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R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

Jun. 29, 2022 01:16 AM 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 could be put away behind bars for a quarter-century or more when he is sentenced Wednesday in a federal courtroom in New York City. ...

R&B hitmaker R. Kelly due in court for sex abuse sentencing

Jun. 29, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R& B star R. Kelly faces the possibility of a quarter century or more in prison when he is sentenced Wednesday in a federal sex trafficking case in New York. A jury found Kelly, 55, guilty of racketeering and other counts last year at a trial that was seen as a...

Nebraska GOP state Sen. Flood wins ex-congressman’s seat

Jun. 29, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Mike Flood won a special election Tuesday to replace former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a fellow Republican who was sentenced to two years of probation earlier in the day for a conviction on charges that he lied to federal agents. Flood beat...

Today in History: June 29, first trans-Pacific flight

Jun. 29, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 29, the 180th day of 2022. There are 185 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 29, 1613, London’s original Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed, was...

New indictments returned in Texas against convicted murderer

Jun. 28, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Four new capital murder indictments were returned Tuesday against a convicted murderer from the Dallas-area, with authorities now having brought charges against him in the deaths of 22 older women in Collin and adjoining Dallas County. A Collin County grand...

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Epstein

Jun. 28, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for helping the financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. The stiff sentence was a victory for a...

Jury is chosen to decide Florida school shooter's sentence

Jun. 28, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was tentatively chosen Tuesday for a penalty trial to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be sentenced to death or get life in prison for the 2018 attack, capping a nearly three-month winnowing process that...

Ex-principal convicted of student sexual abuse sentenced

Jun. 28, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon elementary school principal convicted of sexually abusing four students in his office is set to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Clackamas County Circuit Judge Katherine Weber on Tuesday sentenced Jeff Hays to 43 years and nine...

Jury of 7 men, 5 women chosen to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz gets death sentence or life

Jun. 28, 2022 18:11 PM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jury of 7 men, 5 women chosen to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz gets death sentence or life.

Indiana woman gets 55 years in 3-year-old's beating death

Jun. 28, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman convicted of murder in the beating death of her 3-year-old son was sentenced Tuesday to 55 years in prison. A judge also sentenced 31-year-old Crystal Cox to two years of probation for the July 5, 2021, death of her son Zeus. ...