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Actor Jussie Smollett arrested, accused of lying to Chicago police
Actor Jussie Smollett arrested, accused of lying to Chicago police
  • US
  • 2019-02-21 12:48:47Z

Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire," told police on Jan. 29 that two apparent supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump had struck him, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach over him. Smollett is in the custody of detectives, Chicago police

The Trump administration keeps breaking up migrant families. Here's how they do it
The Trump administration keeps breaking up migrant families. Here's how they do it

The Trump administration has been ordered to stop separating migrant families, but it has been using an exception to continue the practice.

Drug laws have historically been racist. Marijuana activists are helping minority dealers go legal
Drug laws have historically been racist. Marijuana activists are helping minority dealers go legal

Marijuana legalization advocates across the country are demanding remedies to address decades of demonstrably racist policing against minorities.

Pope opens child sex abuse conference, promising
Pope opens child sex abuse conference, promising 'concrete' remedies
  • World
  • 2019-02-21 11:38:24Z

Francis convened Catholic leaders from around the world for the four-day meeting to address the scandal that has ravaged the Church's credibility in the United States - where it has paid billions of dollars in settlements - Ireland, Chile, Australia, and elsewhere over the last three decades. "

Basketball shoe malfunction puts Nike in the spotlight
Basketball shoe malfunction puts Nike in the spotlight

Nike's shares were set to come under pressure on Thursday after emerging basketball star Zion Williamson was injured when his Nike sneaker split during a game. U.S. TV sports broadcasts zoomed in on the incident in the college basketball game between Williamson's Duke team and North Carolina

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Torches
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Torches 'Wack' Attack Billboard With A Scene From 'The Office'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) evoked a scene from the U.S. version of"The Office" to mock a billboard in Times Square that attacks her.Early Thursday, the freshman

'Empire' actor goes from victim to accused felon in 3 weeks

CHICAGO (AP) - The whispers about "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett started with reports that he had not fully cooperated with police after telling authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist, anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck.

Sell Montana to Canada? State lawmakers aren't opposed to it. Formally, at least.
Sell Montana to Canada? State lawmakers aren't opposed to it. Formally, at least.

Montana lawmakers in the House had a chance via a resolution to officially oppose a petition calling for the state's sale to Canada. They did not.

'Empire' Producers Consider Suspending Jussie Smollett (EXCLUSIVE)

Fox is considering removing Jussie Smollett from production on "Empire." Sources close to the production told Variety that producers are weighing whether to suspend the actor after he was charged Wednesday in Chicago with filing a false police report. A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television, which produces the series, declined to comment. Smollett's status on […]

Frozen strawberry shipment from Mexico contained $12.7 million worth of meth, authorities say
Frozen strawberry shipment from Mexico contained $12.7 million worth of meth, authorities say

The alleged drug-smuggling operation was discovered at the cargo facility at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in Texas. Officials say they found 906 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a trailer.

'Empire' actor charged with making false police report

CHICAGO (AP) - "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.

Jussie Smollett is charged with disorderly conduct for filing false police report in attack
Jussie Smollett is charged with disorderly conduct for filing false police report in attack

The "Empire" actor said he was the victim of a hate crime assault. Now he's been charged with disorderly conduct for lying to police.

Democrats
Democrats' resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution's separation

US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen
US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim.

Father accused of beating, raping twin daughters sentenced

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A 52-year-old Minneapolis man accused of beating and raping his mentally disabled twin daughters has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before House oversight panel next week
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before House oversight panel next week

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in a public hearing before a U.S. congressional committee on Feb. 27 and the panel's chairman said Trump's business practices would be a focus of the testimony. Cohen had originally been scheduled to testify on Feb. 7 but

West Virginia teachers' strike ends: Teachers to return to class Thursday, unions say
West Virginia teachers' strike ends: Teachers to return to class Thursday, unions say

A year after their strike started a national movement, West Virginia public school teachers walked out for two days to stop a charter school bill.

Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump
Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. A memo to those federal officials asks them to direct any questions to William Happer, a member of Trump's National Security Council and a well-known critic of mainstream climate science findings.

Woman who joined Islamic State cannot return to U.S., Pompeo says
Woman who joined Islamic State cannot return to U.S., Pompeo says
  • US
  • 2019-02-21 00:28:17Z

Hoda Muthana, 24, traveled to Syria over four years ago to join Islamic State, also known as ISIS. In media interviews this week from a detention camp in Syria, Muthana said she was sorry for her actions and wanted to return to her family in Alabama with her toddler son. Pompeo said Muthana was not a U.S. citizen and would not be admitted into the United States.

Kamala Harris supports
Kamala Harris supports 'Medicare-for-all'

GDP Advisers President Seth Denson on how Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said that she strongly believes that the U.S. needs a "Medicare-for-all" system.

Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island
Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

LIMA, Peru (AP) - A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina.

