January 20, 2022

New Mexico killer Damian Herrera gets 4 life sentences after convicted for 2017 rampage

A convicted murderer in New Mexico received four life sentences Friday following his conviction for a 2017 rampage that left four people dead. The victims of defendant Damian Herrera, 26, of Ojo Caliente, included his own mother and two other family members, authorities said. At a sentencing hearing on Friday, prosecutors recommended that District Judge […]

Texas radio host gets 3 life prison sentences for Ponzi scheme

A Texas radio host was sentenced to three life prison sentences Monday for a Ponzi scheme in which he bilked elderly listeners out of millions of dollars.  William Neil “Doc” Gallagher also got a 30-year prison sentence from state District Judge Elizabeth Beach for his August guilty pleas. The sentences are to be served concurrently.  […]

Lead Others With a Trust Mindset

It seems like everywhere we look, trust is breaking down. In the years I spent in trust-depleted villages as a Green Beret, this was something we had to contend with regularly as we worked to overcome trust gaps between tribes. Since I retired and started working with business leaders, I am seeing those same indicators…

Giving Biscotti a 2nd Chance

The rustic twice-baked cookies are a perfect beginner baker’s project, and a blank canvas to make your own I first tasted biscotti long ago, when I was a cookie-loving child. I wondered how anyone could like such hard, dry, and boring so-called “cookies.” Years later, my sister-in-law tucked some homemade biscotti into my Christmas cookie…

Diver Forms 20-Year Friendship With Tiger Shark Who Follows Him Like Dog ‘Trying to Get Its Head Rubbed’

Palm Beach-based scuba diver Jim Abernethy has spent a good chunk of his life under water. As owner and operator of Scuba Adventures, he regularly travels to the Bahamas to a place called Tiger Beach where he dives with clients—and forges lifelong friendships with tiger sharks. It sounds crazy, but the truth is: sharks aren’t…

5 GOP Senators Donate to Opponent of Trump-Endorsed Senate Candidate in Alabama

Five Republican senators donated a total of $25,000 to the Senate campaign of Katie Britt, the primary opponent of the Trump-endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) Britt served as the chief of staff for Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), whose seat she and Brooks are now vying for. She announced her run for Senate in June, two…

Arthur Labinjo-Jones: Prison sentences of six-year-old’s killers to be reviewed by attorney general

After Iran Sentences Another American Hostage, State Dept. Can’t Guess Why

WASHINGTON — The State Department said Tuesday that it can’t determine why Iran sentenced yet another American citizen to a lengthy stretch behind bars on trumped-up charges this week. San Diego resident Robin Shahini, 46, a grad student pursuing a master’s degree in homeland security, was visiting his Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother in Iran when he was seized […]

Obama Commutes Sentences Of Over 50 With Firearms Violations

President Barack Obama issued a record amount of commutations on Wednesday, and over 50 of them had firearms violations. Of the 214 commutations issued by Obama, 56, or about a quarter of the total commutations, had firearms violations on their record in conjunction with a drug trafficking or carrying a firearm as a felon, which is […]

Obama Commutes The Sentences Of 61 Drug Criminals

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 61 inmates Wednesday, all of whom were drug offenders. Obama has now commuted the sentences of 248 criminals — more than the last six presidents combined. Commutation does not wipe away a conviction as a pardon does, but instead shortens an inmate’s sentence. Most of those receiving a […]

Egypt Sentences Islamist Ex-President to Death

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi and over 100 others to death Saturday over a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak and later brought Islamists to power for the first time in Egypt. As is customary in passing capital punishment, Judge Shaaban el-Shami referred his […]

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