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Corruption charges dropped for Hong Kong singer, activist

Aug. 05, 2021 05:13 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Prosecutors in Hong Kong on Thursday dropped corruption charges against a prominent singer and pro-democracy activist, after initially accusing him of providing entertainment to sway voters in a legislative by-election. Anthony Wong, a Cantonese pop...

Drummer Charlie Watts likely to miss Rolling Stones' tour

Aug. 04, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts will likely miss the band's upcoming U.S. tour to allow him to recover from an unspecified medical procedure. A spokesperson for the musician said the procedure was “completely successful” but that Watts needs...

'Flower Drum Song' and screen star Alvin Ing dies at 89

Aug. 04, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in “Pacific Overtures” and “Flower Drum Song” as well as in films such as "The Gambler," has died. He was 89. Ing died Saturday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, in...

Former basketball star Tony Tolbert dies, had COVID-19

Aug. 04, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tony Tolbert, a Detroit high school basketball star who played at two Michigan universities, has died at age 50. Tolbert was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 after not getting the vaccination, friends and family said. He died Monday. ...

Crop-dusting plane crashes in front yard of Ohio home

Aug. 04, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — A crop-dusting plane struck some power lines and trees before it crashed in the front yard of a northeastern Ohio home on Wednesday, leaving the pilot with minor injuries. The crash in Wooster occurred around 10:30 a.m., as the plane dusted a...

Lawyer: R. Kelly gained weight, lost money ahead of trial

Aug. 03, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly gained weight and lost money while he awaits a sex-trafficking trial that starts in earnest next week, his lawyers said Tuesday at a court hearing. The revelations came as U.S. District Judge Ann M. Donnelly in New York made a...

St. Louis mask mandate temporarily on hold; Kansas City sued

Aug. 03, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

St. Louis County residents will not be required to wear masks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for at least two more weeks, after a judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday against a mask mandate that was issued last month. Circuit Judge Ellen “Nellie”...

Former football player charged in Iowa hoops star's assault

Aug. 03, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

A former Iowa State University football player has been arrested in connection with an assault of a University of Iowa basketball star in May. Nicholas Kron, 29, of Nashville, Tennessee, faces an assault causing bodily injury charge for allegedly attacking Jordan...

Man sentenced to five years for crash that killed woman

Aug. 03, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man who was driving drunk when he hit another car, killing one person and injuring two others, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Jeremy Crowder, 37, was pleaded guilty in May to involuntary manslaughter while driving under...

Pro skateboarder faces murder charge in suburban Chicago

Aug. 03, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. (AP) — A professional skateboarder who has been featured in music videos by Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams was ordered held without bond Tuesday after being charged with first-degree murder in the death of a suburban Chicago man. Terry Kennedy...