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Today in History

Jan. 08, 2022 00:19 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2022. There are 357 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, in his State of the Union address, declared an “unconditional war...

'Substitute camera' captures Ghislaine Maxwell trial drama

Jan. 05, 2022 09:21 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As Ghislaine Maxwell strode into the courtroom for the first day of her sex-trafficking trial, no photographer was allowed to catch it. Courtroom artist Elizabeth Williams, however, was at the ready and before the hour was up, the curtain-raising scene was transmitted to news...

Britney, Bennifer, Beatles and Broadway: Pop culture in 2021

Dec. 09, 2021 09:52 AM EST

Britney was freed. Bennifer came back. So did Broadway, yay! And actually, the Beatles! As for Bond — James Bond — he said goodbye, at least the Daniel Craig version. Harry and Meghan spoke to Oprah, and boy, we listened. We listened, too, to Taylor Swift, who sang about a failed...

Man sentenced for R. Kelly witness intimidation attempt

Nov. 17, 2021 17:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday for setting fire to a car last year in what authorities said was an attempt to intimidate a potential witness in R. Kelly's sex trafficking trial. Michael Williams, 38, of Valdosta, Georgia, was...

Outtakes: Grammys CEO on R. Kelly, Wallen, cancel culture

Oct. 26, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. spoke to The Associated Press about efforts to make the Grammy's more inclusive. He also talked about other happenings in the music industry and cancel culture. Mason addressed the rumors about R. Kelly’s...

Virus cut access to courts but opened door to virtual future

Oct. 26, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

Just two reporters were allowed inside a Georgia courtroom to serve as the eyes and ears of the public when jury selection began for the men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Pandemic restrictions also kept reporters and the public out of the courtroom during the sex-trafficking trial of...