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NEW YORK (AP) — A criminal conviction may be able to do to R. Kelly’s music what years of allegations couldn’t. A federal jury in New York convicted the R&B superstar Monday of sex trafficking after he had long managed to avoid professional consequences about reports he abused young women and children. Jem Aswad is

Dylann Roof has lost the next phase of his appeal, with a federal court turning down his request for a new hearing to challenge his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. That order was issued Monday by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of

Dylann Roof has lost the next phase of his appeal, with a federal court turning down his request for a new hearing to challenge his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. That order was issued Monday by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has lifted stays in two cases it overturned based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state has no jurisdiction over crimes committed on tribal lands by non-American Indians against Native Americans. The court on Tuesday lifted stays of its reversals of the murder

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Kentucky man pardoned by President Donald Trump after his conviction in a 2012 bribery plot has been charged again with campaign-related crimes, this time involving a 2016 illegal campaign contribution scheme. The man, 43-year-old Jesse Benton, was accused in an indictment unsealed Monday in federal court in D.C. Trump pardoned Benton

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday said he planned to toss several convictions against the Massachusetts mayor elected at just 23 years old who was found guilty by jurors of bilking investors and extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses. U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock said he intended to overturn eight

NEW YORK (AP) — TV actor Allison Mack has surrendered to a California prison to serve three years for her role in the cultlike group NXIVM. A federal prison website showed Thursday that she had entered a low-security facility in Dublin, California. She was sentenced this year to three years behind bars on charges she

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian court has upheld the convictions of two former senior officials on sedition and other charges connected to an alleged plot against the kingdom involving the half-brother of King Abdullah II. Bassem Awadallah and Sharif Hassan bin Zaid were sentenced to 15 years in prison in July by a state