Author Archives: Jessica Gresko

  • Plea Deal Talks Fall Apart in Chris Brown Case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown was close to resolving his assault case in a deal that would have kept him out of jail, but talks fell apart Wednesday when attorneys couldn’t agree on what Brown would acknowledge happened during a scuffle that led to his arrest. Brown was arrested in ...

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  • Chris Brown’s DC Trial Now Delayed for Months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case. Brown will remain in custody for the near future after a Los Angeles judge ...

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  • Chris Brown Trial Set to Start on Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation's capital. During a brief court appearance Friday in which he wore a suit and tie, Brown turned to wave and salute supporters in the courtroom including his mother and ...

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  • D.C. Judge Rejects Request to Dismiss Chris Brown Case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's assault case is going forward after a judge in Washington on Monday rejected a request to dismiss it. Lawyers for the Grammy-award-winning singer had argued the case should be dismissed because prosecutors abused the grand jury process to prepare ...

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  • Black Midshipman in Naval Academy Sex Case Not Guilty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A military judge found a former U.S. Naval Academy football player not guilty of a sexual assault charge Friday at the conclusion of a three-day trial. The judge, Col. Daniel Daugherty, on Friday acquitted Joshua Tate of Nashville, Tenn., of one count of aggravated ...

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  • Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal in DC Assault Case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Chris Brown say the singer has rejected a plea deal in a case in which he's accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel. Brown appeared Wednesday afternoon in a D.C. court. He and his bodyguard face a misdemeanor assault charge after an October ...

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  • Redskins Ask Judge to Dismiss Bounties Lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins are asking a judge to dismiss a former NFL player's lawsuit that accuses the team and former assistant coach Gregg Williams of running a bounty program that encouraged players to intentionally injure opponents. The former player, linebacker ...

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  • Group Marches in DC Ahead of AIDS Conference

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 people marched through downtown Washington on July 22 to call attention to the ongoing struggle against HIV and AIDS, the subject of an international conference beginning held in the nation's capital. Organizers said the aim of the "Keep the ...

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  • Audit of AKA Books Finds Problems

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A financial audit of the nation's oldest Black sorority found significant accounting problems including a secret set of books used by top officials to divert money, findings that bolster some claims in a lawsuit. The audit of the Chicago-based Alpha Kappa Alpha ...

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  • Inmates Freed after Crack Penalties are Eased

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Antwain Black was facing a few more years in Leavenworth for dealing crack. But on Tuesday, he was on his way home to Illinois. Black, 36, was among the first of potentially thousands of inmates who are being released early from federal prison because of an easing of the ...

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