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R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A...

Congress, court pressure New York City to fix jails crisis

Sep. 24, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City faced mounting pressure Friday to solve its spiraling jail crisis, with members of Congress calling for a federal civil rights investigation and a court-appointed monitor blasting the city for a failure of leadership amid staggering violence, self-harm and the...

Jury orders city of Roy to pay $3.26M to men shot by police

Sep. 24, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

ROY, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded two men who live south of Tacoma a total of $3.26 million for injuries suffered when they were shot by one of the town of Roy’s two police officers during a drunken joy ride in a 2019 snowstorm. The verdict is one of the...

First woman municipal judge named in Gautier, Jackson County

Sep. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — A former city attorney for a Mississippi city has been appointed as municipal judge. The Gautier City Council named Amy Lassitter St. Pe' to the bench for Gautier and Jackson County. The move makes her the first female municipal judge for those...

High court suspends law license of St. Louis municipal judge

Sep. 22, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County municipal judge has seen her law license suspended for at least two years for mismanaging an account that held the funds of several clients. The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the license of Jennifer Fisher. The case...

Vandals deface `Black Lives Matter' mural in Michigan city

Sep. 20, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A “Black Lives Matter” street mural painted this summer in southeastern Michigan has been defaced by vandals who covered part of it with white paint. The weekend attack in Ypsilanti left the 260-foot mural's words “Black Lives” drenched...

Judge who said men are 'in control' suspended for 1 month

Sep. 17, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge who suggested to a domestic violence suspect that men are “in control” has been suspended without pay two years after he made the comments. The state Supreme Court announced Friday it adopted the recommendation of a panel on...

Lawsuit alleges St. Louis violating Missouri Sunshine Law

Sep. 15, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A civil rights group sued the St. Louis City Department of Corrections Wednesday for allegedly violating the Missouri Sunshine Law. The ACLU of Missouri said in a news release that it filed suit on behalf of ArchCity Defenders over requested records...

Prosecutors: Tapes capture R. Kelly threatening his victims

Sep. 14, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors want a New York City jury at the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial to hear profane video and audio recordings they say demonstrate how he threatened his victims with violence. On one of the 2008 tapes, an enraged Kelly can be heard accusing an...

Federal oversight of Columbus police collaborative — for now

Sep. 14, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The announcement that the federal government will review the Columbus police department and provide technical assistance in areas such as training and recruitment is a far cry from the last time the Justice Department examined the agency and signals the city's...