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Associated Press
February 14, 2020 - 2:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An updated federal indictment against R. Kelly filed Friday in Chicago includes sex abuse allegations involving a new accuser, adding to the jailed jailed singer's mounting legal challenges across three states. The 26-page superseding indictment does not add more charges against...
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FILE - In the is Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment in El Paso, Texas. The government has filed hate crime charges against Crusius, who said he was targeting Mexicans and shot to death 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, last summer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (Briana Sanchez / El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)
Associated Press
February 12, 2020 - 6:06 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Lawyers for the suspect in a shooting at a Walmart in Texas that killed 22 people waived a federal bond hearing and the reading of the indictment Wednesday, as survivors of the attack teared up and consoled one another. Patrick Crusius, of Allen, Texas, is already being held...
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Associated Press
February 12, 2020 - 11:33 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania court this week will consider a legal challenge by three transgender women to a two-decade-old state law that prohibits people who have committed serious felonies from ever changing their names. Commonwealth Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in the...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Empire actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his hearing in Chicago. Smollett faces new charges for reporting an attack that Chicago authorities contend was staged to garner publicity, according to media reports Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The charges include disorderly conduct counts, according to the reports that cite unidentified sources. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
Associated Press
February 11, 2020 - 5:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury returned a six-count indictment accusing actor Jussie Smollett of lying to Chicago police when he reported a racist and homophobic attack last year, a special prosecutor announced Tuesday. Smollett faces six counts of disorderly conduct, special prosecutor Dan Webb said...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti walks from a courthouse in New York, after facing charges. A Los Angeles amateur basketball league's founder told jurors Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, that Avenatti betrayed him when the lawyer threatened to make his complaints against Nike public. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
Associated Press
February 11, 2020 - 11:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti's recorded threats to reduce the value of Nike's stock if he wasn't paid millions of dollars highlighted a prosecutor's closing argument Tuesday at the prominent lawyer's extortion trial. The taped conversation last March between Avenatti and Nike lawyers was played...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Louise Godbold, center, speaks at a news conference outside a Manhattan courthouse after Harvey Weinstein arrived in New York. Godbold, who said that Weinstein sexually assaulted her after she sought an internship in 1991, isn't sure that justice is yet available in the court system. “But, in a global sense, justice to me is that his power and influence is taken away," Godbold said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Associated Press
February 09, 2020 - 10:29 am
Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial has unfolded this month in a 15th-floor courtroom in New York, but its reverberations are being felt far beyond, as his many accusers anxiously await the outcome. They wonder how the disgraced mogul's wealth and power might affect the verdict. They wince at...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Associated Press
February 04, 2020 - 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after breaking down in tears, a key accuser at Harvey Weinstein’s trial returned to the witness stand Tuesday and endured a final day of withering cross-examination focused on the complex nature of their relationship, defiantly telling jurors: “I want the jury to know that he...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, former breast surgeon Ian Paterson. The chair of an independent inquiry into how a prominent British breast surgeon Ian Paterson was able to perform unnecessary operations for years concluded Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020, that more than 1,000 patients might have been affecte d by a “dysfunctional'' system that did not keep patients safe. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
Associated Press
February 04, 2020 - 11:16 am
LONDON (AP) — The chair of an independent inquiry into how a prominent British breast surgeon was able to perform unnecessary operations for years concluded Tuesday that more than 1,000 patients might have been affecte d by a “dysfunctional'' system tha t did not keep patients safe. In 2017, a jury...
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Associated Press
February 03, 2020 - 4:05 pm
COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — Two people were killed and a third person was wounded in a shooting Monday at a dormitory at a university in Texas, police said. A recommendation for students and employees to shelter in place was lifted early Monday afternoon, about an hour and a half after it was announced...
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Andrew Limberg
February 03, 2020 - 12:05 pm
A Shaler Middle School teacher is charged with retail and identity theft, accused of stealing other teacher’s driver’s licenses and using them to return items at stores.
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