Brazilian law enforcement authorities charged Ryan Lochte and teammate Jimmy Feigen on Thursday with reporting a false crime. The Olympians initially reported that they were robbed at gunpoint Sunday morning after a night of partying. Authorities could not verify the swimmers’ timeline of events and later discovered the men vandalized a local gas station. Prosecutors must decide whether they will act on the recommendation, but Lochte’s lawyer maintains that a robbery took place. Read More.


Milwaukee Cop And Shooting Victim Attended Same High School

The Milwaukee officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Black man, which sparked days of protests, reportedly knew his victim. Dominique Heaggan, 24, identified by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as the Black officer involved in the shooting, reportedly attended high school at some point with the victim, Syville Smith, 23. “The officer knew him personally from high school and he still shot him,” Sherelle, Smith’s sister, said to CNN. “He didn’t like my brother. The officer had a career, but my brother was more popular. He used to harass Syville.” Read More.


‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Star Slapped With IRS Lien

Reality Star NeNe Leakes, 48, reportedly owes $830,000 in back taxes and could lose her assets if she doesn’t pay up. Records show the lien was filed in a Georgia court on July 22. Uncle Sam is accusing Leakes of refusing to pay a total of $824,366.01 in back taxes for the year 2014. Read More.


Rapper Azealia Banks Endorses Skin Bleaching Cream 

Azealia Banks endorsed a skin bleaching product on Instagram. Banks gushed about the skin cream, saying, “I use @whitenicious ! Many people have complained of this product not working but with consistent use and proper application of SPF, I have had nothing but safe, healthy and effective results.” The rapper is one of many Black celebrities in recent years to come forward about using skin bleaching products. Read More.

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