The FBI is reporting an increase in violent crime for the first time in four years. The Bureau announced its 2020 Crime Statistics on Monday, which shows a more than five percent increase compared to the year before. Murders and non-negligent manslaughter crimes also saw a dramatic increase of nearly 30 percent.       A New York jury has found R&B singer R. Kelly guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking charges. Acting U.S. Attorney Jacquelyn Kasulis said the verdict shows he preyed on the young, vulnerable and voiceless. The jury deliberated for a total of about nine hours to reach their verdict.        The White House is clearing up any confusion regarding COVID vaccine boosters. Press Secretary Jen Psaki [[ SAH-kee ]] clarified the booster is available for Pfizer vaccine recipients who are 65-and-older, along with other high risk groups. That includes frontline workers and those with weakened immune systems.        The Senate Majority Leader is giving a warning about not extending the federal debt limit. Speaking on the Senate floor, Chuck Schumer said it could have a ripple effect throughout the U.S. economy. The Treasury Department has warned the U.S. could default on its debt obligations next month.       Congresswoman Karen Bass could become the first Black, female mayor of Los Angeles. The California Democrat announced her run today as she has represented parts of L.A. in Congress for a decade and is considered a rising star in the national Democratic Party. Recent polls show she's likely to be a strong contender in an already crowded field.        TikTok says it has one-billion global users per month. The short-form video app has been growing steadily over the last few years, picking up major steam during the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. The company was averaging just over half-a-billion users in December of 2019.