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Oscar Pistorius

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  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2015. There are 303 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 3, 1945, the Allies fully secured the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese forces during World War II. On this date:...
  • Oscar Pistorius seeks to avoid harsher sentence for killing girlfriend

    Oscar Pistorius seeks to avoid harsher sentence for killing girlfriend
    Some five months after he was convicted of culpable homicide, Oscar Pistorius is seeking to block prosecutors from asking for a more severe punishment. Though the famed double-amputee runner was found guilty in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend,...
  • Pistorius lawyers to challenge appeal ruling

    Oscar Pistorius' case will return to court next month after his lawyers said Tuesday they will challenge a judge's decision to allow prosecutors to appeal the Olympic runner's negligent killing conviction. Prosecutors want Pistorius convicted of the more...
  • South African judge OKs appeal of Oscar Pistorius' murder acquittal

    Oscar Pistorius may yet face a murder conviction after South African prosecutors Wednesday were given permission by the trial judge to appeal her acquittal of the Olympic athlete on the charge. Pistorius would face a mandatory 15-year prison sentence if...
  • South Africa court throws out murder case in honeymoon killing

    A judge in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday threw out murder charges against a British businessman accused of conspiring to kill his wife on their honeymoon. Deputy Judge Jeanette Traverso said the evidence fell short of what was required to prove...
  • Prosecutor seeks to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence

    Prosecutor seeks to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence
    South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday told High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa that the sentence she imposed on Oscar Pistorius in the negligent killing of his girlfriend was “shockingly inappropriate.” Masipa, who acquitted the...
  • Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday

    Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday
    A judge will pass sentence on athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend after one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history - and the decision could fuel controversy over the state of the country's justice system....
  • Oscar Pistorius sentence brings quick reaction from sports officials

    Oscar Pistorius sentence brings quick reaction from sports officials
    No matter how Oscar Pistorius ends up serving his five-year sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp, Paralympic officials say he will remain ineligible to compete for the duration, which rules him out of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. In...
  • Coyotes, offenders and disabilities: Letters

    Coyotes here to stay Friday's Sentinel had a front-page article on residents' continuing concerns about the increasing numbers of coyotes endangering their pets. The advice offered by state wildlife officials is "Get used to them." As an old Montana...
  • Pictures in the News | October 21, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where South African double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius went from global sporting icon to prisoner as he was sentenced to five years behind bars for the negligent killing of his girlfriend on...
  • Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence

    Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence
    South Africa's state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Monday. "Oscar Pistorius...