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EXPLAINER: How will R. Kelly sentence impact other trials?

Jun. 30, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly could be in his 80s before the singer is free again, based on a 30-year prison term imposed this week by a New York federal judge for parlaying his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were children. And if the 55-year-old loses at three...

Lawyer: Hussle lifted up neighborhood he was gunned down in

Jun. 30, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle was a hip-hop star who sought to raise up his neighborhood with him until a friend from the same streets gunned him down, a prosecutor said in his closing argument Thursday. “This man was different,” Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney...

Four Atlantic City casinos reach contract agreement with union, averting a strike on Fourth of July weekend

Jun. 30, 2022 23:16 PM EDT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four Atlantic City casinos reach contract agreement with union, averting a strike on Fourth of July weekend.

Astros beat Yanks again, Bregman's 2-run double keys 2-1 win

Jun. 30, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros wrapped up a stretch of nine straight games against New York teams Thursday night with another win over the New York Yankees. Alex Bregman hit a two-run double early and the Astros held on for the 2-1 victory. Houston went 3-2...

Essence CEO Wanga: Festival is 'never leaving' New Orleans

Jun. 30, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Essence's chief executive officer said she's been asked multiple times whether the Essence Festival of Culture is staying in New Orleans. On Thursday, Caroline Wanga ended any speculation, making the answer to that question very clear. “The Essence Festival of...

Sonny Barger, figurehead of Hells Angels, dies at 83

Jun. 30, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Barger, the leather-clad fixture of 1960s counterculture and figurehead of the Hells Angels motorcycle club who was at the notorious Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway, has died. He was 83. Barger's death was announced on his Facebook page...

Grads of first US Apple Developer Academy feted in Detroit

Jun. 30, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The inaugural class of the Detroit Apple Developer Academy, a free program that teaches students the fundamentals of coding, design, marketing and project management, celebrated its unique accomplishment during a ceremony Thursday. The academy in Detroit for people...

Review: Austen-era schemes, dreams fill 'Mr. Malcolm's List'

Jun. 30, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

“It is a truth universally acknowledged,” goes one of the more famous opening lines in English literature, “that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” That’s Jane Austen, beginning her 1813 “Pride and Prejudice.” Austen herself has...

Frank Daniels, ex-AP chair and newspaper publisher, dies

Jun. 30, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Associated Press board chair Frank A. Daniels Jr., who shepherded The News & Observer of Raleigh through an era of political and economic transformation in the New South, died Thursday at age 90. Daniels, whose family owned the North Carolina...

Prosecutors: 'Tiger King' star trafficked endangered animals

Jun. 30, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with buying or selling endangered lemurs, cheetahs, and a chimpanzee without the proper paperwork, federal prosecutors in South Carolina said Thursday. The latest charges are on top of money...