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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...

Disorderly conduct charge against Leafs’ Matthews dismissed

Nov. 15, 2019 5:20 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A misdemeanor charge accusing Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews of disorderly conduct and disruptive behavior has been dismissed. The 22-year-old Matthews had been charged over the summer in connection with a May incident in Scottsdale. Court records indicate the...

Jury recommends death for man guilty of killing 2 officers

Nov. 13, 2019 6:43 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors have recommended the death penalty for a Florida man convicted of fatally shooting two police officers. The Orlando Sentinel reports the 12-member jury made its unanimous recommendation Wednesday for 48-year-old Everett Glenn Miller. The panel found Miller guilty in September...

Rapper Kodak Black gets prison sentence in weapons case

Nov. 13, 2019 12:34 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black was sentenced Wednesday to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May. The 22-year-old Black admitted in August that he falsified information on federal forms to...

Rapper Eric B, jailed on 17-year-old warrant, released

Nov. 12, 2019 5:04 PM EST

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Eric B. has been released from a New Jersey jail after spending two weeks behind bars on a 17-year-old warrant. NJ.com reports that Eric B., whose real name is Eric Barrier, was released from Bergen County Jail on Tuesday where he had been held since Oct. 28....

Pete Doherty fined in Paris over double set of arrests

Nov. 12, 2019 11:31 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office says British singer Pete Doherty has been handed a three-month suspended sentence and a fine of 10,000 euros ($11,000) after being arrested in Paris twice in one week. The prosecutor's office said Tuesday that the 40-year old former Libertines and Babyshambles...

Pete Doherty arrested again in Paris, for violent behavior

Nov. 11, 2019 9:47 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities say British singer Pete Doherty has been arrested for the second time in the space of a week. The Paris prosecutor's office said Monday the 40-year old former Libertines and Babyshambles frontman was placed in custody Sunday for "violence by a person in a manifest state of...

MLK daughter slams Comcast over racial discrimination suit

Nov. 9, 2019 8:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has sent a letter to Comcast executives in which she accuses the company of trying to "dismantle" a law barring racial discrimination. The letter released Saturday from the Rev. Bernice King addresses a $20 billion lawsuit from comedian and media...

Manafort's former son-in-law sentenced for multiple scams

Nov. 9, 2019 6:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Manafort's former son-in-law has been sentenced in Los Angeles to nine years in prison for pulling a series of schemes totaling more than $13 million, including one that bilked $3 million from actor Dustin Hoffman. U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ordered Jeffrey Yohai to pay...