Montana man sentenced for trafficking marijuana


Holland Sward was given a five-year sentence, with one year fixed and four years indeterminate. He was put on probation for five years and required to serve 30 days in jail. On Jan. 23, Sward and Leland Ayala-Doliente, 21, called 911 on themselves in Rexburg, while transporting about 20 pounds of pot from California to Montana. The men erroneously believed they were being followed by undercover officers.

Pope Francis meets with Muslims in Africa

Pope Francis waves to the crowd on the occasion of his visit at the Central Mosque in Bangui's Muslim enclave of PK5, Central African Republic, Monday Nov. 30, 2015. The Pope was welcomed by a crowd of people and prayed inside the Central Mosque. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

(AP) - Pope Francis ventured into a volatile Muslim neighborhood of Central African Republic’s capital on Monday to bring his message of reconciliation to the city’s main mosque, insisting that Christians and Muslims have long lived peacefully together here and that religion can never justify violence.

Dr. Kevorkian archive opens

In a photo from Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Detroit, Carol Poenisch holds a photo of her mother, Merian Frederick, who died with Dr. Jack Kevorkians assistance. Poenisch was among the first to visit the new archive at Kevorkians alma mater, The University of Michigan. The archive, donated by Ava Janus, Kevorkian's niece and sole heir, is stored in one of nine boxes in the stacks of the Bentley Historical Library in Ann Arbor and is available for the first time as legislation supporting physician-assisted deaths makes gains in the U.S. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Just days before she died with Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s assistance, Merian Frederick could not speak or hold up her head without help from her daughter, Carol Poenisch.


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