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Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Feb. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EST

Where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a...

'Empire' actor goes from victim to accused felon in 3 weeks

Feb. 21, 2019 12:03 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The whispers about "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett started with reports that he had not fully cooperated with police after telling authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist, anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. Then detectives in a city bristling with...

Body found in burning northern Colorado home identified

Feb. 20, 2019 10:24 PM EST

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a person who was found dead in a burning home in northern Colorado. The Times-Call reports firefighters found 76-year-old Leoneda Pelzel's body in the Longmont home Saturday. The cause and manner of death have not been released. The Longmont fire...

Gambling regulators authorize settlement to end Wynn lawsuit

Feb. 20, 2019 10:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A settlement is pending in casino mogul Steve Wynn's lawsuit seeking to block the release of Massachusetts' investigation into allegations of sexual assault against him. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Wednesday to authorize its legal counsel to finalize an agreement with Wynn to...

Brothers in Smollett case are bodybuilders, aspiring actors

Feb. 20, 2019 9:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney representing the brothers at the center of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett said Wednesday that her clients "manned up" and testified in front of a grand jury, before prosecutors charged the "Empire" actor with filing a false police report. Gloria...

'Empire' actor charged with making false police report

Feb. 20, 2019 9:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said prosecutors charged...

The Latest: Smollett's lawyers vow 'aggressive defense'

Feb. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say they will mount an "aggressive defense" of the "Empire" actor after he was charged with making a false report that he was attacked in Chicago last month. Attorneys Todd Pugh...

Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

Feb. 20, 2019 8:54 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group called for a congressional investigation Wednesday after its lawsuit revealed that the U.S. government has shared access to parts of its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities. The Council on...

Girl's death haunted police until arrest made 45 years later

Feb. 20, 2019 8:40 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators searched for decades for the killer of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from summer school in a case that gripped a California seaside community. A photo of a smiling Linda O'Keefe has hung for years on the wall of the police department in...

Fatal Tempe police shooting of teen sent to county attorney

Feb. 20, 2019 8:39 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tempe say they've forwarded their investigation into the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy by an officer to the county prosecutor's office. The county prosecutor will decide whether to file any charges in the Jan. 15 shooting of Antonio Arce in Tempe. Police say Officer...