19, Apr 2014 - Cameron, IL Ex-editor Coulson: Affair with Brooks was 'wrong' - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missour
LONDON (AP) - Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson says his affair with fellow executive Rebekah Brooks was wrong, but didn't lead him to break editorial standards.
19, Apr 2014 - Adams, IL Cambodia sends 13 to prison for insurrection plot - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced 13 men to prison terms ranging from five to nine years for plotting to overthrow the government in a case that was criticized by a human rights group as a political setup.
19, Apr 2014 - Trend persists of prisons as mental health housing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
19, Apr 2014 - $6M bail set for Utah woman in dead babies case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) - A judge set a $6 million bail for a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years. State Judge Steven Hansen in Provo set bail at $1 million for each child when Megan Huntsman appeared via video in a Utah courtroom Monday morning.
19, Apr 2014 - Poll: Three-fourths of US says pot will be legal - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
DENVER (AP) - Three-fourths of Americans say it's inevitable that marijuana will be legal for recreational use across the nation, whether they support such policies or not, according to a public opinion poll released Wednesday that highlights shifting attitudes following the drug war era and tough-on-crime legislation.
19, Apr 2014 - Oregon, IL American identifies cleric in US terrorism case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
NEW YORK (AP) - A Seattle man told a jury Friday that an Egyptian cleric on trial on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago.
19, Apr 2014 - Lee, IL Smartphone trial judge annoyed by phones in court - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.
19, Apr 2014 - US appeals ruling to let lawyers see secret files - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
CHICAGO (AP) - A decision by a trial judge in Chicago to grant lawyers for a terrorism suspect unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records would be a "sea change" in how such sensitive documents are handled and could end up jeopardizing national security, U.S. government attorneys argue in a hard-hitting appeal filed on Monday.
19, Apr 2014 - New Jersey court hears rap lyrics case arguments - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Vonte Skinner's graphic, violence-laced rap lyrics bore no relation to the shooting of a fellow drug dealer in 2005 and shouldn't have been introduced at his attempted murder trial, attorneys asserted Wednesday as New Jersey's Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that is being closely watched by civil liberties advocates.
19, Apr 2014 - Gays, IL Gay marriage's win streak tested in higher court - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
DENVER (AP) - The gay rights movement's winning streak in same-sex marriage lawsuits faces its biggest test yet in Denver where a federal appeals court will weigh whether to give an important victory to gay couples' right to marry or halt their momentum.
19, Apr 2014 - Judge retires, is reprimanded after sexist comment - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A veteran New Hampshire judge has retired and been reprimanded after he made comments believed to disparage female lawyers. The New Hampshire Judicial Conduct Committee formally reprimanded John Lewis in a decision released last week.
19, Apr 2014 - F. Lee Bailey denied law license in Maine - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Celebrity lawyer F. Lee Bailey was denied the right to practice law in Maine by the state's highest court Thursday, keeping him from restarting his legal career after being barred in other states.
19, Apr 2014 - Ex-city official gets nearly 12 years in scandal - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of the architects of a massive corruption scandal that nearly bankrupted the modest Los Angeles suburb of Bell was sentenced Thursday to nearly 12 years in prison by a judge who called her a con artist.
19, Apr 2014 - Disgraced former city manager gets prison - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The disgraced former city manager who became the face of a multimillion dollar corruption scandal in the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell was sentenced in federal court Monday to 33 months in prison for income tax evasion.
19, Apr 2014 - Aurora, IL Holmes attorneys ask judge to move his trial - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sport
DENVER (AP) - Attorneys for the man charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a Colorado movie theater asked a judge to move the trial, saying potential jurors have been exposed to prejudicial news coverage and carry emotional burdens from the massacre.
19, Apr 2014 - Man sentenced in USC shooting that wounded 4 - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sport
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who shot and wounded four people outside of a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison.
19, Apr 2014 - 'Affluenza' teen's family won't pay full rehab fee - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The family of a Texas teenager sentenced to probation after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck will pay for just a fraction of his court-ordered treatment, a court official testified Friday.
19, Apr 2014 - Mexican national executed for 1997 Texas slaying - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving a murder sentence was executed in Texas on Wednesday for fatally beating a former Baylor University history professor and attacking his wife more than 16 years ago.
19, Apr 2014 - Morris, IL US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
NEW YORK (AP) - The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday before a defense attorney promised that the defendant will explain himself during the trial.
