A man who traded a 95-pound tortoise stolen from a nature center for $300 and a musk turtle was sentenced to six months in jail at Rikers Island.
The authorities found the explosive material in Brandon Russell’s garage while investigating one of his roommates in the killing of the other two.
Executions, death sentences and public approval of capital punishment have been steadily declining, the Death Penalty Information Center said.
The Trump administration has said some inmates cannot challenge their unlawfully long prison sentences, reversing a long-held Justice Department position.
The government asked a judge to sentence Mr. Weiner to a prison term of 21 to 27 months for his conviction in a sexting case.
By SHAILA DEWAN May 18, 2017 The federal courts in San Diego are full of cases like this: a 22-year-old man caught driving a car loaded with 33 kilograms of hidden methamphetamine — worth hundreds of thousands of dollars — across the Mexican...