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Smollett case focused unwanted attention on Chicago police

Mar. 26, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The surprise decision by prosecutors to drop charges against Jussie Smollett angered Chicago's police superintendent and mayor, who said the alleged hoax was costly to investigate and dragged the city's reputation through the mud. It also focused attention on a police department that has...

Cardi B responds to backlash over her drugging, robbing men

Mar. 26, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is trying to clarify herself after a video resurfaced online where the rapper said she drugged and robbed men for money. The Grammy winner posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram that she had "very limited options" and needed to do anything to "survive." The former stripper says...

Mom with kids on YouTube channel charged with child abuse

Mar. 26, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who used to operate a popular YouTube channel featuring children has been indicted on charges that she kidnapped five of her seven adopted children and abused them by pepper-spraying them, forcing them to take ice baths and striking them with clothes hangers. The indictment...

True to form, Avenatti attacks Nike a day after arrest

Mar. 26, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker — without evidence — of "rampant" corruption mere hours after he was released from U.S. custody on charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from the company. In a string of posts on...

Review: 'Dumbo' remake takes flight on its own charms

Mar. 26, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

The original "Dumbo" was released in the summer of 1941 while Germany was spreading across Europe and war was breaking out in the Pacific. Crafted as a simpler Disney fable after the more extravagant "Fantasia" disappointed at the box office, "Dumbo" — only 64 minutes in length — took flight just as...

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Dismissal of Smollett case brings backlash, more questions

Mar. 26, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career. The "Empire" star still says he was assaulted by two men late at night in downtown Chicago. But with little explanation, authorities on Tuesday...

Smollett case focused unwanted attention on Chicago police

Mar. 26, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The surprise decision by prosecutors to drop charges against Jussie Smollett angered Chicago's police superintendent and mayor, who said the alleged hoax was costly to investigate and dragged the city's reputation through the mud. It also focused attention on a police department that has...

True to form, Avenatti attacks Nike a day after arrest

Mar. 26, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker — without evidence — of "rampant" corruption mere hours after he was released from U.S. custody on charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from the company. In a string of posts on...

Prosecutors dismiss charges against Smollett, draw backlash

Mar. 26, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Infuriating Chicago's mayor and police chief, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday after the "Empire" actor accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself agreed to let the city keep his $10,000 in bail. But he maintained his innocence and...

The Latest: Fox 'gratified' that charges dropped

Mar. 26, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8 p.m. Fox Television, which produces "Empire," says it is "gratified" that all charges against actor Jussie Smollett have been dropped. In one-sentence statement, Fox says: "Jussie Smollett has always...

Son of 'Chicago Fire' adviser, actor dies after beating

Mar. 26, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who died of injuries suffered in a weekend beating has been identified as the son of a former Chicago Fire Department chief who acts on the television show "Chicago Fire." The Cook County medical examiner's office says David Chikerotis was taken unresponsive to a hospital on Saturday...

Baltimore mayor's $500K book deal draws intense criticism

Mar. 26, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A search is underway in Maryland for "Healthy Holly" — not a fugitive or a missing citizen, but a self-published children's book series authored by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and sold for half a million dollars to a health care system whose board of directors she sat on for...

Review: A symphony of debauchery in 'The Beach Bum'

Mar. 26, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

Matthew McConaughey is at his dirt bag finest as a good-time Charlie stoner-poet named Moondog in Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," a bizarre and transfixing carnival of vulgarity and vice. In some ways it's the part he was born to play. Whether or not that's a good thing for him, or unsuspecting audiences, is...

Judge dismisses some of Levine's claims against Met Opera

Mar. 26, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Tuesday dismissed portions of a lawsuit filed by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine against the company last year. Levine was the Met's music or artistic director from 1976-2016, then became its music director emeritus. He was fired in March 2018 after...

The Latest: Gruden and Antonio Brown quite a match

Mar. 26, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the NFL owners meetings Tuesday (all times EDT): 6:45 p.m. There's nothing on the football field Jon Gruden likes more than a big-time playmaker. His Raiders' trade with Pittsburgh brought to Oakland one of the game's most dangerous scoring threats in wideout Antonio Brown....