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R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

Jun. 29, 2022 15:23 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 has been sentenced to spend the next three decades behind bars. A jury found Kelly guilty in September of sex trafficking...

Nursing home owner whose residents suffered in Ida arrested

Jun. 22, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes who sent more than 800 of his elderly residents to a crowded, ill-equipped warehouse to ride out Hurricane Ida last year was arrested Wednesday on fraud and cruelty charges arising from the squalid conditions. Bob Glynn...

Trump's inaugural chair pleads not guilty to latest charges

May. 24, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the latest charges in an indictment accusing him of secretly working for the United Arab Emirates to influence Trump’s foreign policy. Wealthy businessman Tom Barrack,...

NY teen found dead after 13 years; SC sex offender charged

May. 16, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old girl from New York who disappeared while visiting South Carolina's Myrtle Beach on spring break 13 years ago has been found and a sex offender has been charged with murder, kidnapping and rape, authorities said Monday. Brittanee...

Man gets life in beating deaths of girlfriend, 3 children

Apr. 22, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

TERRYTOWN, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been given four consecutive life sentences after he pleaded guilty to beating his girlfriend and three children to death with a hammer. Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul D. Connick Jr. said Terrance Leonard, 36, pleaded guilty...

Intel: Putin may cite Ukraine war to meddle in US politics

Apr. 09, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin may use the Biden administration’s support for Ukraine as a pretext to order a new campaign to interfere in American politics, U.S. intelligence officials have assessed. Intelligence agencies have so far not found any evidence...

House panel: Justice Dept. 'obstructing' Trump records probe

Apr. 07, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional oversight committee on Thursday said the Justice Department is “obstructing” its investigation into former President Donald Trump's handling of White House records by preventing the release of information from the National Archives. The House...