R. Kelly pleads not guilty, denied bail on U.S. charges of sex crimes

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R. Kelly pleads not guilty, denied bail on U.S. charges of sex crimes

CHICAGO (Reuters) – R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a raft of federal charges accusing him of running a scheme to force women and girls to provide sex for himself and others, and a judge ordered that he remain in jail without bail. FILE PHOTO: R. Kelly leaves the Criminal Court […]

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MLB roundup: Rodriguez, Red Sox shut down Dodgers

Eduardo Rodriguez matched his season high with 10 strikeouts over seven strong innings to lead the Boston Red Sox past the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Friday night. Jul 12, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Fenway […]

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Ticket resellers settle New York charges over inflated concert ticket prices

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two companies in the ticket resale industry agreed to pay $1.55 million to settle a lawsuit by New York Attorney General Letitia James accusing them of tricking tens of thousands of people into buying tickets for concerts, shows and other live events that they never owned. New York State Attorney General […]

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Los Angeles emerges as NBA epicenter as Leonard joins Clips

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George agreeing to join the Clippers on Friday and the Lakers signing power forward Anthony Davis on Saturday, Los Angeles has emerged as the biggest winner in one of the wildest free agency seasons in recent memory. FILE PHOTO – Jun 13, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; […]

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China’s Centurium Capital raises over $2 billion from GIC, Temasek, others

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Centurium Capital, a big backer of domestic startup Luckin Coffee, said it has raised more than $2 billion in its debut fund, giving the private equity firm more firepower to cut deals involving the world’s second-largest economy. FILE PHOTO: CEO of Luckin Coffee Jenny Qian Zhiya (3rd R), non-executive chairman […]

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Chinese private equity firm Centurium raises over $2 billion in debut fund

FILE PHOTO: CEO of Luckin Coffee Jenny Qian Zhiya (3rd R), non-executive chairman of Luckin Coffee Charles Zhengyao Lu, and David Li, co-founder and CEO of Luckin’s backer Centurium Capital celebrate the first trade of the company’s stock during the IPO at the Nasdaq Market site in New York, U.S., May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File […]

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France returns stolen ancient artifacts to Pakistan

PARIS (Reuters) – France returned more than 400 stolen artifacts to the government of Pakistan on Tuesday, including ancient busts, vases, urns and goblets, some dating to the second and third millennia B.C. Some artifacts amongst the 445 artifacts from the 2nd and 3rd millennium BC which were seized by French customs between 2006 and […]

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Durant chooses to go his own way with move to Nets

(Reuters) – With his decision to join the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant ended an era in Golden State while advancing a trend of the NBA’s elite players forging their own paths with new teams. FILE PHOTO: Jun 10, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) sits on the court after an […]

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As migrants languish in border facilities, U.S. Congress struggles to finalize emergency aid

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Congress and the White House were attempting to broker a deal over how to spend emergency aid to address the migrant surge as lawmakers, private companies and presidential candidates raised alarms about immigrants facing dangerous conditions along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Republican-controlled Senate passed by an overwhelming 84-8 vote a $4.6 […]

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