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Prosecutors paint dark portrait of manipulative R. Kelly

Feb. 23, 2019 8:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Saturday painted a dark portrait of a manipulative and sometimes violent R. Kelly, describing how he repeatedly sought out underage girls for sex, including one he encountered at her 16th birthday party and another who met the R&B star while he was on trial for child...

The Latest: Avenatti: Notion victims are lying 'outrageous'

Feb. 23, 2019 8:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 3 p.m. Lawyer Michael Avenatti says it's "outrageous" that R. Kelly's attorney questions whether the singer's accusers are telling the truth about being sexually abused by the R&B singer. Avenatti, who...

Mueller: Manafort 'brazenly violated the law' for years

Feb. 23, 2019 7:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort committed crimes that cut to "the heart of the criminal justice system" and over the years deceived everyone from bookkeepers and banks to federal prosecutors and his own lawyers, according to a sentencing memo filed Saturday by special counsel...

Chicago-area man gets 24 years for student's drug death

Feb. 23, 2019 4:26 PM EST

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man convicted in the drug-induced death of a Spanish foreign exchange student has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. DuPage County Judge Liam Brennan sentenced 38-year-old Francis Emanuele of Downers Grove to 20 years behind bars Friday night for the drug-induced...

Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

Feb. 23, 2019 4:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back to 1998, marking the latest charges against a man trailed for decades by lurid rumors. A timeline of his life and career: — Jan. 8, 1967: Robert Sylvester Kelly is born in...

Mueller still seeking secrecy in Manafort investigation

Feb. 23, 2019 1:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is still seeking to keep secret details about his investigation into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a judge's ruling Saturday. Mueller's team has filed its recommendation for Manafort's punishment in one of his two criminal cases,...

R&B singer R. Kelly arrives at a Chicago bond hearing in the new sexual abuse case against him

Feb. 23, 2019 1:50 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly arrives at a Chicago bond hearing in the new sexual abuse case against him.

A look at allegations over the years against singer R. Kelly

Feb. 23, 2019 10:56 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly has been dogged for years by allegations that he sexually abused women and underage girls. He and his attorneys have repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct. Here is a look at some of the different accusations that have been made against him: CHICAGO, AUGUST...

Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court

Feb. 23, 2019 10:00 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is going after the environmental group Greenpeace in state court in North Dakota, after a judge tossed the company's $1 billion racketeering claim out of federal court. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners on Thursday sued Greenpeace and...

The Latest: Mueller sentencing memo in Manafort case pending

Feb. 23, 2019 6:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's sentencing memorandum for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was not publicly available late Friday, suggesting the document may still be under seal. Mueller's...