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Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

Jul. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years Monday for deliberately driving his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a rally in Virginia, killing one woman and injuring dozens. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, remained stoic as Circuit Court...

Salvadoran accused of abortion faces retrial, hefty sentence

Jul. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman who gave to birth to a baby in an outhouse toilet in El Salvador was back in court Monday facing a second trial for murder in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's highly restrictive abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz...

The Latest: Charlottesville victims describe pain of attack

Jul. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the state sentencing of a man convicted on federal hate crime charges related to a white nationalist rally (all times local): 4 p.m. A woman who was seriously hurt in a car attack on anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia called the man...

Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance

Jul. 15, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Australian model was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to community service and probation for slapping a flight attendant and going on an obscene tirade during a flight, with a federal judge saying he believed she was deeply remorseful and did not deserve fines or prison time. U.S....

Woman sentenced to 9 years for DWI crash that killed child

Jul. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A 32-year-old Missouri woman has been sentenced to nine years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed her 5-year-old daughter. Samantha Jones, of Smithville, was sentenced Friday for driving while intoxicated. Prosecutors say that Jones was driving drunk in June 2018 when...

Police officer gets probation for kneeing handcuffed man

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer accused of kneeing a handcuffed suspect last year has been sentenced to probation and ordered to complete an anger management course. Paula McMahon of the Broward state attorney's office says 29-year-old Coral Springs Officer Sandy Gomez...

Man sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges in Virginia car attack against anti-racism protesters

Jul. 15, 2019 1:33 PM EDT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Man sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges in Virginia car attack against anti-racism protesters.

Missouri man gets jail, fines in fatal South Dakota crash

Jul. 15, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

ABDERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A Missouri man who admitted he caused a car crash that killed a South Dakota woman will serve 120 days in county jail. James C. Weatherman pickup truck crashed head-on with Danielle M. McCollam's car in July 2016 on Highway 83 just south of Mound City. The collision killed the...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 15, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP TWEETS TO CONGRESSWOMEN CALLED RACIST Republicans remain quiet while Democrats call the comments breathtakingly divisive; Trump said the women of color should go back to their "broken and crime...

Illinois woman gets prison for soliciting husband's murder

Jul. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for soliciting the murder of her 76-year-old husband and helping to conceal his body. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr announced last week that...