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Judge Gives Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen 3 Years in Prison

NEW YORK — Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would "take a bullet" for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to t...
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Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison in Sex Case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to pris...
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Bill Cosby’s Day of Reckoning Arrives in Court

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Declaring Bill Cosby doesn't deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexual...
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Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper to Be Released From Prison

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that Smart called ...
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Police Lineups Are Flawed. Can They Be Fixed?

Police lineups are a staple element of crime shows on TV and in the movies. An eyewitness, behind one-way glass, pointing out a criminal suspect among a group of four or five decoys standing along a wall at pol...

Walters: New Gun Laws Make California More Dangerous

CALmatters columnist Dan Walters shreds Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democratic-dominated Legislature for two new California gun laws. Assembly Bill 424, by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) eliminated the power of school districts to allow teachers and ...