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A man wearing a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic passes a mural of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Analysts say that in recent months the pandemic has helped suck away the opposition’s scanty momentum and bolster Maduro’s already strong hand. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuelan rebels sentenced to prison in failed beach attack

Aug. 14, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan court has sentenced more than a dozen rebel soldiers to 24 years in prison for a failed beach attack alongside two former U.S. special forces members accused in the armed operation aiming to capture President Nicolás Maduro, officials said Friday. The ruling...

Midshipman sentenced to 25 years in sexual assault case

Aug. 14, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman has been sentenced to 25 years after a military panel found him guilty of sexual assault and other charges. The Capital Gazette reported Friday that Nixon Keago also was dismissed from the service and sentenced to forfeit all pay and allowances. The...

Broker who tried to cover up big losses sentenced to 3 years

Aug. 14, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota broker has been sentenced to serve three years in prison and ordered to pay back more than $400,000 for trying to hide huge losses while managing foreign exchange currency. Federal authorities say David Astin, 38, of Hermosa, told the investor he had consistently...

Male stripper gets 16 years in prison for threats to witness

Aug. 14, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas sentenced a former male stripper to more than 16 years in prison following his conviction on charges related to having a shank in jail and threatening to have a white supremacist gang kill a witness. Collin Garrett Hayden, 28, was sentenced on Thursday. In...

FILE - In this April 20, 2012 file photo,  Marcus Robinson, an inmate on N.C.'s death row, listens as Cumberland County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks found that racial bias played a role in Robinson's trial and sentencing and he should be removed from death row and serve a life sentence.  North Carolina's Supreme Court will let Robinson, a death row inmate serve out a lifetime prison sentence he was previously granted. The narrow 4-3 ruling, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, may also allow three other inmates facing the death penalty to get similar relief under the now-defunct Racial Justice Act. (Shawn Rocco/The News & Observer via AP)

NC death row inmate to serve life in prison, court rules

Aug. 14, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man on death row in North Carolina will soon have his sentence reduced to life without parole, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. Marcus Robinson is one of four inmates to initially get death penalty sentences reduced using the legal process outlined in the now-defunct Racial...

Santa Cruz County man sentenced to prison in bank fraud case

Aug. 14, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A 40-year-old Santa Cruz County man faces 15 months in prison after being sentenced in a bank fraud case involving a Yuma-based bank. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona says Juan Diego Ibanez of Rio Rico in 2017 provided fraudulently-created documents to 1st Bank Yuma and...

Man sentenced for firing at Georgia State Patrol helicopter

Aug. 14, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A man who fired at a Georgia State Patrol helicopter that he didn't like flying near his house has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison. Terry Kielisch, 56, was sentenced this week on federal charges of assaulting a person assisting an officer of the U.S. and one count...

FILE - This June 19, 2019 file photo shows U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue, left, talking to the media with prosecutor Moira Penza outside Brooklyn federal court after NXIVM defendant Keith Raniere was found guilty on all counts, in New York. A judge has set an Oct. 27, 2020 sentencing date for Raniere, leader of an upstate New York self-improvement group who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of followers into sex slaves. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Sentencing date set for NY self-help guru in sex slave case

Aug. 14, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a cult-like self-improvement group in upstate New York who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of his followers into sex slaves will face sentencing on Oct. 27, a judge said Friday. In a conference call, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis told lawyers for...

Man sentenced to life for helping kill daughter's boyfriend

Aug. 14, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to torturing and killing his daughter’s boyfriend in West Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison. Larry Paul McClure Sr., 55, of Pendleton, Ky., received the sentence Thursday in McDowell County Circuit Court, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph...

Angolan court sentences ex-leader's son to 5 years in prison

Aug. 14, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A court in Angola has sentenced the son of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos to five years in prison for fraud and other crimes. The Angolan Supreme Court sentenced Jose Filomeno do Santos, former head of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, and three other defendants for...