November 29, 2011 12:58 PM
The doctor convicted in Michael Jackson's death has been sentenced to 4 years in prison.
Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced Tuesday, three weeks after a jury convicted the cardiologist of involuntary manslaughter.
The judge chastised him for a "horrific violation of trust" in caring for Jackson. Prosecutors had... more »
November 7, 2011 2:13 PM
A jury has reached a verdict in the involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson's doctor. Court officials say it will be read about 2 p.m. Colorado time.
The verdict came Monday in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.
Prosecutors depicted Murray as a reckless physician who abandoned Jackson... more »
October 28, 2011 3:38 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An anesthesia expert testifying for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death says he believes the singer gave himself a fatal injection of an anesthetic. Dr. Paul White says he doesn't see evidence supporting the prosecution theory that Jackson's doctor was infusing the singer with propofol... more »
October 27, 2011 10:23 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The defense of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death will shift Thursday away from personality to the science that his attorneys hope will prevent the physician from being convicted. The final witnesses testifying for Dr. Conrad Murray will be fellow doctors, one an expert in... more »
October 21, 2011 8:10 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge says comments made to a reporter by a key expert who will testify for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death may be a violation of a court order. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor on Friday set a Nov. 16 hearing to consider whether... more »
October 12, 2011 3:44 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It may mark a big shift in the defense strategy for lawyers representing Michael Jackson's doctor.
They've told a judge in Los Angeles today that they won't be trying to show that Jackson swallowed a fatal dose of an anesthetic while the doctor wasn't looking.... more »
October 11, 2011 8:21 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The trial of the doctor charged in connection with Michael Jackson's death resumes Tuesday with jurors expected to hear the conclusion of the physician's police interview.
The remainder of the recording includes Dr. Conrad Murray's description of telling Jackson's mother and young children that the... more »
October 3, 2011 9:04 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another witness at the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor has testified that Dr. Conrad Murray never mentioned that he had given the singer a powerful anesthetic.
Today's testimony came from a doctor at the emergency room where Jackson was taken. But the doctor also said... more »
September 30, 2011 3:43 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bodyguard for Michael Jackson says he didn't question the instructions from Jackson's doctor after the singer was found lifeless in his bedroom.
Alberto Alvarez says he assumed Dr. Conrad Murray had "the best intentions" -- and that when Murray told Alvarez to collect medicine... more »
September 29, 2011 8:53 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors hope to use a key witness today to help show that Michael Jackson's doctor delayed calling authorities on the day the King of Pop died.
Prosecutors also hope the testimony of bodyguard Alberto Alvarez will bolster the theory that Dr. Conrad Murray was intent... more »
September 29, 2011 3:12 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A security guard has testified that he saw a sweating, nervous Dr. Conrad Murray trying to revive Michael Jackson while inquiring if anyone knew CPR.
Faheem Muhammad said Wednesday that he was among the first guards to get to Jackson's bedroom and saw Murray on... more »
September 28, 2011 8:21 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors in day two of the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor are expected to move toward the events that led to the pop star's death and their immediate aftermath.
Testimony from Paul Gongaware, an executive with concert promoter AEG Live, will continue this morning, and... more »
September 27, 2011 6:23 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death opens with a bit of star power and the one thing the King of Pop enjoyed throughout his life - a worldwide audience.
Prosecutors plan to call the superstar's friend and choreographer, Kenny Ortega, as... more »
September 23, 2011 8:18 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A seven-men, five-woman jury has been selected to hear the involuntary manslaughter case of Michael Jackson's doctor. The panel was selected Friday after hours of questioning of prospective jurors by a judge, defense attorneys and prosecutors.
The group was asked numerous questions, including whether they regarded... more »
September 10, 2011 11:48 PM
LONDON (AP) - Jermaine Jackson says his family had secretly arranged to fly Michael to Bahrain if the pop icon was found guilty of child molestation. Jermaine was quoted as telling The Times magazine out Saturday that a private jet financed by a friend was on standby to whisk his... more »
September 8, 2011 4:22 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's personal physician returns to court Thursday for the first phase of jury selection in his involuntary manslaughter trial.
Court officials are expecting approximately 160 prospective jurors to report and undergo an initial screening process that will determine whether they can serve on the... more »
August 16, 2011 4:17 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The organizers of a Michael Jackson tribute concert have rescinded an offer to have KISS perform at the troubled show planned in Wales later this year.
Global Live Events announced Tuesday the band would no longer perform after fans, media and the singer's estate noted... more »
August 11, 2011 5:10 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Christina Aguilera is lending her voice to a Michael Jackson tribute concert planned for October in Wales.
Organizers of "Michael Forever - The Tribute Concert" announced Thursday that Aguilera would be joined by members of the Jackson family, Cee Lo Green, Leona Lewis and the... more »
July 25, 2011 4:01 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's family has announced a tribute concert for the late singer later this year in Wales, but details on performers remain under wraps.
The pop singer's mother, Katherine and siblings La Toya, Marlon, Jackie and Tito said Monday the show is scheduled for Oct.... more »
July 19, 2011 9:58 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A famed red-and-black calfskin jacket Michael Jackson wore in the groundbreaking "Thriller" music video is going on tour.
The jacket's new owner, Texas commodities broker Milton Verret, said Tuesday he plans to take the classic clothing item around the world to raise money for charities... more »
June 20, 2011 11:28 AM
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Helicopter flights over Neverland Ranch in California are being booked for the second anniversary of Michael Jackson's death.
