CHICAGO (AP) — As authorities laid out their case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smullett, the narrative that emerged Thursday sounded like that of a filmmaker who wrote, cast, directed and starred in a short movie.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low elevations on the foothills around Southern California.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Northern California say a 52-year-old Reno man who was a suspect in a fatal shooting in Tahoe City last weekend has died of an apparent suicide.
CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who told police that Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage an attack on himself were linked to the actor through the "Empire" television series, and court documents filed Thursday allege one of the men provided Smollett with designer drugs.
CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who played central roles in what Chicago police say was a staged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett are, compared to the "Empire" actor, so far walking away legally unscathed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have charged an IRS employee with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen that flagged suspicious activity, the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Tork, a talented singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical skills were often overshadowed by his role as the goofy, lovable bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at age 77.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are looking at expanding exemptions from children's vaccine requirements as public health officials in the Pacific Northwest try to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened dozens of people who were not inoculated.
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have named another victim of a 2018 wildfire that devastated a town and killed 85.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An opioid crackdown in the Los Angeles area has led to the arrest of four doctors and several other medical professionals, including one physician whose patient died of an overdose, authorities announced Thursday.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man arrested after DNA tied him to the 1973 killing of an 11-year-old California girl has yet to decide if he will fight extradition.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana high school trainer already facing charges he sexually abused students over decades also pretended he was a teenager to meet underage boys online and abused students on trips to North Dakota and California, prosecutors said in new court documents.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing for a former athletic trainer accused of sexually abusing students (all times local):
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Snow fell at low levels in Southern California on Thursday with the arrival of a very cold storm that added even more precipitation in a wet winter that has almost eliminated drought conditions statewide.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday, part of a national wave of discontent by educators over classroom conditions, pay and other issues. Recent walkouts have taken place in West Virginia, Los Angeles and Denver.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Wade Robson and James Safechuck didn't know what to think when the lights went up after the first public screening of "Leaving Neverland" late last month at the Sundance Film Festival. In the 236-minute documentary that will air in two parts on HBO and Britain's Channe…
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Some key moments in the story:
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors: Smollett told 2 brothers to yell "MAGA country" and put rope around his neck during staged attack.
NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a decade collaborating with the writer and director Alfonso Cuaron, producer Gabriela Rodriguez knew his work inside out. But even she didn't anticipate the universal success his "Roma" has enjoyed.
CHICAGO (AP) — Judge sets bond at $100,000 for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying about being attacked.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rita Moreno plays one of TV's best villains. Or is she one of its snidest heroines? Either way, her sass grandmother on the Netflix reboot of "One Day at a Time" is truly a funny concoction.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Studio behind "Empire" show says it understands "seriousness" of Smollett situation and is "considering our options"
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, have gone on strike demanding smaller class sizes and a 12 percent retroactive raise.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. State Department said several men arrested in Haiti with a cache of weaponry at a time of violent demonstrations have been returned to the United States before a scheduled court hearing in the Caribbean nation.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A Los Angeles man who pleaded guilty to creating a fake company and posing as a construction company worker to steal nearly $2 million from a North Carolina university has been sentenced to three years in prison.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford University's Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement is having a unique fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation.
BEIJING (AP) — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral Wednesday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jerrod Carmichael, lamenting what he called the "terrible" state of TV comedy, asked his audience if they'd seen some of it. Staring back at the comedian was a hotel ballroom filled with journalists whose job it is to cover television.
Armando M. Rodriguez, a Mexican immigrant and World War II veteran who served in the administrations of four U.S. presidents while pressing for civil rights and education reforms, has died.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators searched for decades for the killer of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from summer school in a case that gripped a California seaside community.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker said Wednesday the state should require clergy members to report suspected child abuse or neglect even if they learn of it during confession.