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R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A...

Campbell blames lack of communication for Lions' loss

Sep. 27, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell watched the film of Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and there was one thing he wasn't seeing. On too many plays, including Lamar Jackson's 36-yard pass to Sammy Watkins on fourth-and-19 in the final 30 seconds,...

Sex assault case against Lance Armstrong's son dropped

Sep. 27, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas district attorney has rejected a felony sexual assault charge filed earlier this year by Austin police against the son of former cyclist Lance Armstrong. Luke Armstrong was charged in April related to an incident in 2018. A woman told...

R. Kelly's life, from troubled talent to trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly has long faced and denied allegations of lurid behavior and sex abuse. A jury has now found him guilty of sex trafficking in a federal trial in New York stemming from those allegations. A timeline of Kelly’s life: — Jan....

Review: Idolatry surrenders to humanity in new Lee biography

Sep. 27, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

“Robert E. Lee: A Life” by Allen C. Guelzo (Knopf) Controversy over the equestrian memorial to Robert E. Lee on stately Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, was once limited to the removal of the blue-green oxidation from his bronze statue. In the wake of the...

Global Citizen Live generates $1.1 billion to fight poverty

Sep. 27, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour concert that featured performances from Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, BTS and Elton John and dozens of other stars, raised more than $1.1 billion in commitments and pledges over the weekend to fight extreme poverty. ...

Middlebury College strips chapel name over eugenics role

Sep. 27, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

Middlebury College removed the name of a former Vermont governor from the campus chapel on Monday because of his “instigating role” in eugenics policies of the early 1900s that “sought to isolate and prevent the procreation of so-called ‘delinquents, dependents, and defectives,’”...

R&B star R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial after decades of allegations about sexual misconduct with minors

Sep. 27, 2021 15:42 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial after decades of allegations about sexual misconduct with minors.

Ex-USC soccer coach tells of faking athletic credentials

Sep. 27, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant women's soccer coach at the University of Southern California testified Monday during the first trial in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal that she regularly created fake athletic profiles with exaggerated accomplishments coupled with images...

Jurors in R. Kelly’s sex trafficking trial say they have reached a verdict

Sep. 27, 2021 15:09 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors in R. Kelly’s sex trafficking trial say they have reached a verdict.