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FILE - In this June 23, 2018, file photo, U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson speaks during a news conference in front of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. A Maryland man who worked for a Defense Department contractor has been sentenced to six months of home detention for threatening to kill Wilson, who supported vaccination requirements for public school students. Darryl Albert Varnum told U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 that he was drunk when he called in the death threat last year. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Man avoids prison for threatening vaccine bill sponsor

Jul. 7, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who worked for a Defense Department contractor was sentenced on Tuesday to six months of home detention for threatening to kill a member of Congress who sponsored vaccination requirements for public school students. Darryl Albert Varnum told U.S. District Judge...

Oklahoma attorney general convinced of Julius Jones' guilt

Jul. 6, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate whose case has drawn the attention of actors and athletes was convicted because of overwhelming evidence of his guilt, Attorney General Mike Hunter said Monday. Hunter released a summary of trial transcripts in the case that he says directly refute what he...

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019 file photo, Paul Erickson leaves the federal courthouse, in Sioux Falls, S.D. Erickson, a former conservative operative who was once linked to a Russian agent has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison on Monday, July 6, 2020, in South Dakota. (Abigail Dollins/The Argus Leader via AP File)

South Dakota man linked to Russian spy sentenced for fraud

Jul. 6, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former conservative operative who was once romantically linked to a Russian agent was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison in South Dakota. Paul Erickson pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering as part of fraudulent investment schemes he operated for many...

Germany: 3-year sentence sought for former SS camp guard

Jul. 6, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say the trial of a 93-year-old former guard at the Nazis' Stutthof concentration camp proved he was an accessory to murder, and they called Monday for him to be given a three-year sentence. Bruno Dey, a former SS private, went on trial at the Hamburg state court in October....

Egypt's top court upholds 15-year-sentence for activist

Jul. 4, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s highest criminal court Saturday upheld a 15-year sentence for one of the leading activists behind the country’s 2011 uprising who was convicted of taking part in clashes between protesters and security forces. The Court of Cassation also confirmed a fine of 6 million...

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi, leaves a court in Istanbul, Friday, July 3, 2020, where the trial in absentia of two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of the Washington Post columnist had began. Turkish prosecutors have indicted the 20 Saudi nationals over Khashoggi's grisly killing at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul that cast a cloud of suspicion over Prince Mohammed and are seeking life prison terms for defendants who have all left Turkey. Saudi Arabia rejected Turkish demands for the suspects' extradition and put them on trial in Riyadh.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Turkey: Khashoggi's fiancee appears at absent Saudis' trial

Jul. 3, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi told a Turkish court Friday that the Washington Post columnist was lured to his death at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul through “a great betrayal and deception,” and she asked that all persons responsible for his killing be brought to justice....

FILE - In this Saturday, April 25, 2020 file photo, a Somali man protests against the killing of at least one civilian during the overnight curfew, which is intended to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, on a street in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. A military court in Somalia sentenced a police officer to death on Thursday, July 2, 2020, over the fatal shooting of two civilians while enforcing coronavirus restrictions in April. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

Somali officer sentenced to death for shooting civilians

Jul. 2, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A military court in Somalia sentenced a police officer to death on Thursday in the fatal shooting of two civilians while enforcing coronavirus restrictions in April. The shootings sparked protests in the capital, Mogadishu, for more than two days, with crowds of angry young men...

Janet Johnson of Pawcatuck, Ct., front, speaks at a news conference while her husband, Norman, looks on after the sentencing hearing Wednesday, July 1, 2020, for James Curtis Clanton in the death of Helene Pruszynski, Janet Johnson's younger sister, four decades ago in Castle Rock, Colo. Clanton has been sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Man sentenced to life in 1980 killing of Colorado intern

Jul. 1, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for killing a college student from Massachusetts who was working as a Denver radio station intern 40 years ago, a case solved with the help of DNA profiles shared by relatives online. James Curtis Clanton, 63, a truck driver from Lake Butler, Florida, was...

Carjacker gets 25 years for killing mom in front of children

Jul. 1, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A carjacker who shot and killed a Missouri woman in front of her three young children has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Mark Harwood, 20, of St. Louis County, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2018 file photo, a priest leads prayers prior to Christmas Eve Mass at the Virgin Mary church, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s highest court Wednesday, July 1, 2020 upheld a death sentence for a former monk convicted of killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo in 2018. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Egypt high court upholds death sentence for former monk

Jul. 1, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s highest court Wednesday upheld a death sentence for a former monk convicted of killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo in 2018. The Court of Cassation also reduced a death sentence against another former monk to life in prison. The two were convicted of killing...