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A man wearing a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic passes a mural of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Analysts say that in recent months the pandemic has helped suck away the opposition’s scanty momentum and bolster Maduro’s already strong hand. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuelan rebels sentenced to prison in failed beach attack

Aug. 14, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan court has sentenced more than a dozen rebel soldiers to 24 years in prison for a failed beach attack alongside two former U.S. special forces members accused in the armed operation aiming to capture President Nicolás Maduro, officials said Friday. The ruling...

Midshipman sentenced to 25 years in sexual assault case

Aug. 14, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman has been sentenced to 25 years after a military panel found him guilty of sexual assault and other charges. The Capital Gazette reported Friday that Nixon Keago also was dismissed from the service and sentenced to forfeit all pay and allowances. The...

Male stripper gets 16 years in prison for threats to witness

Aug. 14, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas sentenced a former male stripper to more than 16 years in prison following his conviction on charges related to having a shank in jail and threatening to have a white supremacist gang kill a witness. Collin Garrett Hayden, 28, was sentenced on Thursday. In...

Man sentenced for firing at Georgia State Patrol helicopter

Aug. 14, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A man who fired at a Georgia State Patrol helicopter that he didn't like flying near his house has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison. Terry Kielisch, 56, was sentenced this week on federal charges of assaulting a person assisting an officer of the U.S. and one count...

FILE - This June 19, 2019 file photo shows U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue, left, talking to the media with prosecutor Moira Penza outside Brooklyn federal court after NXIVM defendant Keith Raniere was found guilty on all counts, in New York. A judge has set an Oct. 27, 2020 sentencing date for Raniere, leader of an upstate New York self-improvement group who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of followers into sex slaves. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Sentencing date set for NY self-help guru in sex slave case

Aug. 14, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a cult-like self-improvement group in upstate New York who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of his followers into sex slaves will face sentencing on Oct. 27, a judge said Friday. In a conference call, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis told lawyers for...

Man sentenced to life for helping kill daughter's boyfriend

Aug. 14, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to torturing and killing his daughter’s boyfriend in West Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison. Larry Paul McClure Sr., 55, of Pendleton, Ky., received the sentence Thursday in McDowell County Circuit Court, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph...

Angolan court sentences ex-leader's son to 5 years in prison

Aug. 14, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A court in Angola has sentenced the son of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos to five years in prison for fraud and other crimes. The Angolan Supreme Court sentenced Jose Filomeno do Santos, former head of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, and three other defendants for...

Today in History

Aug. 14, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 14, the 227th day of 2020. There are 139 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 14, 1997, an unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was formally sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing. (McVeigh was executed by lethal injection in 2001.) On...

Navajo man loses latest bid to delay federal execution

Aug. 13, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The only Native American on federal death row lost a bid Thursday to push back his execution date. Unless Lezmond Mitchell gets relief from another court or is granted clemency, he will be put to death on Aug. 26 at the federal prison in Indiana where he is being held. Mitchell's...

In this April 9, 2013, photo, Chief Justice Bernette Johnson of the Louisiana Supreme Court speaks in Baton Rouge, La., to a joint session of the Legislature. An October 2020 parole hearing has been set for a Black man sentenced to life in prison after stealing hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary, a sentence Louisiana's Supreme Court upheld despite Johnson's insistence that the punishment was excessive and rooted in racist law. (Arthur D. Lauck/The Advocate via AP)

Possible shot at freedom for lifer who stole hedge clippers

Aug. 13, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An October parole hearing has been set for a Black man sentenced to life in prison after stealing hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary, a sentence Louisiana's Supreme Court upheld despite its chief justice's insistence that the punishment was excessive and rooted in racist law. In...