U.S. arrests Coast Guard officer who planned mass attack: prosecutors
U.S. arrests Coast Guard officer who planned mass attack: prosecutors
  • US
  • 2019-02-21 00:01:36Z

U.S. authorities have arrested a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who described himself as a white nationalist and amassed a cache of weapons to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," according to court documents. Christopher Paul Hasson, who is assigned to the Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington and lives in a Maryland suburb, had drawn up a list of possible targets, including House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and MSNBC television host Joe Scarborough, prosecutors said in court documents. Calling Hasson a "domestic terrorist," the prosecutors said he was arrested on Friday on weapons and drugs charges.

Democrats prepare resolution to try to stop Trump's declaration of an emergency at the border
Democrats prepare resolution to try to stop Trump's declaration of an emergency at the border

House Democrats will initiate action Friday to try to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency along the southern border.

U.S. Coast Guard officer who planned mass attack arrested -prosecutors
U.S. Coast Guard officer who planned mass attack arrested -prosecutors
  • US
  • 2019-02-20 23:35:33Z

U.S. authorities have arrested a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who described himself as a white nationalist and had amassed a cache of weapons to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," according to court documents. Christopher Paul Hasson, who is assigned to the Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington and lives in a Maryland suburb, was arrested on Friday on weapons and drugs charges, prosecutors said in court documents. The Office of the Federal Public Defender in Maryland did not immediately respond to a request for comment and the Coast Guard could not immediately be reached for comment.

Does a 40-foot Latin cross honoring World War I veterans violate the Constitution? The Supreme Court will decide.
Does a 40-foot Latin cross honoring World War I veterans violate the Constitution? The Supreme Court will decide.

The Supreme Court considers whether a Latin cross to honor World War I dead violates the First Amendment.

Aid wars: US-Russia vie to ease Venezuelan crisis
Aid wars: US-Russia vie to ease Venezuelan crisis

MOSCOW (AP) - Call it the aid wars.

In U.S., pope
In U.S., pope's summit on sex abuse seen as too little, too late
  • US
  • 2019-02-20 23:24:03Z

In the study of his home outside Washington, victims' advocate Tom Doyle searched a shelf packed with books to find the thick report that led him to stop practicing as a priest and devote himself to helping those who had been sexually abused by clergymen. The 1985 report was one of the first exposes in a sexual abuse scandal that has plagued the Catholic Church. Pope Francis has called senior bishops to meet for four days starting on Thursday to discuss how to tackle the worsening crisis.

Trump bars US-born woman who joined IS from returning
Trump bars US-born woman who joined IS from returning

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is barring a US-born former Islamic State propagandist from returning home, making the highly unusual case that she is not a US citizen. Trump's refusal to admit 24-year-old Hoda Muthana comes just as he is pressing Europeans to repatriate their own Islamic State fighters and will likely face legal challenges, with US citizenship extremely difficult to lose. Trump said on Twitter he has "instructed" Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the country" -- a break with usual US protocol not to comment on individuals' immigration issues.

Customers angry that disabled Walmart greeter could lose job
Customers angry that disabled Walmart greeter could lose job

Pretty much anyone who shops at the Walmart in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, knows store greeter Adam Catlin, who's been welcoming customers with a huge smile and a hearty hello for more than a decade.

Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000
Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000

Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market. The Galaxy Fold, announced Wednesday in San Francisco, will sell for $1,980 when it is released April 26. It can work like a traditional smartphone

Nearly 50% of Younger Workers Think They
Nearly 50% of Younger Workers Think They'll Be Ready to Retire Between 45 and 65. Are They Right?

It's a lofty goal. But is it attainable?

New billboard blasts Ocasio-Cortez for driving Amazon out of NYC
New billboard blasts Ocasio-Cortez for driving Amazon out of NYC

Job Creators Network President Alfredo Ortiz discusses his company's new billboard, which slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for helping to push Amazon out of New York City.

Trump-Kim summit: What happened at their first meeting - and what to expect at their next
Trump-Kim summit: What happened at their first meeting - and what to expect at their next

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet next week for the second time in less than a year for denuclearization talks.

New York City settles U.S. claims over Superstorm Sandy
  • US
  • 2019-02-20 21:58:46Z

New York City reached a $5.3 million settlement on Wednesday to resolve charges it improperly billed the U.S. government for damage to city vehicles caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. The settlement resolves claims that the city falsely certified to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in May 2014 that the storm had damaged Department of Transportation vehicles beyond repair, entitling it to funds for replacements. According to the federal government, many of the 132 passenger, commercial and heavy equipment vehicles covered by the certification had been damaged or left inoperable long before Sandy and were therefore ineligible for indemnification.

Putin to Trump, waving missiles: Your move.
Putin to Trump, waving missiles: Your move.

From Russian missiles to hate groups reaching a record high. Here's Wednesday's top news.

Iran will not rule out possibility of military conflict with Israel
Iran will not rule out possibility of military conflict with Israel
  • World
  • 2019-02-20 21:54:55Z

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif accused Israel of engaging in "adventurism" with its bombing campaigns in Syria and said he could not rule out the possibility of a military conflict between the countries. Zarif told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that Iran was in Syria

Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems
Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics, suggesting that they may be grounding planes to gain leverage in stalled contract negotiations.

