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Sep
27
R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

He faces the possibility of decades in prison for crimes including violating the Mann Act, an anti-sex trafficking law that prohibits taking anyone across state lines "for any immoral purpose." Sentencing is scheduled for May 4.
10 min read
Sep
25
At least 3 killed in Amtrak derailment

At least 3 killed in Amtrak derailment

Five Amtrak cars on The Empire Builder, a train that runs from Chicago to Seattle, derailed around 3:55 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.
3 min read
Sep
19
Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabby Petito

Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabby Petito

Attorney Richard Benson Stafford indicated that the family would make a public statement at a later date, and he thanked officials with the FBI, Grand Teton Search and Rescue, and other agencies that participated in the search for Petito.
3 min read
Sep
17
NY millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

NY millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

The story of the estranged scion of a New York real estate developer, has been fodder for New York tabloids since his wife vanished. Hollywood couldn't resist making a feature film about his life that eventually led to the documentary and discovery of new evidence.
6 min read
Sep
17
Rittenhouse hearing to decide on evidence allowed at trial

Rittenhouse hearing to decide on evidence allowed at trial

Friday's hearing is expected to be the last before the trial begins with jury selection on Nov. 1.
3 min read
Sep
15
Ex-House Speaker, Dennis Hastert, settles child sexual abuse payments suit

Ex-House Speaker, Dennis Hastert, settles child sexual abuse payments suit

Hastert paid $1.7 million over four years but stopped the payments after the FBI questioned him in 2014 about illegally concealing huge cash withdraws from his bank. After Hastert pleaded guilty to a banking charge and was sentenced in 2016, the victim sued for breach of contract.
3 min read
Sep
07
Sheriff: Chicago woman missed flight and falsely said bomb on plane

Sheriff: Chicago woman missed flight and falsely said bomb on plane

The plane was already taxiing out to the runway but had not taken off when it was rerouted.
1 min read
Sep
06
‘The Wire’, 'Boardwalk Empire' actor Michael K. Williams found dead in NYC apartment

‘The Wire’, 'Boardwalk Empire' actor Michael K. Williams found dead in NYC apartment

Williams, 54, was found dead in the living room of his Kent Avenue penthouse by his nephew, sources said.
4 min read
Sep
02
More than 46 dead after Ida's remnants blindside Northeast

More than 46 dead after Ida's remnants blindside Northeast

Wednesday's storm ultimately dumped over 9 inches (23 cm) of rain in parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and nearly as much on New York City's Staten Island.
6 min read
Aug
30
Hurricane Ida Traps Louisianans, Leaves the Grid in Shambles

Hurricane Ida Traps Louisianans, Leaves the Grid in Shambles

All of New Orleans lost power right around sunset Sunday and officials warned it could be weeks before power is fully restored.
5 min read