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R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A...

R. Kelly's life, from troubled talent to trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly has long faced and denied allegations of lurid behavior and sex abuse. A jury has now found him guilty of sex trafficking in a federal trial in New York stemming from those allegations. A timeline of Kelly’s life: — Jan....

Northwestern suspends frat events following drugging reports

Sep. 27, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University officials have suspended all fraternity-related activities while the school investigates allegations that people were drugged at on-campus gatherings. School officials said Sunday they received a report Saturday that a...

Illinois man wins marathon after 2 leaders take wrong route

Sep. 27, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man unexpectedly won the Quad Cities Marathon this weekend when the two Kenyan runners who had far outpaced him were disqualified after being diverted off the course by a race volunteer bicyclist. Tyler Pence crossed the finish line in 2...

Browns turned to Hunt to jump-start offense against Bears

Sep. 27, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — After two first-quarter possessions ended in failure with the Browns allowing Chicago to sack quarterback Baker Mayfield on consecutive fourth-down tries, coach Kevin Stefanski needed a spark. Kareem Hunt started a fire. Hunt...

Umpire provides explanation for wild play in Cardinals-Cubs

Sep. 27, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Umpire Bill Miller provided an explanation Monday for a wild sequence during St. Louis' 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs that added another layer of drama to the Cardinals' 16th straight win. A request was made for an explanation after Sunday's game, but...

Giolito's 6 scoreless innings leads White Sox past Indians

Sep. 26, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lucas Giolito pitched six scoreless innings, Eloy Jiménez had a two-run single and the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Sunday. Chicago clinched its first Central title since 2008 by beating the Indians in a...

Sweet! Cardinals win 16th in row, go ahead in 9th, top Cubs

Sep. 26, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Knizner slid across home plate, hopped up and pumped his right arm in jubilation. Make it a very sweet 16 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Knizner scored the go-ahead run on Codi Heuer's wild pitch in the ninth inning, and the...

Garrett, Browns rough up rookie QB Fields, slam Bears 26-6

Sep. 26, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Fields had nowhere to run or hide. Passing was strictly prohibited. Myles Garrett and the Browns made the rookie quarterback's first NFL start unforgettable — for all the wrong reasons. Garrett made a franchise-record 4 1/2...

Slonina, Fire earn scoreless draw with Nashville

Sep. 26, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Young goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina picked up his second clean sheet, helping the Chicago Fire earn a 0-0 draw with high-power Nashville on Sunday. The Fire (6-15-6), well below the line, matched second-place Nashville (11-3-12) in a game with scarce...