‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing false report after allegedly staging attack: Police

Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false report after allegedly staging the attack against himself in Chicago, police and the state attorney’s office confirmed to ABC News.The charge of felony disorderly conduct carries a penalty of one to three years in jail, according…read more »

US Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting ‘to kill almost every last person on the earth’

Fedorovekb/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities have arrested a Marine veteran and U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who they said was stockpiling weapons and “espoused extremist” and racist views for years as he sought to launch a major attack.”The defendant intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country. He must be detained pending…read more »

Number of hate groups in US hits all-time high: Report

Prathaan/iStock(NEW YORK) — The number of hate groups in the U.S. has reached an all-time high, even as membership in the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi outfits have fallen, according to a report by a legal advocacy organization that tracks them.The Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual “Year in Hate and Extremism” report counted 1,020 hate…read more »

Jussie Smollett ‘now officially classified as a suspect’ in alleged attack: Police

Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — After weeks of investigation into Jussie Smollett’s claim of being attacked last month by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs while physically beating him and leaving him with a rope tied around his neck, the Chicago Police Department officially classified Smollett as a suspect in an ongoing criminal investigation…read more »

Maren Morris’ 14-track “GIRL” includes a collaboration with her “Favorite People,” Brothers Osborne

Columbia NashvilleMaren Morris’ sophomore album boasts 14 tracks, including two collaborations.  She revealed the details on her socials on Wednesday by sharing a photo of the back cover of the record. The project kicks off with its title cut, “GIRL,” which has already broken into the top thirty on the country chart. It also includes “All My…read more »