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Payments set for victims in Colo. shooting

DENVER

Payments set for shooting victims

A mediator handling the distribution of about $5.3 million in donations to victims of the Colorado theater shootings said Friday that disbursement amounts have been finalized.

A gunman killed 12 people and injured at least 58 others at an Aurora movie theater July 20. Aurora Victim Relief Fund special master Ken Feinberg said the families of the 12 people killed, plus victims who sustained permanent brain damage or paralysis, will each receive $220,000.

Six people hospitalized at least 20 days will each get $160,000. Two who were hospitalized between eight and 19 days will each get $91,680. Thirteen people hospitalized for less than that will each get $35,000. Overall, claims for 38 people were approved.

NEW YORK

Man gets life in plot to bomb subways

A Bosnian immigrant convicted of plotting to blow up New York subways and other targets was sentenced Friday to spend his life in prison, the first member of a three-man team of would-be jihadists to be punished in connection with a plan that collapsed shortly before the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Adis Medunjanin, 28, was convicted in federal court in May on terrorism charges. Two others pleaded guilty in the plot and have not yet been sentenced.

The Netherlands

Appeals court voids two war convictions

A U.N. appeals court in The Hague, Netherlands, on Friday unexpectedly overturned the war crimes convictions of two Croatian generals who led a 1995 campaign that helped end the wars involving Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia but also left several hundred Serbian civilians dead.

The judges ordered the release of Gens. Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac, rejecting the findings of the lower court.

Times wires

Payments set for victims in Colo. shooting

11/16/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 16, 2012 11:10pm]
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