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FILE - In this July 12, 2019, file photo, Baiq Nuril Maknun, center, arrives at the Attorney General's office in Jakarta, Indonesia. The woman sentenced to prison for recording her boss's sexual harassment wept and lawmakers clapped as Indonesia's parliament unanimously approved an amnesty recommended by the country's president. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
July 25, 2019 - 5:31 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A woman sentenced to prison for recording her boss's sexual harassment wept and lawmakers clapped as Indonesia's parliament on Thursday unanimously approved an amnesty recommended by the country's president. Baiq Nuril Maknun's ordeal began in 2014 when she received...
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William Talbott II pleads his innocence before a judge sentences him to life without parole at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Talbott, convicted of killing a young Canadian couple more than three decades ago after a trial that hinged on DNA evidence and newly-emerged genealogical technology, was sentenced by a judge in Washington state Wednesday to life in prison. (Andy Bronson/The Herald via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 6:12 pm
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a young Canadian couple more than three decades ago after a trial that hinged on DNA evidence and newly-emerged genealogical technology was sentenced in Washington state Wednesday to life in prison. William Talbott II received two consecutive life...
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CORRECTS LAST NAME TO SATER, NOT SLATER, IN THE SECOND REFERENCE - FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2005, file photo, real estate developer Felix Sater, right, stands next to Donald Trump as Trump talks on his cellphone after speaking at the Bixpo 2005 business convention in Loveland, Colo. Federal documents made public during the week of July 22, 2019, confirm that Sater cooperated extensively with the FBI on matters ranging from organized crime to Al Qaida, but do not shed new light on his relationship with Trump and their work on New York City real estate projects before he ran for president. (Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via AP, File)
July 24, 2019 - 5:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly unsealed court records confirm that Felix Sater, a former business associate of President Donald Trump, was an invaluable FBI source who used his ties to the criminal underworld to rat out New York's organized crime families and gather intelligence on Al Qaida and arms dealers...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 21, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the tarmac to board Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J. Iran said Monday that it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country's nuclear and military sites, and some of them have already been sentenced to death. Trump tweeted that the claim had "zero truth," calling Iran a "total mess."(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
July 22, 2019 - 5:01 pm
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...
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Members of the Zhang family support Lifeng Ye, second from left, mother of murdered University of Illinois visiting scholar Yingying Zhang, as attorney Zhidong Wang, foreground, translates a statement from the father, Ronggao Zhang, during a news conference, Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Peoria, Ill. Brendt Christensen was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for Yingying Zhang's kidnapping and murder. (Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities have said the remains of a slain 26-year-old scholar from China may never be found despite a vow from prosecutors this week that the search will continue. Brendt Christensen, a former physics doctoral student at the University of Illinois, abducted Yingying...
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Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, center, flanked by Hugh Hurwitz, left, the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons, and David Muhlhausen, director of the National Institute of Justice, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2019, on developments in the implementation of the First Step Act. About 2,200 federal inmates will be released by the federal Bureau of Prisons under the criminal justice reform measure signed into law last year by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 19, 2019 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3,100 federal inmates were being released Friday by the Bureau of Prisons as part of a criminal justice overhaul signed into law last year. The First Step Act gives judges more discretion in sentencing, eases mandatory minimum sentences and encourages inmates to...
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FILE - This June 6, 2013 file photo, shows the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. A former National Security Agency contractor awaits sentencing in Baltimore’s federal court for storing two decades’ worth of classified documents at his Maryland home. Harold Martin’s plea agreement calls for a nine-year prison sentence, but U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett isn’t bound by the deal’s terms when he sentences Martin on Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 19, 2019 - 11:50 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A former National Security Agency contractor who stored two decades' worth of classified documents at his Maryland home has been sentenced to nine years in prison. Harold Martin apologized Friday before he was sentenced in Baltimore's federal court. The sentencing resolves a...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Andrea Christensen, the sister of former University of Illinois student Brendt Christensen who is convicted of killing a Chinese scholar, told a jury, Monday, July 15, 2019, deciding whether he should be executed that he was a "very gentle person" who never raised his voice. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 18, 2019 - 10:05 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student was spared the death penalty Thursday and sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and killing a 26-year-old scholar from China. Her parents, disappointed he was not sentenced to death, publicly begged for the killer to reveal...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City. Guzman, who was convicted in February 2019 on multiple conspiracy counts in an epic drug-trafficking case, was sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
July 18, 2019 - 3:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Only hours after receiving a life sentence, convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was forced to make a sudden departure to the highest-security prison in the U.S. to serve the term, his lawyer said Thursday. A government helicopter whisked the narco, notorious for...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Andrea Christensen, the sister of former University of Illinois student Brendt Christensen who is convicted of killing a Chinese scholar, told a jury, Monday, July 15, 2019, deciding whether he should be executed that he was a "very gentle person" who never raised his voice. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 17, 2019 - 9:40 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating but didn't reach a decision Wednesday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal slaying of a scholar from China he abducted at a bus stop. Brent Christensen's attorney, Elisabeth Pollock, teared up...
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