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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va | Killer of counterprotester at racist rally awaits sentence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A man convicted of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia faces 20 years to life in prison as jurors reconvene to consider his punishment. The panel that convicted James Alex Fields Jr. will hear more evidence Monday and then recommend a sentence to … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va | Killer of counterprotester at racist rally awaits sentence

NEWCASTLE, Australia | Australian archbishop cleared of child sex abuse cover-up

NEWCASTLE, Australia — An Australian appeal court has overturned a conviction against the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever found guilty of covering up child sex abuse. New South Wales state District Court Judge Roy Ellis on Thursday upheld former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson’s appeal against his May conviction for concealing the sexual abuse of … Continue reading NEWCASTLE, Australia | Australian archbishop cleared of child sex abuse cover-up

LAREDO, Texas | Border Patrol agent charged with capital murder in Texas

LAREDO, Texas  — A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been charged with capital murder after telling investigators he killed four female sex workers because he considered them worthless and that he thought he was doing something good for his Texas border city, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said he will … Continue reading LAREDO, Texas | Border Patrol agent charged with capital murder in Texas

STOCKHOLM | Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal loses rape appeal

STOCKHOLM — The man with ties to the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel Prize in literature has lost his appeal to have his rape conviction and a two-year prison sentence reversed and has been convicted of a second rape. The Svea Court of Appeal on Monday gave Jean-Claude Arnault 2 1/2 years in jail … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal loses rape appeal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Ex-convict convicted in fatal shooting of Tennessee officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn.— An ex-convict was found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges Sunday in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee. A jury in state court convicted Tremaine Wilbourn on Sunday in the August 2015 killing of Officer Sean Bolton. Wilbourn also was found guilty of carjacking and weapons charges, news … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Ex-convict convicted in fatal shooting of Tennessee officer

BOGOTA, Colombia | Colombia opens probe into US coal company for militia ties

BOGOTA, Colombia — The office of Colombia’s chief prosecutor says authorities are opening an investigation into whether an Alabama-based coal company financed a paramilitary group during the South American nation’s bloody civil conflict. The investigation into Drummond Ltd. is expected to focus on irregular payments allegedly made to a contractor already found guilty in the … Continue reading BOGOTA, Colombia | Colombia opens probe into US coal company for militia ties

Former NFL player Rae Carruth out of prison after 18 years

Former NFL wide receiver Rae Carruth has been released from prison after serving 18 years for conspiring to murder the mother of his unborn child. The Carolina Panthers’ 1997 first-round draft pick was released Monday from Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina, after completing his sentence. Carruth, now 44, was found guilty of orchestrating … Continue reading Former NFL player Rae Carruth out of prison after 18 years