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R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A...

John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, to be freed from oversight

Sep. 27, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

A federal judge said Monday that John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan four decades ago, can be freed from all remaining restrictions next year if he continues to follow those rules and remains mentally stable. U.S. District Court Judge Paul...

R. Kelly's life, from troubled talent to trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly has long faced and denied allegations of lurid behavior and sex abuse. A jury has now found him guilty of sex trafficking in a federal trial in New York stemming from those allegations. A timeline of Kelly’s life: — Jan....

State senator acquitted on 15 charges in federal theft case

Sep. 27, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator charged with stealing $600,000 in federal grant money from a health care school she operated has been acquitted on 15 of 20 charges, according to court records. U.S. District Court Judge Sheryl Lipman filed the order...

Ex-Northwestern professor to stand trial in fatal stabbing

Sep. 26, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Northwestern University professor is set to stand trial in the stabbing death of his boyfriend as part of what prosecutors said was a sexual fantasy he shared with another man who was charged in the case. Jury selection, opening statements and...

Man jailed for wife's 1990 death seeks hearing under new law

Sep. 26, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Supporters of a man who has been in prison for more than 30 years for killing his wife are upset that the Jackson County prosecutor hasn't been willing to use a new law to give him another chance to prove his innocence, but her office says there is no new evidence to...

Trial set in 1999 Alabama cold case killings of 2 teen girls

Sep. 26, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A trial is scheduled next year in the capital murder of two Alabama teenagers who were found in the trunk of a car in 1999. Circuit Judge William H. Filmore has set May 2, 2022, as the start for the trial of Coley McCraney, 47, who was arrested in...

New trial ordered in killing of teenage lacrosse player

Sep. 25, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of the mistaken-identity killing of a teenager who was captain of a high school lacrosse team. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Court of Special Appeals ordered a new trial for Shawn...

Supporters of NC man freed from prison demand Cooper pardon

Sep. 24, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of people supporting a North Carolina man who served more than two decades behind bars for a murder he said he didn't commit gathered Friday outside the Executive Mansion as they urged the governor to formally pardon him. Dontae Sharpe and...

Airman charged with murder accused of trying to cover tracks

Sep. 24, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force airman on trial on charges of kidnapping a Mennonite woman in New Mexico, fatally shooting her and dumping her body in northern Arizona, had tried unsuccessfully to cover his tracks after the January 2020 killing, a prosecutor told jurors Friday in...