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Report: Iran gives death penalty for American woman's murder

May. 18, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-owned newspaper says the country's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman during a robbery. The Saturday report by the "Iran" daily identified the accused only by his first name, Siamak. The report says the...

El Salvador sentences 7 in 'black widows' insurance killings

May. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A court in El Salvador sentenced seven gang members to up to 30 years Friday for the notorious "black widows" killings, in which women were forced to marry men who were then killed to collect on life insurance policies. Prosecutors accused the defendants of recruiting women...

Pastor gets life in prison on child sex trafficking charges

May. 17, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A minister in Ohio who pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking has been sentenced to life in prison. Federal authorities say Cordell Jenkins was among three Toledo-area pastors who paid teenage girls for sex over the past few years and shared photos and videos of the girls. A federal...

Ex-CIA officer gets 20 years for spying for China

May. 17, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison on charges that he spied for China and allegations he sought to expose human assets who were once his responsibility. The sentence issued by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in federal court in Alexandria for Kevin...

Business manager sentenced for defrauding Ne-Yo, McKnight

May. 17, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who served as business manager for Ne-Yo has been sentenced in Ohio to more than seven years in prison for defrauding the R&B singer in a sports beverage scheme. Kevin Foster was convicted last year on 16 counts including wire fraud, money laundering and tax...

Judge sentences last person charged in '16 shooting rampage

May. 17, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The final person charged in a 2016 shooting rampage in Oklahoma that left two people dead and two police officers wounded has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors accused Reginald Laday Moore of selling an AK-47 assault rifle to Michael Vance, who was accused of killing...

Neo-Nazi who planned to kill UK lawmaker is jailed for life

May. 17, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A judge in Britain has sentenced an alleged member of a banned British neo-Nazi group to life in prison for planning to murder a U.K. lawmaker. Jack Renshaw had pleaded guilty to buying a machete and intending to kill Labour Party lawmaker Rosie Cooper and threatening to slay a police...

Couple sentenced in trafficking involving disabled woman

May. 17, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit couple has been sentenced after authorities say they hired out a woman with physical and mental disabilities for sex while forcing her to live in a shed. Forty-year-old Michael Welch and 32-year-old Misty George of Macomb Township were charged in 2017 with...

US: Flynn described efforts to interfere with cooperation

May. 17, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel's office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress sought to influence his cooperation with the Russia investigation, and he provided a voicemail recording of one such communication,...

The Latest: Alabama executes man for 1997 quadruple killing

May. 17, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled Alabama execution of a man convicted in a quadruple killing (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Prison officials say 41-year-old inmate Michael Brandon Samra was pronounced dead at 7:33 p.m. following a lethal injection at the state prison at Atmore. Samra and a...