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  • The Latest: Convicted killer of Kim Wall loses appeal

    The Latest on the appeal of convicted murderer Peter Madsen (all times local): 3 p.m. Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, has lost his appeal against his life sentence. The 47-year-old sat quietly as Judge...

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  • Lao drug kingpin with celebrity links gets 2nd life sentence

    A court in Thailand gave a second life sentence Wednesday to a drug kingpin from Laos whose social connections to various celebrities were exposed by his arrest. Bangkok's Criminal Court initially handed Xaysana Keophimpha a death sentence for smuggling 1 million methamphetamine pills from...

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  • Romanian ex-prison chief sentenced to 20 years dies in jail

    Romanian authorities say a former prison commander serving a 20-year sentence for the deaths of 103 political prisoners while he was in charge of a communist-era labor camp has died

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  • Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’ used at obscenity trial for sale

    A paperback copy of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” used by the judge in the book’s landmark U.K. obscenity trial is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000)

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  • Convicted killer of Kim Wall on last day of sentence appeals

    Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, appeared in court Wednesday on the last day of his appeal against a life sentence. Closing remarks had been adjourned Sept. 14 after a juror collapsed. The hearing resumed...

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  • Cosby camp: Once-beloved actor a victim of racism, sexism

    A publicist for once-beloved actor Bill Cosby complained that his conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault Tuesday stem from a racist and sexist justice system, as the defense vowed to appeal the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby, 81, was spending his...

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