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Smollett trial to resume with defense possibly calling him

Dec. 06, 2021 08:59 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After two brothers spent hours telling a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago, the big question when the actor’s trial resumes Monday will be whether he will tell his side of the story. ...

EXPLAINER: Jussie Smollett's turn to testify. Will he?

Dec. 05, 2021 11:35 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After two brothers spent hours telling a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago, the big question when the actor's trial resumes Monday will be whether or not he will tell his side of the story. ...

Scenes from Week 1 of Ghislaine Maxwell's sex-abuse trial

Dec. 04, 2021 08:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first week of the sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell saw the first of her four main accusers taking the witness stand to give emotional testimony accusing the British socialite of coaxing her — at just 14 — into sexual encounters with financier Jeffrey Epstein. ...

Evidence at Maxwell trial: massage table, unfolded in court

Dec. 03, 2021 18:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A green, folding massage table used by financier Jeffrey Epstein was brought into a Manhattan courtroom and set up in front of a jury on Friday to bolster allegations he teamed up with British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell to sexually exploit underage victims. ...

Duggar trial focusing on computer where child porn was found

Dec. 03, 2021 17:40 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A computer used by Josh Duggar at work contained child pornography behind a partition that allowed the user to circumvent an application that monitors internet use, and metadata indicates the images were downloaded when the former reality TV star was working,...

Vermont police chief says gangs behind drugs, violence

Dec. 03, 2021 11:12 AM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A southern Vermont police chief says gangs from Massachusetts are behind more of the recent drug arrests and violence in the area. Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette his department is taking the issue seriously and they are working to counter...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 03, 2021 11:06 AM EST

Kyle Rittenhouse did not sue LeBron James for defamation CLAIM: Federal magistrate approved Kyle Rittenhouse’s $110 Million defamation suit against LeBron James. THE FACTS: No such ruling was made. Rittenhouse has not filed a defamation suit against...

State rests case at Smollett trial after star witnesses

Dec. 02, 2021 22:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The state rested its case at Jussie Smollett's trial Thursday after key testimony from two brothers who said the former “Empire" actor plotted a racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago and paid them to carry it out. After a three-day...

N. Carolina man charged after 44 shots fired at apartments

Dec. 02, 2021 13:26 PM EST

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has turned himself in to police after more than 40 shots were apparently fired at an apartment complex, authorities said. The High Point Police Department said Lorenzo Antonio Aguilar, 18, was charged Tuesday with possession...

Sister of man imprisoned in Saudi Arabia writes to Hamilton

Dec. 02, 2021 10:59 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The sister of a man who was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia is asking seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton to help save her brother's life. Zeinab Abu Al-Kheir told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that Hamilton's declaration two...