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The Latest: Gloria Allred pleased R. Kelly may face justice

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sex crimes case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 4 p.m. Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred says she is pleased that federal authorities have charged singer R. Kelly in Chicago and New York with sex crimes, and she says “justice, which is long overdue for his victims, will soon be done.” Allred …

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Congressman, celebs push for A$AP Rocky’s release from jail

A$AP Rocky

NEW YORK (AP) — Following an outcry from celebrities and a Change.org petition with half a million signatures, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is pushing for the release of A$AP Rocky, who has been behind bars in Sweden while police investigate a fight involving the rapper. Last week a Swedish court ordered Rocky to spend two weeks in pre-trial detention while …

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Ed Sheeran confirms he’s married to Cherry Seaborn

LONDON (AP) — Ed Sheeran has confirmed for the first time that he and long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are married. British media reported the pair wed before Christmas in front of about 40 friends and family. In an interview with broadcaster Charlamagne Tha God to promote his album “No.6 Collaborations Project,” Sheeran talked about how he wrote the song “Remember …

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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TROPICAL STORM LASHES SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Barry’s wind and rain start to lash Louisiana as New Orleans and coastal communities brace for a drenching from what’s expected to be the first hurricane of the season. 2. PRESIDENT ABANDONS BID TO INCLUDE CITIZENSHIP …

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Opposing rallies mark ‘dog meat day’ in South Korea

Kim Basinger

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of people opposed to dog meat consumption, including American actress Kim Basinger, rallied near the National Assembly in Seoul on Friday on one of three “dog meat days” in South Korea. About 20 others stood nearby calling for legalization of dog meat. There were no reports of violence. Under a traditional calendar, Friday is …

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Timeline of R. Kelly’s life and career

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly, long trailed by lurid rumors, has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back two decades. A timeline of his life and career: — Jan. 8, 1967: Robert Sylvester Kelly is born in Chicago to Joann Kelly, a school teacher. R. Kelly is third of four children and lives with …

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Oliver North says NRA is smearing him to avoid scrutiny

Oliver North

Oliver North, the retired Marine who was pushed out as president of the National Rifle Association in a dispute within the gun-rights group, said in court documents filed Thursday that he was thwarted when he tried to raise alarm bells about alleged misspending and denied that he tried to oust the organization’s longtime top executive. The documents detail concerns North …

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Indians’ Carrasco not slowing down as he fights leukemia

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco’s smile remains bright, his mood and outlook as positive as ever. Outwardly, the Indians’ right-hander doesn’t seem different. He’s determined not to let cancer change him. “I never put anything bad on my mind,” Carrasco said. “Everything’s good. So I don’t feel different. I just push myself to work more and get stronger.” Diagnosed with …

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