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R. Kelly's lawyer gets chance to question government witness

Aug. 19, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly’s legal team will get its chance to question the government’s star witness on Friday after she testified at his federal trial in Chicago that the R&B singer sexually abused her hundreds of times before she turned 18. Jane, the pseudonym used for her...

Atlanta rapper Young Thug again denied bond in criminal case

Aug. 18, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge on Thursday denied bond — again — for Atlanta rapper Young Thug, one of nearly 30 people charged in a 65-count indictment alleging he is the leader of a criminal street gang. Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville heard a slew of outstanding motions...

Placido Domingo's name comes up in Argentina sex sect probe

Aug. 18, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo's name has appeared in an investigation of a sect-like organization in Argentina that also had U.S. offices and whose leaders have been charged with crimes, including sexual exploitation. Domingo, the Spanish opera singer...

Woman says it was her, R. Kelly in key video at 2008 trial

Aug. 18, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who has been central to R. Kelly’s legal troubles for more than two decades testified Thursday that the R&B singer sexually abused her “hundreds” of times before she turned 18 and that it was her and Kelly in a videotape that was at the heart of his 2008 child...

Mississippi changes legal team to handle welfare fraud case

Aug. 18, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Human Services is hiring a different law firm to try to recover millions of dollars in welfare money that was misspent in the state's largest public corruption case in decades. The state Personnel Board on Thursday approved a...

Notable suspensions under NFL’s personal conduct policy

Aug. 18, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

Some notable player suspensions under the NFL’s personal conduct policy: 2022 — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson suspended 11 games and fined $5 million (accusations of sexual harassment and assault while playing for the Houston Texans). 2021 — Running...

Attorney: Don't accept portrayal of R. Kelly as `monster'

Aug. 17, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly kept an ugly side of his life hidden as he escaped poverty in Chicago and rose to pop music stardom, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday at the singer's trial on charges accusing him of enticing girls for sex and rigging a 2008 child pornography case. ...

Brad Pitt foundation reaches settlement over Louisiana homes

Aug. 17, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation and homeowners of the houses built by the program, in an area of New Orleans among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina, have reached a $20.5 million settlement. The Times-Picayune ' The New Orleans Advocate reported Wednesday...

A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty to firearm assault charges

Aug. 17, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky has pleaded not guilty to felony assault with a firearm charges stemming from a 2021 confrontation in Hollywood. He is accused of drawing a gun and firing it twice in the direction of a former friend during an argument in Hollywood in November...

R. Kelly lawyer implores jurors at trial on child porn, other charges not to accept portrayal of singer as `a monster'

Aug. 17, 2022 13:05 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly lawyer implores jurors at trial on child porn, other charges not to accept portrayal of singer as `a monster.'