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UFC light heavyweight champ Jones arrested, accused of DWI

Mar. 27, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones" Jones has been arrested on suspicion of DWI and other offenses after officers heard gunshots and found him in a parked car with a handgun and a half-empty bottle of liquor early Thursday, Albuquerque police said. The 32-year-old...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. In a court filing Thursday, March 26, 2020, R Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

R Kelly seeks release from jail, cites coronavirus risk

Mar. 26, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge Thursday to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges, a court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind bars put...

Michigan regents fire opera singer accused of sexual assault

Mar. 26, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan's Board of Regents on Thursday fired a music professor and noted opera singer who, along with his husband, is accused of sexually assaulting a fellow singer in Houston 10 years ago. University President Mark Schlissel's recommended that David Daniels be...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston.

Loughlin, Giannulli: College bribery charges must be tossed

Mar. 25, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss charges against them in the college admissions bribery case, accusing prosecutors of “extraordinary” misconduct. ...

FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, performs during the Philipp Plein women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, who sentenced the rapper to prison said Wednesday, March 25, 2020, that he would have ordered home confinement instead, he had known about the coronavirus in December. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Judge: Tekashi 6ix9ine probably belongs at home, not jail

Mar. 25, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge who sentenced the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine to prison said Wednesday he would have ordered home confinement instead if he had known about the coronavirus in December. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer commented in a written order even as he rejected a lawyer's request that the...

Avenatti asks judge to nix Nike jury verdict or OK new trial

Mar. 24, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The once high-flying California attorney Michael Avenatti wants a judge to reject a jury verdict that found he tried to extort Nike. Lawyers for Avenatti asked a Manhattan judge late Monday to overturn the verdict or grant a new trial for the 49-year-old man who rose to fame representing...

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New Dua Lipa, 'Just Mercy' among streaming options this week

Mar. 24, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has canceled concert tours, shut down movie theaters and closed down some bookstores, but there's still plenty to listen to, watch and read while self-distancing. This week's releases include new albums from Pearl Jam and Dua Lipa, several worthwhile films...

FILE - This file photo provided by the Washtenaw County Jail shows David Daniels, in Ann Arbor, Mich. University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel wants David Daniels, an opera singer and tenured music professor at the school who is facing sexual assault charges, dismissed

U-M president seeks firing of professor facing sex charges

Mar. 23, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Regents at the University of Michigan are expected to consider a recommendation from its president that the school fire an opera singer and tenured professor facing sexual assault charges. Mark Schlissel wants David Daniels dismissed “immediately,” The Detroit News...

Actor Johnny Depp, center, leaves the High Court in London, after attending a preliminary hearing in his libel case against the publishers of The Sun and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over a 2018 article alleging he had been abusive to his ex-wife Amber Heard, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

Johnny Depp's libel case against UK tabloid stalled by virus

Mar. 20, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp’s libel suit against British tabloid The Sun was put on hold Friday as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Depp is suing the newspaper’s parent company, News Group Newspapers, and executive editor Dan Wootton over a 2018 article claiming he was violent and abusive...

FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019 file photo shows director Ava Duvernay at the

Former prosecutor sues Netflix over Central Park 5 series

Mar. 19, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein has sued Netflix and film director Ava DuVernay over her portrayal in the streaming service's miniseries about the Central Park Five case, which sent five black and Latino teenagers to prison for a crime they were later absolved of committing....