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Police officer gets probation for kneeing handcuffed man

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer accused of kneeing a handcuffed suspect last year has been sentenced to probation and ordered to complete an anger management course. Paula McMahon of the Broward state attorney's office says 29-year-old Coral Springs Officer Sandy Gomez...

Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

Jul. 15, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and...

Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance

Jul. 15, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Australian model has been sentenced in Los Angeles to community service and probation but no prison time for slapping a flight attendant and going on an obscene tirade during a flight. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney sentenced Adau Mornyang on Monday to three years of probation...

The Latest: Fields gets life plus 419 years on state charges

Jul. 15, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the state sentencing of a man convicted on federal hate crime charges related to a white nationalist rally (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A man convicted of federal hate crime charges for deliberately slamming his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a...

Man sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges in Virginia car attack against anti-racism protesters

Jul. 15, 2019 1:33 PM EDT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Man sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges in Virginia car attack against anti-racism protesters.

Salvadoran accused of abortion faces retrial, hefty sentence

Jul. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman who birthed a baby into a toilet in El Salvador was back in court Monday facing a second trial for murder in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's highly restrictive abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz Hernández had already...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 15, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP TWEETS TO CONGRESSWOMEN CALLED RACIST Republicans remain quiet while Democrats call the comments breathtakingly divisive; Trump said the women of color should go back to their "broken and crime...

Illinois woman gets prison for soliciting husband's murder

Jul. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for soliciting the murder of her 76-year-old husband and helping to conceal his body. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr announced last week that...

Barr: Justice Dept. is 'all in' on criminal justice overhaul

Jul. 13, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Leroy Nolan has spent the last 26 years behind bars at a federal prison for a drug conviction. In the prison factory, he works making T-shirts, backpacks and other products that are later sold to government agencies, nonprofits and others. But what has become a decades-long routine...

Courtroom brawl erupts at sentencing for man who killed mom

Jul. 12, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Two men are accused of setting off a wild courtroom brawl and attacking a man convicted of killing their mother. A camera captured video of the melee Thursday in Youngstown and shows one man leaping over a table and dragging the man who killed his mother to the floor. The video also...