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Lawyers appeal Griner's Russian prison sentence

Aug. 15, 2022 06:10 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday filed an appeal against her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported Monday. Griner, a center for the Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was...

Russian media: Lawyers for US basketball star Brittney Griner appeal her Russian prison sentence for drugs possession.

Aug. 15, 2022 05:48 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media: Lawyers for US basketball star Brittney Griner appeal her Russian prison sentence for drugs possession.

R Kelly trial on whether he fixed 2008 trial set to start

Aug. 15, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jury selection begins Monday at R. Kelly’s federal trial in his hometown of Chicago, where the R&B singer faces charges that he rigged his 2008 state child pornography trial by threatening and paying off a girl who he allegedly filmed himself having sex with when he was...

Anne Heche, star with troubled life, dies of crash injuries

Aug. 14, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche, the Emmy-winning film and television actor whose dramatic Hollywood rise in the 1990s and accomplished career contrasted with personal chapters of turmoil, died of injuries from a fiery car crash. She was 53. Heche was “peacefully taken off life...

Anne Heche, screen star with troubled life, dies at age 53, following injury in fiery crash

Aug. 14, 2022 22:49 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche, screen star with troubled life, dies at age 53, following injury in fiery crash.

Correction: Marshawn Lynch-Vegas Arrest story

Aug. 14, 2022 12:23 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story published August 11, 2022, about the arrest of former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl. It was 2014, not 2013.

LAPD ends investigation into Anne Heche car crash

Aug. 13, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into Anne Heche's car accident, when the actor crashed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5. Heche, 53, is brain dead and on life support, pending evaluation for organ donation. “As of...

R Kelly accuser to give key testimony on trial-fixing charge

Aug. 13, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago that starts Monday is in many ways a do-over of his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted the singer on charges that he produced a video of himself when he was around 30 having sex with a girl no older than 14. ...

Britney Spears' ex convicted of trespassing in wedding raid

Aug. 13, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A man once briefly married to Britney Spears has been convicted of aggravated trespassing and battery at the pop star’s June wedding. Jason Alexander, 40, pleaded no contest to the two misdemeanor counts in a California court, prosecutors in Ventura County...

Dooky Chase’s, Leah Chase subject of new TV series

Aug. 13, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Known today as a community staple for authentic Creole cuisine and historically as a meeting place for Civil Rights movement leaders, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant is now the set of a new series honoring its matriarch, the late Leah Chase, also known as “The Queen of Creole...