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Celebrities, athletes, others accused of lying to the public

Feb. 22, 2019 1:15 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested in Chicago early Thursday, one day after prosecutors charged him with filing a false police report for what he claimed was a racist and homophobic attack last month. Smollett has been a trending topic on Twitter since the attack and the charges spurred an...

Chicago's vast camera network helped solve Smollett case

Feb. 22, 2019 1:08 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — 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" actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him, the latest example of the city's high-tech...

The Latest: Lawyer call Smollett man of character, integrity

Feb. 21, 2019 11:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Lawyers for Jussie Smollett say the Chicago Police Department put on an "organized law enforcement spectacle" when its superintendent detailed investigators' findings about the alleged attack on the "Empire"...

Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo dies at 62

Feb. 21, 2019 11:14 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo, who covered the Red Sox and the rest of the sport for more than three decades, died Thursday after collapsing outside the team's spring training clubhouse. He was 62. The newspaper said Cafardo appeared to have an embolism. The team's...

Case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script

Feb. 21, 2019 9:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — As authorities laid out their case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, the narrative that emerged Thursday sounded like that of a filmmaker who wrote, cast, directed and starred in a short movie. Prosecutors said Smollett gave detailed instructions to the accomplices who helped him stage...

Prosecutors: Smollett paid brothers $3,500 for staged attack

Feb. 21, 2019 8:01 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — 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" television series, and court documents filed Thursday allege one of the men provided Smollett with designer drugs. Smollett appeared in court...

A look at why brothers in alleged hoax appear off the hook

Feb. 21, 2019 7:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who played central roles in what Chicago police say was a staged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett are, compared to the "Empire" actor, so far walking away legally unscathed. Police outlined their case against the 36-year-old actor at a news conference Thursday,...

Some notable reaction to the arrest of Jussie Smollett

Feb. 21, 2019 7:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Notable reaction to the arrest of Jussie Smollett : — "I consider him a friend. I love him and regardless of if it's true or not, I'm still going to be here for him, I'm not throwing them away. I hate the situation but I don't hate the person." — Singer-songwriter and reality...

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been released from jail after posting bond

Feb. 21, 2019 4:52 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been released from jail after posting bond.

Omaha on trial in shooting death of 'Cops' crew member

Feb. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police used justifiable force when firing dozens of bullets at an armed robbery suspect in a fast-food restaurant and had no duty to protect a law enforcement reality television show crew member who was inadvertently shot and killed, the police chief said. Bryce Dion, 38, who was a...