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Jan 15, 2015

Florida man 21, gets 20 years for terrorism charges

A 21-year-old Florida man accused of conspiring to aid al-Qaida and traveling to the Middle East to join terrorist groups has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville reports that Shelton Thomas Bell was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded ...

Jan 15, 2015

U.S. auctioneer fined $1.5 million for selling rhino horns

A Florida auction house owner pleaded guilty to selling illegal rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory and will pay a $1.5 million fine as well as face possible jail time, U.S. authorities said Wednesday. Christopher Hayes, the president and owner of the auction house Elite ...

Judge rejects bid to delay Tsarnaev trial over Paris attacks

Jan 15, 2015

Judge rejects bid to delay Tsarnaev trial over Paris attacks

Jury selection will continue in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial after a federal judge on Wednesday rejected the Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s bid to suspend it because of the Paris terror attacks. Individual questioning of prospective jurors begins Thursday. Tsarnaev’s lawyers argued in a motion filed ...

Spain: Former King Juan Carlos faces paternity claim

Jan 15, 2015

Spain: Former King Juan Carlos faces paternity claim

Spain’s beleaguered former King Juan Carlos came under another cloud Wednesday: a paternity suit. The nation’s Supreme Court said it will investigate a paternity claim filed against the 77-year-old monarch by a Belgian woman who says her mother had a relationship with him in ...

Jan 14, 2015

U.S. man, 19, pleads not guilty to trying to join Islamic State

A 19-year-old man from suburban Chicago pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of trying to provide material support to Islamic State militants after he tried to travel with his two younger siblings to the Middle East to join the Islamic State. Mohammed ...

26 men acquitted in trial over alleged 'debauchery' in Cairo bathhouse

Jan 13, 2015

26 men acquitted in trial over alleged 'debauchery' in Cairo bathhouse

An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men accused of “debauchery” after their nighttime arrest from a Cairo bathhouse for suspected homosexual activity, in a case that triggered international concern. “Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest). Long live justice,” chanted the defendants when the verdict ...

Jan 12, 2015

Decision on Petraeus leak allegations not yet final, Holder says

The Justice Department hasn’t made a final decision about whether to prosecute retired Army Gen. David Petraeus for allegedly providing government secrets to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said. “I don’t want to comment ...