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Long-hidden synagogue mural gets rehabbed, relocated

Aug. 16, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A mural that was painted in a Vermont synagogue more than 100 years ago by a Lithuanian immigrant — and hidden behind a wall for years— has been termed a rare piece of art and has been painstakingly moved and restored. The large colorful...

Nicholas Evans, 'The Horse Whisperer' author, dies at 72

Aug. 15, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nicholas Evans, the British author of the bestselling novel “The Horse Whisperer," has died at 72, his representatives said Monday. United Agents said Evans died “suddenly” on Aug. 9 following a heart attack. Published in 1995, “The Horse...

Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with felony assault with a firearm

Aug. 15, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky was charged with two felonies Monday for pulling a gun on a former friend and firing in Hollywood last year, prosecutors said. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged the 33-year-old New York native, whose legal name is Rakim...

R. Kelly jury selection focuses on 2019 documentary

Aug. 15, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jury selection in R. Kelly's federal trial on charges that he rigged his 2008 state child pornography trial began Monday with the judge and attorneys quickly focusing on whether would-be jurors watched a 2019 documentary about sex abuse allegations against the R&B singer. ...

Medical investigator rules Baldwin set shooting an accident

Aug. 15, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin last year was an accident, according to a determination made by New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator following the completion of an autopsy and a review of law enforcement reports. ...

Ex-NFL star Aqib Talib's brother turns self in after slaying

Aug. 15, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Texas (AP) — The brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib turned himself in to authorities Monday after police identified him as the suspect in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game in Texas. Police said that a murder warrant was issued for Yaqub...

Walmart deal with Paramount gives members streaming perks

Aug. 15, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart Inc. said Monday it has signed a deal with Paramount Global to offer the entertainment company's streaming service as a perk to subscribers of the discounter's shipping subscription service. The move is part of efforts by the nation's largest retailer to...

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

Aug. 15, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

R. Kelly's musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer faces a trial in his hometown of Chicago on charges accusing him of rigging his 2008 child pornography trial and of enticing minors for sex. ...

Titans linebacker Dupree pleads guilty in drugstore assault

Aug. 15, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Bud Dupree pleaded guilty on Monday to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an altercation in a Nashville drugstore. Dupree was sentenced to 6 months of supervised probation, according to the judgement filed Monday....

Review: Detective solves murder of a legendary Chicago cop

Aug. 15, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

“Long Gone,” by Joanna Schaffhausen (Minotaur) Four veteran Chicago police detectives are known as The Fantastic Four for their long history of spectacular gang busts, so when one of them, Leo Hammond, is shot dead in his bed with his own gun, it’s a big case. At...