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R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

Jun. 29, 2022 01:16 AM 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 could be put away behind bars for a quarter-century or more when he is sentenced Wednesday in a federal courtroom in New York City. ...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 28, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

FTC sues Walmart for scammers' use of money transfer unit

Jun. 28, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it has sued Walmart for allegedly allowing its money transfer services to be used by scam artists who stole “hundreds of millions of dollars" from customers. In its lawsuit, the agency alleged that for years, Walmart...

Wisconsin's Democratic AG sues to block state's abortion ban

Jun. 28, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic attorney general filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the state's 173-year-old abortion ban, arguing that statutes passed in the 1980s supersede the ban and it's so old that modern generations never consented to it. Wisconsin passed a law...

EEOC: 2 fired for not joining company Christian prayer

Jun. 28, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

Two employees with a North Carolina company say they were fired after refusing to participate in the firm’s daily Christian prayer meetings, which they said went against their respective religious beliefs, according to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ...

Senators ask minor leaguers for information on MLB antitrust

Jun. 28, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to an advocacy group for minor leaguers asking questions about baseball's antitrust exemption. Sen. Richard Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who chairs the committee, and Charles...

Crump to represent Randy Cox, Black man hurt in police van

Jun. 28, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump said Tuesday he will lead the legal fight on behalf of Randy Cox, a Black man who was seriously injured in the back of a police van in Connecticut when the driver braked suddenly. Crump also called for a federal civil rights investigation...

Election investigator sued again for deleting records

Jun. 28, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal government watchdog group on Tuesday filed its fourth open records lawsuit over the investigation of the 2020 election result in Wisconsin, targeting the lead investigator for his practice of deleting records he didn’t deem useful to the investigation. ...

Fight over 2020 election records lands in Pennsylvania court

Jun. 28, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A county judge in Williamsport has to decide whether to force officials to provide voter-by-voter electronic election records after the state Office of Open Records ruled Pennsylvania law makes them confidential. Heather Honey, who heads the Lebanon,...

Court finds France negligent in Caribbean pesticide case

Jun. 27, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court in Paris found the French government guilty of wrongful negligence involving the former use of a banned pesticide in the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique but denied compensation to those affected, officials announced Monday. ...