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|Empire Star Jussie Smollett Arrested After Being Charged With Falsifying a Police Report
Empire star Jussie Smollett was arrested in Chicago after being charged with filing a false report for his claim he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 6:36 PM
|Pakistan PM authorizes military response if India attacks
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Thursday authorized the armed forces to "respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure" by neighboring India, as tensions soared between the nuclear-armed rivals.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 9:50 AM
|China against forcefully sending aid to Venezuela
China said Friday it was against forcefully sending "so-called humanitarian assistance" to Venezuela, warning it could spark conflict in the crisis-torn country. China has loaned billions to Venezuela and has remained committed to President Nicolas Maduro even as the country has fallen deeper into economic crisis. Foreign aid mostly from the US has piled up on Venezuela's borders as the Maduro government refuses to let it into the country.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 4:52 AM
|Roger Stone Faces Judge After Posting Her Image With Crosshairs
On Monday, Stone, a sometime adviser to President Donald Trump who faces charges of lying to Congress and obstructing a federal investigation, posted a photo of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on his Instagram account, along with a short diatribe saying she’s the judge overseeing his “upcoming show trial.” Beside the head shot of Jackson was an image of what looked like rifle-scope crosshairs. After the post caught the attention of social media, Stone took it down and apologized to the judge, conceding it was improper. On Thursday, Stone will appear before Jackson as she weighs whether to tighten a gag order or change the terms of his bail.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 4:00 AM
|Winter weather isn't just battering the eastern US. It's even snowing in Las Vegas
While winter weather has battered the east for the past couple days, the National Weather Service said up to 3 inches of snow will fall in the outskirts of the Las Vegas Valley.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 7:20 AM
|At Pope's abuse summit, Church seeks to fix 'systematic failures'
Cardinals Blase Cupich of Chicago and Oswald Gracias of Mumbai spoke on the second day of a conference of some 200 senior Church officials convened by Pope Francis to confront what he has called the scourge of sexual abuse by the clergy. Various aspects of the sexual abuse crisis made 2018 the worst year for the pope since his election in 2013. Last week, Theodore McCarrick, once a powerful cardinal in the U.S. Church, was dismissed from the priesthood after the Vatican found him guilty of sexual abuse of minors and adults over decades.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 7:53 AM
|Canada looks to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven kids
Canada is looking to quickly bring over siblings of a Syrian refugee distraught over the loss of her seven children in a Halifax house fire, the prime minister said Thursday. "The immigration minister is seized with this particular case," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said when asked if Ottawa would fast-track the immigration or asylum process to bring the woman's brothers to Canada in order to provide her with family support. The family was among tens of thousands of Syrian refugees welcomed by Canada over the past four years.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 1:18 PM
|Trump apparently not familiar with his administration's push for global decriminalization of homosexuality
The president expresses confusion when asked about one of his administration's own policies.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 5:54 PM
|Bobby Berk to Launch Collection for A.R.T. Furniture at High Point
The collaboration marks the first time A.R.T. is working with an outside designer
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 12:00 PM
|Attorney for Nicholas Sandmann says the Washington Post gave online bullies a megaphone to tarnish his client
Lin Wood explains the Covington Catholic High School student's $250 million lawsuit against the Washington Post.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 9:35 PM