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Singer Chris Brown sentenced to 1,000 hours labor

LOS ANGELES | A judge reinstated Chris Brown's revoked probation Friday and gave the singer a new sentence to perform 1,000 hours of community labor such as cleaning beaches or highways, removing graffiti or performing other chores assigned by the probation department.

August 17, 2013 11:30 am

Experts try to cast doubt in Jackson doctor case

LOS ANGELES | Lawyers for Michael Jackson's doctor sought to shift blame Thursday to another doctor and a drug different from the anesthetic that killed the star, calling an expert to testify that Jackson was addicted to Demerol in the months before his death.

October 27, 2011 4:45 pm

Doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death opens case with doctor, police witnesses

LOS ANGELES | Defense attorneys for the doctor accused of killing Michael Jackson began their case Monday after prosecutors spent four weeks presenting a portrait of the physician as the inept, distracted engineer of the King of Pop's death.

October 24, 2011 11:45 am

Lawyer for Jackson's doctor says no plea bargain

LOS ANGELES | The lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor says there will be no plea bargain in the involuntary manslaughter case, though he worries whether an impartial jury can be seated for a trial in the death of one of the world's most famous and idolized entertainers.

April 16, 2010 6:45 am

Michael Jackson death case assigned to new judge

LOS ANGELES | The involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson's cardiologist has been assigned to a new judge in a brief proceeding in Los Angeles.

April 05, 2010 4:25 pm Related

Jackson fans rally outside LA courthouse

LOS ANGELES | Dozens of Michael Jackson fans are rallying outside a Los Angeles courthouse where the pop star's doctor has a hearing in his involuntary manslaughter case.

April 05, 2010 3:25 pm

Michael Jackson doctor charged with manslaughter

LOS ANGELES | Michael Jackson's doctor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death.

February 08, 2010 1:45 pm

Source: DA to seek indictment of Jackson doc

LOS ANGELES | Nearly seven months after Michael Jackson's death stunned the world, the official investigation of his death is edging toward conclusion with prosecutors prepared to seek an indictment of Jackson's doctor on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, The Associated Press has learned.

January 09, 2010 12:05 am

Prosecutors to seek indictment of Michael Jackson's doctor

LOS ANGELES | The Associated Press has learned that prosecutors will seek an involuntary manslaughter indictment against Michael Jackson's doctor for the pop star's death.

January 08, 2010 12:55 pm

Dole sues "Bananas!" filmmaker, alleges defamation

LOS ANGELES | Dole Foods sued a Swedish filmmaker and his film company for defamation on Wednesday, alleging he insisted on showing his documentary, "Bananas!" at the Los Angeles Film Festival after learning it was based on a fraud.

July 10, 2009 12:00 am

Phil Spector found guilty of 2nd-degree murder

LOS ANGELES | Rock music producer Phil Spector was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion six years ago.

April 13, 2009 12:00 am

O.J. Simpson gets as much as 33 years in prison

LAS VEGAS | A weary and beaten-looking O.J. Simpson was put away Friday for at least nine years -- and perhaps the rest of his life -- for an armed robbery in a hotel room, bringing a measure of satisfaction to those who believed the football star got away with murder more than a decade ago.

December 06, 2008 12:00 am

O.J. Simpson, 2 co-defendants ordered to stand trial in suspected memorabilia heist

LAS VEGAS | O.J. Simpson must face trial on kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges stemming from a suspected sports memorabilia heist, a justice of the peace ruled Wednesday.

November 14, 2007 12:00 am

Screaming Paris Hilton sent back to jail

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Screaming and crying, Paris Hilton was escorted out of a courtroom and back to jail Friday after a judge ruled that she must serve out her entire 45-day sentence behind bars rather than in her Hollywood Hills home.

June 08, 2007 12:00 am

Wambaugh returns

In his new book, "Hollywood Station," Joseph Wambaugh remembers the golden days of his beloved LAPD, when Jack Webb would intone on TV's "Dragnet": "This is the city, Los Angeles, California. I work here ... I'm a cop."

January 07, 2007 12:00 am

Messenger says man accused in slayings of racing legend wanted to rip him off in business deal

PASADENA, Calif. | A racing tycoon accused in the slayings of legendary racer Mickey Thompson and his wife nearly three decades ago said he wanted to rip Thompson off in a business deal, a messenger said during testimony Tuesday.

November 08, 2006 12:00 am

Michael Jackson acquitted

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- A jury acquitted Gary native Michael Jackson today of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland ranch -- exonerating the pop star who insisted he was the victim of mother-and-son con artists and a prosecutor with a vendetta.

June 13, 2005 12:00 am

Jackson attorney issues statement

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- A controversy over the gag order in the Michael Jackson case erupted Wednesday when Jackson's attorney issued a statement saying he had not authorized anyone to hold news conferences on the pop star's behalf.

