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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. Smollett is expressing anger over being attacked outside his Chicago apartment last month. Smollett, who plays a musician on the Fox Network's ''Empire'' talked about his ordeal during an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts to be broadcast Thursday on "Good Morning America." He alleges he was the victim of an attack on Jan. 29 by two masked men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett caseChicago police have released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett
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Authorities search an apartment complex Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., where the gunman who fatally shot several people at a manufacturing complex in the city is believed to have lived. (Patrick Kunzer/Daily Herald via AP)
Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn't have ownedThe man who killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant took a gun he wasn't allowed to have to a job he must have known he was about to lose
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grantsA Los Angeles federal judge has permanently blocked the Trump administration from favoring police departments that cooperate with immigration officials when issuing some law enforcement grants
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Investigators work at the apartment complex of the alleged shooter from the Henry Pratt Co. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Aurora, Ill. An employee of a manufacturing company opened fire in its suburban Chicago plant Friday, killing several people and wounding several police officers before he was fatally shot, police said. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in IllinoisPolice say a 15-year employee being fired from a manufacturing company opened fire in its suburban Chicago plant Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot.
The Associated Press20 hours ago
This Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, still image taken from video courtesy of KSBW station shows the damaged Lone Cypress tree in Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, Calif. Gusty winds during a recent storm broke a branch of the famous cypress tree believed to be more than 250 years old on California's northern coast. The Pebble Beach Company said Friday that despite the damage, an arborist has recently examined the Lone Cypress and confirmed it's "healthy and remains secure on its rocky perch." (KSBW via AP)
Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resortsWinter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day are keeping skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend
The Associated Press20 hours ago
This Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 photo shows an apartment that was searched by police in connection with an investigation of an attack on actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago. Two men characterized by police as "persons of interest" in the attack against Smollett are now considered suspects and have been arrested on "probable cause that they may have committed a crime," a Chicago police spokesman said Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.  Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed that a search warrant was executed at the Chicago apartment where the men lived but did not have any information about what exactly what police found.  (Nader Issa/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett caseChicago police have released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Law enforcement personnel gather at the scene of a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora, Ill., on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Bev Horne/Daily Herald via AP)
The Latest: Police say workplace gunman was being firedPolice say the gunman who killed five people at a suburban Chicago business was a 15-year employee who was being fired
The Associated Press20 hours ago
In this Feb. 1, 2019 photo, former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, leaves federal court in Washington.   U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has issued a gag order in the case of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone.  Jackson said in an order Friday that both sides must refrain from making statements to the media or the public that could prejudice the case.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Judge limits public comments in Trump confidant Stone's caseA federal judge has issued a gag order in the case of longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - This June 2018 file photo shows protesters walking along Montana Avenue outside the El Paso Processing Center, in El Paso, Texas.  The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside a Texas immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The dramatic reversal comes as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will.  (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in TexasThe U.S. government says it has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, at podium, announces at a news conference in Los Angeles that the city and county of Los Angeles, as well as four other cities have joined a lawsuit the state previously filed challenging the Trump administration's plan to ask people if they are U.S. citizens during the 2020 census. A U.S. judge in San Francisco will hear closing arguments Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in a trial over the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census for the first time in 70 years. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Attorney: Process behind census question 'rotten'An attorney for the state of California says the process behind Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' decision to add a citizenship question to the U.S. census was rotten to its core
The Associated Press23 hours ago
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, right, accompanied by Gov. Gavin Newsom, said California will probably sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra says there is no emergency at the border and Trump doesn't have the authority to make the declaration. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
California may sue Trump over emergency wall declarationCalifornia's governor and attorney general and say they will sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Judge keeps most Keystone XL pipeline work on holdA federal judge in Montana has largely kept in place an injunction that blocks a Canadian company from performing preliminary work on the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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