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Photographers take pictures of the a man and a woman in the court in Freiburg, southern Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 before they were sentenced to long-term prison sentence for for offering the 9-year-old son of the woman for raping by pedophiles. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 8:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German mother and her partner were convicted and jailed Tuesday for repeatedly raping the woman's young son and selling him to pedophiles on the internet, abusing him for more than two years in a case that has horrified the country. The Freiburg state court in southwestern Germany...
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August 06, 2018 - 12:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A 33-year-old Spanish man has been found guilty of repeatedly raping a young German boy whose mother offered him for sale to pedophiles on the internet. The dpa news agency reported Monday the man, whose name wasn't released for privacy reasons, was sentenced by Freiburg state court...
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August 01, 2018 - 7:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday promoted a female district judge to the Supreme Court in Iowa, the only state where all of its current justices are men. Susan Christensen will be the first woman on Iowa's high court in roughly eight years. The appointment doesn't...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, a duck boat sits idle in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator in Branson, Mo. A lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages was filed Sunday, July 29, against the owners and operators of a duck boat that sank July 19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
July 30, 2018 - 7:05 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank this month in Missouri, killing 17 people, put profits over people's safety when they decided to put the Ride the Ducks boat on a lake despite design problems and warnings of severe weather, a lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, a duck boat sits idle in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator in Branson, Mo. A lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages was filed Sunday, July 29, against the owners and operators of a duck boat that sank July 19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
July 30, 2018 - 2:22 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank this month in Missouri, killing 17 people, put profits over people's safety when they decided to put the Ride the Ducks boat on a lake despite design problems and warnings of severe weather, a lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit...
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In this photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Patrick Dwyane Murphy is pictured in a photo in McAlester, Okla., dated July 8, 2004. Murphy, a 49-year-old member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation on death row, had his conviction and death sentence tossed by a federal appeals court.(Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)
July 28, 2018 - 10:52 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Patrick Murphy was convicted of killing a fellow Muscogee (Creek) Nation man in 1999 and was sentenced to die. Prosecutors say he mutilated George Jacobs and left him to bleed to death on the side of a country road about 80 miles southeast of Tulsa. In a decision that many...
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This undated photo provided by Nebraska Department of Correctional Services shows Carey Dean Moore. Nebraska prison officials have scheduled a morning execution next month for Moore, their longest-serving death-row inmate as they prepare to carry out the state's first-ever lethal injection with a never-before-used combination of drugs. Moore's execution is expected to take place at 10 a.m. on Aug. 14 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, the Department of Correctional Services announced Friday July 27, 2018 in a news release. (Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 5:40 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prison officials have scheduled a morning execution next month for their longest-serving death-row inmate as they prepare to carry out the state's first-ever lethal injection with a never-before-used combination of drugs. Carey Dean Moore's execution is expected to...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, a barista reaches for an empty cup at a Starbucks in the Pike Place Market in Seattle. Starbucks and other employers in California must pay workers for minutes they routinely spend off the clock on tasks such as locking up or setting the store alarm, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, July 26, 2018. The unanimous ruling was a big victory for hourly workers in California and could prompt additional lawsuits against employers in the state. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 26, 2018 - 7:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Starbucks and other employers in California must pay workers for minutes they routinely spend off the clock on tasks such as locking up or setting the store alarm, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous ruling was a big victory for hourly workers in California...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo former Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, addresses the media during a news conference in Berlin, Germany. A Spanish Supreme Court judge has dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
July 20, 2018 - 7:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany formally ended extradition proceedings against former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on Friday after Spain withdrew a European arrest warrant, leaving the separatist leader free to leave the country. The state court in Schleswig revoked a German warrant putting...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo former Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, addresses the media during a news conference in Berlin, Germany. A Spanish Supreme Court judge has dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
July 20, 2018 - 6:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've received official notification that Spain has withdrawn the European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, bringing extradition proceedings against the separatist leader close to their formal conclusion. Prosecutors in Schleswig...
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