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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York. Smollett, who is black and gay, has said he was attacked by two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs early Jan. 29, 2019. Chicago police said on Saturday, Feb. 16, "the trajectory of the investigation" into the reported attack on Smollett has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the "Empire" actor. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevatorChicago police have investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers questioned in the probe
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Kim Westbrook Strach, left, executive director of the Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement, questions a witness during the second day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th congressional district voting irregularities investigation Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina elections officials looking into ballot fraud in the country's last undecided congressional election are finding that votes were counted days ahead of Election Day in the rural county at the center of disputed results. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
N. Carolina elections board calls challenged House candidateThe apparent Republican winner of the country's last undecided congressional election is expected to explain why he stuck with a North Carolina political operative with a shady track record that even the GOP candidate thought about protesting in the past
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2018, file photo, Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young speaks about the arrest of Patrick Frazee in the murder of his fiance Kelsey Berreth, seen right, who has been missing since Thanksgiving, at the Woodland Park, Colo., City Hall. Additional charges have been filed against Frazee, charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee, prosecutors said Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP, File)
Woman says man told her to kill fiancee before fatal beatingInvestigators say a Colorado man pressured a woman he was having an affair with to kill his fiancee for months before acting on Thanksgiving Day, beating the woman to death with a baseball bat
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. Disputes over Trump's border wall and California's bullet train have become mixed together as the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state intensifies. The Trump administration said on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, it plans to cancel or claw back $3.5 billion in federal dollars allocated to California's high-speed rail project. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalatesDisputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, a full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is displayed at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million in U.S. money for California's beleaguered high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion it's already spent. The U.S. Department of Transportation announcement Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, came after President Donald Trump last week threatened to make California pay back the money awarded to build the train between Los Angeles and San Francisco. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet trainThe Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million in U.S. money for California's beleaguered high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion it's already spent
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Grimm is continuing to sue the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia over a policy that banned him from using the boys' bathrooms. He's now trying to amend the suit to include the matter of his unchanged transcripts. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Virginia district split over ending transgender bathroom banA Virginia school district that has drawn national attention for its transgender bathroom ban appeared starkly divided at a public forum over the prospect of ending the policy
The Associated Press4 hours ago
This Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a creek where a hiker was rescued after being stuck in quicksand on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Zion National Park, Utah. The Zion Search and Rescue team took several hours, to locate the man who was stable but suffering from exposure, hypothermia, and extremity injuries. (National Park Service via AP)
Hiker stuck in quicksand at Utah park feared he would dieAn Arizona man whose leg was buried up to his knee in quicksand for several hours in Zion National Park in Utah over the weekend says he thought would lose his leg and might die
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Dog reunited with family 101 days after California wildfireA dog named Kingston has been reunited with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California wildfire
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found there is enough evidence for Frazee to stand trial for murder and other charges. He was arrested in Dec. 2018, about a month after Kelsey Berreth, 29, was last seen alive on Thanksgiving Day. Frazee and the victim, Berreth, have an infant daughter together. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
Key witness says Colorado man fatally beat fiancee with batColorado investigators say a man beat his missing fiancee to death with a baseball bat after trying to persuade a woman he was having an affair with to commit the killing
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Prosecutors will have to clear a series of high legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly anew and convict him, even if video evidence is available. Speculation the R&B star could face new charges arose after attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, he recently gave prosecutors a VHS tape showing Kelly having sex with an underage girl. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly caseProsecutors will have to clear a series of legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly and convict him, even if video evidence is available
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in ChicagoA judge has given the green light to a lawsuit that aims to stop Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center from being built in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan
The Associated Press6 hours ago
From right, Hurricane High school students Amanda Bird, Natalie Reger and Olivia Burns demonstrate with others outside of Hurricane High School in Putnam County, W.Va, during the first day of a statewide strike by teachers and school personnel on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
Despite bill's demise, W.Va. teachers to strike for 2nd dayTeachers will remain on strike for a second day in West Virginia despite a move by the House of Delegates to effectively kill a complex education bill disliked by teachers' unions
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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