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R Kelly jury selection underway for trial fixing allegations

Aug. 15, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jury selection got underway Monday at R. Kelly’s federal trial in his hometown of Chicago, where the R&B singer faces charges that he rigged his 2008 state child pornography trial by threatening and paying off a girl with whom he allegedly filmed himself having sex when he...

Russian shells slam into eastern Ukraine; 3 dead, 20 hurt

Aug. 15, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — At least three Ukrainian civilians have been killed and 20 others wounded in the latest artillery barrages from the Russian military, Ukrainian officials said Monday. The eastern region of Donetsk, one of the two provinces making up the country’s industrial...

Rock icon Melissa Etheridge announces solo off-Broadway show

Aug. 15, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rocker Melissa Etheridge has found a new stage: The Grammy- and Oscar-winner will unveil a solo show mixing her music and stories off-Broadway. “Melissa Etheridge: My Window – A Journey Through Life” will play 12 performances only starting Oct. 13 at the...

WNBA's Brittney Griner appeals her Russian prison sentence

Aug. 15, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported Monday, amid talks between the U.S. and Russia that could lead to a high-profile prisoner swap. ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 21-27

Aug. 15, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 21-27: Aug. 21: Guitarist James Burton (with Elvis Presley) is 83. Singer Jackie DeShannon is 81. Actor Patty McCormack (“The Ropers”) is 77. Singer Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams is 75. Actor Loretta Devine (“Boston Public”) is...

Ex-NFL star Aqib Talib's brother wanted in youth coach death

Aug. 15, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Texas (AP) — The brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib has been identified by police as a suspect in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game in Texas. Yaqub Salik Talib is suspected in the Saturday night shooting that killed a man, police in the...

Russian media: Lawyers for US basketball star Brittney Griner appeal her Russian prison sentence for drugs possession.

Aug. 15, 2022 05:48 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media: Lawyers for US basketball star Brittney Griner appeal her Russian prison sentence for drugs possession.

Anne Heche, star with troubled life, dies of crash injuries

Aug. 14, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche, the Emmy-winning film and television actor whose dramatic Hollywood rise in the 1990s and accomplished career contrasted with personal chapters of turmoil, died of injuries from a fiery car crash. She was 53. Heche was “peacefully taken off life...

Anne Heche, screen star with troubled life, dies at age 53, following injury in fiery crash

Aug. 14, 2022 22:49 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche, screen star with troubled life, dies at age 53, following injury in fiery crash.

Correction: Marshawn Lynch-Vegas Arrest story

Aug. 14, 2022 12:23 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story published August 11, 2022, about the arrest of former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl. It was 2014, not 2013.