French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse
French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse

"Our country is confronted with a resurgence of anti-Semitism undoubtedly without precedent since the Second World War," President Emmanuel Macron said later on Tuesday in an annual speech to Jewish leaders in France. France 3 television said it went live from the first cemetery in the village of Quatzenheim on Tuesday as President Emmanuel Macron was visiting to pay his respects after more than 90 graves were vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic abuse. "We are talking about explicit death threats, comments that were openly anti-Semitic and racist, including "Heil Hitler", "dirty Jew" or "dirty Jews", comments that were addressed at Emmanuel Macron and representatives of the...

College student could die because she can't get copies of her medical records
College student could die because she can't get copies of her medical records

The bankruptcy of two Arizona hospitals have made it impossible for patients to access their healthcare records.

C.J. Anderson explains how Patriots shut down Rams offense In Super Bowl LIII
C.J. Anderson explains how Patriots shut down Rams offense In Super Bowl LIII

C.J. Anderson explains how Patriots shut down Rams offense In Super Bowl LIII originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Los Angeles Rams lost Super Bowl LIII in one of the most frustrating ways possible -- their very talented, high-scoring offense managed only a field goal in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots. The Rams were held scoreless in the first half and couldn't find the end zone in the second half. Their most promising drive late in the fourth quarter ended when quarterback Jared Goff threw a pass that was intercepted by Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

Trump: Release of Russia probe report up to attorney general
Trump: Release of Russia probe report up to attorney general

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the newly confirmed US attorney general should be the person who decides whether to publicly release the much-anticipated Russia report, which could be completed as early as next week. The remarks came as CNN reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has headed the probe since May 2017, could deliver his final report next week, possibly when Trump travels to Asia for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Asked at the White House whether Mueller should release the text while the president is out of the country, a subdued Trump said "that will be totally up to the new attorney general," Bill Barr.

After surgery, Michael Cohen
After surgery, Michael Cohen's prison date postponed to May

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was granted a few more weeks of freedom Wednesday after his lawyers said he's still recovering from surgery and hasn't had time to get his affairs in order because he's preparing to testify before Congress.

Arrests made in decades-old killings of 2 California kids
Arrests made in decades-old killings of 2 California kids

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities said Wednesday that they solved two decades-old cold cases that stunned Southern California, arresting suspects in the separate killings of a boy and a girl who disappeared while walking home from school.

Netanyahu makes deal with far-right party ahead of Israeli election
Netanyahu makes deal with far-right party ahead of Israeli election

The deal, announced by Netanyahu's Likud and the ultranationalist Jewish Home party, was aimed at solidifying a potential right-wing coalition after the April 9 parliamentary election. Opinion polls predict Netanyahu's Likud will win the most parliamentary seats and will be in a position to form a governing coalition of rightist and religious parties similar to the one he now heads. Gantz and Lapid met on Wednesday, with speculation high they could strike a deal.

Samsung
Samsung's new foldable Galaxy phone costs $1,980

Samsung's Galaxy Fold foldable phone is here and it looks absolutely insane.At its big Unpacked event on Wednesday, Samsung finally showed the Galaxy Fold in full, unfolding its 4.6-inch display into a 7.3-inch tablet.SEE ALSO: Faster 5G phones are coming even though nobody has a 5G phone yetSamsung

US refuses entry to Alabama jihadist
US refuses entry to Alabama jihadist

The United States said Wednesday it would refuse to take back a US-born Islamic State propagandist who wants to return from Syria, saying that she is no longer a citizen. The refusal to admit 24-year-old Hoda Muthana could set precedent and face legal challenges as it is generally extremely difficult to lose US citizenship. "Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a US citizen and will not be admitted into the United States," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a terse statement.

Moscow ready to cut time for nuclear strike on U.S. if necessary: Putin
Moscow ready to cut time for nuclear strike on U.S. if necessary: Putin
  • World
  • 2019-02-20 18:56:27Z

In Washington, the U.S. State Department dismissed Putin's comments as "propaganda designed to divert attention from what Washington alleges are Moscow's violations of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Putin said Russia was not seeking confrontation and would not take

Number of hate groups hits 20-year high amid rise in white supremacy, report finds
Number of hate groups hits 20-year high amid rise in white supremacy, report finds

The nation's demographic shift has emboldened white supremacists, the Southern Poverty Law Center finds in its annual survey.

Trump administration to end fuel economy talks with California: official
Trump administration to end fuel economy talks with California: official

Federal officials have decided to end negotiations with California over the Trump administration's plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a government official said on Wednesday. California and 19 other states have demanded the Trump administration abandon a proposal made in August to freeze fuel efficiency standards after 2020 and strip California of the ability to impose stricter rules. Detroit automakers have the most at stake.

The Latest: Court records say 2 knew man wanted fiancee dead
The Latest: Court records say 2 knew man wanted fiancee dead

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on the criminal cases tied to a Colorado woman's death (all times local):

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