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School shooter's brain exams to be subject of court hearing

Aug. 14, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A defense mental health expert in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz can pinpoint when he realized the 23-year-old mass murderer still has “irrational thoughts” — the two were making small talk when Cruz began describing plans for an...

Some Capitol rioters try to profit from their Jan. 6 crimes

Aug. 14, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

Facing prison time and dire personal consequences for storming the U.S. Capitol, some Jan. 6 defendants are trying to profit from their participation in the deadly riot, using it as a platform to drum up cash, promote business endeavors and boost social media profiles. A Nevada man...

Today in History: August 14, McVeigh sentenced to death

Aug. 14, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2022. There are 139 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 14, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that Imperial Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World...

Ex-Yakima commissioner candidate sentenced for Jan. 6 role

Aug. 12, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A former candidate for Yakima County commissioner has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for her role in the Jan. 6 insurrection. Lisa Homer, 50, pleaded guilty this week to one count of illegally demonstrating inside the U.S. Capitol, a...

US man sentenced to 18 years for deadly migrant boat trip

Aug. 12, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a San Diego man to 18 years in prison Friday for piloting a small vessel overloaded with 32 migrants that smashed apart in powerful surf off San Diego's coast last year, killing three people. U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino called...

Monday hearing set for 2 ex-cops in George Floyd's killing

Aug. 11, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge scheduled a hearing for Monday on the “status of plea negotiations” for the two remaining officers awaiting trial on state charges in the killing of George Floyd, with the hearing coming after the judge's window for accepting any deal appears to have closed. ...

Ex-police officer gets 7-plus years in prison in Jan. 6 case

Aug. 11, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An off-duty Virginia police officer who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan, 6, 2021, with a fellow officer was sentenced Thursday to more than seven years in prison, matching the longest prison sentence so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases. Former Rocky Mount...

Iraqi man gets prison in Georgia for gun smuggling attempt

Aug. 11, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Iraqi man living in Georgia was sentenced Thursday to nearly eight years in federal prison for trying to smuggle guns through the Port of Savannah. Nihad Al Jaberi,43, was sentenced in U.S. District Court almost six months after a jury convicted him of...

Man gets 12 years in case that tested broad search warrants

Aug. 11, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison on federal bank robbery charges in a case that tested the constitutionality of broad search warrants that use Google location history to identify people who were near the scene of a crime. Okello...

Dad gets home detention for bribing Georgetown coach

Aug. 11, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to bribing a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school was sentenced Thursday to about a month in home detention. Robert Repella, a former pharmaceutical executive, agreed to pay then-Georgetown...