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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2009, file photo, Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma addresses the Commission of External Relationships in Brazil's Senate in Brasilia two days before the commission votes on the entrance of Venezuela into the Mercosur trade block. Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures, Leopoldo Lopez and Ledezma, were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 in President Nicolas Maduro's first moves against his enemies since a widely denounced vote giving his government nearly unlimited powers. Allies of former Caracas Mayor Ledezma posted video online of a man who appeared to be the opposition leader being taken by state security as a woman screams for help for neighbors. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
August 01, 2017 - 11:30 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political situation in Venezuela (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis is rejecting the idea of EU sanctions against Venezuela, saying they could hurt the population. He said Tuesday that Spain instead favors individual...
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Earl Rice Jr. steps out of his home in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, May 18, 2017. Jailed at 17 for a purse-snatching that took a woman's life, he is 61 now. "For 43 years I'm behind a wall or some kind of a fence with guard towers ... and then you come out here," he says. "I can imagine what Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong and them felt like going to the moon, because that's what it seems like. I'm on a different planet!" (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 01, 2017 - 10:52 am
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — It's just a few blocks from the house Earl Rice Jr. left behind as a teenager to the places he remembers. But after more than four decades in prison, he has ground to cover. Skirting Franklin Street's neatly trimmed lawns in long strides, and praising the glories of the...
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Pakistan's premier-designate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, right, leaves with his aids after meeting with politicians in Parliament house in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, July 31, 2017. Pakistan's parliament will meet Tuesday to elect a new prime minister after the disqualification of three-term prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League party nominated Sharif's longtime loyalist Abbasi for the top slot on Saturday. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
August 01, 2017 - 10:08 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lower house of parliament on Tuesday elected veteran lawmaker Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the country's new prime minister, less than a week after the Supreme Court disqualified thrice-elected Nawaz Sharif for concealing assets. Abbasi, a member of the ruling Pakistan Muslim...
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Police officers walk towards to the main entrance of Moscow Regional Court is seen in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Five defendants at the Moscow courthouse attacked their guards in a bungled escape attempt, leading to a shootout that killed a few people and wounded five others, officials said Tuesday. (Andrey Nikerichev/Moscow News Agency via AP)
August 01, 2017 - 9:49 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Five defendants at a Moscow courthouse attacked their guards in a bungled escape attempt, leading to a shootout that killed three people and wounded five others, officials said Tuesday. Russia's Investigative Committee said the attempted getaway started while the five handcuffed men...
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FILE--In this Sept. 16, 2007, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio shows off vehicles advertising a hotline to report undocumented immigrants in Phoenix, Ariz. Arpaio has been convicted of a criminal charge Monday, July 31, 2017, for disobeying a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants in a conviction that marks a final rebuke for the former sheriff and politician who once drew strong popularity from such crackdowns but was booted from office amid voter frustrations over his deepening legal troubles. (Larry Fehr-Snyder/Arizona Republic via AP, file)
August 01, 2017 - 9:46 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The political defiance that made Joe Arpaio popular and seemingly untouchable as metro Phoenix's sheriff of 24 years ultimately led to his downfall as he was convicted of a crime for ignoring a U.S. court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. The TV interviews and...
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August 01, 2017 - 9:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Five defendants at a Moscow courthouse attacked their guards in a bungled escape attempt, leading to a shootout that killed three people and wounded five others, officials said Tuesday. Russia's Investigative Committee said the attempted getaway started while the five handcuffed men...
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Earl Rice Jr. steps out of his home in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, May 18, 2017. Jailed at 17 for a purse-snatching that took a woman's life, he is 61 now. "For 43 years I'm behind a wall or some kind of a fence with guard towers ... and then you come out here," he says. "I can imagine what Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong and them felt like going to the moon, because that's what it seems like. I'm on a different planet!" (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 01, 2017 - 12:17 am
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — It's just a few blocks from the house Earl Rice Jr. left behind as a teenager to the places he remembers. But after more than four decades in prison, he has ground to cover. Skirting Franklin Street's neatly trimmed lawns in long strides, and praising the glories of the...
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July 31, 2017 - 8:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges on Monday rejected a request by North Carolina voters who sued over General Assembly district boundaries to hold special elections next March in new districts once lines are redrawn to eliminate illegal racial gerrymandering. The unanimous order by the three-...
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This combination of photos shows shows younger and older photos of "juvenile lifers," top row from left, William Washington, Jennifer M. Pruitt and John Sam Hall; middle row from left, Damion Lavoial Todd, Ahmad Rashad Williams and Evan Miller; bottom row from left, Giovanni Reid, Johnny Antoine Beck, and Bobby Hines. During the late 1980 and into the 1990s, many states enacted laws to punish juvenile criminals like adults and the U.S. became an international outlier, sentencing offenders under 18 to live out their lives in prison for homicide and, sometimes, rape, kidnapping, armed robbery. (Michigan Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Lawrence County Alabama Sheriff's Office, Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
July 31, 2017 - 5:23 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs. It's been more than 27 years since Hines stood before a judge in this building. He was 15 then, just out of eighth grade, answering for his role in the murder of a man over a...
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July 31, 2017 - 3:34 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down Alabama's one-of-a-kind law that enabled judges to put minors seeking abortions through a trial-like proceeding in which the fetus could get a lawyer and prosecutors could object to the pregnant girl's wishes. Alabama legislators in 2014...
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