By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 09/14 — Elizabeth Smart says a woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted should be committed to a mental-health facility after she’s released from prison next week.
By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) 09/11 — The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 09/09 — The recently completed California legislative session continued a years long effort to lower criminal sentences,
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 09/05 — The extensive criminal and drug abuse history of Parkland school suspect Nikolas Cruz’s biological mother could be a key factor in whether he is sentenced to die for the massacre that killed 17 people,
By AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 09/08 — A former Southern California police lieutenant who also acted as a department spokesman has agreed to plead guilty in connection with the illegal sale of more than 100 guns,
By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) 08/24 — A U.S. judge ordered a convicted killer from Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation released from prison on Thursday after part of his conviction was overturned for not meeting the definition of a violent crime.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) 08/23 — A woman who police say had a sexual encounter with two college football players in Connecticut and later made false rape allegations so she wouldn’t lose a potential boyfriend was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail.
HOUSTON (AP) 08/16 — A Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what Texas prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter’s American husband and her friend who was an Iranian women’s rights activist.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) 08/10 — A western New York man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for a Facebook post about killing police officers.
By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) 07/31 — A Mexican man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Monday for illegally re-entering the United States after being deported at least 11 times,
By GREGORY KATZ and NISHAT AHMED, Associated Press LONDON (AP) 07/23 — A furor has erupted over leaked documents showing that British officials are not requiring their U.S.
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 07/20 — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward and said information about the extent of the inmate’s tough childhood wasn’t properly presented at trial.
By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 07/18 — Ride-sharing company Lyft said Tuesday that it’s investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal immigration officials say the suspect was living in the country illegally.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) 07/11 — A lawsuit challenging Alabama’s lethal injection process took an unexpected turn Tuesday after eight inmate plaintiffs asked to be put to death by the state’s new execution method: inhaling nitrogen gas.Read more »
By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 07/10 — President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.
By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) 07/06 — The execution of Japanese doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara leaves unanswered questions about Aum Shinrikyo, which carried out the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway that killed 13 people and sickened 6,000.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) 06/22 — A New Jersey woman has admitted her role in a month long crime spree across two states, including an attempted bank robbery in Pennsylvania where she and another woman dressed as nuns.Read more »
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) 06/22 — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal robbery that earned him and an accomplice $4.The Florida Times-Union reports that 27-year-old Erron Coleman was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty last summer to second-degree murder.Read more »
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 06/01 — A man who posted videos of himself holding guns and describing a desire to go on a killing rampage at a Southern California university has been sentenced to three years in prison.Read more »
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 06/02 — Shaun Harrison was a Boston high school dean and anti-violence advocate known by students as “Rev”