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Texas hostages escaped synagogue as FBI SWAT team rushed in

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — In the final moments of a 10-hour standoff with a gunman at a Texas synagogue, the remaining hostages and officials trying to negotiate their release took “near simultaneous ...

Arkansas prof pleads guilty to lying about China patents

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A University of Arkansas professor pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about patents he had for inventions in mainland China. Simon Saw-Teong Ang plea...

Sentence slashed in robbery that led to FBI agent's death

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A botched bank heist that led to the accidental death of an FBI agent earned convicted robber Francisco Herrera-Genao a 117-year prison sentence. Now, the New Jer...

Norway killer Breivik tests limits of lenient justice system

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Convicted mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik spends his days in a spacious three-room cell, playing video games, exercising, watching TV and taking university-level courses ...

Taiwan to raise maximum jail term for drunk driving to 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The maximum prison sentence for drunk driving without causing an accident will increase from two years to three, according to a decision by a Legislative Yuan committee Fr...

Ferguson out to spark Everton in 2nd spell as interim coach

He spun ball boys in the air after goals, substituted a substitute who had been on the field barely 18 minutes, and was unbeaten in Premier League matches against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsena...

Prosecutor: Norway mass killer still 'a very dangerous man'

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A prosecutor in Norway said Thursday that a far-right extremist who killed 77 people in 2011 still is “a very dangerous man” and therefore a poor candidate for release after 10 yea...

Drew Peterson's hearing on murder conviction appeal delayed

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A hearing on a motion seeking to dismiss former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson's 2012 conviction for killing his third wife has been postponed until next month. ...

Man who threatened Dutch minister gets 6 months in prison

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man who stood outside the home of a former Dutch foreign minister shouting and waving a burning torch was sent to prison Wednesday for six months, Dutch media reported....

Man guilty on all counts in Wisconsin shooting that killed 3

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of killing three people and wounding three others in an April shooting at a bar in Wisconsin was found guilty on all charges Tuesday. The jury came...

Germany ending 'untenable' ban on advertising abortions

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister on Monday launched a drive to remove from the country's criminal code a ban on doctors “advertising” abortion services, a provision that he said is untenable. ...

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A closer look at the case of Aafia Siddiqui, jailed in Texas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who authorities say held hostages inside a Texas synagogue on Saturday demanded the release of a Pakistani woman who is imprisoned nearby on charges of trying to kill Americ...

Legal risks in sedition conspiracy case against Oath Keepers

The seditious conspiracy case against members and associates of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group marks the boldest attempt so far by the government to prosecute those who attacked the U.S. Cap...

Verdict expected in German journalist's trial in Turkey as free press withers

Mesale Tolu, who was arrested in Turkey in 2017 on terrorism-related charges and is facing trial, is confident that justice will be done when the court hands down its verdict on Monday. "I expec...