HOUSTON — While Texas led the nation in the number of inmates executed in 2018, the use of capital punishment in the state continues to decline, according to a new report. The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty said ...Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of magazines including the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and In Touch has admitted to engaging in a journalistically dubious practice known as “catch-and-kill” in order to help Donald Trump become president. Federal prosecutors ...Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) — Customs officials at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers. Authorities say a passenger arriving from Guyana on Saturday had the songbirds in a duffel bag. ...
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NEW YORK — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s once-devoted lawyer and all-around fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for allowing what he said was his “blind loyalty” to Trump to lead him astray. “I felt it was ...Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, is set to learn Wednesday whether his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will lessen his punishment for crimes including making illegal hush-money payments ...
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DALLAS — A woman who says she was raped by a former Baylor University classmate lashed out over a plea bargain that will spare him from a jail sentence, saying the justice system is “severely broken.” Judge Ralph Strother’s decision ...Read More »
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A jury recommended life plus 419 years on Tuesday for a man convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields ...Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) — The ex-president of the State University of New York’s Polytechnic Institute is facing sentencing in the corruption of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” economic redevelopment program. Alain Kaloyeros, born in Beirut in 1956, was the school’s ...
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Civil rights activists in this Virginia city say they hope the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in 2017 will help with healing their violence-scarred community. ...Read More »
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two committees of New York state lawmakers are examining the level of mental health services provided in the state’s juvenile justice system. The Assembly’s Committee on Children and Families and the Committee on Mental Health are ...Read More »