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21 Savage donates $25K for legal aid for detained immigrants

Jun. 14, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage has given $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center after the watchdog organization helped him while he was in federal immigration custody earlier this year. The rapper, whose real name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3 in what U.S....

Judge: Enough evidence for case against Lil Durk to proceed

Jun. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A trial against a Chicago rapper accused in an Atlanta drive-by shooting will move forward. WSB-TV reports Durk Derrick Banks, whose stage name is Lil Durk, was in court Friday for a hearing about his alleged involvement in a Feb. 5 shooting outside a downtown Atlanta restaurant. Atlanta...

Prosecutors to retry Kellen Winslow Jr. on rape charges

Jun. 14, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Former pro football player Kellen Winslow Jr. will be retried after a jury convicted him of raping a homeless woman but failed to agree on eight other criminal charges, including the rape of a 54-year-old hitchhiker and an unconscious teen in 2003, California prosecutors said Friday....

Judge clears Robert Kraft's attorneys of contempt accusation

Jun. 14, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge handed another loss to the prosecution in New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case Friday, dismissing allegations that his attorneys tried to verbally intimidate a police officer and falsely accused him of lying. Judge...

The Latest: Ex-NFL player will face new rape trial

Jun. 14, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a rape case against former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. (all times local): 11:25 a.m. California prosecutors will retry Kellen Winslow Jr. on eight charges left undecided by the jury that convicted the former NFL player of rape. The prosecution announced its decision...

Britney Spears' ex-manager hit with 5-year restraining order

Jun. 14, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday issued a five-year restraining order forbidding Britney Spears' former manager from contacting the singer or her family or making disparaging statements about them online. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny reached the decision after hearing testimony from...

Zion sues marketing company, alleging state law violation

Jun. 13, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Duke star Zion Williamson is suing to terminate his contract with a sports marketing company, saying the agency violated the state's sports agent law. A lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro says the star player should be allowed to void his contract with...

Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to groping woman at bar

Jun. 13, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. turned himself in and was arrested Thursday on charges he groped a woman in an encounter at a New York City night spot that appears to have been caught on video. The 51-year-old Oscar-winning star of "Jerry Maguire" denies the allegations and pleaded not guilty to forcible...

The Latest: Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to sex abuse

Jun. 13, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Cuba Gooding Jr.'s arrest (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Cuba Gooding Jr. has pleaded not guilty to forcible touching and sexual abuse after a woman accused the actor of groping her at a New York City night spot. The 51-year-old "Jerry Maguire" star was arraigned Thursday after...

The Latest: 5-year restraining order for ex-Spears manager

Jun. 13, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing on a restraining order taken out in the name of Britney Spears against her former manager (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A judge has issued a five-year restraining order forbidding Britney Spears' former manager from contacting the singer or her family or...