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Trump says he's trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home

Jul. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks. "I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden...

Teen rapper Tay-K convicted of murder in Texas home invasion

Jul. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a teenage rapper of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion. The Tarrant County jury on Friday found 19-year-old Taymor McIntyre of Arlington guilty for his role in the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker at Walker's home in...

Swim star Sun Yang wants CAS public hearing over WADA appeal

Jul. 19, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — China's star swimmer Sun Yang wants a public trial at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in September to defend himself against alleged doping rule violations that risk a ban from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Friday, lawyers for Sun said he will...

Sweden wants extension of rapper's detention after fight

Jul. 19, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky is being held for another week in pre-trial detention to allow police to finish investigating a June 30 fight in downtown Stockholm, a Swedish court said Friday. Stockholm's District Court decided to accept the request from prosecutor Daniel Suneson's to...

Ex-Alabama officer gets prison for assaulting detained man

Jul. 19, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer has been sentenced to prison for slamming a compliant handcuffed man into the ground and then slamming the man's head into his patrol car. News outlets report 27-year-old Michael Brandon Smirnoff was sentenced Thursday to 22 months in prison. Smirnoff...

Rapper YG's home searched after deputy-involved shooting

Jul. 18, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searched the Los Angeles-area home of rapper YG on Thursday in connection with a police shooting in Compton that killed a bystander earlier this month. Deputy Marvin Crowder, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, said the rapper, whose real name is Keenon...

Kevin Spacey's legal woes persist even with groping case out

Jul. 18, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Spacey's legal woes are not over, despite the collapse of the only criminal case brought against the two-time Oscar winner since he became mired in sexual misconduct allegations. The former "House of Cards" star is still being investigated in London and Los Angeles over several...

Manchester Arena bombing suspect denies 22 counts of murder

Jul. 18, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The brother of the suicide bomber who killed almost two dozen people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester two years ago appeared in court Thursday to face 22 charges of murder. Hashem Abedi's lawyer, Zafar Ali, said his client denied the charges. The 22-year-old is the younger brother of...

The Latest: Spacey case sank by accuser's refusal to testify

Jul. 17, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the decision to drop the charge accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man in 2016 (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Prosecutors say they were forced to drop the indecent assault and battery charge against Kevin Spacey because of the accuser's decision to invoke his right not to...

R. Kelly doesn't have freedom, money for this legal battle

Jul. 17, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The difference between R. Kelly's life in 2002 when he was last charged with child sex-related crimes and his arrest last week on even more serious charges was on full display when the R&B singer turned and slowly walked out of court. Each step Tuesday was cut shorter than normal by the...