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A Chicago prosecutor is dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly. The decision follows federal convictions in two different courts that ensure the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx made the announcement Monday, a day ahead of a court hearing. Kelly was indicted in 2019 on multiple crimes and accused of sexually abusing four women in Illinois, including three who were minors. Since then, federal juries in Chicago and New York have convicted him of a raft of crimes, including child pornography, enticement, racketeering and sex trafficking. Kelly is already serving a 30-year prison sentence.

    In 1988, Washington scores 35 points in the second quarter to overcome a 10-0 deficit and beat the Denver Broncos 42-10 in the Super Bowl. See more from this date in history.

      A man at the center of an intense police search in Oregon after a violent kidnapping last week was released from custody in October 2021 by Nevada prison officials on the same day he was transferred to the state’s custody to serve a kidnapping sentence. Benjamin Obadiah Foster was charged with five felonies, including assault and battery, and faced decades in prison. A plea deal allowed him to instead plead guilty in 2019 to felony and misdemeanor battery, and a judge sentenced him to between one and 2 1/2 years in a state prison. He spent 729 days in jail and was released from custody the day he was taken to prison.

        President Joe Biden is traveling to New York City to showcase a $292 million mega grant that will be used to help build a rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River. The mega grant is part of a broader effort to draw a contrast between the Democratic president's economic vision and that of Republicans. The funding for the New York-New Jersey tunnel project is part of the $1.2 billion in mega grants that have been awarded under the 2021 infrastructure law. Biden is making a pitch that government spending on infrastructure will boost economic growth and create blue-collar jobs.

        A Chicago prosecutor is dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly. The decision follows federal convictions in two different courts that ensure the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx made the announcement Monday, a day ahead of a court hearing. Kelly was indicted in 2019 on multiple crimes and accused of sexually abusing four women in Illinois, including three who were minors. Since then, federal juries in Chicago and New York have convicted him of a raft of crimes, including child pornography, enticement, racketeering and sex trafficking. Kelly is already serving a 30-year prison sentence.

        Hall of Fame forward Bobby Hull, who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the 1961 Stanley Cup Final, has died. Hull was 84. The two-time MVP was one of the most prolific scorers in NHL history, leading the league in goals seven times. Nicknamed “The Golden Jet” for his speed and blond hair, he posted 13 consecutive seasons with 30 goals or more from 1959-72. Hull and Stan Mikita powered Chicago to the NHL title in 1961. Hull remains the Blackhawks’ career leader with 62 playoff goals. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983 and his No. 9 sweater was retired by Chicago that same year.

        Police in Nebraska say a pair of officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shootout during an attempted burglary Monday night. Omaha Police Chief Todd R. Schmaderer says the two officers responded to a report of a burglary at a storage business around 10:30 p.m. Employees let the officers into the building and they exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who was killed. The Omaha World-Herald reports police did not immediately identify the white, male suspect in his early 30s. The officers were transported to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha by ambulance and police cruiser. One officer was shot near his knee and the other officer was shot through his upper leg. Neither injury was reported as life-threatening.

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        A proposed new steering committee would help lay out a plan for how Iowa Democrats reverse their fortunes over the next election cycle following steep election losses in the state in November.

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