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Myanmar court sets Oct. 1 for Suu Kyi corruption trial

Sep. 17, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A trial of Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on corruption charges is set to begin on Oct. 1, a member of her legal team said Friday. Lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said a judge declared the trial would be held at the Special Court in the capital...

Justice Department reviewing policies on transgender inmates

Sep. 17, 2021 06:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is reviewing its policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration, The Associated Press has learned. The federal Bureau...

South Africa: Top court upholds ex-president's jail sentence

Sep. 17, 2021 05:26 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's highest court on Friday denied an application by former president Jacob Zuma to rescind his sentence of 15 months in jail for contempt of court. The Constitutional Court judgment upheld its earlier ruling that Zuma should go to prison...

Danes wants to ban some inmates from entering a romance

Sep. 17, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish government wants to ban prisoners serving a life sentence from entering a romantic relationship and says that they “should not have the opportunity to spend time in prisons dating or advertising their crimes on, for example, social media.” ...

Woman sues for right to freeze her eggs in Beijing

Sep. 17, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — After almost two years, an unmarried woman suing for the right to freeze her eggs in Beijing is getting her case heard in court Friday in a rare legal challenge against the country's restrictions on unmarried women in reproductive health. Teresa Xu has...

Scottsdale man who skipped sentencing gets extra prison time

Sep. 17, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Scottsdale man who failed to appear for his sentencing in a tax fraud case has received more prison time, according to federal authorities. In August 2020, Thomas Rampetsreiter was given a two-year sentence in federal prison and ordered to pay more than...

Man who fled during trial gets 28 years for attacking camper

Sep. 17, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A 44-year-old Prescott man who fled in 2019 while on trial for a brutal attack on a camper the previous year has been sentenced to 28 years in prison after being apprehended in Payson in late July, authorities said. Robert David Pearsall III was...

Rittenhouse hearing to decide on evidence allowed at trial

Sep. 16, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge was set to decide Friday whether jurors at the trial of a man accused of killing two men and wounding a third during a police brutality protest in Wisconsin last year will see video that prosecutors say shows him talking about wanting to shoot people. ...

Appeals court says Buffalo mayor can't be on November ballot

Sep. 16, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A state appellate court Thursday reversed one of two decisions to allow Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate after he lost the Democratic primary. An appeal of the remaining decision is scheduled to...

Iraqi refugee gets 45 years for police officer's shooting

Sep. 16, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for shooting a Colorado Springs police officer in the head. The Gazette reports Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi was convicted in June of attempted murder and other charges and was sentenced...