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R. Kelly’s manager charged with phone threats to theater

R. Kelly's manager has been arrested on charges that he threatened a shooting at a Manhattan theater two years ago, forcing an evacuation and the cancellation of the screening of a documentary addressing allegations that the singer had sexually abused women and girls.

Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case

Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida.

Witness: Floyd didn’t resist arrest, tried to defuse things

A man who was with George Floyd on the night he died said his friend did not resist arrest and instead tried to diffuse the situation before he ended up handcuffed on the ground and pleading for air as an officer pressed a knee against his neck.

Trump team wrapping up trial defense as senators mull Bolton

President Donald Trump’s legal team prepared to wrap up arguments in his impeachment trial Tuesday as Senate Republicans wrestled with whether to allow witnesses, including John Bolton who appears poised to contradict a key Trump claim.

Spokane woman who provided alibi in murder case profiled in ‘Serial’ podcast dismayed by Supreme Court ruling

On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected a new trial for Adnan Syed, the Maryland man convicted in the strangling death of a classmate – a case that drew national attention when it became the subject of the “Serial” podcast, and expanded to larger issues of criminal justice reform. The smoking gun in the This American Life podcast was the alibi provided by Asia McClain Chapman, a Spokane resident.

Appeals court rejects challenge to Mueller’s appointment

A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel after his authority was challenged by a witness who had refused to appear before a grand jury related to the Russia investigation.

Another Jehovah’s Witness center has been destroyed in 9-month rash of arson attacks

At the center of the investigation into crimes against Jehovah’s Witnesses – including two fires that destroyed worship centers – is a question that has vexed Washington state investigators, the governor and pretty much anyone who has come into contact with the religious denomination: Who could muster this much destructive rage against a religion full of pacifists?

Manhattan DA drops part of Weinstein case

Manhattan’s district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that a police detective had coached a witness to stay silent about evidence that cast doubt on the account one of his three accusers.

New charges filed against Manafort in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought new obstruction charges against President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and a longtime associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence.

Mueller witness is convicted pedophile with shadowy past

George Nader, an international fixer whose long history included intrepid back-channel mediation between Israel and Arab countries – and a 15-year-old pedophilia conviction in Europe that has not been previously reported – was transiting through Dulles International Airport outside Washington. There, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators stopped Nader, people familiar with the case said.

State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case

Now that one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants has turned state witness, according to Israeli media reports Wednesday, it may mark a turning point for the beleaguered prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations that could topple him from power.