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  1. Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident who won Nobel while jailed, dies at 61

    World

    BEIJING — Liu Xiaobo, the renegade Chinese intellectual who kept vigil on Tiananmen Square in 1989 to protect protesters from encroaching soldiers, promoted a pro-democracy charter that brought him an 11-year prison sentence and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 2010 while locked away, died Thursday. He was 61. …

    In this image taken from July 24, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo speaks during an interview at a park in Beijing. The judicial bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang says Liu died of multiple organ failure Thursday at age 61. [Associated Press]
  2. Woman who sent texts urging suicide gets 15 months in jail

    Nation

    TAUNTON, Mass. — A woman who encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to "get back in" a truck filled with toxic gas was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter.  …

    Michelle Carter awaits her sentencing at Taunton trial court in Taunton, Mass., Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, for involuntary manslaughter for encouraging Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. (Matt West/The Boston Herald via AP)
  3. Day care worker who kicked toddler receives jail time

    Criminal

    NEW PORT RIC HEY — A day care worker who was caught on video kicking a girl has been sentenced to four months in jail. …

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  4. Family of Oldsmar man who died in jail suing Pinellas Sheriff's Office

    Publicsafety

    It started as a typical DUI traffic stop. George Arthur Hunt IV had been driving off the road in East Lake Woodlands on May 18, 2013, when a deputy stopped him. Seven hours later, the 41-year-old married father of four with no criminal history was dead inside a cell at the Pinellas County Jail. …

    George Hunt IV, 41, died in 2013 inside a cell at the Pinellas County Jail after his DUI arrest.
  5. Manhunt under way for 3 armed inmates who escaped from California jail

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — Investigators are pursuing several leads in the search for three inmates who masterminded a brazen escape from a Southern California maximum-security jail and are considered dangerous, authorities said Sunday.  …

    Bac Duong, 43, charged with attempted murder, is one of three jail inmates charged with violent crimes who escaped from the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock said Saturday that the inmates were last seen at 5 a.m. and could have escaped anytime between then and late Friday night. [Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP]
  6. Florida briefs: Prosecutors seek jail for mom who drove into surf

    Briefs

    Daytona Beach Prosecutors seek jail for mom who drove into surf Prosecutors are asking a judge to send back to jail a South Carolina woman who drove her three young children into the Daytona Beach surf two years ago.  …

  7. Hudson man who wanted to go to jail arrested after targeting home of deputy

    Crime

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A man who wanted to go to jail tried to light the home of a Pasco County sheriff's deputy on fire early Thursday, Sheriff Chris Nocco said. …

    Daniel Thomas Hall, 30, of Hudson, was charged with arson and burglary after he tried to light on fire the house of a Pasco County sheriff's deputy. Hall told detectives he had wanted to go to jail.
  8. Things to Know in the World for Oct. 13

    News

    Italy Dog days? Count them as family sick days …

    This undated photo made available Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, shows an Italian librarian (name not available) who has won the right from her employer to use family sick leave to care for her ailing pet instead of having to use vacation days, posing with her dog Cucciola in a park in Rome. The woman said the dog is recovering well from surgery for a breast tumor and a larynx problem. The woman, who is single and has no family help for Cucciola, declined to be identified. (Str/ANSA via AP) XDS101
  9. Tweeter-in-Chief can't be criticized

    Columns

    President Trump, as the White House will often remind us, is a counterpuncher. You hit him; he hits back twice as hard. You bring a knife; he brings a bazooka. …

  10. Sports in Brief

    Sports

    NFL AARON Hernandez family drops suit The family of Aaron Hernandez, the former Gators and Patriots tight end who committed suicide in jail in April, has dropped its lawsuit against the NFL but left open the possibility of refiling it in a different court. …

  11. Deputies: Man who took joy ride on jail lawn arrested again for crashing into jail entrance

    Crime

    BROOKSVILLE — The same man who took a joy ride through the lawn of the Hernando County jail before crashing into a flagpole two weeks ago returned to the scene of the crime for more mischief Sunday, sheriff's officials said. …

  12. Clearwater police sergeant arrested on battery charge

    Crime

    CLEARWATER — A police sergeant with a checkered disciplinary history was arrested Tuesday after deputies said he shoved his girlfriend during an argument. …

    Clearwater police Sgt. John Brown faces a battery charge after deputies said he shoved his girlfriend to the ground during an argument. [Pinellas County Jail]
  13. Kim Davis, jailed clerk who fought gay marriage, is ordered released

    Courts

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After five days behind bars, county clerk Kim Davis was ordered released from jail Tuesday by the judge who locked her up for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.  …

  14. Murder charge dropped against woman who spent three days in jail for taking abortion pill

    Nation

    A Georgia prosecutor dropped a murder charge Wednesday against a 23-year-old woman whose arrest after taking pills to end her pregnancy baffled even abortion opponents.  …

  15. Bondi criticizes judge who sentenced 'Ochocinco' to jail

    The Buzz

    Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson made national headlines this week when his courtroom antic resulted in a surprise 30-day jail sentence. Americans seemed to split into two camps: those who agreed Johnson deserved jail time for disrespecting the court and those who believed it was overkill by Broward County Judge Kathleen McHugh. …

  16. Questions raised about history of officer who drove Pinellas jail transport van

    Crime

    LARGO — The security officer who was driving a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office transport van last month when a man in custody in the back was severely beaten by another detainee had a checkered past as a Pasco deputy. …

  17. 'All I could see were bruises,' tearful mother testifies at Deandre Gilmore trial

    Criminal

    TAMPA — Nayashia Williams woke up early on May 7, 2014, to the sound of her daughter calling for her. It was the last time the young mother's mornings would begin with a summons from Myla Presley, who couldn't yet climb over the mesh fencing around the playpen she used as a bed. …

  18. Sports in brief

    Sports

    GYMNASTICS Maroney: USA gymnastics doctor molested me Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career.  …

  19. Authorities say woman who almost hit jail van was DUI

    Briefs

    Check your B of A ATM transactions inellas counties. Clearwater Woman charged with DUI almost hits jail van …

  20. For offenders who can't pay, it's a pint of blood or jail time

    Nation

    MARION, Ala. — Judge Marvin Wiggins' courtroom was packed on a September morning. The docket listed hundreds of offenders who owed fines or fees for a wide variety of crimes — hunting after dark, assault, drug possession and passing bad checks among them. …

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