Sentencing

December 05, 2018 - 3:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel's Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn't do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn's cooperation as "substantial." The...
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FILE- In this Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, file photo, Daniel Green, who is serving a life sentence for the July 1993 death of former NBA basketball star Michael Jordan's father James Jordan, listens to questions during an interview at the Harnett County Correctional Institute in Lillington, N.C. A North Carolina judge is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the case of Green. The judge will decide whether the arguments warrant an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial for Green. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis, File)
December 04, 2018 - 10:57 pm
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan's father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder. Now he's going before a judge to lay out evidence he says proves that although he helped dispose of the body, he didn't...
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Andrea Balcer listens to testimony during the sentencing hearing for killing her parents, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta, Maine. Balcer was 17 at the time of the Oct. 31, 2016, stabbings at their Winthrop home. The teenager told a police dispatcher that she "snapped" on the night of the stabbings. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 04, 2018 - 7:41 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A teenager who told authorities she "snapped" and killed her parents while struggling with gender identity and acceptance was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison. Andrea Balcer, who was 17 at the time of the fatal stabbings, asked for forgiveness from her remaining family...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks as Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Supporters of a criminal justice bill say they have met the threshold set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for getting a vote. Grassley said he now has support for the legislation from more than half of the Republicans in the chamber. Democratic leaders said support on their side is "overwhelming." If true, their projections mean at least two-thirds of the Senate would vote for the bill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
December 04, 2018 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of a criminal justice bill say they have met the threshold set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for getting a vote. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., said he now has support for the legislation from more than half of the Republicans in the...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2017, file photo, Clifford Kang, father of soldier Ikaika E. Kang, poses with photos of his son in Kailua, Hawaii. Ikaika E. Kang, an active-duty U.S. soldier, arrested on terrorism charges that accuse him of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, is scheduled to be sentenced, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Bruce Asato/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP, File)
December 04, 2018 - 2:07 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A soldier based in Hawaii was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He said he provided...
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December 01, 2018 - 9:57 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a revolutionary court has sentenced a female pro-reform journalist to a nearly 13-year prison term over security charges. The Saturday report said that Hengameh Shahidi can still appeal the verdict that sentenced her to 12...
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November 30, 2018 - 5:39 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The indictment of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on a murder charge in the killing of an unarmed black neighbor marks the latest development in a national conversation on issues of law enforcement and race. A look at that case and others in recent years in which law enforcement...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows Basit Sheikh. Sheikh, who the government sought to prosecute as an example to others considering joining militant fighters in Syria, was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 29, to spend another two years in federal prison. (The News & Observer via AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 3:43 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man among the first Americans arrested in an FBI effort to find those eager to join militant fighters in Syria was sentenced Thursday to another two years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle sentenced Basit Sheikh to the maximum term under a...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Hidden Heroes 3rd Annual National Convening at the Capital Hilton in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 27, 2018 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are visiting Capitol Hill as lawmakers from both major political parties push Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on a rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws. A...
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Jaber al Lamki, Executive Director of Media and Strategic Communications of the UAE, talks about the Matthew Hedges case during a press conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. The United Arab Emirates has pardoned and will free the British academic Hedges sentenced to life in prison for spying after showing journalists a video of him purportedly saying he was a captain in British intelligence. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 26, 2018 - 5:23 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the British academic Matthew Hedges convicted of spying in the United Arab Emirates (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Britain's foreign secretary has thanked the United Arab Emirates for pardoning Matthew Hedges while still challenging charges that...
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