18, Apr 2014 - British man: If I testify in US, I'll be arrested - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
NEW YORK (AP) - A British man who quit a 2001 shoe-bomb plot and became a valuable witness at terrorism trials told a judge Friday that he does not want to testify in the United States because he'll be arrested on terrorism charges filed in Boston.
18, Apr 2014 - Court extends stay on new Arizona abortion rules - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
PHOENIX (AP) - A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if the rules are allowed to take effect.
18, Apr 2014 - Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
NEW YORK (AP) - A hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser pleaded guilty Thursday to witness tampering and conspiracy to evade campaign finance laws.
18, Apr 2014 - Man who says he killed 40 won't divulge associates - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A man in an Alabama jail who has confessed to killing dozens across the country did not name the drug cartels he said employed him, a detective said.
18, Apr 2014 - Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge in Washington has delayed giving her verdict in the trial of a bodyguard for singer Chris Brown on an assault charge. Judge Patricia Wynn had been expected to give her verdict in bodyguard Christopher Hollosy's trial Friday. But she delayed that until Monday.
18, Apr 2014 - Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.
18, Apr 2014 - Minn. man who shot, killed teens heads to trial - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) - After a central Minnesota man repeatedly shot a teen who entered his home, he dragged the boy's bloodied body into a basement workshop, authorities say, sat down - and waited.
18, Apr 2014 - NRA's quest to expand gun rights takes it to court - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
The San Diego County sheriff denied Edward Peruta a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Christopher Haga's gun collection was seized, and he was charged with crimes after he was mistakenly linked to a theft of assault weapons from a Fresno-area military base.
18, Apr 2014 - Union, IL Prison crisis, Dutch style: too few prisoners - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
AMSTERDAM (AP) - The Dutch government is facing an unusual crisis: Prison undercrowding. There are now more guards and other prison staff than there are prisoners in the Netherlands for the first time, according to data released by the Justice Ministry on Friday.
18, Apr 2014 - Potential evidence against lawmaker remains sealed - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grand jury testimony and other potential evidence against indicted California state Sen. Ronald Calderon should not be handed over to his attorney at this time, a federal judge said Tuesday.
18, Apr 2014 - Jersey, IL Donations pour in for Phoenix mom facing charges - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix woman arrested after leaving her two kids in a hot vehicle during a job interview is fighting to clear her name in court, with the support of a New Jersey woman who has raised more than $91,000 to help her effort.
18, Apr 2014 - Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.
18, Apr 2014 - Ex-Va. attorneys general: Drop McDonnell's charges - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Five former Virginia attorneys general have asked a federal judge to consider their argument that public corruption charges against ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell should be dismissed.
18, Apr 2014 - Woman to appeal sentence in new husband's death - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Kalispell, Mont., woman who pleaded guilty to pushing her new husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park last summer plans to appeal her 30-year prison sentence for his death.
18, Apr 2014 - Bridgeport, IL Authorities balk at financier's effort to be freed - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors are objecting to a request by a Venezuelan financier to be released from prison while he awaits sentencing in July in a Connecticut-based fraud scheme, saying he's a flight risk.
18, Apr 2014 - Restitution ordered over dead, dying reptiles - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.
18, Apr 2014 - Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday evening.
18, Apr 2014 - Hamilton, IL Dad who fired into air, killing girl, gets 6 years - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
CINCINNATI (AP) - A Cincinnati man pleaded guilty to the accidental shooting death of his 11-year-old daughter during a drunken fight with the girl's mother and was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison.
18, Apr 2014 - Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½½ years - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News
CHICAGO (AP) - An ex-con who spent most of his adult life in behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison.
17, Apr 2014 - Convicted Ohio Amish leader says evidence weak - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
CINCINNATI (AP) - The leader of 16 Ohio Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith is arguing in a new court filing that federal prosecutors are assassinating his character in the face of weak evidence.
17, Apr 2014 - Will, IL Greek prison guards charged with torture death - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Eight Greek prison guards were charged Tuesday with torturing to death an Albanian convict accused of fatally stabbing a guard in another jail after being refused temporary release to visit his critically ill mother.
17, Apr 2014 - Jersey, IL Court reverses conviction of man in iPad data case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal appeals court reversed the conviction of man imprisoned for illegally gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing the email addresses of more than 100,000 of iPad users, ruling Friday that prosecutors tried him in the wrong state.