THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been flown to Britain to serve his 50-year sentence for sponsoring atrocities in Sierra Leone's brutal civil war.
The Special Court for Sierra Leone announced that the 75-year-old warlord-turned-president was put on a chartered plane to Britain on Tuesday, where he was turned over to prison officials.
Taylor was convicted on April 26, 2012, of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for aiding murderous rebels in Sierra Leone's 11-year civil war that ended in 2002. His conviction and sentence were upheld on appeal last month.
He is the first former head of state convicted by an international war crimes court since World War II. Taylor always maintained he was innocent.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.