FILE - This combination of file photos shows Charles Manson on Aug. 14, 2017, left, in a photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and on Dec. 22, 1969, right, leaving a Los Angeles courtroom. Fifty years ago, Manson dispatched a group of disaffected young hippie followers on a two-night killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles. On successive nights in August 1969, the so-called Manson family murdered seven people. Manson died in prison on Nov. 19, 2017. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, left, and Wally Fong, right, via AP, File)
August 06, 2019 - 12:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Kay was a fresh-faced prosecutor just 27 years old and three years out of law school when circumstances handed him the Manson "family" murder case. Over the next half-century, it would come to define his career and lead to death threats that to this day he worries a...
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CORRECTS SKETCH ARTIST'S NAME TO AGGIE, NOT MAGGIE - In this courtroom sketch, Cesar Sayoc, second left, sits as his Attorney Ian H. Amelkin, right, speaks at federal court in New York on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Sayoc, a Florida amateur body builder who admitted sending inoperative pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who said he concluded that the bombs purposely were not designed to explode. (Aggie Kenny via AP)
August 05, 2019 - 9:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida amateur body builder who admitted sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who concluded the bombs purposely were not designed to explode. Cesar Sayoc, 57, wept and crossed himself, appearing relieved, when U.S...
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August 04, 2019 - 8:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Florida man who mailed 16 packages of inoperative pipe bombs packed with fireworks powder and shards of glass to 13 famous Democrats and CNN will learn his punishment Monday. Defense lawyers urge leniency, saying Cesar Sayoc committed his crimes after he became "increasingly...
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August 02, 2019 - 2:29 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The family of a visiting Chinese scholar whose body was never recovered after a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped and killed her has been told the woman's remains may be in a landfill in Vermillion County in central Illinois. The (Champaign) News-...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2019 file photo, Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, right, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher as they leave a military court on Naval Base San Diego, in San Diego. The Navy has dismissed charges against an officer for allegedly not reporting war crimes by Gallagher, who was later acquitted of murder. A Navy official with knowledge of the decision not authorized to speak publicly confirmed said charges against Lt. Jacob Portier were dropped Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
August 01, 2019 - 9:56 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy admiral dismissed charges Thursday against an officer accused of covering up war crimes by a Navy SEAL later acquitted of murder, and ordered a review of the service's justice system. The action by the chief of naval operations in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier is the latest...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, is seen at a sentencing hearing in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals says it will issue an opinion this week in an appeal filed by Holtzclaw, who is appealing his 18 convictions and 263-year prison sentence. Holtzclaw was accused of preying on black women he encountered while on duty. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool, File)
August 01, 2019 - 10:16 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday upheld the rape and sexual assault convictions and 263-year prison sentence of a former Oklahoma City police officer whose case has been watched closely by the Black Lives Matter movement and some conservatives. The court...
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July 30, 2019 - 11:10 am
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — A Mauritanian blogger who had been sentenced to death for comments deemed as blasphemous by authorities has been freed after five years in detention, his lawyer said Tuesday. The release comes two days before the inauguration of the country's new president. Mohamed...
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July 30, 2019 - 7:26 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Prosecutors say they submitted a murder indictment against the former head of Hungary's swimming federation for allegedly ordering the 1998 killing of a rival media mogul. Budapest Chief Prosecutor Tibor Ibolya said Tuesday in a statement that Tamas Gyarfas decided to have...
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July 26, 2019 - 1:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — A man who falsely claimed he was abused by members of a pedophile ring at the heart of the British government was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison. Carl Beech, 51, was the key witness in a prominent investigation of sexual abuse and slaying allegations involving British...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2019 file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks during a tour of a federal prison in Edgefield, S.C. The Justice Department says it will carry out executions of federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003. The announcement Thursday says five inmates will be executed starting in December. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 26, 2019 - 2:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003, ending an informal moratorium even as the nation sees a broad shift away from capital punishment. Attorney General William Barr instructed the Bureau...
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