National briefs: Report sheds light on Border Patrol agent death
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PHOENIX -- A new report into a shooting that left a U.S. Border Patrol agent dead says three agents responding to an alarm were apparently in radio contact as they approached from opposite directions before opening fire on each other in the Arizona desert.
A sheriff's report released Friday says it was a clear night and the agents were on patrol separately when the call came in at about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 2 that an underground sensor aimed at detecting smugglers and illegal immigrants had been tripped.
Agent Nicholas Ivie, 30, approached on foot from the north. The two other agents walked in from the south when Ivie apparently opened fire, eliciting a deadly barrage of return fire from his colleagues.
Ivie was killed. Another agent was wounded. The third wasn't injured.
Questions had swirled as to whether the agents were in radio contact with each other in the rugged, hilly terrain where signals can be spotty.
NORFOLK, Va. -- Two members of the Internet piracy group have been sentenced for their role in distributing illegal copies of movies being shown in theaters.
Federal prosecutors say Willie Lambert, 57, of Pittston, Pa., and Sean Lovelady, 28, of Pomona, Calif., were sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.
Lambert was sentenced to 21/2 years in prison and $449,514 in restitution. Lovelady was sentenced to 23 months in prison and $7,500 in restitution.
Both men had previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement.
-- Compiled from news services
First Published November 4, 2012 12:00 am