Attorney Gloria Allred says R Kelly is ‘the worst’ predator she has ever pursued – video

After R Kelly was convicted in his sex trafficking trial, attorney Gloria Allred, who represented several of Kelly’s alleged victims, said the R&B singer is ‘the worst’ predator she has ever pursued in her 47 years of practicing law. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury on all nine counts he faced after prosecutors accused the R&B singer of being the ringleader of a decades-long racketeering and sex trafficking scheme that preyed upon Black women and children. Kelly’s lawyer Deveraux Cannick said ‘I’m sure we’ll be appealing’.

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Dustin Johnson enjoys elder statesman role to perfection at Ryder Cup | Bryan Armen Graham

The oldest member of the USA team won all five of his matches in the thrashing of Europe

For all the talk of the youth movement that powered USA to a record-breaking victory over Europe at the Ryder Cup – and its first consecutive wins on home soil since 1979 and 1983 – it was the team’s elder statesman who made the biggest individual impact.

Dustin Johnson, the world No 2 and the oldest member of a whose average age is barely 29, became the fifth player to win all five matches in a Ryder Cup – an elite class made up of Arnold Palmer in 1967, Gardner Dickinson in 1967, Larry Nelson in 1979 and Francesco Molinari three years ago.

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‘He put the fear of God in me’: key testimony from the R Kelly trial

The court heard allegations of physical and sexual abuse from a ‘controlling’ singer said to have acted with impunity

The singer R Kelly was convicted of running a criminal enterprise that recruited his accusers for unwanted sex and mental torment.

Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, was arrested in July 2019 on federal charges of racketeering and violating the Mann Act, which prohibits the transportation of women or girls for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery. Kelly pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Ryder Cup: How a united, superior USA trounced Europe

Home side had the better players but Pádraig Harrington didn’t help himself with his wildcards or partnerships

The most fundamental and important, if boring, point. On paper, USA had the stronger Ryder Cup team by a considerable margin. If they played to their full potential, Europe would not have enough strength in depth to compete with them. And so it proved; there was not a single failure in the home team, justifying their heavy favouritism before a ball was struck. Sport would be a terribly dull place if expected outcomes based on talent level was the outcome all the time but in this case it was precisely what happened. Every USA player returned at least a point, three Europeans won none.

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John Hinckley, who tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan, to be freed from restrictions

Hinckley, who was 25 when he shot and wounded the president in 1981, can be released from all court supervision if he follows rules

A federal judge has said John Hinckley Jr, who tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan 40 years ago, can be freed from all remaining restrictions next year if he continues to follow those rules and remains mentally stable.

Related: Close calls: when American presidents diced with death

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