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Rapper Eric B. gets probation on 17-year-old assault case

Nov. 22, 2019 5:46 PM EST

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Eric B. was sentenced to a year’s probation Friday stemming from a motor vehicle stop and police chase that occurred nearly 19 years ago but wasn’t resolved because he failed to show up for his sentencing. Eric B., whose real name is Eric Barrier,...

Country star Sam Hunt arrested for DUI in Tennessee

Nov. 21, 2019 12:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested for driving under the influence and violation of the open container law after police in Nashville stopped him for driving the wrong way down a one-way road. Hunt was arrested Thursday morning, booked into jail and released on $2,500 bond,...

Bucks star Antetokounmpo suing home remodeling contractor

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is suing a home remodeling contractor he says failed to perform the work for which he was hired. The lawsuit says Antetokounmpo hired David Gonzalez, of Cedarburg, to do some remodeling work at his suburban Milwaukee home. The work included...

Jussie Smollett: Chicago prosecution was malicious

Nov. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is suing Chicago for malicious prosecution and says the city should not seek payment from him to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack because it accepted his $10,000 bail...

Trump July 26 call mostly focused on rapper, Sondland says

Nov. 20, 2019 2:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland says a July cellphone call with President Donald Trump “primarily discussed” rapper A$AP Rocky, who was imprisoned in Sweden earlier this year. Sondland told a House impeachment inquiry into Trump on Wednesday that testimony from U.S. diplomat...

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

Nov. 19, 2019 3:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running for reelection. In her news release saying she’s seeking the position again, Cook...

Glen Rice Jr. to face court Wednesday after arrest

Nov. 18, 2019 3:00 AM EST

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. will appear in an Auckland court Wednesday to face charges stemming from his arrest days after joining the New Zealand Breakers in the Australian National Basketball League. The New Zealand Breakers have placed Rice on indefinite...

Rice Jr. ordered not to play by Australia’s NBL after arrest

Nov. 17, 2019 9:14 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's National Basketball League has ordered the New Zealand Breakers not to play former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. after his arrest Thursday morning over an altercation in an Auckland bar. Rice traveled with the Breakers to Perth for their league match...

Glen Rice Jr. arrested after NZ bar incident

Nov. 16, 2019 2:53 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. has been arrested in Auckland after an altercation in a bar, 10 days after joining the New Zealand Breakers in Australia's National Basketball League. Breakers chief executive Matt Walsh confirmed Walsh was arrested Thursday...

Florida man gets 8 years for fatal hate-crime attack

Nov. 15, 2019 7:22 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in the hate-crime beating death of a Guatemalan man. The Palm Beach Post reports that 22-year-old Jesse Harris pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated battery while committing...