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Police Questioning 'Persons of Interest' in Smollett Case

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Detectives are interviewing two "persons of interest" who surveillance photos show were in the area of downtown Chicago where "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett sai...

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Key Moments in Actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago Attack

Key Moments in Actor Jussie Smollett's Chicago Attack

Feb 15
"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. Here are some key moments in the story.

Bombshell Book Alleges a Vatican Gay Subculture, Hypocrisy

Bombshell Book Alleges a Vatican Gay Subculture, Hypocrisy

By Nicole Winfield | Feb 15
A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican.

AP Exclusive: Lawsuit Claims Discrimination by Foster Agency

AP Exclusive: Lawsuit Claims Discrimination by Foster Agency

By Meg Kinnard | Feb 15
A Catholic mother says a federally funded South Carolina foster agency abruptly stopped working with her and won't allow her to foster children because she's "not the right kind of Christian."

Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

By Alan Fram, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller | Feb 15
Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Chicago Police: 2 Questioned in Smollett Attack are Suspects

Chicago Police: 2 Questioned in Smollett Attack are Suspects

By Don Babwin | Feb 15
Two men characterized by police as "persons of interest" in the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are now considered suspects and have been arrested on "probable cause that they may have committed a crime," a Chicago police spokesman said.

Reporters Seek Answers to Gay Black Man's Death; Political Donor Tells Them to 'Get A Life'

Reporters Seek Answers to Gay Black Man's Death; Political Donor Tells Them to 'Get A Life'

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15
Reporters who sought comment from wealthy West Hollywood political donor Ed Buck found themselves summarily repelled, with Buck curtly telling them to "Get a job, get a life."

Ex-Massachusetts Governor to Challenge Trump for GOP Nod

Ex-Massachusetts Governor to Challenge Trump for GOP Nod

By Holly Ramer and Bob Salsberg | Feb 15
William Weld, a former Massachusetts governor who ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, became the first Republican to take a serious step toward challenging President Donald Trump in 2020.

Trump's New Trade Decision: Impose Tariffs on Imported Cars?

Trump's New Trade Decision: Impose Tariffs on Imported Cars?

By Tom Krisher and Paul Wiseman | Feb 15
By Sunday, Trump's Commerce Department is expected to issue an opinion on whether auto imports endanger U.S. national security enough to justify such import taxes. Trump would then have 90 days to decide whether to impose them.

Bipartisan Criticism for Anti-Gay West Virginia State Rep in Wake of Gays, KKK Comparison

Bipartisan Criticism for Anti-Gay West Virginia State Rep in Wake of Gays, KKK Comparison

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15
Lawmakers from both sides are now condemning West Virginia state delegate Eric Porterfield in the wake of a string of inflammatory remarks, including comparing gays to the KKK, calling LGBTQs a "blight," and suggesting he would drown gay children.

'Mexican Oxy' Pills Hit Arizona Hard

'Mexican Oxy' Pills Hit Arizona Hard

By Anita Snow | Feb 15
A profitable new business for drug gangs has pushed the synthetic opioid to the top spot for fatal U.S. overdoses.

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