Singer R. Kelly was criminally charged in Illinois on Friday with multiple counts of sexual abuse, local media reported.
The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer was charged in Cook County with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, citing court records. Representatives for Cook County prosecutors and Kelly did not immediately return calls.
Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago and Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Leslie Adler and Howard Goller
Here’s how Boris Johnson is already shaping up to be Britain’s Trump
On Tuesday, Boris Johnson, former British Foreign Secretary and leader of the Conservative Party, secured the votes in Parliament to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
It is an outcome that was long considered likely — and it creates parallels with the 2016 election of President Donald Trump in the United States, as there are a great many similarities between the politics and styles of these two men, notes NPR.
First, and most obviously, both men are brusque right-wing populists who have made controlling immigration their core issue on the political stage — in Trump's case it is building the wall, while in Johnson's case it is implementing Brexit.
How similar is Trump to Caligula? This historian has some surprising answers
Even before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States he was being compared to Caligula, third emperor of Rome. Following Mr. Trump’s election, comparisons flowed thick and fast. But, is it fair to compare the unpredictable, ultimately chaotic reign and questionable mental state of Caligula with the administration and personality of the forty- fifth president of the United States? Do comparisons stand up to scrutiny?
Well, both men ruled/rule the largest military and economic powers of their age. Caligula emptied the treasury with his extravagances. Trump presides over a ballooning U.S. national debt. Neither man had served in the military they ended up commanding.
‘The church was empty’: Congregation walks out of service after pastor echoes Trump’s comments
A pastor in Virginia is facing a revolt from his own congregation after he put up a sign echoed controversial comments from President Donald Trump.
Pastor E.W. Lucas of Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox made headlines last week after putting up the sign "America, I love it. If you don’t love it, leave it.”
The pastor put up the sign the same week that Trump lashed out at progressive congresswomen with a racist demand they “go back” to their country of origin.
"People that feel hard about our president and want to down the president and down the country and everything, they ought to go over there and live in these other countries for a little while," Lucas told WSET.