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'Hotel Rwanda' hero sentenced to 25 years on terror charges

Sep. 20, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving hundreds of his countrymen from genocide was convicted of terrorism offenses Monday and sentenced to 25 years at a trial that human rights watchdogs and other critics of Rwanda's repressive government have...

Cleveland mayor's grandson slain in shooting; suspect sought

Sep. 20, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities were seeking a suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of the grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, police said. Police found the body of Frank Q. Jackson, 24, near a public housing project in the city on Sunday night. According...

Heart disease killed ex-deputy who faced federal sentencing

Sep. 20, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — An autopsy has blamed heart disease in the death of a former sheriff's deputy whose body was found in his home the day before he would have faced sentencing for his role in an $11 million fraud scheme. The Fremont Tribune...

Man gets 80 years prison in killing of 2, injuring officer

Sep. 19, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has received an 80-year prison sentence in the 2018 killing of two people and attempted murder of an Aurora police officer. Thirty-one-year-old Demarcus Brown-Jones had been convicted in May on second-degree murder, reckless...

Sioux Falls man convicted in meth case sentenced to 20 years

Sep. 19, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, SD. (AP) — Authorities say a Sioux Falls man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after he was convicted for dealing large quantities of methamphetamine. Christopher Walker, 50, was indicted by a federal grand jury in January on a charge of conspiracy...

New trial granted for Lyft driver convicted of raping rider

Sep. 19, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A judge has granted a new trial to Mandan Lyft driver whose 2019 conviction for raping a customer was upheld by the North Dakota Supreme Court. South Central District Judge Bobbi Weiler wrote in an order earlier this week that Corey Wickham’s...

Nevada court: Inmate no longer eligible for death penalty

Sep. 18, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada death row inmate convicted in the 1980 robbery-killing of a man for $2 is no longer eligible for capitol punishment and must be resentenced, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled. The Nevada justices ruled Thursday that a New York court's recent...

Woman gets 75 years in prison for killing boyfriend's son

Sep. 18, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman accused of resenting a boyfriend's 4-year-old son was sentenced to 75 years in prison for killing the boy. Lesli Jett was portrayed as a selfish drug abuser who didn't like being at the East Peoria home with Tate Thurman. The boy had...

Yemen Houthi rebels execute 9 over senior official's killing

Sep. 18, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels executed on Saturday nine people they said were involved in the killing of a senior rebel official in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition more than three years ago. The execution took place by firing squad and was held in...

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 35 years in Maryland slaying

Sep. 18, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for his role in a violent street gang prosecutors said preyed on the Hispanic community in Annapolis over a two-year period. The Capital Gazette reports that Moises Alexis...