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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Manuel and Elizabeth Henriquez arrive at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Henriquez and her husband were charged with paying $400,000 in bribes to get their oldest daughter into Georgetown as a bogus tennis recruit in 2016. They also paid bribes to have someone cheat on their daughters' college entrance exams, authorities said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Mother sentenced to 7 months in college admissions scam

Mar. 31, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in prison for paying bribes to rig her two daughters' college admissions exams and get one of them into Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit. In an unusual hearing held via videoconference due to the coronavirus pandemic, the...

FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, rapper Nipsey Hussle watches an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Hussle, 33, was shot and killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store on March 31, 2019. A year after Hussle's death, his popularity and influence are as strong as ever. He won two posthumous Grammys in January, he remains a favorite of his hip-hop peers and his death has reshaped his hometown of Los Angeles in some unexpected ways. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

How a chance reunion led to Nipsey Hussle’s death

Mar. 31, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ermias Asghedom and Eric Holder both grew up in the same Los Angeles neighborhood, were both part of the gang known as the Rollin' 60s, and were both aspiring rappers. Asghedom, who went by the name Nipsey Hussle, would go on to become a hip-hop star, neighborhood legend and local hero....

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2007, file photo, Ben Stein is interviewed in New York. Libertarian economist and actor Stein sued Gov. Gavin Newsom, challenging whether California's unprecedented restrictions on social movement can actually be enforced.

Gun groups sue Los Angeles sheriff over shutdown order

Mar. 27, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four gun-owners rights organizations on Friday sued Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva over his repeated attempts this week to shut down firearms dealers, contending that his actions violate citizens' constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms. “Shuttering...

UFC light heavyweight champ Jones arrested, accused of DWI

Mar. 27, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones" Jones has been arrested on suspicion of DWI and other offenses after officers heard gunshots and found him in a parked car with a handgun and a half-empty bottle of liquor early Thursday, Albuquerque police said. The 32-year-old...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. In a court filing Thursday, March 26, 2020, R Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

R Kelly seeks release from jail, cites coronavirus risk

Mar. 26, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge Thursday to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges, a court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind bars put...

Michigan regents fire opera singer accused of sexual assault

Mar. 26, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan's Board of Regents on Thursday fired a music professor and noted opera singer who, along with his husband, is accused of sexually assaulting a fellow singer in Houston 10 years ago. University President Mark Schlissel's recommended that David Daniels be...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston.

Loughlin, Giannulli: College bribery charges must be tossed

Mar. 25, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss charges against them in the college admissions bribery case, accusing prosecutors of “extraordinary” misconduct. ...

FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, performs during the Philipp Plein women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, who sentenced the rapper to prison said Wednesday, March 25, 2020, that he would have ordered home confinement instead, he had known about the coronavirus in December. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Judge: Tekashi 6ix9ine probably belongs at home, not jail

Mar. 25, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge who sentenced the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine to prison said Wednesday he would have ordered home confinement instead if he had known about the coronavirus in December. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer commented in a written order even as he rejected a lawyer's request that the...

Avenatti asks judge to nix Nike jury verdict or OK new trial

Mar. 24, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The once high-flying California attorney Michael Avenatti wants a judge to reject a jury verdict that found he tried to extort Nike. Lawyers for Avenatti asked a Manhattan judge late Monday to overturn the verdict or grant a new trial for the 49-year-old man who rose to fame representing...

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New Dua Lipa, 'Just Mercy' among streaming options this week

Mar. 24, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has canceled concert tours, shut down movie theaters and closed down some bookstores, but there's still plenty to listen to, watch and read while self-distancing. This week's releases include new albums from Pearl Jam and Dua Lipa, several worthwhile films...