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Former lawmakers in Kuwait sentenced over insult

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s top court on Sunday sentenced three former opposition lawmakers to 20 months in prison for insulting the Western-backed country’s ruler, though they will be allowed to remain free on bail, their lawyer said. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Jury finds former Hawaii soldier eligible for death penalty, will return to consider sentence

HONOLULU (AP) — Jury finds former Hawaii soldier eligible for death penalty, will return to consider sentence. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Former Israeli PM Olmert sentenced to six years for corruption

By Rami Amichai TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel's ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in jail on Tuesday for taking bribes in a real estate deal, a crime the judge said was akin to treason. The first criminal conviction of a former Israeli head of government all but ended speculation that Olmert […]

Former executive pleading not guilty in car crash

A former Fortune 500 executive is pleading not guilty to murder in a fatal car crash that he told investigators was a suicide attempt. Robert Dellinger, 54, of Sunapee, had been due to appear Monday in … View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Former Rep. Rivera seeks to retake US House seat

MIAMI (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. David Rivera has filed papers to run for his old U.S. House seat amid an investigation into campaign finance violations from the 2012 race. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Former Congressman Jim Oberstar of Minnesota dies at age 79

(Reuters) – Jim Oberstar, who represented northeastern Minnesota for 36 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and rose to a key position for transportation and infrastructure, died on Saturday at age 79, his family said. Oberstar, a Democrat, was defeated in his 2010 bid for re-election, ending the longest tenure in Minnesota history for […]

Former Justice Stevens to talk campaign finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is among those urging Congress to rein in spending on elections. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Senator Blumenthal wants to quiz former GM CEOs on recalls

Former General Motors Co chief executives should be called to testify to the Congress about the company’s slow response to defective ignition switches in cars that have been linked to at least 13 deaths, a Democratic senator said on Tuesday. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, an outspoken member of the Senate Commerce Committee that is […]

Former U.S. Marine’s family asks Iran to reconsider prison term

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The family of an Iranian-American former U.S. Marine held in Iran since 2011 called on Saturday for senior Iranian officials to review his conviction and 10-year prison sentence on charges of collaborating with the U.S. government and to free him. The family of Amir Hekmati, whose previous espionage conviction […]

Former Connecticut governor indicted on campaign charges

Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland, who spent time in federal prison for corruption, was indicted on Thursday on charges of illegal campaign activities, authorities said. Rowland, 56, a Republican, is accused of trying to conceal payments made to him for working on two congressional campaigns, the office of the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut said. He […]