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Jussie Smollett testifies at his trial: 'There was no hoax'

Dec. 06, 2021 19:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett denied Monday that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself, testifying at his trial that “there was no hoax" and that he was the victim of a hate crime in his downtown Chicago neighborhood. Smollett, who faces...

Passenger grabs steering wheel, causes New Mexico bus crash

Dec. 06, 2021 18:40 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A passenger is facing charges after grabbing the steering wheel of a Greyhound bus during a dispute with his brother and causing the bus to crash into a light pole in Albuquerque, police said Monday. They said the bus driver and two passengers were hospitalized...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Dec. 06, 2021 13:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett is on trial on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 22, 2019 ...

French investigate violence that erupted at far-right rally

Dec. 06, 2021 11:36 AM EST

LE PECQ, France (AP) — French prosecutors opened an investigation Monday into violence that erupted at the first official campaign rally of a far-right candidate who has shaken up France's presidential race. The prosecutors' office said police detained around 60 people after fists...

Police: Officer hospitalized after being attacked with knife

Dec. 06, 2021 08:09 AM EST

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A police officer has been stabbed in a Birmingham suburb, authorities said. The Bessemer officer was hospitalized Sunday night after suffering a couple of stab wounds, Al.com reported. The officer was conscious and in stable...

Israel: Palestinian car-rammer wounds guard, is shot dead

Dec. 06, 2021 01:46 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 16-year-old Palestinian rammed a vehicle into an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank overnight, wounding a security guard before being shot and “neutralized” at the scene, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Monday. Israeli media reported that the...

Shoplifter deploys bear spray, Colorado Walmart evacuated

Dec. 05, 2021 19:06 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Walmart store in Colorado was evacuated after a shoplifter deployed bear spray against several employees, police said Sunday. Officers responded to the Greeley Walmart on Sunday afternoon after receiving multiple reports about bear spray being...

St. Anthony police investigating man found dead as homicide

Dec. 05, 2021 15:59 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in St. Anthony found a man dead inside a home late Saturday and took into custody a second man with a self-inflicted stab wound to his chest. The incident is being investigated as a homicide, but no charges have been filed, the Minneapolis...

Woman dies, husband critically hurt in Wichita stabbing

Dec. 05, 2021 15:00 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An elderly woman died and her husband was critically hurt after they were stabbed Saturday in Wichita shortly after a truck was stolen and crashed into a nearby church. Wichita Police said 36-year-old Goldy Metcalf, who was out of jail on parole,...

Montana man arrested after woman fatally stabbed

Dec. 05, 2021 13:15 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide in connection to the weekend stabbing death of a 67-year-old female relative, police said. Police responding to a complaint about a man trespassing Saturday morning at a hotel in...