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Producer Dwayne Hickman, who played Dobie Gillis, has died

Dwayne Hickman, the actor and network TV executive who despite numerous achievements throughout his life would always be remembered fondly by a generation of baby boomers for his role as Dobie Gillis, has died. He was 87. → Read More

EXPLAINER: What charges did Jussie Smollett face at trial?

CHICAGO (AP) — The twists, turns and oddities of the legal saga surrounding Jussie Smollett's claim in 2019 that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago culminated in a weeklong trial, which concluded with a jury convicting Smollett on five counts of disorderly conduct. Smollett was acquitted on a sixth count. → Read More

Jury reaches not guilty verdicts in Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Jurors issued a verdict of not guilty on counts related to the shootings of protesters in Wisconsin. → Read More

Kyle Rittenhouse cleared of all charges in Kenosha shootings

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice. → Read More

Jury finds Rittenhouse not guilty in Kenosha shootings

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the U.S. → Read More

Rittenhouse jury resumes deliberating after 2nd mistrial bid

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The jury at Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial began deliberating for a third day Thursday with a new defense request for a mistrial hanging over the politically and racially fraught case. → Read More

Rittenhouse lawyers ask judge to declare mistrial over video

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse's attorneys asked the judge to declare a mistrial even as the jury in the murder case was deliberating Wednesday, saying the defense received an inferior copy of a potentially crucial video from prosecutors. → Read More

Rittenhouse gives account of shootings: 'I defended myself'

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse told jurors at his murder trial that he tried to get away from his pursuers the night he shot three men during street unrest in Kenosha, saying he never wanted to kill anyone: “I didn't do anything wrong. I defended myself.” → Read More

Expert at Rittenhouse trial zeroes in on just a few minutes

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Less than three seconds elapsed between the time a protester in the streets fired a shot in the air and Kyle Rittenhouse opened fire with his rifle, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense Thursday at Rittenhouse’s murder trial. → Read More

Defense rests its case at murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The defense rested its case Thursday at the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, setting the stage for closing arguments Monday in the shootings that left Americans divided over whether he was a patriot taking a stand against lawlessness or a vigilante. → Read More

Rittenhouse murder case thrown into jeopardy by mistrial bid

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The murder case against Kyle Rittenhouse was thrown into jeopardy Wednesday when his lawyers asked for a mistrial over what appeared to be out-of-bounds questions asked of Rittenhouse by the chief prosecutor. → Read More

Rittenhouse: 'I didn't do anything wrong. I defended myself'

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Sobbing so hard at one point that the judge called a break, Kyle Rittenhouse took the stand at his murder trial Wednesday and said he was under attack when he shot three men during a night of turbulent protests in Kenosha. → Read More

Rittenhouse murder case thrown into jeopardy by mistrial bid

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The murder case against Kyle Rittenhouse was thrown into jeopardy Wednesday when his lawyers asked for a mistrial over what appeared to be out-of-bounds questions asked of Rittenhouse by the chief prosecutor. The judge did not immediately rule on the request. → Read More

Drone video at Rittenhouse murder trial shows first shooting

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The jury at Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial Tuesday watched drone video that showed Rittenhouse wheeling around and shooting Joseph Rosenbaum at close range during a night of turbulent protests on the streets of Kenosha. → Read More

Survivor expected to testify in Rittenhouse trial's 2nd week

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A man who suffered a severe arm injury when he was shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during a night of protests against racial injustice is expected to testify this week as prosecutors near the end of their case in young man's murder trial. → Read More

Rittenhouse shooting victim: Thought 'I was going to die'

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A witness at Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial testified Monday that he confronted a rifle-toting Rittenhouse with a gun of his own to try to stop the bloodshed, and thought he was going to die as he closed in on the young man. → Read More

Shooting victim says he was pointing his gun at Rittenhouse

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A protester and volunteer medic wounded on the streets of Kenosha by Kyle Rittenhouse testified Monday that he was pointing his own gun at the rifle-toting Rittenhouse when the young man shot him. → Read More

Shooting victim says he was pointing his gun at Rittenhouse

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A protester and volunteer medic wounded on the streets of Kenosha by Kyle Rittenhouse testified Monday that he was pointing his own gun at the rifle-toting Rittenhouse when the young man shot him. → Read More

Witness: Kenosha shooting victim was acting 'belligerently'

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The first man shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse on the streets of Kenosha was acting “belligerently” that night but did not appear to pose a serious threat to anyone, a witness testified Friday at Rittenhouse's murder trial. → Read More

Witnesses: 1st victim threatened Rittenhouse, lunged for gun

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The rapid sequence in which Kyle Rittenhouse shot three men on the streets of Kenosha was set off by the confrontational behavior of the first man, who threatened to kill Rittenhouse and others in his group and later grabbed for the 17-year-old's weapon right before he was shot, witnesses testified. → Read More