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Ex-West Virginia state employee sentenced in wire fraud case

Associated Press

A former West Virginia state worker has been sentenced to more than a year in prison and ordered to pay over $61,000 restitution after pleading guilty to using a state purchasing card to make personal purchases.

Commonwealth Games organizers hit target in India for 2022

Associated Press

A sporting compromise to host shooting and archery championships in India five months before the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is likely to give India and Australia an eventual boost in the overall medal standings.

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York.  A jury convicted the Hollywood mogul of rape and sexual assault. The jury found him not guilty of the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, which could have resulted in a life sentence.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Weinstein case could influence other sex crime prosecutions

- Associated Press

New York prosecutorsare hailing Harvey Weinstein's conviction as a pivotal moment that could change the way the legal system views a type of sexual assault case historically considered difficult to prove.

FILE - In this June 18, 2016, file photo, a picture of missing bookseller Gui Minhai is shown on a placard beside freed Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee, as the protesters are marching to the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong. A court in eastern China announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, that it has sentenced Gui, a naturalized Swedish citizen, to 10 years in prison. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

- Associated Press

A court in eastern China has sentenced a seller of books that took a skeptical look at the ruling Communist Party to 10 years in prison for “illegally providing intelligence overseas," in a further sign of Beijing’s hard line toward its critics.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James Inhofe that he has no intention of decreasing the U.S. troop presence in Africa. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

U.S., South Korea at odds over Trump troop payment demand

- The Washington Times

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo acknowledged Monday they still have a lot of work to resolve a divisive dispute over the payments for the U.S. troops defending Seoul from North Korea on the divided Korean peninsula.