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Survivors of Brussels suicide attacks seek closure at trial

Dec. 04, 2022 02:47 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Jaana Mettala was six months pregnant and on her way to work when the bomb exploded in the heart of Brussels' European Union quarter. She suffered severe burns, but Mettala and her baby survived — 32 other people did not. It's now more than six years since the...

UN human rights chief decries new Myanmar death sentences

Dec. 02, 2022 22:53 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-installed government has sentenced more critics to death, bringing the total to 139, and is using capital punishment as a tool to crush opposition, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights said Friday. High Commissioner Volker Türk said at...

Guilty plea in boy's death that sparked federal task force

Dec. 02, 2022 18:31 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Friday in the killing of a 4-year-old Kansas City boy whose death led to a federal operation meant to reduce violent crime in 2020. Ryson Ellis, 24, of Kansas City, was sentenced to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to...

Nebraska man gets prison for leaving noose for coworker

Dec. 02, 2022 18:23 PM EST

LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — A former employee at the Oriental Trading Co. has been sentenced to prison for leaving a noose on a floor scrubber that a Black colleague was set to use. The Nebraska U.S. Attorney's office said Bruce Quinn, 66, was sentenced Friday to four months in prison...

Austria: 3 men convicted in rape, death of 13-year-old girl

Dec. 02, 2022 13:32 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted three Afghan men for the rape and death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found dumped next to a tree in Vienna last year in a case that shocked the Alpine nation. The Austria Press Agency reported Friday that the main defendant, a...

Ex-bank manager sentenced for role in defrauding immigrants

Dec. 02, 2022 12:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former bank manager has been sentenced to six months of home confinement for his role in a tax fraud scheme that targeted immigrants, particularly members of the Congolese community in the Boston area, federal prosecutors said. Christian Zynga, 47, was sentenced...

11 face death over conservationist's murder in Tanzania

Dec. 02, 2022 10:47 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A high court in Tanzania on Friday sentenced 11 people to death for the murder of a conservationist in the East African country more than five years ago. Anti-poaching activist Wayne Lotter, a South African national, was shot dead in August 2017 while riding...

Top exec at pharmacy in deadly meningitis outbreak sentenced

Dec. 02, 2022 10:18 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former co-owner of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that resulted in more than 100 patient deaths has been sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring to defraud the federal government. Gregory...

Judge gives woman 15 years for causing fatal 3-car wreck

Dec. 01, 2022 19:21 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman who caused a fatal three-car wreck while intoxicated has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Angella Rochell Marshall, 43, of Shreveport, was sentenced Wednesday. Marshall must serve five years of the sentence without the benefit of...

Man in prison for 3 decades gets new trial in baby's killing

Dec. 01, 2022 14:42 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man imprisoned for the past 28 years for a New Haven shooting that killed a baby and paralyzed her grandmother has been granted a new trial by a judge, who said prosecutors withheld evidence from the defense and city police failed to pursue other suspects —...