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Colorado man gets 15 years for setting friend on fire

Jul. 17, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who threw gasoline on a friend and set him on fire, causing severe burns, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Pueblo Chieftain reports 35-year-old Michael Scavarda, of Canon City, was sentenced Tuesday for the March 2017 attack on 41-year-old Jason Crowder....

Rapper T.I. charged with simple assault, other charges

Jul. 17, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors this month charged rapper T.I. with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct following an altercation outside his Atlanta area home in May. News outlets report the charges stem from T.I.'s May 16 arrest outside of his gated community in Stockbridge. Henry...

Famous psychiatrist denies allegations in ex-patient's suit

Jul. 17, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A renowned Massachusetts psychiatrist who has appeared on several television shows is facing a lawsuit by a former patient who says they engaged in "physical sexual contact." The negligence suit, filed in Newburyport Superior Court, alleges that Dr. Keith Ablow sent the woman emails and...

Stormy Daniels set to perform in Ohio 3 weeks after arrest

Jul. 17, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Porn star Stormy Daniels is set to return to Ohio next month, three weeks after her arrest at a Columbus strip club on charges that were later dropped. Daniels is known for claiming that she had sex with Donald Trump before he became president. Trump has denied that. The manager of...

Man convicted of hate crime, arson in Texas mosque torching

Jul. 16, 2018 10:05 PM EDT

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A man accused of torching a South Texas mosque last year has been convicted of federal arson and explosives charges and of a hate crime charge. A jury in Victoria, Texas, deliberated about three hours before convicting 26-year-old Marq Vincent Perez. Prosecutor Sharad Khandelwal said...

'Deadliest Catch' co-star pleads guilty to sexual assault

Jul. 16, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Reality-TV fisherman Edgar Hansen pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl but he'll face no jail time under a plea deal reached with prosecutors. The Seattle Times reported Monday that the 47-year-old "Deadliest Catch" cast member received a 364-day suspended jail sentence last...

Johnny Depp settles lawsuits involving former managers

Jul. 16, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp has settled lawsuits with his former business managers that put a spotlight on the actor's lavish lifestyle. Depp's representatives said on Monday that the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star had settled litigation filed against The Management Group, which he accused in January...

Reality TV star charged over scuffle with hotel security

Jul. 16, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have charged reality TV star Farrah Abraham with two misdemeanor charges over a scuffle with a Beverly Hills hotel security guard last month. Los Angeles district attorney's spokesman Ricardo Santiago said Monday that Abraham has been charged with misdemeanor...

Jury selection starts for rape trial of ex-Tennessee players

Jul. 16, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams are going on trial to face aggravated rape charges nearly 3 ½ years after both men were indicted. The jury selection process began Monday afternoon with lawyers for both sides interviewing potential jurors...

Pianist's wife not guilty by reason of insanity in 2 deaths

Jul. 16, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has found the estranged wife of concert pianist Vadym Kholodenko (va-DEEM' koh-loh-DEHN'-koh) not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2016 deaths of the couple's two daughters. Judge Ruben Gonzalez in Fort Worth on Monday then ordered Sofya Tsygankova...