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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington. Lawyers alleging Trump’s decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation was racially motivated are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show “The Apprentice” to try to bolster their case. Lawyers for Civil Rights said Wednesday, Nov. 14, it has issued subpoenas to MGM Holdings Inc. and Trump Productions LLC demanding any footage shot during the production of the show in which Trump “uses racial and/or ethnic slurs.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 14, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation. "Today I'm thrilled to announce my support for this bipartisan bill that will make our communities safer and give former inmates...
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In this Nov. 8, 2018 photo, the Capitol is framed amid colorful autumn leaves in Washington. Congressional aides and advocacy groups say lawmakers are close to an agreement on legislation designed to boost rehabilitation efforts for federal prisoners and give judges more discretion when sentencing some non-violent offenders. Aides from both parties say moving ahead depends largely on President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 13, 2018 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators have reached a tentative accord on the first major rewrite of criminal justice sentencing in a generation, but now it's up to President Donald Trump to decide if it's worth making a push for the sweeping bipartisan bill during the lame-duck session of Congress. The...
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November 13, 2018 - 3:13 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's greatest all-time soccer players, to a year's imprisonment for tax evasion. The court also gave the 40-year-old the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have his sentence suspended. The...
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November 08, 2018 - 7:49 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A commercial fisherman who faked his death to avoid incarceration for a sexual assault has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. Federal prosecutors say the Coast Guard spent $384,261 searching for 35-year-old Ryan Meganack after his girlfriend, who was part of...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, Terry Thompson, accused of fatally choking John Hernandez, is shown in court in Houston. A jury on Monday, Nov. 5, convicted Thompson, the husband of a former sheriff's deputy, of murder for the strangulation death of a man the couple confronted outside a Houston-area restaurant. ( Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool, File)
November 07, 2018 - 8:47 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The husband of a former sheriff's deputy was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday for the strangulation death of a man the couple confronted outside a Houston-area restaurant. Prosecutors argued Terry Thompson wanted to kill 24-year-old John Hernandez and kept him in a...
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This undated photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Virendra Govin. Govin is one of two men on California's death row for committing multiple murders that was found dead at San Quentin State Prison. California prison officials said Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, they are investigating both deaths as suicides. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
November 05, 2018 - 9:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two condemned multiple murderers, including a serial killer, apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Monday. Corrections officials said they found Andrew Urdiales, 54, unresponsive during a...
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In this combination image made from two photos, Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Wa Lone, are handcuffed as they are escorted by police out of the court Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. Lawyers for the two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar have appealed the verdict that sent them to prison for seven years for illegal possession of official documents. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
November 05, 2018 - 5:32 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison in Myanmar for possession of official documents are appealing the verdict, the news agency said Monday. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on a military-led brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Huntington Tri-State Airport, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Huntington, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2018 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and a video of a Latino man convicted of killing two police officers (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The president's re-election campaign is out with a new ad that borrows liberally from an expletive-filled, anti-immigration video that was...
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FILE - These 1953 file Boston police booking photos provided by The Boston Globe shows James "Whitey" Bulger after an arrest. Officials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Bulger died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in a West Virginia prison after being sentenced in 2013 in Boston to spend the rest of his life in prison. (Boston Police/The Boston Globe via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 5:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sending Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger to a troubled federal penitentiary that housed other New England mobsters was like giving him a "death sentence," a prison workers' union official said Friday. Bulger, who ran the largely Irish mob in Boston in the 1970's and '80's and...
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President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One for a campaign rally in Columbia, Mo., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2018 - 8:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says a video he tweeted showing a Mexican migrant in a courtroom smiling and boasting about killing police officers is tough "but correct." The video, which both Democrats and Republicans have denounced as a racist campaign tactic, has taken a central role...
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