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Police say staged attack was meant to further actor's career

Police say staged attack was meant to further actor's career

CHICAGO — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday.
Searing testimony heard at Vatican sex abuse summit

Searing testimony heard at Vatican sex abuse summit

VATICAN CITY — The day began with an African woman telling an extraordinary gathering of Catholic leaders that her priestly rapist forced her to have three abortions over a dozen years after he started violating her at age 15.

Michael Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary

LOS ANGELES — The estate of Michael Jackson on Thursday sued HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys, saying the film violates a 1992 contract to air a Jackson concert.
Omaha on trial in shooting death of 'Cops' crew member

Omaha on trial in shooting death of 'Cops' crew member

OMAHA, Neb.
Brothers in Smollett case are bodybuilders, aspiring actors

Brothers in Smollett case are bodybuilders, aspiring actors

CHICAGO — An attorney representing the brothers at the centre of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett said her clients "manned up" and testified in front of a grand jury, before prosecutors charged the "Empire" actor with fili
Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man standing along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say.
More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria — U.S.
Police: Texas man confessed in hammer death of daughter, 2

Police: Texas man confessed in hammer death of daughter, 2

ORANGE, Texas — A Southeast Texas man accused of bludgeoning his 2-year-old daughter to death with a hammer was naked and blood-stained when he told police officers he had killed the toddler, according to an affidavit.

Ex-Lion gets preliminary approval for medical pot dispensary

LANSING, Mich. — Former Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson has received preliminary approval of his license application for a medical marijuana dispensary in suburban Detroit.
Andrew McCabe, franchise shows give CBS weekly ratings win

Andrew McCabe, franchise shows give CBS weekly ratings win

LOS ANGELES — Fired FBI acting director Andrew McCabe's headline-making interview on CBS' news magazine proved a TV audience grabber as well. The program ranked as the third most-watched last week with 9.