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Explainer: Jussie Smollett's Turn to Testify. Will He?

Explainer: Jussie Smollett's Turn to Testify. Will He?

CRIME | By Don Babwin | Dec 5, 2021

The big question when the actor's trial resumes Monday will be whether or not Jussie Smollett will tell his side of the story.

AP-US-School-Shooting-Michigan-School's-Handling

AP-US-School-Shooting-Michigan-School's-Handling

NATIONAL | By Corey Williams | Dec 5, 2021

A third party will investigate events at Oxford High School that occurred before a school shooting that left four students dead.

More Omicron Detected as Hospitals Strain Under Delta Surge

More Omicron Detected as Hospitals Strain Under Delta Surge

NATIONAL | By Carolyn Thompson | Dec 5, 2021

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight.

No Shortage of Sanction Options if Russia Invades Ukraine

No Shortage of Sanction Options if Russia Invades Ukraine

INTERNATIONAL | By Ellen Knickmeyer | Dec 5, 2021

The Biden administration has plenty of options to make good on its pledge to hit Russia financially if President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine.

From Serbia, Afghan Boxers Seek Refuge, Careers in West

From Serbia, Afghan Boxers Seek Refuge, Careers in West

INTERNATIONAL | By Jovana Gec | Dec 5, 2021

Members of the Afghan national boxing team are seeking refuge in the West, hoping to continue both their careers and their lives without danger or fear.

Both Sides Planning for New State-by-State Abortion Fight

Both Sides Planning for New State-by-State Abortion Fight

NATIONAL | By Ashraf Khalil | Dec 5, 2021

As the Supreme Court court weighs the future of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement is looking to press its advantage in state-by-state battles while abortion-rights supporters prepare to play defense.

Out Soccer Star Josh Cavallo: 'I Was Not Enjoying Life' in the Closet

Out Soccer Star Josh Cavallo: 'I Was Not Enjoying Life' in the Closet

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4, 2021

Out soccer star Josh Cavallo opened up about how miserable he was before he came out of the closet and became the world's only openly gay active top-flight soccer player.

Gay Couple Attacked with Hammer by Balaclava-Wearing Gang

Gay Couple Attacked with Hammer by Balaclava-Wearing Gang

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4, 2021

A gang of men wearing balaclavas attacked a gay couple with a hammer in Manchester, England, hurling anti-LGBTQ+ epithets and leaving the victims with broken facial bones.

Bond Set at Combined $1M After Michigan Parents Enter Pleas

Bond Set at Combined $1M After Michigan Parents Enter Pleas

CRIME | By Corey Williams and Ed White | Dec 4, 2021

A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a Detroit commercial building.

Traditional Wrestling Continues as a Friday Fixture in Kabul

Traditional Wrestling Continues as a Friday Fixture in Kabul

INTERNATIONAL | By Elena Becatoros | Dec 4, 2021

Although the Taliban, who took over Afghanistan in mid-August, had previously banned sports when they ruled the country in the 1990s, pahlawani had been exempt even then.

Penobscots Don't Want Ancestors' Scalping to Be Whitewashed

Penobscots Don't Want Ancestors' Scalping to Be Whitewashed

NATIONAL | By David Sharp | Dec 4, 2021

Most Americans know Native Americans endured atrocities after the arrival of European settlers: wars, disease, stolen land.

Explainer: How Unusual to Charge Parents in School Shooting?

Explainer: How Unusual to Charge Parents in School Shooting?

CRIME | By Ed White | Dec 4, 2021

Guns used in U.S. school shootings have often come from the homes of young perpetrators, but parents are rarely charged for the violence that occurs, experts say.

All Rep. Pressley Wants for Christmas is Her Mariah Album

All Rep. Pressley Wants for Christmas is Her Mariah Album

POLITICS | Dec 4, 2021

Massachusetts congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is upset that her beloved Mariah Carey Christmas album has gone missing,

Analysis: Why Rodgers Got Fined and 3 Bucs Got Suspended

Analysis: Why Rodgers Got Fined and 3 Bucs Got Suspended

SPORTS | By Barry Wilner | Dec 4, 2021

Aaron Rodgers flaunts the NFL/NFLPA coronavirus protocols and gets a fine that barely shows up in his paycheck.

Pipeline: Cascade of White Owners Has Slowed NFL Change

Pipeline: Cascade of White Owners Has Slowed NFL Change

SPORTS | By Eddie Pells | Dec 4, 2021

Over the past 100 years, around 110 people have owned controlling portions of NFL teams. Of that select group, all but two have been white.

Where's the Snow? Rockies Winter Starts with a Whimper

Where's the Snow? Rockies Winter Starts with a Whimper

NATIONAL | By Thomas Peipert and Brittany Peterson | Dec 4, 2021

Denver's winter has started with a whimper, and the parched mountains to the west aren't faring much better.

Plumber's Find Possibly Tied to 2014 Texas Megachurch Theft

Plumber's Find Possibly Tied to 2014 Texas Megachurch Theft

RELIGION | By Juan A. Lozano | Dec 4, 2021

For more than seven years, no one has known what happened to $600,000 in checks and cash that was stolen from a safe at Pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch,

Time Is No Ally as Dems Strain to Finish Biden's $2T Bill

Time Is No Ally as Dems Strain to Finish Biden's $2T Bill

NATIONAL | By Alan Fram | Dec 4, 2021

If President Joe Biden's $2 trillion social and environment package was a Broadway show, its seven months on Congress' stage could qualify it as a hit.

Contact Tracing Revs Up In Some States as Omicron Reaches US

Contact Tracing Revs Up In Some States as Omicron Reaches US

NATIONAL | By Heather Hollingsworth and Bobby Caina Calvan | Dec 4, 2021

The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations.

New CDC Report Details Higher Impact of HIV/AIDS on African-American, Latinx Communities

New CDC Report Details Higher Impact of HIV/AIDS on African-American, Latinx Communities

AIDS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 3, 2021

A new CDC report shows how HIV/AIDS has impacted African-American and Latinx men who have sex with men.

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