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Timeline of the alleged Jussie Smollett attack investigation

(CHICAGO) -- When news broke of the alleged racist attack on a star from one of the most popular shows on television, it riveted everyone, drawing the nation into a heated discussion about race, politics and celebrity. But as the investigation continued, growing skepticism about Smollett's story added enormous pressure…... Read More

(AURORA, Illinois) -- A "disgruntled" worker of an Illinois factory opened fire after being called into a meeting to terminate his employment, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was shot dead in a gunfight, officials said Saturday.Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the suspect, Gary Martin,…... Read More

(LONDON) --  Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, but with less than two months to go, the country’s future is more uncertain than ever. Lawmakers have been unable to agree on the terms of Brexit, and there are growing fears that the U.K. could leave…... Read More

(NEW YORK) -- Before Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson accomplishes his dream of sending paying customers to space, he'll try it out himself. In an interview with ABC News, the billionaire entrepreneur said his birthday this summer coincides with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic moon landing, a moment…... Read More

(NEW YORK) -- It’s American Heart Month, meaning it’s the perfect time to for a refresher on heart disease and how to prevent it.Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with 800,000 people dying each year from it. Nearly half of all Americans have some…... Read More

(CAIRO) -- A U.S. citizen detained in Egypt for five-and-a-half years who is on a hunger strike is dying, according to his lawyer and family.Five months after Moustafa Kassem wrote letters to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence pleading for their help, the New York City taxi driver…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- Pope Francis officially defrocked the disgraced former cardinal of Washington, D.C., Theodore McCarrick on Friday, following a secret Vatican tribunal into allegations that he molested a 16-year-old boy decades ago."On 11 January 2019, the Congress of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Theodore Edgar McCarrick, Archbishop…... Read More

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A medical emergency sparked panic and fears of an active shooter situation at a performance of "Hamilton" in San Francisco Friday night.The incident happened at the SHN Orpheum Theatre when a woman suffered a medical emergency at about 10 p.m. San Francisco police said the woman collapsed…... Read More

(LOS ANGELES) -- Federal authorities seized two massive shipments of cocaine at the same California port of entry in late January. The total for the two shipments was 221 pounds -- the largest at that port in 25 years, according to officials.The busts, which were announced on Friday, were both…... Read More

(CUCUTA, Columbia) -- Billionaire Virgin founder Richard Branson is taking on delivering relief to the people of Venezuela into his own hands.Branson announced on Friday he will be throwing a massive fundraising concert in neighboring Colombia on Feb. 22. Venezuela is in a tug of war for leadership between current…... Read More

(CHICAGO) -- Two men arrested by Chicago police police earlier this week in the alleged racial attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett were released on Friday night.Police clarified that the two men were placed under arrest Wednesday night after police met them at the airport.But in a statement issued Friday…... Read More