June 08, 2005 12:00 am

Jackson defense 'unmitigated rubbish,' prosecutor asserts

SANTA MARIA, Calif. | A prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments of the Michael Jackson trial Thursday that the pop star targeted a vulnerable cancer survivor, brought the little boy "into the world of the forbidden" in his bedroom and molested him.

June 03, 2005 12:00 am

Judge in Jackson trial says no to photos

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- The judge in the Michael Jackson molestation trial Thursday spared jurors from seeing a graphic piece of evidence when he barred prosecutors from showing photographs of the pop star's genitalia.

May 26, 2005 12:00 am

Social worker: Boy denied sexual abuse by Michael Jackson

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- A social worker testified Tuesday at Michael Jackson's child molestation trial that she met privately with the accuser and his family during the time they claim they were Jackson's captives, and they praised him and denied any sexual abuse.

May 17, 2005 12:00 am

Prosecution wraps up case in Michael Jackson molestation trial

SANTA MARIA, Calif. | Prosecutors rested their case Wednesday in the Michael Jackson trial after more than two months of dramatic testimony in which they sought to prove that the pop star molested a teenage cancer patient and conspired to hold his family captive at his fairy-tale estate.

May 05, 2005 12:00 am

Prosecutors lose key legal battle in Jackson case

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson molestation case lost a key battle when a judge refused their request to allow testimony from a domestic violence expert to explain why the mother of Jackson's accuser lied under oath.

April 22, 2005 12:00 am

Jackson defense challenges photos of accuser's mother

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Jackson's attorney on Tuesday challenged the authenticity of photographs that appeared to show the mother of the pop star's accuser with severe bruises from an alleged beating by store security guards.

April 19, 2005 12:00 am

Manager says authorities expanded search of Jackson ranch

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- The property manager of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch testified Friday that sheriff's deputies looking for evidence in the molestation case against the pop star searched areas that were not specified in a warrant.

August 21, 2004 12:00 am

Judge: Authorities had probable cause to search Neverland ranch

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Child molestation allegations by a 12-year-old boy provided authorities with legal justification for a massive search of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch last year, a judge ruled, rejecting defense efforts to challenge the search as illegal.

August 18, 2004 12:00 am

Sources: Jackson to attend special hearing in child molestation case

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Jackson has decided to attend court when the man prosecuting him for child molestation is on the witness stand, sources said.

August 13, 2004 12:00 am

Judge orders prosecutor in Jackson case to take stand

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- In a highly unusual move, the judge in the Michael Jackson child-molestation case ordered the district attorney Friday to take the stand and explain a raid on a private investigator's office.

July 09, 2004 12:00 am

Judge in Michael Jackson molestation case says he won't unseal grand jury transcript

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- The judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation case rebuffed requests Friday from a news media attorney to unseal grand jury transcripts so the public can learn whether the singer is getting a fair trial.

June 25, 2004 12:00 am

Jackson's father hires lawyer to be 'extra pair of eyes' in court

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson has juggled lawyers as his child molestation case moves forward. Now, his father wants his own attorney to be an "extra pair of eyes" in court.

May 25, 2004 12:00 am

LA court referee hears arguments over Jack Ryan records

LOS ANGELES -- The candidacy of Republican Jack Ryan for an Illinois U.S. Senate seat has made it more imperative to unseal records of his divorce and child-custody dispute with actress Jeri Ryan, an attorney for the news media argued during a hearing before a court referee Monday.

May 11, 2004 12:00 am

Michael Jackson pleads not guilty to molestation, conspiracy charges

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Jackson pleaded not guilty Friday to a grand jury indictment charging him with child molestation and a conspiracy count involving allegations of child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.

April 30, 2004 12:00 am

Jackson says it was his decision to replace attorneys

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Less than a week before his next arraignment, Michael Jackson said Monday he has replaced his high-profile legal team in his child molestation case because "my life is at stake."

April 26, 2004 12:00 am

Judge delays decision Ryan divorce records

LOS ANGELES -- A California family court judge, ruling in a case with implications for Illinois' U.S. Senate race, delayed a final decision Monday on whether court records in the divorce of Republican candidate Jack Ryan will become public.

March 30, 2004 12:00 am

Michael Jackson shows up late, pleads innocent to child molesting

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- The Michael Jackson circus came to town Friday as the pop star showed up in court 21 minutes late to plead innocent to child molesting, got a scolding from the judge, and then danced on top his SUV in front of a cheering crowd.

January 17, 2004 12:00 am

Michael Jackson pleads innocent to charges; fans mob courthouse

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- With a sea of cameras and fans outside the courthouse, Michael Jackson pleaded innocent Friday to child-molestation charges that could send him to prison -- and was scolded by the judge for being 21 minutes late for his first court appearance.

January 16, 2004 12:00 am

Financial advisers' lawsuit against Michael Jackson settled

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A $12 million lawsuit against Michael Jackson by former financial advisers that could have exposed details of his financial situation has been settled, his lawyer said Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.

June 12, 2003 12:00 am
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