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Jury deadlocked, mistrial declared in Danny Masterson rape trial

A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday at the rape trial of "That '70s Show" actor Danny Masterson after jurors, who were leaning strongly toward acquitting him, were deadlocked following the month-long trial in which the Church of Scientology played a supporting role.

Prosecutors won't file charges against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer

Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday decided not to charge Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for allegedly beating and sexually abusing a San Diego woman he met through social media.

'He owes me nothing': Roman Polanski's victim asks judge to end case against director

Roman Polanski's sexual assault victim asked a judge Friday to end the 40-year-old case against the fugitive director, but there was no indication her plea would bring an end to the lengthy court saga.

Playboy model pleads no contest for Snapchat post of nude gymgoer

A Playboy centerfold was ordered to clean up graffiti Wednesday for secretly snapping a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a locker room and posting it online with a mocking comment.

Conan O'Brien's jokes may have killed, but he stands accused of theft

What do Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Brady and the Washington Monument have in common? They're all subjects of punchlines Conan O'Brien is accused of ripping off — and that's no joke.

Isn't it moronic: Alanis Morissette's manager sad over 'stupid' theft

Alanis Morissette's former money manager was sentenced Wednesday to six years in federal prison for embezzling more than $7 million US from the Canadian singer and others.

Omar Abdel-Rahman, blind cleric jailed for 1990s terror plots, dies in U.S. prison

Omar Abdel-Rahman was a key spiritual leader for a generation of Islamic militants and became a symbol for radicals during two decades in American prisons.

Murder suspect Robert Durst says he was on meth when The Jinx was filmed

New York real estate heir Robert Durst knew he was suspected in the Los Angeles killing of his best friend, but he never fled when he had the chance because years had passed and he didn't think police would come after him, according to court documents released Friday.

Judge refuses to declare mistrial in Derrick Rose rape case

Lawyers for a woman accusing NBA star Derrick Rose and two of his friends of rape failed to disclose text messages to the defence, but the lapse was not significant enough to throw out the case or declare a mistrial, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Derrick Rose accuser to be stripped of anonymity at trial

A woman accusing NBA star Derrick Rose of rape cannot remain anonymous at her upcoming civil trial, a Los Angeles judge ruled. The woman claims the former MVP and two of his friends raped her in August 2013 while she was incapacitated after a night of drinking.