North hands U.S. detainee six years of hard labor

Sep 14, 2014

North hands U.S. detainee six years of hard labor

by Eric Talmadge

North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years’ hard labor for “hostile” acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington. Miller, from Bakersfield, California, becomes the second American serving a ...

Terrorism plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

Sep 10, 2014

Terrorism plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

Convicted al-Qaida terrorism plotter Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen jailed for years as an enemy combatant, was handed a new 21-year prison sentence Tuesday because an appeals court determined his previous 17-year term was too lenient. A jury found Padilla guilty in 2007 on ...

Tepco won't appeal civil ruling on evacuee's suicide

Sep 6, 2014

Tepco won't appeal civil ruling on evacuee's suicide

The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex has decided not to appeal a court decision last month ordering the utility to pay damages over a suicide case linked to the nuclear disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday that it decided ...

U.S. woman sentenced over death by injecting silicone into buttocks

Sep 3, 2014

U.S. woman sentenced over death by injecting silicone into buttocks

A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttock injections has been sentenced to life in prison. Tracey Lynn Garner of Jackson, Mississippi, was sentenced Tuesday after being found guilty of depraved-heart murder, also known as callous disregard for human ...

Texas judge strikes down new restrictions in state's abortion law

Aug 30, 2014

Texas judge strikes down new restrictions in state's abortion law

A U.S. judge Friday threw out new abortion restrictions that would have effectively banned the procedure at most facilities in Texas, the latest battleground in the ongoing battle over the divisive issue. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one ...