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Man convicted of raping woman he helped with NYC house-hunt

Nov. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of raping a woman in a New York apartment that he helped her find. Court records show Ashok Singh was found guilty Wednesday. The 58-year-old from Easton, Pennsylvania, is set for sentencing Dec. 19. A message was left Friday for his attorney. Queens...

New charges for man accused in Colorado synagogue bomb plot

Nov. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An alleged white supremacist accused of plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue is facing two new charges. A grand jury indictment announced Friday charges 27-year-old Richard Holzer with attempted arson and using fire or an explosive device to commit a felony against Temple Emanuel in...

Oklahoma jury convicts man for Indian Country slaying

Nov. 22, 2019 4:06 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal jury in Oklahoma has convicted a Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes man of felony murder and other charges for the 2017 killing of a woman on Indian Country land in western Oklahoma. Federal prosecutors in Oklahoma City say a jury late Thursday found 55-year-old Tommy Dean...

Trump denigrates US diplomats, pushes conspiracy theories

Nov. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Offering his own take on five long days of public hearings, President Donald Trump brushed off the impeachment inquiry as “total nonsense” on Friday and bad-mouthed a number of the U.S. diplomats who testified to Congress about his Ukraine pressure campaign. In one breath,...

Ex-CIA officer gets 19 years in China spy conspiracy

Nov. 22, 2019 4:03 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA case agent was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for an espionage conspiracy in which prosecutors say he received more than $840,000 from China to divulge the names of human sources and his knowledge of spycraft. The sentence imposed on Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 55, was...

Kentucky man pleads guilty to threatening school shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 3:57 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot someone at a high school. The U.S. attorney’s office said Friday that 22-year-old Dylan Lee Jarrell has pleaded guilty to transmitting a threatening communication in interstate commerce,...

Critics: Tahoe resort project would hamper fire evacuations

Nov. 22, 2019 3:54 PM EST

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Conservationists trying to block expansion of the Lake Tahoe ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics say the developer is trying to hide the impacts of the project on the pristine mountain environment. In legal action, the group Sierra Watch also cited a dramatic...

June retrial set for NY doctor charged with killing his wife

Nov. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York doctor charged with killing his wife is set for a June retrial after his murder conviction was overturned. Robert Neulander’s new trial date was set Friday. Leslie Neulander died in 2012, as the couple was divorcing but still sharing a mansion in suburban...

Inmates given life sentences for prison slayings

Nov. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina inmates were given additional life sentences for the slayings of four fellow inmates in 2017. The State newspaper reported that Circuit Judge De’Andrea Benjamin handed down four life sentences to 38-year-old Denver Simmons and 28-year-old Jacob Philip. Each...

Man who defrauded $3M from employer gets 2 years in prison

Nov. 22, 2019 3:16 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a scheme that defrauded more than $3 million from his Illinois-based employer. U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham said Friday said 58-year-old John Finkle, of East Haven, was also sentenced to three...