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Judge delays Flynn sentencing, 'not hiding disgust' at crime

Dec. 18, 2018 10:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, declaring himself disgusted and disdainful of Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and raising the unexpected prospect of sending the retired Army lieutenant...

Highlights of the criminal justice overhaul bill

Dec. 18, 2018 9:48 PM EST

The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping criminal justice overhaul. The House is expected to pass the bill this week, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature. The bill: —Attempts to focus the toughest sentences on the most violent offenders by lowering mandatory minimum sentences for prior...

Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice overhaul

Dec. 18, 2018 9:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Senate passage of the bill by a vote of...

The Latest: Trump hails passage of criminal justice bill

Dec. 18, 2018 9:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate's consideration of criminal justice legislation (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is hailing Senate passage of a sweeping criminal justice bill. Trump tweets, "America is the greatest Country in the world and my job is to fight for ALL citizens,...

The Latest: Judge orders Flynn to stay within 50 miles of DC

Dec. 18, 2018 7:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Judge Emmet Sullivan is throwing another wrench into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's plans. Just hours after delaying Flynn's sentencing, Sullivan...

Seemingly close to redemption, Flynn has to wait some more

Dec. 18, 2018 7:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Flynn's wait was almost over. The former national security adviser, about to be sentenced for lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians, appeared confident that he was about to walk out of court a free man Tuesday morning. He had, after all, spent the past year cooperating...

4 takeaways after judge lambasts Flynn, postpones sentencing

Dec. 18, 2018 7:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The unexpected delay in Michael Flynn's sentencing raised a new wrinkle in the Russia probe. The former national security adviser, who pleaded guilty to lying the FBI about his contacts with Russia's ambassador, had expected to face no jail time after prosecutors vouched for him, saying...

Arizona man gets 12 years in prison in NY Islamic State case

Dec. 18, 2018 6:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Arizona man convicted of helping a New Yorker join the Islamic State group in Syria was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday by a judge who said he was not the typical "true believer" terrorism defendant. Ahmed Mohammed el-Gammal, 48, a suburban Phoenix man who sold car parts, was...

Man gets 357 years for 1995 sex assaults of 4 roommates

Dec. 18, 2018 4:37 PM EST

RESTON, Va. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 357 years in prison for sexually assaulting four women in a northern Virginia apartment more than 20 years ago. The Washington Post reports that a prosecutor says the jury sentenced 50-year-old Jude Lovchik on Tuesday, a day after finding him guilty on all 17...

Ex-union official sentenced in federal corruption probe

Dec. 18, 2018 2:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A former United Auto Workers official convicted of accepting bribes from Fiat Chrysler executives has been sentenced to a year in prison. The U.S. Attorney's office says a federal judge in Detroit also ordered Nancy Johnson on Tuesday to pay a $10,000 fine. Johnson pleaded guilty in July to...