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September 24, 2017 - 11:14 am
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida paramedic who took "selfies" with incapacitated victims in ambulances has been sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation. The News-Herald reports that 35-year-old Christopher Wimmer was ordered to perform 100 hours of community...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, left, leaves Federal court in New York after pleading guilty to a charge of transmitting sexual material to a minor. Weiner is to be sentenced Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl in 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 24, 2017 - 9:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It seemed as if Anthony Weiner had hit rock bottom when he resigned from Congress in 2011. "Bye-bye, pervert!" one heckler shouted as the Democrat quit amid revelations that he had sent graphic pictures of himself to women on social media. Time has shown his self-destructive drama...
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Protesters defy a security guard trying to prevent the use of an escalator at the St. Louis Galleria mall in Richmond Heights, Mo., after several hundred people demonstrated in protest over the recent acquittal of a white former officer in the killing of a black suspect, in St. Louis, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Several people were arrested at the upscale Galleria mall where demonstrators marched and chanted among shoppers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported officers briefly cleared the mall after some members of the group became unruly. (Christian Goode/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 9:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over acquittal of officer in black man's shooting death (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Protests of a white former police officer's acquittal in the killing of a black man in St. Louis moved to the Ritz Carlton hotel in Clayton, Missouri, after...
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Karen Bobo, right, mother of Holly Bobo, receives a hug from a supporter after a court recess was called Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Savannah, Tenn. A Hardin County jury found Zachary Adams guilty Friday of kidnapping, raping and murdering Holly Bobo. (Kenneth Cummings/The Jackson Sun via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 2:00 pm
SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — It was a prayer circle 6 ½ years in the making. Shortly after a man was convicted of kidnapping and killing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, her family and friends held hands, closed their eyes and thanked God for the guilty verdict. Family pastor Don Franks spoke softly...
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Karen Bobo speaks to Zach Adams during the victim impact statement during the penalty phase of the Holly Bobo murder trial, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 in Savannah, Tenn. Adams, 33, avoided a possible death penalty by agreeing to a sentence of life in prison plus 50 years. A Hardin County jury convicted Adams on Friday of kidnapping, raping and murdering Holly Bobo in 2011. (Kenneth Cummings/The Jackson Sun via AP, Pool)
September 23, 2017 - 1:08 pm
SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man avoided a possible death penalty by agreeing Saturday to a sentence of life in prison plus 50 years for the kidnapping, rape and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo. Judge C. Creed McGinley told a jury that Zachary Adams made a deal with prosecutors just...
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Protesters rally in downtown St. Louis as fans arrive for a Billy Joel concert at Busch Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The protest was the latest of several since a judge on Friday announced a not-guilty verdict for a white former St. Louis police officer charged in the shooting death of a black suspect. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 12:16 pm
Missouri is again at the center of a racially charged conflict after a judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of first-degree murder in the death of a black drug suspect. The Sept. 15 verdict provoked angry protests in a state still not fully recovered from the unrest that followed...
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This undated photo provided by Georgia Department of Corrections shows Keith Leroy Tharpe. Georgia is preparing to put to death Tharpe, who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago. But his lawyers say the execution should be stopped because his death sentence is tainted by a juror’s racial bias. Lawyers for the state dispute that and say 59-year-old Tharpe should die as scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Tharpe was convicted in the Sept. 25, 1990 shooting death of his sister-in-law, Jaquelyn Freeman. ( Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 11:20 am
ATLANTA (AP) — As Georgia prepares to put to death a man who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago, his lawyers say the execution should be stopped because his death sentence is tainted by a juror's racial bias. Lawyers for the state reject that argument and say Keith Leroy Tharpe, 59, should die...
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In this Sept. 15, 2017 photo, Maleeha Ahmed, 28, sits on a sidewalk as she describes being maced by police in a protest in St. Louis. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri is suing the city of St. Louis over what it calls "unlawful and unconstitutional action" during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of a former police officer in the killing of a black man. The suit filed Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, accuses police of misconduct by using chemical weapons, interfering with video of police activity and violating due process. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)
September 22, 2017 - 10:48 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis on Friday over what it called "unlawful and unconstitutional action" during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black man. The suit...
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Zach Adams turns to look at his mother after a Hardin County jury found Zach Adams guilty of all charges including felony first-degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape of Holly Bobo, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in Savannah, Tenn. (Kenneth Cummings/The Jackson Sun via AP, Pool)
September 22, 2017 - 9:10 pm
SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was convicted Friday of kidnapping, raping and murdering a 20-year-old nursing student who disappeared from her home six years ago. Zachary Adams was found guilty after an 11-day trial in Savannah, Tennessee. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges. Holly...
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September 22, 2017 - 8:41 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members have been found guilty of killing five people at a homeless encampment near Los Angeles. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office says jurors found David Ponce and Max Rafael guilty of five counts of murder Friday. Prosecutors say Ponce and Rafael...
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