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Feds bring new sex crime charges against singer R. Kelly

Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on sweeping federal indictments that accuse him and members of his entourage of recruiting …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 11:44 a.m.

Cheney man accused of killing wife with poisoned ice cream faces new charges

A man accused of killing his wife by lacing her ice cream with a lethal dose of his pain medication in October will appear in court next week after prosecutors …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 10:50 a.m.

Detroit man charged in deaths of gay men, transgender woman

A man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others at a Detroit home had targeted them because they were gay or transgender, prosecutors said Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

R. Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related crimes in Chicago

Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Charges against ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett dropped

Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career. The “Empire” star still says he was …


Michael Avenatti charged with extortion and wire, bank fraud

U.S. prosecutors have charged President Donald Trump critic and attorney Michael Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Manafort gets 7 years in prison, then faces fresh NY charges

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges Wednesday, then was hit almost immediately with fresh …


Former Spokane pediatrician facing felony stalking, marijuana charges in Idaho

A popular Spokane pediatrician who sold his medical practice last year is facing charges of felony stalking and possession of marijuana in Idaho.


Political operative charged in undecided N. Carolina election

The North Carolina political operative at the center of a ballot fraud scandal was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges over activities in the 2016 elections and the Republican primary in …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

‘Empire’ producers cut Smollett from season’s last episodes

Actor Jussie Smollett’s character on “Empire” will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, …


Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. charged in unrelated case

A Russian lawyer who became a focal point of the investigation into whether there was collusion between Russians and President Donald Trump’s election campaign was charged with obstruction of justice …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:38 a.m.

Spacey’s legal team has entered a not guilty plea

Lawyers for Kevin Spacey entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in Massachusetts court Monday on charges he groped an 18-year-old busboy in 2016.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

U.S. charges China-controlled company in trade secrets theft

The Justice Department has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semi-conductor company.


White supremacists arrested on Charlottesville riot charges

The leader of a Southern California white supremacist group and two other members were arrested on charges of inciting a deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Former Microsoft director indicted on embezzlement charges

Federal prosecutors have charged a former Microsoft sports marketing director with five counts of wire fraud, accusing him of attempting to embezzle $1.5 million from the company and using his …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will …


Lawyer: Dallas cop who killed man at home should be charged

The lawyer for the family of a man who was gunned down at his home by a Dallas police officer is calling for her to be arrested and charged, saying …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

U.S. says North Korean charged in Sony hack, WannaCry attack

A computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and …


Britain charges 2 Russians over Novichok poisoning

Britain charged two alleged Russian military intelligence officers with the nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury, officials said Wednesday, though …


Charges dismissed against 3 in New Mexico compound case

A judge on Wednesday dismissed child neglect charges against three of five people arrested at a remote desert compound in northern New Mexico where 11 children were found living in …


Wylie Lane stabbing suspect stands mute, has 2-month trial scheduled

The man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl and stabbing eight more people – five of them children, all of them refugees – in June at a Boise apartment complex …


White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand …


GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information that he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology company to …


16-year-old charged with murder as community mourns Kent police officer

Emiliano Garcia, 16, was charged as an adult with second-degree felony murder, accused of causing the death of Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno, 35, by leading police on a dangerous, …


Macron aide handed initial charges from May protest assault

A French judge handed preliminary charges Sunday to one of President Emmanuel Macron’s top security aides after video surfaced that showed him beating a protester at a May Day demonstration.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Charlottesville driver faces federal hate crime charges

Federal hate crime charges were filed Wednesday against a man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a …


Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

The wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with misusing some $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from celebrity chefs, dealing an embarrassing blow to the …


‘A demented social club’: Dozens more charges filed in probe of Pacific Northwest wildlife poaching ring

Prosecutors in Oregon have filed more than a hundred charges in an investigation of wildlife poaching that has spanned state lines and allegedly left dozens of animals shot illegally and …


Canadian zoo officials charged for taking a bear out to get ice cream

A Canadian zoo has been fined for not letting wildlife authorities know it was taking a 1-year-old bear to a local Dairy Queen so it could get an ice cream …


New Jersey superintendent charged with defecating on high school field

It was a disturbingly normal discovery for the students and faculty at Holmdel High School in New Jersey: human feces on or near the track and football field, found before …