Assault and battery

Gloria Schmidt, a lawyer for Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo, who said they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself, speaks during a news conference Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Chicago. The brothers are suing the "Empire" actor's attorneys for defamation. The federal lawsuit names Mark Geragos and his law firm as defendants and that they continued to say publicly that the brothers "led a criminally homophobic, racist and violent attack against Mr. Smollett," even though they knew it wasn't true. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
April 23, 2019 - 5:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by continuing to insist publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett despite...
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April 23, 2019 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one of the many law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the Los Angeles firm alone was billing Cosby $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial. The imprisoned Cosby is challenging a California...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2008, file photo, Justin Gimelstob, then a member of Kastles' World Team Tennis, smiles during a match in Washington. Now a tennis broadcaster and coach, Gimelstob pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles on Halloween 2017. The district attorney's office says the 42-year-old former pro player was sentenced Monday, April 22, 2019, to three years of probation, 60 days of community service and a year's worth of anger management classes. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
April 22, 2019 - 9:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say tennis broadcaster and coach Justin Gimelstob pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles on Halloween 2017. The district attorney's office says the 42-year-old former pro player was sentenced Monday to three years of...
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April 20, 2019 - 4:52 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a North Carolina man charged with maiming the genitals of a transgender woman. In a ruling issued last week, the Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Melvin Lamar Fields of Durham for assault inflicting seriously bodily...
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FILE - This Feb. 10, 2019 file photo shows Cardi B at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. According to WNBC she was in a New York court room on Friday, April 19, 2019 where she rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee in the fall of 2018. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2019 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee last fall. WNBC says the rapper did not speak to journalists before or after her three-minute court appearance on Friday. But fans got as close as they could to catch a glimpse of her. She is due...
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April 19, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WILKESBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man being sought in connection with a kidnapping has turned himself in. The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets 37-year-old Rosalino Duarte-Cruz of Wilkesboro is charged with second-degree kidnapping, simple assault and a domestic violence...
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April 18, 2019 - 3:09 pm
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor says he will ask a judge to order a mental health evaluation for the man suspected of ambushing several officers as they approached an upscale home in Florence to question a man in a child sex assault case. WBTW-TV reports Solicitor Ed Clements said...
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April 17, 2019 - 5:12 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have accused a couple of assaulting a woman with pepper spray and setting her hair on fire. News outlets report the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says 31-year-old Christopher Scott Farmer convinced the victim on Tuesday to come to his home...
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April 17, 2019 - 2:10 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A father convicted of injuring his infant daughter years ago by shaking her was charged Wednesday with criminal homicide following the teenager's death. The 13-year-old girl, who had been in the care of a family friend, died in February of "complications of a seizure disorder...
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This undated photo provided by the Dallas County Jail shows Edward Thomas. Police in Dallas have arrested Thomas in the brutal beating of a transgender woman in an attack that was caught on cellphone video. Dallas police say Thomas was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019,"for his role" in the attack. (Dallas County Jail via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 12:54 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Police in Dallas have arrested a 29-year-old man in the brutal beating of a transgender woman in an attack that was caught on cellphone video. Dallas police say Edward Thomas was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday "for his role" in the attack. He was jailed on suspicion of aggravated...
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