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Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Feb. 19, 2019 6:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 29 — Jussie Smollett tells Chicago police he was physically attacked by two men in downtown...

Fargo women inspires people to look beyond disabilities

Feb. 19, 2019 6:38 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo woman featured in an Apple commercial that was broadcast during this year's Super Bowl is challenging everyone to look differently at people who have disabilities. Sady Paulson graduated from Full Sail University near the top of her class with a degree in Digital Cinema, despite...

Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

Feb. 19, 2019 6:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe, a department spokesman said...

The Latest: 2 brothers meet with police in Smollett case

Feb. 19, 2019 5:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Chicago police spokesman says two brothers who were arrested and later released from custody in connection with the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have met with police and prosecutors at...

New Mitch Albom book, 'Chika,' coming in November

Feb. 19, 2019 12:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The tragic, but inspiring story of a young Haitian orphan led Mitch Albom to write his first nonfiction book in over a decade. Harper announced Tuesday that Albom's "Chika" comes out in November. The title refers to a girl born days before the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The child was...

Supreme Court staying out of actor's 'Empire' lawsuit

Feb. 19, 2019 10:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is staying out of a lawsuit involving the television show "Empire." The high court said Tuesday it won't take a case involving the Fox show, which follows a black family navigating the ups and downs of the record industry. That means a decision in favor of "Empire"...

Knight Foundation doubling spending to boost local news

Feb. 19, 2019 5:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Knight Foundation says it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years, seeding several programs designed to kick-start an industry decimated by layoffs and newspaper closures over the last 15 years. The plans, announced Tuesday, will double the amount of...

No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday

Feb. 18, 2019 10:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say there are no plans for him to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault. Anne Kavanagh is a spokeswoman for Smollett's lawyers. She says in an emailed statement that his lawyers "will keep an...

First-ever 'Jeopardy!" team contest draws top champions

Feb. 18, 2019 3:37 PM EST

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Glance around the "Jeopardy!" set during rehearsals for its first-ever team championship and it's easy to be intimidated by the assembled brain power. There's Brad Rutter, whose overall "Jeopardy!" haul, $4.3 million, is the most won on any game show. And Ken Jennings, a 74-game...

Tennessee man changed wedding plans to compete on 'Survivor'

Feb. 18, 2019 12:30 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Much of East Tennessee native Gavin Whitson's life has revolved around the opportunity to compete on "Survivor." The 23-year-old native of Erwin, Tennessee, has watched the show since its first season and began sending in audition tapes at 18, the minimum age for "Survivor"...