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UFC's Jon Jones won't face battery charge in strip club case

Oct. 16, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not be charged with battery for an alleged assault of a New Mexico strip club waitress. Prosecutors in Albuquerque said Tuesday that witness statements didn't corroborate allegations that Jones placed a waitress in a chokehold and...

Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

Oct. 15, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman — aka inmate No. 77806-112 — reported Tuesday to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college admissions scandal that underscored the lengths some wealthy parents will go to get their children into...

Gooding faces new charges and a potential parade of accusers

Oct. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing a growing cast of sexual misconduct accusers, with prosecutors Tuesday unveiling new criminal charges against the actor and telling a judge they intend to have up to a dozen women testify that he violated them, too. Standing in a New York City courtroom, Gooding...

'Chrisley Knows Best' stars sue Georgia tax official

Oct. 15, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Reality television personalities Todd and Julie Chrisley on Tuesday accused a Georgia tax official of abusing his office to pursue "bogus tax evasion claims" against them. The "Chrisley Knows Best" stars filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Joshua Waites, the director of the Georgia...

Representative for Felicity Huffman says she has reported to prison to serve sentence in college admissions scandal

Oct. 15, 2019 1:32 PM EDT
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Representative for Felicity Huffman says she has reported to prison to serve sentence in college admissions scandal.

Prosecutor says they want to call up to 12 additional accusers as witnesses at Cuba Gooding Jr.'s sex misconduct trial

Oct. 15, 2019 1:22 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutor says they want to call up to 12 additional accusers as witnesses at Cuba Gooding Jr.'s sex misconduct trial.

Ex-inmate Cyntoia Brown-Long argues for redemption in memoir

Oct. 15, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown-Long, now 31 years old, knows as much about life in prison as she does about being free. At 16, she was arrested for robbing and killing a man she says picked her up for sex and later was sentenced to life in prison. But two months ago, Brown-Long walked out of a...

5 rappers removed from NYC festival at request of police

Oct. 12, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police. The New York Times reported that the performers were removed from the Rolling Loud festival after a New York Police Department...

Jane Fonda arrested protesting climate change in Washington

Oct. 11, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change. The actress and activist was handcuffed on the east side steps and escorted into a police vehicle. Video of the arrest circulated online. Fonda was one of 16 people arrested for unlawfully...

Appeal by ex-NFL star Sharper continues in drug, rape case

Oct. 11, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Imprisoned former NFL star Darren Sharper is pressing on with his attempts to reduce his 18-year federal sentence in a sexual assault case. An on-again-off-again appeal was revived Friday at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. It follows a U.S. district judge's August...