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Iran says it arrested 17 Iranians allegedly recruited by CIA

Jul. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday announced the arrest of 17 Iranians accused of spying on the country's nuclear and military sites for the CIA and said some of them have been sentenced to death. President Donald Trump called it "another lie" from Iran. The arrests happened over the past...

The Latest: Iran's FM says UK ship was traveling unsafely

Jul. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Iran's foreign minister says his country seized a British-flagged oil tanker last week because it was violating "international law on safe passage" in the Strait of Hormuz. Speaking Monday during a...

Man gets 37 years to life in 2017 slayings of 2 teens

Jul. 22, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 37 years to life in the shooting deaths of two 16-year-olds in south Philadelphia more than 1½ years ago. Jurors in May convicted now-18-year-old Brandon Olivieri of first- and third-degree murder charges in the October 2017 slayings of Caleer Miller and...

Man sentenced to life in prison in housemate's fiery death

Jul. 22, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who admitted in a letter to a white supremacist organization that he fatally set his housemate on fire has been sentenced to life in prison. The Daily News Journal reports 53-year-old John Daniel Carothers pleaded guilty to murder Monday in Murfreesboro. Carothers...

Egypt hands out 11 life sentences for joining Islamic State

Jul. 22, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 people to life in prison on charges of joining the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Giza criminal court on Monday says the defendants all traveled abroad to fight for IS and receive military training. Two other defendants got 15-year sentences, and...

Today in History

Jul. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 20, the 201st day of 2019. There are 164 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 lunar module. On this...

Man given 4 life sentences for 2010 murders

Jul. 19, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man who killed four people during a series of home invasion robberies has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole. Sixty-two-year-old John Ewell was sentenced Friday to four life terms for invading homes in Los Angeles and neighboring Hawthorne in 2010....

3 sentenced for violence at Virginia white nationalist rally

Jul. 19, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three members of a white supremacist group were sentenced Friday to between two and three years in prison for punching, kicking and choking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California. Members of the now-defunct Rise Above...

Slim chance of ever finding Chinese scholar's body

Jul. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in Illinois have suggested that the remains of a slain 26-year-old scholar from China may never be found despite a vow from prosecutors after her killer was sentenced to life in prison this week that the search will continue. Brendt Christensen, a former doctoral student in...

Ex-NSA contractor sentenced to 9 years for stolen documents

Jul. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former National Security Agency contractor who stored two decades' worth of classified documents at his Maryland home was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison. Harold Martin, 54, apologized to the federal judge who sentenced him for a theft that prosecutors have called "breathtaking"...