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Former NFL player Pacman Jones reaches plea in casino case

Mar. 22, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

RISING SUN, Ind. (AP) — Former NFL cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has accepted a plea agreement following his arrest at a southeastern Indiana casino. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Jones initially faced charges including battery, cheating at gambling and resisting arrest. Court records show...

R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying

Mar. 22, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he's in a fight for his life to disprove sexual abuse charges. That fight will ultimately be waged in court, with an audience numbering just 12 jurors. While the day lawyers deliver...

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

Mar. 21, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump in a wave of attacks that harmed no one but spread fear of political violence across the U.S. for days leading up to last fall's midterm elections. Cesar Sayoc, 57, shackled at...

Former officer arrested on murder charge after shooting

Mar. 21, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer in southwest Mississippi faces a murder charge after a shooting. Pike County Sheriff Kenny Cotton tells local news outlets that Gregory Robinson of Magnolia was arrested after the shooting death of 52-year-old Rene Jones. The shooting happened Sunday at...

The Latest: Man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

Mar. 21, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a Florida man charged with mailing explosives to critics of President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:43 p.m. A Florida man has pleaded guilty to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump. Cesar Sayoc entered the plea Thursday before...

Court hearing delayed for Loughlin, husband in college scam

Mar. 21, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK'-lin) and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston next month in a college admissions bribery case. A judge on Thursday agreed to move their initial appearance to April 3 on charges that they paid $500,000...

NYC police charity treasurer charged with $400,000 theft

Mar. 21, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A volunteer treasurer for a charity benefiting the families of fallen New York City police officers was charged Thursday with raiding its coffers to pay for personal expenses like dental work and tickets to a Barbra Streisand show. Bank fraud and identity theft charges filed in federal...

2 arrested in South Carolina shooting death of man in pickup

Mar. 21, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in the shooting death of a man found in a pickup truck in South Carolina. The Greenville County Sheriff's Department said 22-year-old Adam Thomas Byrum and 21-year-old Corina Veronica Castro have been charged with murder. The body of 31-year-old Jamie...

'Full House' to big house in college scheme? Experts differ

Mar. 21, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? It could go either way, experts say. Some of the wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into top universities may get short stints behind bars, if convicted, to send a message that the privileged are not above the law, some lawyers...

K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrested in sex video scandal

Mar. 21, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police on Thursday arrested K-pop singer Jung Joon-young over allegations that he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent. The Seoul Central District Court issued an arrest warrant for Jung hours after he appeared at...