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'The Bachelor' star gets suspended sentence in fatal crash

Aug. 23, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A farmer who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" has accepted a suspended two-year prison sentence for his role in a 2017 Iowa crash that killed another man. Court records show that Chris Soules entered written consent documents on Friday agreeing to the suspended sentence and...

Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Aug. 23, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge appointed a special prosecutor Friday to look into why Chicago's state's attorney abruptly dropped the case against Jussie Smollett, leaving open the possibility that the former "Empire" actor could yet face charges in what police say was a phony attack he staged to get attention....

The Latest: Foxx pledges cooperation with special prosecutor

Aug. 23, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the appointment of a special prosecutor to look at the dropping of charges in the Jussie Smollett case (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has promised to cooperate with a newly appointed special prosecutor looking into why her office abruptly...

Inmate's mom convicted in plot with lawyer hailed on 'Ellen'

Aug. 23, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been convicted of conspiring to smuggle drugs and a cellphone to her jailed son with an attorney who gained national attention on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Kimberly Walker-Debro entered Alford pleas in court Thursday to two conspiracy charges. The...

Judge close to naming special prosecutor in Smollett case

Aug. 23, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge seems close to appointing a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself. A hearing Friday will be one of the first opportunities for Cook...

Patriots safety Chung indicted on cocaine possession charge

Aug. 22, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession, according to court paperwork released Thursday. A Belknap County grand jury indicted the 32-year-old Chung on Aug. 8. Members of the Meredith, New Hampshire, police...

Men arrested after using open houses to rob celeb's homes

Aug. 22, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say two men in Los Angeles were arrested after using open houses to rob homes of celebrities, including singers Usher and Adam Lambert. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Thursday that 32-year-old realtor Jason Emil Yaselli and 33-year-old Benjamin...

Manslaughter case continues against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle

Aug. 22, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A manslaughter case against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle will move forward after a Florida judge refused to dismiss it under the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law. The Miami Herald reports that Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Alan Fine made his ruling Thursday, meaning the case will be tried...

Weinstein to be rearraigned as DA seeks actress's testimony

Aug. 22, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are bringing a new indictment against Harvey Weinstein in an attempt to bolster their case with testimony from an actress who says he raped her in 1993 . The disgraced movie mogul is set to be arraigned Monday on the revised charges, which Weinstein's lawyers called an unfair...

Former Florida State football star gets prison sentence

Aug. 22, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former star linebacker on Florida State's 1993 national championship football team has been sentenced to 54 months in federal prison and must pay more than $1 million in restitution after pleading guilty earlier this year on tax fraud charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the...