A federal jury convicted R&B singer R. Kelly of producing child pornography and enticing girls for sex after a monthlong trial in his hometown, Chicago. Kelly already faces 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking after a separate trial. (September 15)
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Scores of protesters Thursday scuffled with riot police in Beirut as they tried to break into the offices of Lebanon’s judiciary, after the country’s chief prosecutor filed charges against the judge investigating the massive 2020 port explosion and ordered the release of all suspects in the case. The probe has stalled for years, as it threatens to rattle Lebanon’s ruling elite, which is rife with corruption and mismanagement, and has helped push the country into an unprecedented economic meltdown. Among those released was a U.S. citizen whose detention without trial had drawn threats of sanctions from American officials, and who promptly left Lebanon, circumventing a travel ban.
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Iraqi Kurdish authorities on Thursday pushed back against a decision by Iraq's top court that blocked payments from state coffers funding the semi-autonomous region. Jutiar Adel, a spokesperson for Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government said in a statement that the “unlawful decision from an illegitimate court will impact (the) mutual understanding” between Kurdish authorities in northeastern Iraq and the central government in Baghdad.
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The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating virus. The Food and Drug Administration asked its scientific advisers Thursday to help lay the groundwork for switching to once-a-year boosters for most Americans -- and how and when to periodically update the shots’ recipe. “This is a consequential meeting to determine if we’ve reached the point in the pandemic that allows for simplifying the use of current COVID-19 vaccines,” said FDA’s Dr. David Kaslow.
The treatment center has drawn controversy from both community members and Lynnwood city councilmembers in recent weeks.
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Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Australian Vintage Ltd ( ASX:AVG ) by estimating...
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Rashada also has a visit scheduled for TCU this weekend.
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A Middle Eastern and North African category could be added to U.S. federal surveys and censuses, and changes could be made to how Hispanics are able to self-identify, under preliminary recommendations released Thursday by the Biden administration in what would be the first update to race and ethnicity standards in a quarter century. The federal government's standards haven't been changed since 1997, two decades after they were created as part of an effort to collect consistent race and ethnicity data across federal agencies when handling censuses, federal surveys and application forms for government benefits.
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The debate over whether LIV Golf players should be eligible to play in the 2023 Ryder Cup continues to rage.
American Sam Ryder defied gusting winds at Torrey Pines on Thursday to fire a four-under par 68 and push his lead to three strokes in the US PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open."It feels great," Ryder said of taking the lead into the weekend in search of his first US PGA Tour title.
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Myles Garrett gets his eyes corrected... again?
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The happy accident is peak cuteness.
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Prosecutor appointed by Trump Justice Department used claims from Russian intelligence to obtain emails from a George Soros aide: NYT
John Durham, appointed by Bill Barr, relied on claims from Russian intelligence analysts to obtain a US citizen's emails, The New York Times reported.
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Two children are dead and a baby was flown to a hospital with traumatic injuries after they were discovered inside a Duxbury home Tuesday night.
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The "hip-drop" tackle that left Pollard with a high ankle sprain and fractured fibula wasn't illegal, but the NFL may look at making it so. | From @ToddBrock24f7
What Did Prince Andrew Do? King Charles Just Evicted His Brother From Buckingham Palace After His Epstein Scandal
We couldn't help but wonder: Where will his 'bachelor pad' be now?
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Steve Wilks' legal representation is none too pleased with the Panthers' decision to pass up on their client.
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“Did I say that?” he asked with a laugh “Sometimes you black out out there I guess. I don’t know.”
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Robert Redford wore two pairs of undies to 'protect himself' from Barbra Streisand in 'The Way We Were': book
Robert Hofler wrote "The Way They Were: How Epic Battles and Bruised Egos Brought a Classic Hollywood Love Story to the Screen." It is timed to the film's 50th anniversary.
Kate Middleton & Prince William’s Decision to Relax This Unspoken Royal Rule Shows Just How Determined They Could Be to Modernize the Monarchy
It looks like one unspoken royal rule has been tossed aside now that King Charles III is in power. When Queen Elizabeth II was on the throne, the senior royals avoided posing for photos, especially selfies, with the crowds, but Kate Middleton and Prince William seem to be throwing the antiquated idea by the wayside. […]