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  • Prosecutor seeks no bond for suspect in 2 officers' slayings

    A prosecutor is asking that the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of Westerville officers Eric Joering...

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  • Bangladesh ex-PM appeals 5-year jail sentence in graft case

    Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia appealed a five-year prison sentence in a corruption case on Tuesday, with her lawyers arguing that the verdict was politically motivated and influenced by the government.

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  • Lawyers for Hariri assassination suspect calls for acquittal

    Lawyers for one of four alleged Hezbollah members accused of involvement in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri called Tuesday on judges at a U.N.-backed tribunal to acquit him, saying prosecutors have not presented enough evidence for a conviction.

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  • Court: Pardoned Peru strongman Fujimori can be tried again

    A court in Peru has ruled that former strongman Alberto Fujimori can be tried in connection with a 1992 massacre despite his recent pardon from a 25-year jail sentence. The decision Monday paves the way for Fujimori to stand trial again for crimes committed during his decade-long rule. ...

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  • Court: Pardoned Peru strongman Fujimori can be tried again

    A court in Peru has determined that former Peruvian strongman Alberto Fujimori can be tried in connection with a 1992 massacre despite his recent pardon from a 25-year jail sentence.

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  • British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 32 years

    A British judge sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison Monday in what the U.K.'s national law enforcement agency described as a watershed moment for coming to grips with technology's ability to support and spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted to 137 offenses,...

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  • Video of model revisiting Italy kidnap sites shown at trial

    Video footage of a British model leading Italian police to locations connected to her alleged kidnapping has been played at the trial of the man charged with abducting her.

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  • British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 38 years

    A judge in Britain has sentenced a prolific pedophile to 38 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology’s ability to spread depravity.

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  • Case against activists threatens Kuwait's political openness

    In Kuwait, activists have been gathering nightly to peacefully demonstrate against their government — something that elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula would see protesters tear-gassed, beaten, arrested and sentenced to prison.

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  • 2 Kuwait royals sentenced for insulting parliament speaker

    A lawyer says two Kuwaiti ruling family members have been found guilty of insulting the country's National Assembly speaker. Sheikh Athbi Al Sabah, a nephew of Kuwait's ruling emir and former head of Kuwait's National Security Office, and Sheikh Khalifa Al Sabah, the publisher of the...

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  • Life or death main decision for school shooting suspect

    The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. The fate of 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who faces 17 counts of first-degree...

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  • Egypt sentences 65 Islamists to jail for incitement

    An Egyptian court has sentenced 65 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to jail over alleged incitement against the state. The decision late Saturday by a court in the Nile Delta city of Zagazig also acquitted eight individuals. Prosecutors say the group was caught with...

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  • Dozens granted bail in Kuwait over 2011 parliament storming

    A judge in Kuwait has ordered dozens of politicians, activists and others imprisoned over protesters storming parliament in 2011 to be freed on bail pending their appeal before the country's highest court. The order Sunday by Court of Cassation Judge Saleh al-Muraished frees 44 defendants...

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  • Family of woman killed by police may not see full $37M award

    The family of a Maryland woman who was fatally shot by police two years ago may never receive the entire $37 million it was awarded in a lawsuit this week. Maryland has a cap on local governments' liabilities in such cases, and judges have a tendency to lower large awards on appeal, ...

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  • Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death

    A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said.

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  • Pakistani court sentences serial killer to death

    A public prosecutor in Pakistan says a court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation. Ehtesham Qadir says the court Saturday announced the decision in the...

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  • Former New Mexico state senator gets 18 months prison term

    Former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego will spend 18 months behind bars for fraud, bribery and other convictions stemming from allegations that he misused his position to profit from a real estate deal, a state district court judge ruled Friday. Judge Brett Loveless sentenced Griego to a...

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  • Mall of America stabber sentenced to 15 years for attack

    A 20-year-old Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for attacking two brothers at the Mall of America. Mahad Abdirahman was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty earlier to two counts of first-degree assault for the November knife attack at the Bloomington mall. The ...

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