After several delays, the first phase of the sex trafficking trial of R&B hitmaker R. Kelly will begin with jury selection Monday in New York City.

R. Kelly’s trial was scheduled to take place in Chicago next month, but it has reportedly been postponed until October due to new evidence. Investigators executed a search warrant and now have over 100 electronic devices to search. Kelly has been held without bond since July 2019 and plead guilty to federal sex crimes.

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at his trial on charges that he groped three other women at Manhattan bars in 2018 and 2019, a judge ruled on Wednesday. An April 21 trial date was set for Gooding, who previously pleaded […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors in Chicago were expected to announce on Wednesday which of the sex charges against R&B singer R. Kelly they want to take to trial first. The singer, who remains in jail, would not attend the hearing, his attorney Steve Greenberg said. He said he expected prosecutors to tell the judge which […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Meek Mill’s lawyers will get a chance to argue the rapper’s 2008 conviction on gun and drug charges should be overturned. Pennsylvania Superior Court granted Mill a hearing in his long-running appeal, his legal team announced Tuesday. Arguments are scheduled for July 16 in Philadelphia. Mill has been trying to get his […]


VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A female hitchhiker who accused former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. of raping her after he picked her up testified Tuesday that she did not flee or defend herself because the muscular football star had threatened to kill her. Winslow’s attorneys said the two had consensual sex and suggested she had […]


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Video that showed a white police officer shooting to death an unarmed black teenager was played for jurors as the former cop’s criminal homicide trial got underway. A second day of testimony is scheduled for Wednesday as the trial of former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld resumes in a Pittsburgh courtroom. […]


PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 17-year-old last year goes on trial starting Tuesday in a case that could put him behind bars for life. Lawyers for Michael Rosfeld, 30, are expected to argue that the June shooting of Antwon Rose II after a traffic stop in […]

CHICAGO (AP) — A request by media organizations to have cameras allowed in the courtroom for the case of R&B star R. Kelly is about to come before a judge. The issue is expected to be the focus of a hearing Friday where Cook County Associate Judge Lawrence Flood will preside. Kelly is charged with 10 counts […]

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the case against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 10 a.m. “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has pleaded not guilty to the charges accusing him of lying to police about being attacked in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago. The 36-year-old actor’s lawyer, Tina Glandian, entered the plea Thursday […]

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly’s attorney entered not guilty pleas on the singer’s behalf Monday after Kelly was charged with sexually abusing four victims dating back to 1998, including three underage teenagers. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, walked into a Chicago courtroom wearing an orange jail jumpsuit after […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at the U.S. trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have reached a verdict in their sixth day of deliberations. They had returned Tuesday to grapple with the complicated case at a federal courthouse in Brooklyn. The trial testimony lasted nearly three months and the jurors have been […]