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Russian man sentenced for LinkedIn, Dropbox data breaches

Sep. 30, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Russian man convicted of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring and stealing the personal information of more than 100 million customers was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison. Yevgeniy Nikulin, 32, received the 88-month sentence Tuesday in federal court...

8th federal execution since July scheduled for Nov. 19

Sep. 30, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black death-row inmate who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Texas teenager in 1994 has been scheduled for execution in November, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. If the lethal injection goes ahead as scheduled Nov. 19, Orlando Hall would be the eighth person executed...

Man appeals 29-year sentence after prison murder guilty plea

Sep. 30, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Mexican man who pleaded guilty to a prison murder in Louisiana has appealed his 29-year sentence. The appeal for David “Grim” Cortez, 36, was put on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals docket on Wednesday, online records show. They did not include a brief...

Arkansas officer sentenced to probation over inmate attack

Sep. 30, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A fired northwest Arkansas police officer was sentenced to four years' probation after pleading guilty to felony battery for kneeing an inmate in the face. Christopher Munoz Brownlow, 33, also faces various fines and fees in addition to the second-degree battery charge for attacking...

Clare Bronfman arrives at federal court, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Bronfman, the Seagram's liquor fortune heir and a wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group NXIVM in upstate New York convicted of turning women into sex slaves who were branded with his initials, faces sentencing Wednesday in the federal conspiracy case. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Seagram's heir sentenced to prison in branded sex slave case

Sep. 30, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An heir to the Seagram’s liquor fortune was sentenced Wednesday to an 81-month prison term and immediately thrown behind bars for her role as an unwavering benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced self-improvement guru convicted of turning women into sex slaves who were branded...

Man released from prison, cleared in 1994 Detroit homicide

Sep. 30, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man in prison for murder since 1996 was exonerated Wednesday after authorities agreed that his conviction was spoiled by the faulty testimony of an informant and the results of DNA testing. “I’m a little overwhelmed right now,” Lacino Hamilton said. “I am...

12 years in prison for speeding driver who killed 2 women

Sep. 30, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young man who drove through the streets of Portland at speeds estimated at 50 mph to 80 mph has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for running a red light and crashing into another car, killing two women. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Antonio Montgomery gathered...

Springfield man sentenced to 4 years for heroin trafficking

Sep. 30, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in a heroin trafficking scheme. Marcos Pena, 31, was sentenced in Boston's federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to multiple drug charges in June 2019. He also was sentenced to five years of supervised release....

FILE - In this March 29, 2014 file photo, Aziza al-Yousef drives a car on a highway during a women's rights campaign in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Her son, Salah al-Haidar, a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen, is set to go on trial Thursday in a court established to try terrorism cases in the Saudi capital, Riyadh on charges related to alleged social media posts criticizing the government. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Trump is urged to intervene in trial of US-Saudi national

Sep. 30, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The trial of a U.S. citizen who is also a Saudi national began Wednesday in Saudi Arabia in a counter-terrorism court that has been used to imprison rights activists in a case that could spark further tensions in already uneasy U.S.-Saudi relations. The case of Salah...

Deal reached to speed up court hearings for juvenile lifers

Sep. 30, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The state of Michigan has settled a decadelong lawsuit over so-called juvenile lifers by agreeing to accelerate rehabilitation programs that could enhance their release from prison, attorneys said Wednesday. The deal also requires the attorney general to crack down on “delay...