The singer was 50 when he died on June 25, 2009. He owned the Neverland Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley for years.
Oxnard-based Channel... more »
December 31, 2010 6:22 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Discovery Channel says it has indefinitely postponed the broadcast of a show purporting to re-enact Michael Jackson's autopsy.
Discovery Networks International made the announcement in a statement Friday.
It cited the start of hearings next week in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Jackson's... more »
October 11, 2010 11:30 AM
An auction of some 100 items of Michael Jackson memorabilia has fetched more than $1 million, with a basketball autographed by the late singer and Michael Jordan netting $245,000.
Showing the lingering appeal of the "King of Pop," the sale Saturday in the southern Chinese city of Macau drew... more »
June 14, 2010 9:23 AM
Michael Jackson's doctor will be fighting to keep his medical license at his latest court hearing.
Dr. Conrad Murray is due in court Monday for a pretrial hearing, a large part of which likely will deal with a motion from the attorney general's office to suspend Murray's medical license... more »
March 23, 2010 9:58 AM
Michael Jackson's doctor halted CPR on the dying pop star and delayed calling paramedics so he could collect drug vials at the scene, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press that shed new light on the singer's chaotic final moments.
The explosive allegation that Dr. Conrad Murray may... more »
February 8, 2010 5:21 PM
Michael Jackson's doctor has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop star.
Dr. Conrad Murray, a Houston cardiologist who was with Jackson when he died June 25, entered his plea Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court just hours after he was charged.
He... more »
February 8, 2010 3:39 PM
A lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor says Dr. Conrad Murray will make bail, plead not guilty, and then fight the new criminal charge against him.
Prosecutors today charged Murray with involuntary manslaughter -- capping a lengthy investigation into Jackson's death last summer.
Murray is a cardiologist who was... more »
February 8, 2010 10:12 AM
After months of investigations and a week of trying to surrender, Michael Jackson's doctor appears to be facing a charge in the pop superstar's death. District attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons has said only that a charge would be filed Monday in Jackson's death, but Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers say they... more »
December 29, 2009 11:30 AM
As 2009 draws to a close, lets take a look back at some of the iconic celebrity figures we lost this past year and there was none bigger than the "King of Pop".
Michael Jackson was on the brink of a comeback.
A few final days of rehearsal... more »
November 23, 2009 11:48 AM
A Los Angeles City Council committee plans to discuss the $3.2 million taxpayers spent on the Michael Jackson memorial.
The Public Safety Committee on Monday plans to review the costs for police, traffic control and other expenses for the July 7 event at the Staples Center arena. A recent... more »
November 1, 2009 12:07 PM
Sony thinks its new Michael Jackson documentary could be a contender for best picture. Spokesman Steve Elzer says the studio will submit "Michael Jackson's This Is It" for Academy Awards consideration. The film was made from rehearsal footage recorded as Jackson prepared for a series of comeback concerts in London... more »
October 28, 2009 7:30 AM
"Michael Jackson's This Is It" has debuted to enthusiastic applause from fans attending the premiere of the film chronicling the concerts that might have been. "This Is It" played like a concert at Tuesday evening's Los Angeles premiere, the celebrity audience applauding after each number. The film shows Jackson confidently... more »
October 25, 2009 11:15 AM
Michael Jackson fans all over the country and the world are hoping that they thrilled the world on Saturday. There were thousands of people from the west coast to the east coast, from north to south, and all over the world that gathered at exactly 8:30 pm (eastern time) Saturday... more »
October 12, 2009 7:13 AM
The first song from the upcoming Michael Jackson music documentary will make its debut online.
Sony Music says "This Is It" will have its premiere late Monday, at midnight, on www.MichaelJackson.com.
The song plays during the closing sequence of "Michael Jackson's This Is It" and will be included... more »
October 1, 2009 12:43 PM
Michael Jackson's arms were covered with punctures, his face and neck were scarred and he had tattooed eyebrows and lips, but he wasn't the sickly skeleton of a man portrayed by tabloids, according to his autopsy report obtained by The Associated Press.
In fact, the Los Angeles County coroner's... more »
September 19, 2009 9:57 AM
Michael Jackson's mother is receiving $86,804 per month from her son's estate to support herself and her three grandchildren, according to court records released Thursday.
Katherine Jackson is one of the primary beneficiaries of her son's estate along with the late pop singer's three young children and unnamed charities.... more »
September 14, 2009 11:37 AM
A year after Capt. Sam Brown was set ablaze when a bomb blew up his Humvee in Afghanistan, the 25-year-old West Point graduate endures a steady schedule of painful surgery and stretching to break up knotty burn scars.
He also has another routine: checking a Web site that counts... more »
September 13, 2009 9:32 AM
Before the MTV Video Music Awards settle into its annual teenybopper party, the ceremony will have a tender moment.
Janet Jackson will kick off the show on Sunday night with a tribute to her late brother. Michael Jackson's death on June 25 was soon-after followed by the BET Awards... more »
September 5, 2009 12:16 PM
Jackson wept as she stepped into the mausoleum where her father, Michael, was to be entombed. Katherine Jackson, overcome by sorrow, turned back when she was faced with her son's final resting place.
On a sultry Thursday evening, amid a sea of white flowers and with a bejeweled crown... more »