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This combination of photos shows actor Johnny Depp testifying at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., on April 21, 2022, left, and actor Amber Heard testifying in the same courtroom on May 26, 2022. The judge in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial made a jury's award official Friday with a written order for Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself as a domestic abuse victim in an op-ed piece she wrote. (AP Photo)

Heard seeks to throw out verdict in Depp defamation trial

- Associated Press

Amber Heard’s lawyers have asked a judge to throw out the $10.35 million verdict against her in the defamation case filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp, arguing that the verdict was not supported by the evidence and that one of the jurors may not have been properly vetted by the court.

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Stuart the Minion in a scene from "Minions: The Rise of Gru." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)

‘Minions’ set box office on fire with $108.5 million debut

- Associated Press

Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. “Minions: The Rise of Gru” brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America, Universal Pictures said Sunday. By the end of Monday’s July Fourth holiday, it will likely have earned over $127.9 million.

R. Kelly arrives at the Cook County Criminal Court Building, in Chicago, June 13, 2008. R&B legend R. Kelly is entering another phase of his well-publicized downward spiral with a sentencing in a New York City courtroom, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, that could put him behind bars for a quarter century or more. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

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R. Kelly’s musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer has been sentenced to spend the next three decades behind bars.

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Chari Baker, front, gestures as she confronts Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin at a restaurant Wednesday June 22, 2022, in Woodbridge, Va. Virginia lawmakers approved a budget amendment from Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that excluded thousands of inmates with violent offenses from receiving the expanded earned sentence credits, meaning they would have to serve more time. ( AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia law stops early inmate releases, angering families

- Associated Press

Christopher Ford was a baby when his father was sentenced to 28 years in prison for participating in a murder-for-hire scheme that led to the killings of two people at a car dealership.

A tourist takes a selfie in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, Nov. 12, 2016. Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city. On many days, the heart of Venice is overwhelmed by visitors, who often far outnumber residents. Venice officials on Friday unveiled new rules for day-trippers, which go into effect on Jan. 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers' reservation and fee

- Associated Press

Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, in a bid to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic center, clogging narrow streets and heavily-used foot bridges crossing the canals.