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R Kelly prosecutors rest; defense calls on singer's allies

Sep. 20, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors at the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case Monday after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month who detailed the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail. The defense began its case later in...

Man killed in shootout with police trying to serve warrants

Sep. 20, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man wanted for questioning in a homicide case was killed in an exchange of gunfire with officers and his 16-year-old son has been charged in the death of a man whose body was found in the Cumberland River, police said. Adrian Cameron,...

R. Kelly behavior mirrors abuse tactics, expert witness says

Sep. 17, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors inched closer on Friday to concluding their case at the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial, calling two final witnesses to try to further cement allegations he groomed young victims for unwanted sex in episodes dating to the 1990s. One witness...

Ex-teammate pleads not guilty to killing Miami football star

Sep. 17, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former University of Miami football player pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of killing a teammate outside a South Florida apartment complex in 2006. An attorney for Rashaun Jones, 35, entered the plea during a remote court hearing after prosecutors...

Chandler Smith races to first NASCAR Trucks Series victory

Sep. 17, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chandler Smith bumped past Sheldon Creed on a late restart Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway and held on for his first NASCAR Trucks Series victory and a spot in the second round of the playoffs. The 19-year-old Georgia driver challenged...

Official: Reality TV star sentenced for Ponzi scheme, fraud

Sep. 15, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former cast member on the reality television show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for conspiracy and wire fraud related to a Ponzi scheme and related charges involving a fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program loan...

Prosecutors play R. Kelly tapes as goverment case winds down

Sep. 15, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors, nearing the end of their case at the sex trafficking trial of R. Kelly, played recordings for a New York City jury Wednesday they say back up allegations the R&B singer abused women and girls. In court papers,...

Marilyn Manson's lawyer: Accuser consented to bodily fluids

Sep. 14, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A videographer who accuses Marilyn Manson of spitting and blowing his nose on her during a concert in New Hampshire consented to being exposed to bodily fluids, according to an attorney for the musical artist. Manson, whose legal name is Brian...

Prosecutors: Tapes capture R. Kelly threatening his victims

Sep. 14, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors want a New York City jury at the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial to hear profane video and audio recordings they say demonstrate how he threatened his victims with violence. On one of the 2008 tapes, an enraged Kelly can be heard accusing an...

'Shark Tank' star O'Leary's wife not found guilty in crash

Sep. 14, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The wife of “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary was been found not guilty Tuesday of charges stemming from in a boat crash that killed two people in central Ontario two years ago. Linda O’Leary was charged with careless operation of a vessel following...