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Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

Sep. 26, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has been on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2017. Her short tenure as a judge has led to few noteworthy or controversial opinions. She has, however, signed onto several decisions that are sure to be questioned in a...

North Carolina's high court orders new trial in 2015 killing

Sep. 26, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a 24-year-old man who was sentenced to life in prison for a 2015 killing. The Wilmington StarNews reports that the state's highest court ruled Friday that a judge failed to give Tyler Greenfield's proposed instructions on...

Man gets prison for graffiti during community service

Sep. 26, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, VA. (AP) — A Virginia man accused of spray-painting property with graffiti while he was supposed to be performing community service for a vandalism conviction has been sentenced to three years in jail. The Free Lance-Star reports that Robert Singhass, 21, of Unionville, bragged on social...

Man gets jail for violating COVID-19 ban on large parties

Sep. 26, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Maryland man who disregarded police orders to break up a party has been sentenced to a year in jail for violating the state’s ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. After a trial without a jury, state District Court Judge W. Louis Hennessy on...

Driver in fatal Peoria shooting sentenced to 66 years

Sep. 26, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A 24-year-old Peoria man who prosecutors contended drove a car from which a passenger shot and killed a man in another vehicle has been sentenced to 66 years in prison. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that Jamal Younger was sentenced on Friday, days after he was convicted of...

Appeals court orders new sentencing in homemade bomb case

Sep. 25, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man who left a homemade bomb outside a police station in a Colorado mountain town could spend less time in prison under a U.S. appeals court decision in the case. David Ansberry was sentenced last year to 27 years in prison for leaving the device, which did not explode, outside the...

Police: Man killed wife's lover, ordered her to behead him

Sep. 25, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who discovered his wife was having an affair kidnapped and killed the other man and forced his wife to decapitate him, according to police who charged the husband with capital murder and the wife with falsifying evidence. In what one prosecutor called an...

Minnesota man sentenced for crash that killed two women

Sep. 25, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A 24-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced in connection with a July 4 crash that killed two women in western Montana. Mason David Drake received a 40-year sentence with 20 years suspended on Thursday for his role in the deaths. Drake entered into a plea deal with prosecutors in...

In this screen grab from live stream video, Kyle Rittenhouse appears via video during a hearing at the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Waukegan, Ill., on Sept. 25, 2020, in his case. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis., is fighting his return to Wisconsin to face homicide charges that could put him in prison for life. (Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court via AP)

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition

Sep. 25, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The 17-year-old charged in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Wisconsin is fighting his extradition from Illinois, but his attorneys didn't outline their strategy during a brief hearing on Friday and legal experts say there isn't much the teen can do to stop it. Kyle Rittenhouse...

Nevada man gets 15 years in prison for stalking woman

Sep. 25, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to stalking a female acquaintance while on parole for a similar crime that happened in Las Vegas. The Washoe County District Attorney's office in Reno announced the sentence for 28-year-old Donald Eugene Jackson...