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FILE - In this June 26, 2019 file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida.  (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case

Aug. 12, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida. A longtime friend of the indicted singer offered to pay a...

Three men charged with trying to bribe, intimidate women who accused singer R. Kelly of abuse

Aug. 12, 2020 12:31 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Three men charged with trying to bribe, intimidate women who accused singer R. Kelly of abuse.
This combination of photos released by Lifetime shows participants in the new docuseries “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein” top row from left, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, Teresa Helm, Jena Lisa Jones, Kiki, Rachel Benavidez, Marijke Chartouni, Chaunte Davies, and Courtney Wild. The series premieres on Sunday. (Lifetime via AP)

How an arrest upended filming of 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein'

Aug. 7, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The filmmakers behind “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein” moved quickly when Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested on federal charges that she acted as a recruiter for the financier’s sexual abuse. The fourth episode of the new Lifetime docuseries, which was intended to be a...

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Darrell Johnson. Authorities announced Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, that they have charged Johnson with first-degree murder in the death of 9-year-old Janari Ricks, who was fatally shot while playing in front of his Chicago home Friday, July 31. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Man charged in shooting death of 9-year-old Chicago boy

Aug. 4, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 39-year-old convicted felon appeared to be “hunting” for somebody to shoot shortly before he opened fire and killed a 9-year-old boy as he played in front of his Chicago home, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Darrell Johnson has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal...

Today in History

Aug. 2, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 2, the 215th day of 2020. There are 151 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 2, 1776, members of the Second Continental Congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence. On this date: In 1610, during his fourth...

Today in History

Jul. 16, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 16, the 198th day of 2020. There are 168 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 16, 1945, the United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo (ahl-ah-moh-GOHR’-doh), New Mexico; the same day, the...

Today in History

Jul. 11, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 11, the 193rd day of 2020. There are 173 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. (Hamilton died...

This image released by HBO shows late writer Michelle McNamara from the six-part docuseries “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” debuting on Sunday. (HBO via AP)

New HBO series looks at lives disrupted by a serial killer

Jun. 25, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's said that documentary filmmaking is all about being in the right place at the right time. If so, director Liz Garbus has been doubly lucky with her latest project. Two years ago, she and her team started filming their series on the hunt for the still-unknown Golden State Killer, whose...

This image released by Netflix shows Maggie Nichols in a scene from the documentary

Review: In 'Athlete A,' an abuse scandal at USA Gymnastics

Jun. 24, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

One of the most tragic lines in the powerful and damning documentary “Athlete A,” about sexual abuse in the USA Gymnastics, comes when the gymnast Jamie Dantzscher says Larry Nassar — the osteopathic physician who in his 29 years as the USA Gymnastics women’s team's doctor u sed...