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Man convicted in Portland train attacks must pay victims

PORTLAND – A judge on Wednesday ordered a man convicted of fatally stabbing two men who confronted him during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train to pay $12,046 for expenses incurred by some of his victims.

Only Native American on federal death row executed

The only Native American on federal death row was put to death Wednesday, despite objections from many Navajo leaders who had urged President Donald Trump to halt the execution on the grounds it would violate tribal culture and sovereignty.

DA: Man faked death to avoid jail but typo gave him away

NEW YORK – A Long Island criminal defendant tried faking his death to avoid a jail sentence, but the phony death certificate his lawyer submitted had a glaring spelling error that made it a dead giveaway for a fraud, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Spokane developer Ron Wells sentenced to 1 year home detention in fraud case

Ron Wells, a developer known for restoration of historic properties, was sentenced to one year home detention for nine felonies involving staged car accidents and money laundering on Wednesday. Wells was also issued a $60,000 fine, which is in addition to the $179,876 he agreed to pay in restitution at his plea hearing in late April.

Forgiveness, anger after ex-Dallas cop sentenced to 10 years

A white Dallas police officer who said she mistook a neighbor’s apartment for her own and fatally shot him in his living room was sentenced to a decade in prison in a stunning courtroom scene that included the dead man’s brother and the black judge embracing the sobbing officer.

Idaho woman to serve up to 16 years for child ‘torture’

A Canyon County, Idaho, woman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for child abuse. She was accused of strangling, kicking, biting, stepping on, force-feeding and throwing the children by their hair while they were in her care