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Moscow court rules to release anti-government protester

Sep. 18, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday ruled to release a protester, who was facing years in prison for assaulting police, following a mounting public campaign in support of anti-government activists and even bystanders caught up in an opposition rally. Following their own pleas to keep the man in jail,...

Ex-Atlanta Falcons player gets prison for molesting girl, 12

Sep. 18, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A former Atlanta Falcons player has been sentenced to at least 12 years in prison for molesting a 12-year-old girl. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports 23-year-old Justin Kenyuno Crawford pleaded guilty Tuesday to child molestation and sodomy as part of deal that dropped other...

Trial starts for convicted New York City bomber

Sep. 17, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man already serving a life sentence for a bombing in New York City is going on trial in New Jersey, where he faces attempted murder charges for allegedly firing at police officers during a gunfight preceding his arrest. Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of Ahmad Khan...

Texas teenager sentenced to 20 years for aiding terror group

Sep. 17, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas teenager has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for recruiting fighters on behalf of a Pakistan-based terrorist organization. Eighteen-year-old Michael Kyle Sewell was sentenced Monday in federal court in Fort Worth after pleading guilty in May to a charge of conspiring...

Courser sentenced to 12 months of probation, can avoid jail

Sep. 16, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan lawmaker has been sentenced to 12 months of probation stemming from charges that were filed over a plot to hide his extramarital affair with another legislator. Todd Courser was sentenced Monday in Lapeer. He must pay $1,125 in fines, court costs and fees. The...

CBS credit union manager gets 14 years for $40M embezzlement

Sep. 16, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former manager of a credit union that served employees of the CBS television network has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for a two-decade embezzlement scheme that drained $40 million from the institution and forced it into insolvency. Edward Rostohar pleaded guilty to...

Man accused of bludgeoning father on boat gets 9 years

Sep. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of bludgeoning his father to death aboard a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Mexico has been sentenced to nine years and seven months in prison. Court records show that 32-year-old Casey Hickok was sentenced Monday in Fort Myers federal court. He pleaded guilty in...

Jerry Sandusky's resentencing is delayed for reasons unclear

Sep. 16, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's resentencing on a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction is on hold, and it's not clear when it will happen. Judge John Foradora issued an order Monday saying the Sept. 23 proceeding won't take place as scheduled. The former Penn State assistant football coach had...

Judge's stern barks at dogfighting defendants prompt appeals

Sep. 16, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The judge didn't mince words when it came time to sentence five North Carolina men in an illegal dogfighting operation that involved more than 150 pit bulls. "Either the dogs have to be eliminated from the world or the people who fight the dogs or both, but there needs to be an...

Correction: Buried Newborn story

Sep. 16, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about an Ohio woman convicted of corpse abuse after the death of her newborn, The Associated Press omitted the potential sentence Brooke Skylar Richardson could have faced if she had been convicted of aggravated murder. The potential sentence was life in prison. A...