Chris Brown taken into custody 

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  • In this Monday, March 17, 2014 file photo, R&B singer Chris Brown, left, appears at a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court with his attorney Mark Geragos, for his probation violation after his arrest on March 14, in Los Angeles. The U.S. Marshals Service took Brown into custody from a Los Angeles jail on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, to transport him to Washington, D.C. for his upcoming trial on a misdemeanor assault charge.
Chris Brown isn’t going free this time.

The Associated Press reports that the singer was taken into custody by U.S. marshals in Los Angeles. He will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial.

Brown was turned over to marshals Wednesday at a Los Angeles jail, marshals’ spokeswoman Laura Vega said Thursday. She didn’t say when he would be sent to Washington.

The singer and his bodyguard are accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel in October. Brown is set to go on trial later this month.

Brown, 24, remains under court supervision in Los Angeles for a felony assault case filed after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

If convicted in the Washington case, he could face additional penalties, including time behind bars, in the attack on Rihanna.


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Queen Elizabeth II — bearing a basket of honey, whiskey and other goodies — visited Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Willie Nelson’s mascot, a stuffed armadillo, was returned after being kidnapped in Nevada.

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Singer Jill Scott is 42.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man”) is 49.

Comedian David Cross is 50.

Actress Christine Lahti (“Chicago Hope”) is 64.

Poet Maya Angelou is 86.

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