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2 women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in 1990s

2 women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in 1990s

NEW YORK — Two women said Thursday that singer R.
A look at why brothers in alleged hoax appear off the hook

A look at why brothers in alleged hoax appear off the hook

CHICAGO — Two brothers who played central roles in what Chicago police say was a staged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett are, compared to the "Empire" actor, so far walking away legally unscathed.
White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry.

Polygraph launched probe of deputy suspected in sex assaults

OMAHA, Neb. — A Nebraska sheriff's deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other potential victims, and the investigation began with a polygraph test for a state patrol job he was seeking.

USA Today editor apologizes for yearbook blackface photo

PHOENIX — The editor of USA Today apologized Thursday for an image portraying blackface that was published in the Arizona State University yearbook on her watch.

AP Source: Kendrick Lamar, SZA not performing at Oscars

NEW YORK — "All the Stars" are not performing at the Academy Awards, including Kendrick Lamar and SZA.
Searing testimony heard at Vatican sex abuse summit

Searing testimony heard at Vatican sex abuse summit

VATICAN CITY — The day began with an African woman telling an extraordinary gathering of Catholic leaders that her priestly rapist forced her to have three abortions over a dozen years after he started violating her at age 15.

Michael Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary

LOS ANGELES — The estate of Michael Jackson on Thursday sued HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys, saying the film violates a 1992 contract to air a Jackson concert.
Omaha on trial in shooting death of 'Cops' crew member

Omaha on trial in shooting death of 'Cops' crew member

OMAHA, Neb.
Brothers in Smollett case are bodybuilders, aspiring actors

Brothers in Smollett case are bodybuilders, aspiring actors

CHICAGO — An attorney representing the brothers at the centre of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett said her clients "manned up" and testified in front of a grand jury, before prosecutors charged the "Empire" actor with fili