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Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

Feb. 16, 2019 1:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — 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. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released...

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

Feb. 15, 2019 11:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police late Friday 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. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been...

The Latest: Chicago police release men held in Smollett case

Feb. 15, 2019 10:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Chicago police say they have released two Nigerian brothers who had been arrested earlier in the week on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, saying that detectives have additional...

Chicago police say they released without charges 2 men questioned about the reported assault of Jussie Smollett

Feb. 15, 2019 10:23 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they released without charges 2 men questioned about the reported assault of Jussie Smollett.

'Melrose Place' actress to serve more time for fatal crash

Feb. 15, 2019 6:22 PM EST

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A former "Melrose Place" actress was sentenced Friday to more prison time for a fatal 2010 auto accident by a judge who appeared at times reluctant to follow the guidelines set by an appeals court that had ruled her initial sentence and a second sentence were too lenient. Amy Locane...

APNewsBreak: Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape

Feb. 15, 2019 5:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Allred, who...

Chicago police spokesman: 2 suspects arrested in reported hate crime against black actor Jussie Smollett are also black

Feb. 15, 2019 3:01 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police spokesman: 2 suspects arrested in reported hate crime against black actor Jussie Smollett are also black.

Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Feb. 14, 2019 10:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on child pornography charges. CNN,...

Feds tell Alfonso Ribeiro he can't copyright 'Carlton' moves

Feb. 14, 2019 8:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the "Carlton" dance, which he's suing two videogame makers over. The denial from the U.S. Copyright Office was revealed Wednesday in a motion to dismiss Ribeiro's lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive, the...

Louisiana Rapper Mystikal free on $3M bond in rape case

Feb. 14, 2019 8:12 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Mystikal, a Louisiana rapper who had been in custody for nearly 1½ years on a rape charge, has been released on a $3 million bond. The artist, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was freed Wednesday from a Shreveport area correctional complex, local news outlets report. Tyler, 48,...