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R. Kelly jury to hear opening statements at trial in Chicago

Aug. 17, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements set for Wednesday give prosecutors and R. Kelly's attorneys their first chance to address jurors directly about charges that accuse the R&B singer of enticing of minors for sex, producing child pornography and rigging his 2008 pornography trial. ...

R Kelly jury picked in child pornography, trial-fixing case

Aug. 16, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury was impaneled Tuesday in R. Kelly's hometown of Chicago to decide multiple charges against the R&B singer, as prosecutors and defense attorneys argued toward the end of the process about whether the government was improperly attempting to keep some Blacks from...

Breanna Stewart earns AP WNBA Player of the Year honors

Aug. 16, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

Breanna Stewart is always looking for ways to improve her game. This season, her efforts culminated in more career milestones. The Seattle Storm forward led the WNBA in scoring for the first time in her career, averaging 21.8 points, and Tuesday she became the first player to repeat...

'Pop Idol' and stage star Darius Campbell Danesh dies at 41

Aug. 16, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Performer Darius Campbell Danesh, who went from a British reality television show to a stage and music career, has died at the age of 41. The singer's family said Tuesday that he was found unresponsive in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota on Aug. 11 and pronounced...

Ezra Miller seeks treatment for 'mental health issues'

Aug. 16, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a string of arrests and erratic behavior that spanned Hawaii to Vermont, “Flash” actor Ezra Miller said they have begun treatment for “complex mental health issues.” The 29-year-old Miller, who identifies as non-binary, issued a statement late Monday....

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

Aug. 16, 2022 06:03 AM 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...

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. ...

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....