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WNBA's Brittney Griner appeals her Russian prison sentence

Aug. 15, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner filed an appeal Monday of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported, in a case denounced by the United States that could lead to a high-profile prisoner swap. Griner,...

Russian media: Lawyers for US basketball star Brittney Griner appeal her Russian prison sentence for drugs possession.

Aug. 15, 2022 05:48 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media: Lawyers for US basketball star Brittney Griner appeal her Russian prison sentence for drugs possession.

R Kelly trial on whether he fixed 2008 trial set to start

Aug. 15, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jury selection begins Monday at R. Kelly’s federal trial in his hometown of Chicago, where the R&B singer faces charges that he rigged his 2008 state child pornography trial by threatening and paying off a girl who he allegedly filmed himself having sex with when he was...

Correction: Marshawn Lynch-Vegas Arrest story

Aug. 14, 2022 12:23 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story published August 11, 2022, about the arrest of former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl. It was 2014, not 2013.

LAPD ends investigation into Anne Heche car crash

Aug. 13, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into Anne Heche's car accident, when the actor crashed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5. Heche, 53, is brain dead and on life support, pending evaluation for organ donation. “As of...

R Kelly accuser to give key testimony on trial-fixing charge

Aug. 13, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago that starts Monday is in many ways a do-over of his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted the singer on charges that he produced a video of himself when he was around 30 having sex with a girl no older than 14. ...

Britney Spears' ex convicted of trespassing in wedding raid

Aug. 13, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A man once briefly married to Britney Spears has been convicted of aggravated trespassing and battery at the pop star’s June wedding. Jason Alexander, 40, pleaded no contest to the two misdemeanor counts in a California court, prosecutors in Ventura County...

Trump hires prominent Atlanta attorney for election probe

Aug. 11, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump has hired a prominent Atlanta criminal defense attorney known for defending famous rappers to represent him in matters related to the special grand jury that's investigating whether the former president illegally tried to interfere with the 2020 election in Georgia. ...

Monday hearing set for 2 ex-cops in George Floyd's killing

Aug. 11, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge scheduled a hearing for Monday on the “status of plea negotiations” for the two remaining officers awaiting trial on state charges in the killing of George Floyd, with the hearing coming after the judge's window for accepting any deal appears to have closed. ...

Trevor Bauer's accuser files countersuit to defamation claim

Aug. 11, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Diego woman who alleges Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer sexually abused her has filed a countersuit to his defamation claim, alleging the baseball star beat her and left her bruised, according to a court filing. Bauer has denied abusing the woman...