CHICAGO | Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio move

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly is moving out of his Chicago recording studio because a judge has stymied his creativity by barring him from working there overnight due to building-code violations, his lawyer said Wednesday. Cook County Judge Patrice Ball-Reed has effectively ordered the Grammy Award-winning artist “not to be creative between 9:00 … Continue reading CHICAGO | Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio move

LONDON | As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach

LONDON (AP) — Britain can handle the security risks involved with using mobile networks made by China‘s Huawei, the cybersecurity chief said Wednesday, adding to a growing debate among countries on whether the company should be banned, as the U.S. wants. Ciaran Martin, the CEO of the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, said it was … Continue reading LONDON | As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Fire in old part of Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 45

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh’s capital and killed at least 45 people, an official and witnesses said Thursday. About 50 other people were injured and the fire in Dhaka was not yet under control completely. The Chawkbazar area where the fire … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Fire in old part of Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 45

WASHINGTON | US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won’t be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim. In a brief statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave no … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

NEW YORK | After surgery, Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed to May

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was granted a few more weeks of freedom Wednesday after his lawyers said he’s still recovering from surgery and hasn’t had time to get his affairs in order because he’s preparing to testify before Congress next week. U.S. District Judge William H. … Continue reading NEW YORK | After surgery, Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed to May

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump takes credit for blocking IS woman from US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria and now wants to return to the U.S. with her child (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking credit for the State Department’s announcement Wednesday that an Alabama woman who joined the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump takes credit for blocking IS woman from US

CHICAGO | ‘Empire’ actor charged with making false police report

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said prosecutors charged Smollett with felony disorder conduct, … Continue reading CHICAGO | ‘Empire’ actor charged with making false police report

WASHINGTON | Democrats’ resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution’s separation of powers. Though the effort seems almost certain to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats’ resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday