Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nat for Fri. 151120

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nat for Fri. 151120

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Ex-pitchman for Subway gets 15 years

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced Thursday to more than 15 years in prison for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes.

Fogle, 38, sought leniency, apologizing to his victims and telling the court in a tearful statement that he was raised with good values by a good family but succumbed to self-centered "deception and lies." He said he wished he had realized long ago that he had a problem.

"I had become dependent on alcohol, pornography and prostitutes," he told the judge. "... I want to redeem my life. I want to become a good, decent person. I want to rebuild my life."

Judge Tanya Walton Pratt wasn't swayed, though, and gave him a harsher sentence than the 12 years that prosecutors had sought.

She also ordered him to submit to a lifetime of post-prison supervision and fined him $175,000.

Civil rights leaders plead for police restraint * Civil rights leaders appealed Thursday for Minneapolis police to exercise restraint, but the head of the police union said officers should get tougher with protesters after a night of tense confrontations over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by an officer.

The contrasting responses showed the strong emotion surrounding the incident four days after Jamar Clark, 24, was shot in the head during a confrontation with two officers. Police said he was a suspect in an assault and was interfering with paramedics trying to treat the victim. The state agency investigating the shooting, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is looking into claims that Clark was handcuffed.

Police used a chemical irritant against protesters Wednesday night outside a police station in northern Minneapolis.

Surgeons separate conjoined twins * Doctors at a hospital in Kentucky have successfully separated conjoined twin girls.

Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville said in a statement that the eight-hour surgery was performed on the 7-week-old girls on Nov. …

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