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Chicago police head: "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:15am

Chicago police head: "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.

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Police: 'Empire' actor turns self in to face charge

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:14am

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.

Georgia could soon get new electronic voting machines

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:12am

Voters in Georgia could soon get new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot under legislation approved by a House subcommittee Thursday.

Shots fired as authorities arrest Florida mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:00am

Authorities say shots were fired when they arrested a Florida mayor on a charge of practicing medicine without a license.

Authorities investigating death of Mount Washington climber

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:46am

The U.S. Forest Service says police are investigating the death of a mountain climber who was hiking up a moderately difficult snowy and icy area on New Hampshire's Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast.

4 dolphins moved from Arizona facility to Caribbean park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:39am

Four remaining dolphins at an Arizona facility where four other dolphins have died have been moved to a new home in the Caribbean.

Snow in Vegas! 1st measurable since record keeping started

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:34am

Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of real winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area in the first event of its kind since record keeping started back in 1937.

Defense asks for July 1 trial in Chinese scholar case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:19am

Attorneys for a man accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China say they could be ready for a trial to begin July 1.

Police reviewing traffic stop in which officer drew gun

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:09am

Delaware State Police say they're reviewing a traffic stop in which a trooper is seen on cellphone video pulling a gun on the driver.

Woman who exposed self at Virginia protest held without bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:43am

A New York woman who mimicked Virginia's state seal by exposing her breast outside the Capitol during a protest in support of the Equal Rights Amendment is being held without bail.

Pilots radioed for help before Florida crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:30am

A Rutgers University professor and his teenage son radioed they had lost control of their plane just before it crashed off the Florida coast, killing them both.

2 children killed in 3-vehicle crash in Massachusetts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:27am

Two young children died and four other people were injured in a three-vehicle traffic crash in Massachusetts.

Twitter account of Tampa's mayor hacked; threat posted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:50am

The Twitter account of Tampa, Florida's, mayor was hacked with the hijacker posting racist and pornographic images and a threat against the airport.

S. Carolina college apologizes for blackface yearbook photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:35am

The University of South Carolina's president is apologizing after pictures of white students wearing blackface were found in old yearbooks.

NYC to pay back over $5 million in Superstorm Sandy funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:32am

New York City has reached a tentative settlement to pay back $5.3 million obtained through fraudulent claims to the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Superstorm Sandy.

Kentucky Senate passes bill to outlaw child sex dolls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:27am

The Kentucky state Senate has passed a bill to make possessing a "child sex doll" illegal.

Reward offered for info on vet accused of rape, faking death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:24am

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering $5,000 for information on a U.S. Army veteran accused of raping and impregnating his 14-year-old stepdaughter and then faking his death to avoid charges.

Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins lottery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:04am

A park ranger furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot.

School bus driver revived with Narcan after crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:29am

Police in New Jersey's largest city used Narcan to revive a school bus driver after her bus, with a dozen children on board, hit a tree.

Georgia college to form commission to review racist photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:53am

Emory University in Atlanta says it's forming a commission to review racist photos that appear in past yearbooks.