By DON BABWIN, Associated Press, CHICAGO (AP) 04/02 — Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx was elected in 2016 mainly because of anger that the prosecutor she ousted had waited a year to charge a Chicago police officer in the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
By AMANDA SEITZ and HERBERT G. McCANN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/29 — City officials have ordered Jussie Smollett to pay $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation into his report of a street attack that Chicago police say was staged to promote his career.
By MICHAEL TARM and AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/27 — Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career.
By AMANDA SEITZ and MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/26 — Infuriating Chicago’s mayor and police chief, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday after the “Empire”
By JULIET WILLIAMS and NICK PERRY, Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) 03/21 — The government of New Zealand announced a ban on “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday,
By ALEKSANDAR FURTULA and MIKE CORDER, Associated Press UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) 03/18 — Dutch police were hunting down a suspect after a shooting Monday on a tram in the central city of Utrecht that left three people dead and multiple people injured.
By JOVANA GEC, Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) 03/16 — The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 50 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years,
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Sunday New Zealand police say they have found another body at one of the mosques that was attacked,Read more »
By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) 03/15 — The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants.
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/09 — News that a grand jury had indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count that Smollett had been arrested on last month had turned into 16.
By TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 02/22 — Police tapped into Chicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners’ doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by “Empire”
By JEFF McMURRAY, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 02/21 — Two brothers who told police that Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage an attack on himself were linked to the actor through the “Empire”
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 02/21 — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck,
CHICAGO (AP) 02/20 — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled him over on suspicion of driving under the influence.Read more »
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 02/16 — Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them.
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 02/15 — The investigation into black actor Jussie Smollett’s account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack took a sharp turn Friday when police announced the arrest of two black men they believe assaulted the “Empire”
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 01/31 — Detectives have recovered more surveillance footage of “Empire” actor Jussie Smullett walking in downtown Chicago before and after he says he was attacked by two masked men,
By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) 01/07 — Activists praised Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl,
LOS ANGELES (AP) 11/27 — Felony charges with a hate crime allegation have been filed against a motorist accused of trying to run down two men leaving a Los Angeles synagogue.Read more »