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Chicago police spokesman: 2 suspects arrested in reported hate crime against black actor Jussie Smollett are also black

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 1:02pm

Chicago police spokesman: 2 suspects arrested in reported hate crime against black actor Jussie Smollett are also black.

McCabe: Statements 'taken out of context and misrepresented'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:25pm

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says he never participated in "extended discussions" about using the Constitution to remove President Donald Trump from office.

APNewsBreak: Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:44am

Attorney Gloria Allred tells The Associated Press she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Tichina Arnold finds a new sitcom home in 'The Neighborhood'

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:58am

Tichina Arnold knew as a tot she was meant to perform.

Outtakes: Regina King on white lies, directing and '227'

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:04am

Regina King — who is nominated for her first-ever Academy Award for her work in "If Beale Street Could Talk" — discusses sitting in the director's chair and following up on the promise she made to female filmmakers during her Golden Globes speech in outtakes from a recent interview with The Associated Press. Read the interview here .

The Latest: 2 questioned in Smollett attack now suspects

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:54am

The Latest on the attack on 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett (all times local):

Main suspect in Sweden's royal jewels heist confesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:15am

The main suspect in the theft of royal funeral artifacts from a Swedish cathedral confessed Friday to stealing them after his DNA was found on the items that were pulled out last week from a garbage bin north of Stockholm.

Regina is already a King, but what about president?

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:05am

So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life.

Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Smollett attack

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 7:39am

Chicago police says local media reports that allege the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed.

21 Savage 'wasn't hiding' being British, feared deportation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 7:22am

The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported.

'Small Island' author Andrea Levy dies of cancer aged 62

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:44am

Andrea Levy, a prize-winning novelist who chronicled the hopes and horrors experienced by the post-World War II generation of Jamaican immigrants in Britain, has died. She was 62, and had suffered from cancer.

It's a girl! Berlin zoo's baby polar bear has 1st checkup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 2:40am

Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its latest baby polar bear is "a perky, strong girl."

Syrians act in playback theater to heal war trauma

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 11:14pm

The young Syrian woman walked on stage and began telling the story of her brother's abduction in the early years of her country's civil war, wiping away tears as she recalled the 2013 incident that changed her life.

A few feel-good moments to remember from NY Fashion Week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 6:59pm

Fashion Week has ended in New York, leaving a trail of sequins and feathers, worn-out stilettos and blisters and traffic jams. But sometimes, fashion feels good: there were some moments of genuine, happy emotion. Here are a few feel-good moments of the week:

Louisiana Rapper Mystikal free on $3M bond in rape case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 3:14pm

Mystikal, a Louisiana rapper who had been in custody for nearly 1½ years on a rape charge, has been released on a $3 million bond.

Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 12:58pm

Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 12:54pm

Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon.

Michael Jackson musical to open on Broadway, skips Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 12:32pm

A stage musical about Michael Jackson will skip making its debut in Chicago and instead open on Broadway in summer 2020.

Scrutiny, family woes pile pressure on pregnant Meghan

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 5:09am

When Meghan Markle became engaged to Prince Harry, the American TV star seemed to charm everyone she met. She and Harry toured Britain to adoring crowds, and she pledged to hit the ground running once she officially joined the royal circle.

Prince Philip won't be charged in UK car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 4:09am

Prince Philip won't face charges in connection with a car collision that left two women injured, British prosecutors said Thursday.