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UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Felon convicted of carrying gun detected by TSA screeners

A felon convicted of carrying a loaded gun in Juneau has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.


French court convicts cardinal of not reporting child abuse

France’s senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, offered to resign Thursday after he was convicted of failing to report a known pedophile priest to police, the latest high-ranking churchman to …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018

Washington Supreme Court upholds conviction in guard’s death

The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the conviction of a Byron Eugene Scherf in the murder of corrections officer Jayme Biendl in 2011. Scherf had been serving life without …


Prosecutors: Bill Cosby sexual-assault conviction will stand

In the tense moments before a jury convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault, the prosecutor who had branded him a “con man” and called him out for laughing during closing …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018

Michigan man cleared of murder now fights for compensation

David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

Man who drove van into Muslims in London convicted of murder

A man who steeped himself in far-right, anti-Muslim ideas before driving a van into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque was convicted Thursday of murder and attempted …


Man in sex trafficking case says it was escort service

A Missoula man with a state prostitution conviction is on trial in federal court in Billings for sex trafficking by force.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Judge rejects man’s bid to withdraw pleas after conviction

A judge has denied a motion to withdraw pleas from a northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people.


Stanford sex offender Brock Turner is appealing his conviction

Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer who served a widely criticized six-month jail sentence for assaulting an unconscious woman on campus, is now appealing his conviction and asking for …


Climate activist convicted after pipeline protest in Montana

An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change was found guilty of criminal charges on Wednesday for closing a valve last year on a pipeline carrying crude …


Man convicted of Woodland triple homicide

A jury has convicted a 37-year-old man of three counts of aggravated murder in the 2016 shooting deaths of three people in a home in Washington state.


Vatican court convicts ex-hospital chief in housing scandal

A Vatican court on Saturday convicted the former president of the pope’s children’s hospital of diverting some $500,000 in donations to renovate a cardinal’s flat and gave him a one-year …


U.S. citizen convicted in 2009 suicide attack in Afghanistan

A U.S. citizen who joined al-Qaida was convicted on Friday of participating in a failed suicide bombing in 2009 at an American military base in Afghanistan.


Ex-Vanderbilt football player gets minimum 15 years for rape

A former Vanderbilt University football player received the minimum sentence of 15 years in prison on Friday for the dorm room rape of an unconscious female student.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017

Jury convicts pair for sex trafficking of children in Ohio

CLEVELAND – A man in prison for child rape and an Ohio woman were convicted Friday in Cleveland of dozens of counts related to the sex trafficking of children as …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017

Brazil’s once-adored ex-president convicted of corruption

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was convicted of corruption and money laundering on Wednesday, the most high-profile conviction yet in a sweeping graft investigation that has jailed …


To fight sex trafficking, Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions

A bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to clear a prostitution conviction even if they’ve committed other crimes as a result of being trafficked was signed Tuesday by …


Survivalist who ambushed Pennsylvania police seeks to avoid death penalty

A survivalist who shot and killed a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and injured another in an ambush at their barracks will now fight for his own life following his conviction …


Prison for man in NYC hotel killing case; victim moved from Yakima

A man convicted of murdering a woman during a down-and-out tryst in a Times Square budget hotel was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life behind bars, capping a case …


Former LA County sheriff guilty of obstructing FBI probe

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was convicted Wednesday of obstructing an FBI investigation into corrupt and violent guards who took bribes to smuggle contraband into the jails he …


Marysville man convicted in teen Molly Conley’s death won’t get new trial

The state Court of Appeals has upheld the convictions of a man in the drive-by shooting death of a 15-year-old girl in Snohomish County.


Montana man exonerated after 18 years in prison for murder

A Montana man who spent 18 years in prison for the killing of his best friend said Thursday that he’s finally a “free member of society” after prosecutors dropped all …


Jury finds investment banker guilty of insider trading

A Yale-educated investment banker was convicted of insider trading charges Wednesday after a jury concluded he gave tips about mergers and acquisitions to his father, enabling over $1 million in …


People: U.S. court orders release of nephew in ‘Making a Murderer’

A federal judge in Wisconsin on Friday overturned the conviction of a man found guilty of helping his uncle kill a woman in a case profiled in the Netflix documentary …


Indiana court tosses woman’s feticide conviction

The Indiana Court of Appeals overturned the feticide conviction of a woman found guilty of killing her premature infant by taking abortion-inducing drugs, saying Friday the state’s law wasn’t intended …


Jury rejects false-confession claim, finds Stoddard guilty of murder

A jury convicted Gary Stoddard on Wednesday of the 2013 kidnapping and murder of Heather Cassel. “We’re very happy with the verdict,” Cassel’s great-aunt, Donna Heinen, said outside the courtroom …


Scuba diver Arteaga found guilty in girlfriend’s murder

A Spokane jury took less than a full afternoon to convict scuba instructor Daniel Arteaga of murdering his girlfriend, Kimberly Schmidt, on New Year’s Day 2012. “There is no closure, …


‘Conviction’ role fits Swank

Hilary Swank is at her best in working-class, little-people roles, and she’s found another one with “Conviction.” It’s the real-life story of Betty Anne Waters, who put herself through law …