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Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Nov. 28, 2021 09:58 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett goes to trial Monday 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....

Trial set to start on charges Smollett faked racist attack

Nov. 28, 2021 09:41 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A popular actor steps out onto the street and is brutally reminded that, despite his fame and wealth, places still exist where the color of his skin and sexual orientation put him in danger. That was the story that ricocheted around the world after...

Man killed after pulling gun on 2 officers on Interstate 4

Nov. 28, 2021 08:59 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Police officers in central Florida fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at them early Sunday as they were investigating reports of a suspicious car parked in a construction zone along Interstate 4, authorities said. Officers Tammy Hathcock and...

Vermont State Police: 2 dead, 1 injured in Alburgh shooting

Nov. 28, 2021 08:14 AM EST

ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — Two men are dead and a third injured following a shooting in the town of Alburgh, the Vermont State Police said Sunday. The shooting on Cameron Drive in Alburgh was reported at about 10 p.m. Saturday. First responders found two...

WTA remains "concerned' about Peng's ability to speak freely

Nov. 27, 2021 22:38 PM EST

Steve Simon, the head of the WTA, says he remains “deeply concerned” about the whereabouts of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and her ability to “communicate freely, openly and directly" after allegations that a powerful politician forced her to have sex. Peng, a...

Donations pour in for Missouri man freed after 43 years

Nov. 27, 2021 15:14 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly $1.4 million had been raised as of Saturday for a man who spent 43 years behind bars before a judge overturned his conviction in a triple killing. The Midwest Innocence Project set up the GoFundMe fundraiser as they fought for Kevin...

Man arrested in woman's deadly plunge down NYC subway stairs

Nov. 27, 2021 18:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected in a deadly mugging on a subway station stairway was arrested four months later after someone spotted him in Central Park and called a tip line, police said Saturday. David Robinson, 53, appeared in court a day after his arrest on...

Police investigate Black Friday mall shooting in Washington

Nov. 27, 2021 18:36 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state on Saturday were investigating a shooting at a shopping mall that left one person seriously wounded and sent hundreds of Black Friday shoppers fleeing for exits or hiding in stores. As of Saturday afternoon, no arrests had...

Police: Man shot at NC mall remains in critical condition

Nov. 27, 2021 17:09 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a man remains in critical condition following Friday's shooting at a shopping mall that was packed with shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving. Durham police said Saturday that investigators continue to investigate...

Nashville police: 3 dead, 4 wounded in apartment shooting

Nov. 27, 2021 16:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting in a Tennessee apartment left three people dead, including a suspect, police said Saturday. Four other people were wounded. Six members of a family were shot at the Nashville apartment Friday night, including a 15-year-old and...