Graeme Phillip Harris, who is white, pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of using the threat of force to intimidate black students and staff at the school in Oxford, Mississippi. In February 2014, Harris and others hung a rope, along with an old version of the Georgia state flag featuring the Confederate battle symbol, around the neck of a campus statue of James Meredith, prosecutors said in a statement.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California corrections officials said Thursday that they are handing out earplugs and telling guards to walk softly around some of the state's most dangerous prisoners after the inmates complained about noise.
Washington state seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Josh Powell Beaumont Enterprise TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge says he'll decide within two weeks whether a lawsuit over the deaths of two boys at the hands of Josh Powell can go forward. Powell is believed to have killed his wife, Susan Powell, in Utah, in 2009, before moving ...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The U.S. Army is holding an Article 32 hearing in the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was charged in March with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy for allegedly leaving his post in southeastern Afghanistan in June 2009. Bergdahl was a prisoner of the Taliban for five years until he was exchanged for five Taliban commanders being held at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Many Republicans and some Democrats criticized the swap as politically motivated and a violation of the U.S. policy of not negotiating with terrorists.