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  • Al-Qaida recruit Jose Padilla resentenced to 21 years in prison

    MIAMI Convicted al-Qaida terrorist recruit Jose Padilla was resentenced to 21 years in prison in Miami federal court Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke issued Padilla's new sentence in response to a federal appeals court ruling ordering her to...
  • Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Alarcon to 180 days in jail

    Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Alarcon to 180 days in jail
    Los Angeles County prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 180 days in county jail and 1,000 hours of community service for his conviction on charges of perjury and voter fraud. “Richard Alarcon is...
  • Ex-prisoner settles claims over assault by Northampton County Prison guard

    An Allentown man who claims he was beaten by a Northampton County corrections officer in retribution for smuggling a cellphone into prison has settled a federal lawsuit against the county and the guard. Frank Buccini will receive a total of $72,500...
  • Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Richard Alarcon to 180 days in jail

    Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Richard Alarcon to 180 days in jail
    Los Angeles County prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 180 days in County Jail and 1,000 hours of community service for his conviction on charges of perjury and voter fraud. "Richard Alarcon is not...
  • Repeat offender shows complex DUI challenges

    Repeat offender shows complex DUI challenges
    Repeat drunken driver Leslie Thurow walked out of Cook County Jail last Thursday night with orders to stay off the roads and report to probation. But on Tuesday she was in Cook County Jail again, this time without bail after being accused of...
  • Missouri executes man after appeal over lethal drugs fails

    (Reuters) - Missouri executed a convicted murderer on Wednesday after a court turned down his attorney's appeal based on a report that officials had lied over the drugs used in lethal injections. Earl Ringo Jr., who killed two people at a restaurant in...
  • Missouri executes murderer after appeal over lethal drugs fails

    Missouri executes murderer after appeal over lethal drugs fails
    Missouri executed a convicted murderer on Wednesday after a court turned down his attorney's appeal based on a report that officials had lied over the drugs used in lethal injections. Earl Ringo Jr., who killed two people at a restaurant in 1998, was...
  • Richard Alarcon sentencing for perjury and voter fraud delayed a month

    Richard Alarcon sentencing for perjury and voter fraud delayed a month
    A judge delayed the sentencing on Wednesday of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife for their voter fraud and perjury convictions. Superior Court Judge George G. Lomeli set the Alarcons' next court date for Oct. 14, when...
  • Former women's prison ready for transformation

    Former women's prison ready for transformation
    The Broward County Correctional facility still screams maximum security -- its 15-foot-high perimeter fence, dressed with winding rows of razor-sharp concertina wire, appears impassable. But there are no inmates here and only a single security guard, an...
  • Video shows officers arresting Allentown police chief's son with guns drawn

    Video shows officers arresting Allentown police chief's son with guns drawn
    The final confrontation between Allentown police Chief Joel Fitzgerald's son Christopher and the police officers who arrested him ended peacefully with the young man lying prone on the pavement in a Whitehall Township parking lot surrounded by officers....
  • Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion

    Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion
    For more than six years, the families of slain Chicago police detective Robert Soto and his companion, Kathryn Romberg, waited for a West Side gang member to be held responsible for gunning them down. Relatives watched in disbelief as Jason Austin was...