Appeals court upholds terrorism convictions of 3 Minnesotans

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thenewstribune—A federal appeals court has upheld lengthy prison sentences for three Minnesota men who were convicted in 2016 of plotting to join the Islamic State group to fight in Syria and kill for the terrorist group.

Court Doesn't Buy Brock Turner's "Outercourse" Appeal, Upholds Conviction. On Wednesday, the California Court of Appeals rejected Brock Turner's appeal for a new trial. The disgraced sex offender and former Stanford swimmer remains guilty of sexual assault. "Defendant argues none of his convictions is supported by sufficient evidence," the court said in an opinion. "That argument lacks merit." Turner sexually assaulted an unconscious woman near a dumpster after leaving a fraternity party at Stanford University in early 2015. The woman, who chose to remain anonymous and...