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US government will execute inmates for first time since 2003

US government will execute inmates for first time since 2003

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Thursday the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003, ending an informal moratorium even as the nation sees a broad shift away from capital punishment.
Ex-wife of slain former NBA player pleads guilty

Ex-wife of slain former NBA player pleads guilty

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pleaded guilty Thursday to facilitation of first-degree murder in his shooting death nine years ago, a surprise development in one of Memphis, Tennessee's biggest murder cases.
Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with assault over fight in Sweden

Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with assault over fight in Sweden

STOCKHOLM — A Swedish prosecutor on Thursday charged rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month, in a case that has drawn the attention of fellow recording artists as well as U.S. President Donald Trump.
Remains ID'd as those of Colorado girl missing 34 years

Remains ID'd as those of Colorado girl missing 34 years

GREELEY, Colo. — The disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews shortly after singing "Jingle Bells" with classmates at a 1984 Christmas concert stunned this rural town in northern Colorado.
SAG Awards shift date, avoid schedule conflict with Grammys

SAG Awards shift date, avoid schedule conflict with Grammys

LOS ANGELES — The Screen Actors Guild Awards will shift a week earlier than planned and avoid airing at the same time as the Grammy Awards.
Prosecutor: More people could be charged in R. Kelly case

Prosecutor: More people could be charged in R. Kelly case

CHICAGO — More charges and more defendants could be added to the federal case against R. Kelly in Chicago that currently alleges child pornography and other crimes by the R&B singer and two associates, a prosecutor told a judge Thursday.
Cosby accuser Janice Dickinson says deal brings some justice

Cosby accuser Janice Dickinson says deal brings some justice

LOS ANGELES — Model and TV personality Janice Dickinson on Thursday called a settlement in her defamation lawsuit against the now imprisoned Bill Cosby a victory that brings a measure of justice, but in the end is only a partial help.
NBC's 'Will & Grace' reboot to end in 2020 after 3 seasons

NBC's 'Will & Grace' reboot to end in 2020 after 3 seasons

LOS ANGELES — "Will & Grace" is coming to an end, again. NBC said Thursday that the rebooted sitcom will wrap after its upcoming 2020 season, with the air date to be announced.
'Orange Is the New Black' offers fans a way to give back

'Orange Is the New Black' offers fans a way to give back

NEW YORK — The Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" isn't content with leaving behind a legacy of good television. It wants to do good in the real world, too.
US sanctions Maduro's stepsons for alleged food corruption

US sanctions Maduro's stepsons for alleged food corruption

BOGOTA — The U.S.