts Omar al-Bashir of money laundering, sentences him to 2 years in rehabilitation facility.

Dec. 14, 2019 4:47 AM EST
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan court convicts Omar al-Bashir of money laundering, sentences him to 2 years in rehabilitation facility.

Man who discussed US attack gets nearly 5 years in prison

Dec. 13, 2019 10:01 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 21-year-old New York man who pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI after authorities said he talked about joining the Islamic State and avenging the New Zealand mosque shootings has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Fabjan Alameti was sentenced in...

College official gets 6 years for stealing $7.5 million

Dec. 13, 2019 5:18 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis Community College employee was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for stealing more than $7.5 million from a program designed to provide job training. Donald L. Robison, 57, of Ballwin, Missouri, pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges in...

El Salvador court gives hefty sentences in mass gang trial

Dec. 13, 2019 4:06 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A court in El Salvador has sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years for crimes ranging from murder and arms trafficking to terrorist association in a mass trial historic for the sheer number of defendants,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 13, 2019 3:47 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: A video circulating online shows a person firing an AR-15 rifle, and...

March retrial set for 2 in 2001 mob-related Florida slaying

Dec. 13, 2019 2:23 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A March 23 retrial date has been set for two men who were previously convicted in a notorious 2001 mob-related Florida slaying but were given a new trial by a Florida appeals court because of errors in their original trials. Court records show the new date was set Friday for...