Sentencing

May 29, 2020 - 3:17 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman was sentenced Friday to five years and 10 months in federal prison for attempting to send cellphones to the Middle East to be used as bomb detonators by the Islamic State terrorist group. Alison Marie Sheppard, 35, of Punta Gorda, had pleaded guilty in Fort...
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A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)
May 20, 2020 - 4:30 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Singapore has sentenced a drug suspect to death on the popular videoconferencing app Zoom because of the city-state's coronavirus lockdown, in a move slammed by a human rights group as callous and inhumane. Defense lawyer Peter Fernando said the Supreme Court announced...
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This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Carlos Ridley. Ridley, serving a life sentence for a triple slaying, was awaiting a court ruling this month he hoped would help him prove innocence through DNA testing. On Monday, May 4, 2020, an Ohio appeals court rejected Ridley's request. The next day, he was rushed to a hospital where he died of COVID-19, according to his two daughters. (Ohio Department of Corrections via AP)
May 11, 2020 - 8:47 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prison inmate Carlos Ridley, four decades into a life sentence for a triple slaying, was awaiting a court ruling this month he hoped would help him prove innocence through DNA testing. On Monday, an Ohio appeals court rejected Ridley’s request. The next day, he was rushed...
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May 02, 2020 - 7:20 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese officials said Saturday they are working to criminalize the widespread practice of female genital mutilation after the transitional government approved a landmark draft law. Under the proposed amendment to the criminal code, anyone found guilty of performing the procedure...
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April 30, 2020 - 5:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The only Native American on federal death row lost a bid Thursday to look into potential racial bias in his case. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision by a federal court in Arizona that Lezmond Mitchell had no grounds to interview jurors for potential bias against...
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April 27, 2020 - 3:24 pm
Police found five people shot to death Monday inside a Milwaukee home and arrested the man who dialed 911 to report the slayings, the city's police chief said. The police department received a call around 10:30 a.m. from a man who said his family was dead, Chief Alfonso Morales said during a brief...
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Shown is a portion of a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form, Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Washington. The Paycheck Protection was supposed to be a lifeline for small businesses, helping them stay afloat and keep their employees on the payroll during the coronavirus pandemic. But guidelines from the Small Business Administration say that businesses are ineligible if someone who owns at least 20 percent of the company is incarcerated, under indictment, on probation or parole or had been convicted of a felony within the last five years. Ineligible would-be applicants and advocates say the restrictions are a slap in the face for those who have served their time, especially from an administration that has trumpeted second chances. (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)
April 21, 2020 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Damon West was hoping the government's coronavirus rescue package for small-business owners would help replace the income he's lost now that he can't travel the country as a keynote speaker. But then he got a call from his accountant. A question on the application form asked...
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April 20, 2020 - 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is passing for now on deciding whether juries must find all facts necessary to impose a death sentence or whether judges can play a role, an issue Nebraska and Missouri death row inmates had asked the court to take up. The high court on Monday declined to hear...
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The 9:02 gate at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is pictured behind a sign announcing the closure of the site, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the site scaled back its plans for a 25th anniversary remembrance and will instead offer a recorded, one-hour television program that includes the reading of the names of the 168 people killed in the bombing followed by 168 seconds of silence, instead of the annual open-to-the-public ceremony. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 19, 2020 - 10:20 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Survivors and loved ones of the 168 people who were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing were not able to gather Sunday to mark the 25th anniversary of the attack, but that did not stop them from remembering. Because the annual remembrance ceremony was canceled due to...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building before beginning his prison term in New York. President Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement amid the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)
April 17, 2020 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cohen is currently locked up at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading...
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