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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial.
The parents of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian airman held by Islamic State militants made last-ditch pleas for their lives as a deadline for an exchange with a jihadi bomber neared Wednesday. Safi Kassasbeh begged the Jordanian government to save his pilot son's "at any price", while the mother of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto urged Tokyo to "please save Kenji's life". The deadline was set by the Islamic State group in a chilling video demanding Jordan release Sajida al-Rishawi, a would-be suicide bomber who has been on death row there since 2006.