The Sunrise News Sampler
This morning, a UPS cargo plane crashed on approach to a Birmingham airport. Few other details were immediately available.
Jamie Foxx is set to host the BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights at the BJCC on Saturday, September 14. The event will feature performances by Jill Scott and Charlie Wilson, appearances by civil rights leaders, and support Birmingham’s year-long celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement. More information is available at 50yearsforward.com.
Former Chicago congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. plans to plead guilty to charges accusing him of misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. He and his wife are due to be sentenced today, and Jackson has requested to spend his time behind bars at the Federal Prison Camp in Montgomery.
In entertainment news, singer Chris Brown is being sued by a man who says he was punched and kicked by a member of Brown’s entourage outside a Los Angeles recording studio in January. Brown’s attorney says the lawsuit is “garbage” and will be met with a countersuit.