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US man gets life in prison in loud music killing

US man gets life in prison without parole for teen's killing in dispute over loud music
Derek Kinner, The Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Florida convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.

The life sentence imposed by Circuit Judge Russell Healey was mandatory for 47-year-old Michael Dunn after prosecutors decided not to seek the death penalty.

UK police charge 5 over alleged London terror plot

British police charge 5 men over alleged IS-inspired plot to shoot police or solders
Danica Kirka, The Associated Press

LONDON - Five men appeared in court Friday over what prosecutors say was an alleged IS-inspired plot to shoot and kill police officers or soldiers on the streets of London.

Flanked by police officers in stab-proof vests, the men spoke only to confirm their names and addresses as they appeared briefly in a London courtroom.

Tarik Hassane, 21; Suhaib Majeed, 20; Nyall Hamlett, 24; and 21-year-old Momen Motasim are charged with preparing acts of terrorism between July 8 and Oct. 7. A fifth man, Nathan Cuffy, 25, is charged with firearms offences.

Sheriff: Dad fatally shoots 2 kids, himself

Sheriff: Dad shoots 3 children, self after fight with wife; 2 kids and man dead, 1 critical
The Associated Press

PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Officials say a Florida man fatally shot two of his children and critically injured another, then turned the gun on himself after an argument with his wife.

Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson says the man, an 11-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl died in the shooting, early Friday in a neighbourhood south of Daytona Beach. Johnson says a 9-year-old girl was taken to an Orlando hospital with critical injuries.

Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius

Prosecutor: Oscar Pistorius must go to prison for 10 years for causing 'horrific' death
Lynsey Chutel And Gerald Imray, The Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for at least 10 years, calling it the minimum acceptable term and noting the horrific nature of the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp.

Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius

Prosecutor: Oscar Pistorius must go to prison for 10 years for causing 'horrific' death
Lynsey Chutel And Gerald Imray, The Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for at least 10 years, calling it the minimum acceptable term and noting the horrific nature of the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp.

Trial opens to judge ex-Khmer Rouge on genocide

First trial to judge ex-Khmer Rouge on genocide charges aims to show brutal rule led to deaths
Sopheng Cheang, The Associated Press

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The first trial weighing charges of genocide against Cambodia's brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime opened Friday with a prosecutor saying it will show that Cambodians were enslaved in inhumane conditions that led to the deaths of 1.7 million people from starvation, disease and execution.

4th ex-Buffalo employee sentenced for meter theft

Former Buffalo employee gets year in prison for stealing from parking meters; among 4 charged
The Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A former part-time city worker has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing $69,000 from Buffalo parking meters.

Franklin Lopez is the fourth Parking Enforcement Department employee to be convicted and sentenced for keeping coins he collected from meters. He worked for the parking department from 2002 to 2011.

Last year, James Bagarozzo was sentenced to 30 months for stealing more than $200,000. Lawrence Charles received a six-month sentence for stealing more than $10,000 and Francis Tronolone received the same sentence for stealing $9,000.

Arguments made in Manuel Noriega suit against game

Judge hears arguments in Manuel Noriega case against makers of video game
Anthony McCartney, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani cited his own experience as a public figure while arguing Thursday that a lawsuit by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against video game maker Activision should be dismissed.

Noriega sued the gaming giant in July claiming his likeness was used without permission in the company's 2012 "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" game and that he was portrayed as a murderer and enemy of the state.

Woman in shoe-throwing case ordered to Arizona

Judge tells woman accused of throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton to stay with mom in Arizona
Kimberly Pierceall, The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A federal judge on Thursday ordered a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton in Las Vegas to live with her mother in Arizona while she awaits sentencing for trespassing.

Alison Michelle Ernst also was told not to have contact with any people or places protected by the Secret Service.

Ernst, 36, has pleaded guilty to misdemeanour trespassing. A judge previously dismissed a misdemeanour violence charge.

Ex-clinic owner pleads guilty in MLB drug case

Ex-clinic owner in Florida pleads guilty to giving MLB players performance-enhancing drugs
Curt Anderson, The Associated Press

MIAMI - The former owner of a South Florida anti-aging clinic pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes including high-profile Major League Baseball players, most notably New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

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