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Prosecutors drop charges against Jussie Smollett despite believing actor did it

Prosecutors drop charges against Jussie Smollett despite believing actor did it

ABC News(CHICAGO) — In a stunning move, prosecutors in Chicago dropped all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on Tuesday despite acknowleging Smollet fabricated a street attack on himself in an attempt to get a pay raise.“We stand behind the investigation and the facts revealed,” said Joe Magats, the first assistant state attorney in Illinois,…Read more »

‘This is not my son’: Mother of man accused of killing Wisconsin prosecutor tells police, document says

‘This is not my son’: Mother of man accused of killing Wisconsin prosecutor tells police, document says

Courtesy DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office(BEAVER DAMN, Wisc.) — A Wisconsin man, who allegedly shot his ex-wife multiple times just feet from their young daughter, had no history of violence, his mother told police.Ulisses W. Medina Espinosa was charged on Tuesday with one count of first-degree intentional homicide, under the elements of domestic abuse, after…Read more »

Prize-winning show dog found after vanishing at Atlanta airport for 3 days

Prize-winning show dog found after vanishing at Atlanta airport for 3 days

Obtained by ABC News(ATLANTA) — The prize-winning show dog that disappeared in one of the world’s busiest airports for three days after being checked in for a flight has been found.Gale, a pure-bred American Staffordshire terrier whose owners live in Amsterdam, has been found and reunited with her family, the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced…Read more »

How the focus on foreign terrorists impacts the fight against domestic extremists

How the focus on foreign terrorists impacts the fight against domestic extremists

Fedorovekb/iStock(WASHINGTON) — In 2011, when federal counterterrorism officials held meetings about foreign terrorism with various local police departments across the country, they received pushback from police on the ground who wanted to focus on domestic terrorism instead.”It wasn’t uncommon for the police chiefs to raise concerns about violent sovereign citizens or domestic extremist groups, because…Read more »

Single mom wins $153K in child support 50 years after divorce

Single mom wins $153K in child support 50 years after divorce

ABC News(NEW YORK) —  A California woman was finally awarded child support 50 years after her ex-husband moved to Canada without making any of the court-ordered payments.Toni Anderson, 74, said she raised her 3-year-old daughter on her own after Donald Lenhart moved in the early 1970s when the couple got divorced. Lenhart is now back…Read more »

Charges against ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett dropped in emergency hearing

Charges against ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett dropped in emergency hearing

ABC News(CHICAGO) — When news broke of the alleged racist attack on a star from one of the most popular shows on television, it riveted everyone, drawing the nation into a heated discussion about race, politics and celebrity.But as the investigation continued, growing skepticism about Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s story added enormous pressure on Chicago…Read more »

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at Atlanta airport

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at Atlanta airport

Obtained by ABC News(ATLANTA) — It’s been three days since a prize-winning show dog disappeared at one of the world’s busiest airports after being checked in for a flight.Gale, a pure-bred American Staffordshire Terrier whose owners live in Amsterdam, was being shown in the United States by her handlers and had one final event in…Read more »