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November 20, 2018 - 10:10 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" must serve two to five years of probation. Television station KCRG reports that 21-year-old Austin Pape, of Dyersville, also was granted a deferred...
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Christopher Watts sits in court for his sentencing hearing at the Weld County Courthouse on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Greeley, Colo. Watts received three consecutive life sentences without a chance at parole on Monday, nearly two weeks after pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)
November 20, 2018 - 1:50 am
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Christopher Watts cried, shook and stared into his lap as a judge told him he would spend the rest of his life in prison for the murders of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. But he spoke only once at his sentencing hearing and that was to decline the opportunity...
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November 18, 2018 - 4:29 pm
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A man who disappeared on the last day of his 2008 murder trial has been captured in Mexico and returned to Texas, authorities said. Hidalgo County prosecutors said in a news release Friday that 35-year-old Oscar Davila Rodriguez was returned to the U.S. Wednesday. The...
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In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Nuon Chea, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sits in a court room before a hearing at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The international tribunal to judge the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians opened its session Friday to deliver its verdicts on charges of genocide and other crimes. (Mark Peters/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 6:41 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia in the 1970s, when their reign of terror was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people, were convicted Friday by an international tribunal of genocide, crimes against humanity...
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Khieu Samphan, former Khmer Rouge head of state, is seen on screen at the court's press center at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The U.N.-backed tribunal judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians will issue verdicts Friday in the latest — and perhaps last — of such trials. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
November 16, 2018 - 6:09 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Latest on the tribunal judging Khmer Rouge responsibility (all times local): 11:40 a.m. An international tribunal that found two former Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide has sentenced them to life in prison. The elderly Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are the last...
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November 15, 2018 - 10:34 am
DETROIT (AP) — A young man who was fired from his food service worker job at the Detroit Tigers' home stadium after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza has been sentenced to 18 months of probation. Twenty-one-year-old Jaylon Kerley also was ordered Thursday to take an anger management...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington. Lawyers alleging Trump’s decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation was racially motivated are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show “The Apprentice” to try to bolster their case. Lawyers for Civil Rights said Wednesday, Nov. 14, it has issued subpoenas to MGM Holdings Inc. and Trump Productions LLC demanding any footage shot during the production of the show in which Trump “uses racial and/or ethnic slurs.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 14, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation. "Today I'm thrilled to announce my support for this bipartisan bill that will make our communities safer and give former inmates...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2018, file photo, Law enforcement vehicles are seen behind a school sign after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind. The 13-year-old boy who opened fire inside the school, wounding a classmate and a teacher before being tackled by the teacher, was expected to learn his punishment on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)
November 14, 2018 - 10:20 am
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a juvenile court hearing for a 13-year-old boy accused in the shooting of a classmate and a teacher at a suburban Indianapolis school (all times local): 10:15 a.m. An Indiana judge has ordered a 13-year-old boy to be held by the state juvenile system until he'...
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In this Nov. 8, 2018 photo, the Capitol is framed amid colorful autumn leaves in Washington. Congressional aides and advocacy groups say lawmakers are close to an agreement on legislation designed to boost rehabilitation efforts for federal prisoners and give judges more discretion when sentencing some non-violent offenders. Aides from both parties say moving ahead depends largely on President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 13, 2018 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators have reached a tentative accord on the first major rewrite of criminal justice sentencing in a generation, but now it's up to President Donald Trump to decide if it's worth making a push for the sweeping bipartisan bill during the lame-duck session of Congress. The...
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November 13, 2018 - 4:56 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's greatest all-time soccer players, to a year in prison for tax evasion while also giving him the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have the sentence suspended. The verdict, handed down on...
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