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R. Kelly's Chicago trial on federal sex charges set Aug. 1

Oct. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered R&B superstar R. Kelly to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next year after the scheduled sentencing for his conviction in an earlier sex trafficking trial in New York. ...

Judge refuses to suppress video evidence in Josh Duggar case

Oct. 19, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has denied motions to suppress video evidence found on electronic devices that were seized from former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is facing child pornography charges. U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks also said Monday...

Street musician stunned by John Legend as she sings his hit

Oct. 18, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A street musician who performed a rendition of John Legend's hit “All of Me" in Boston over the weekend had one particularly appreciative audience member — John Legend. The Grammy Award winning singer was visiting Faneuil Hall with his family before...

McCartney, Swift to induct new members into rock hall

Oct. 18, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct newcomers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. McCartney will give the presentation for Foo Fighters, the hall announced on Monday. He's close to Foo...

Review: Elton John taps some talented friends for new album

Oct. 18, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

“The Lockdown Sessions,” Elton John (Interscope Records) It's been more than 35 years since Elton John recorded with Stevie Wonder and that's clearly way, way too long. But the wait is over: The legends join on the new gospel-flavored song “Finish Line,” enlivened...

Posthumous Chuck Berry live album to be released in December

Oct. 18, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dualtone Records is marking the birthday of Chuck Berry by announcing the release of a live album from the late rock ’n roll legend. “Live From Blueberry Hill” is taken from performances recorded between July 2005 and January 2006 at Blueberry Hill...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 24-30

Oct. 18, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 24-30: Oct. 24: Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 85. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 82. Actor Kevin Kline is 74. Actor Doug Davidson (“The Young and the Restless”) is 67. Actor B.D. Wong is 61. Actor Zahn McClarnon...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 17-23

Oct. 11, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 17-23: Oct. 17: Actor Marsha Hunt is 104. Singer Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts is 79. Singer Gary Puckett of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap is 79. Actor Michael McKean is 74. Actor George Wendt is 73. Singer-comedian Bill Hudson of...

Meek Mill's 'Expensive Pain' comes with a heavy cost

Oct. 07, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meek Mill is not behind prison bars. He’s no longer required to check in with parole officers. But despite this freedom, the rapper has not fully rid himself of invisible shackles that still confine him. “I just feel like I’m a pullover away from...

Chinese developer misses payment, adding to industry strain

Oct. 05, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A midsize Chinese real estate developer failed to make a $205.7 million payment due to bondholders Tuesday, adding to the industry's financial strain as one of China's biggest developers tries to avoid defaulting on billions of dollars of debt. Fantasia...