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Defendant Eric X. in the courtroom in Bonn, Germany. (Mario Jüngling / BILD)

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A rejected Ghanaian asylum seeker who raped a 23-year-old German woman in front of her boyfriend after threatening the couple with a saw -- and who then called the victim "a prostitute" in court -- was sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison Thursday.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., May 3, 2017. Photo credit - Reuters

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Former President George W. Bush on Thursday decried “bullying and prejudice” in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump.

Latest version of travel ban blocked by federal judge

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U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson, responsible for blocking President Donald Trump's second travel ban in March, authored the ruling again Tuesday, which says that the third executive order on the matter ignored the "guidance afforded" by the earlier legal proceedings related to the issue.

Wildfires rage through California wine country. abcnews photo

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Massive wildfires sweeping through parts of California have killed at least 15 people and damaged more than 1,500 residences and other buildings, according to authorities.

File image: President Donald Trump (R) speaking next to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a bilateral meeting with China's President Xi Jinping. Photo credit - Newsweek

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After President Donald Trump's interview with Forbes magazine was posted Tuesday morning, there was one question on the minds of many in Washington: What's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's IQ?

President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker (L) Photo credit - CNN

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President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker traded jabs in a series of tweets on Sunday, with the president first saying the Tennessee Republican "didn’t have the guts to run" for re-election and Corker then calling the White House "an adult day care center."

Anti-abortion congressman reportedly asked mistress to get one.

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Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy has resigned after a report surfaced earlier this week that he had asked an extramarital lover to end her pregnancy.

File image - O.J. Simpson Released From Nevada Prison on Parole

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O.J. Simpson was released on parole early Sunday after serving nine years in a Nevada prison for a botched sports memorabilia heist, officials announced.

‘Get out!’ General blasts racist messages targeting Air Force cadets

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Racist slurs were found on the message boards of five black cadet candidates at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School, CNN affiliate KRDO reports, sparking an investigation from the school.

U.S. President Donald Trump (R), flanked by Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price. Reuters Photo

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A member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet was out of a job Friday afternoon for chartering expensive planes at government expense, rather than taking cheaper commercial flights.

Deonte Carraway, 24, was sentenced Thursday to 100 years in prison after he confessed to sexually abusing at least 12 boys. (Prince George's County Police Department)

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A former Maryland school aide who confessed to sexually abusing children was sentenced Thursday to 100 years in prison.

Sheila Keen Warren - Photo credit - wjhl

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A Virginia woman arrested Tuesday in a 27-year-old "Clown Murder" cold case in Palm Beach County will be returning to Florida to face charges.

Suspect in Tennessee Church Mass Shooting Has History of Alleged Domestic Disputes. Photo - Fox news

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The man accused of killing one woman and injuring seven other people at a Tennessee church on Sunday had threatened suicide and was involved in alleged domestic disputes in the months leading up to the attack, police records show.

Sen. Susan Collins Deals Potential Lethal Blow to GOP Health Care Bill

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A last ditch Republican effort to repeal Obamacare appeared doomed late on Monday after Senator Susan Collins became the third Republican senator to announce opposition to the bill.

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

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Anthony Weiner was sentenced in federal court on Monday morning to 21 months imprisonment.

He got lucky. He could have been sentenced to a lot more time.

Trump picks Twitter fight with the NFL and NBA, top players fight back. Photo credit - Vogue

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US President, Donald Trump, on Friday night, put his recent ‘Twitter exchanges’ with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to the side as he turned his attention to two of the nation’s most popular professional sports leagues; the NBA and the NFL.

Aaron Hernandez's violent end: Was CTE to blame?

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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s April suicide marked the last chapter in a dramatic fall from superstardom into a life of violence and incarceration. Now, findings from an autopsy on his 27-year-old brain have some asking whether his football career – and specifically, the blows to the head he received on the field – could be at least partly to blame.

McCain says he opposes Graham-Cassidy bill as other Republicans weigh options

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced in a statement on Friday that he cannot support the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. McCain’s opposition will likely sink the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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