Actor Jussie Smollett due for arraignment in Chicago on hoax charges

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was due in court on Monday for arraignment on renewed felony charges that he made false reports to Chicago police about... Read more »

U.S. Border Patrol to send Tactical Unit officers to ‘sanctuary cities’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is deploying highly trained officers to boost arrests of unauthorized immigrants in a number of cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York,... Read more »

R. Kelly accused of sex with teen girl in 1990s as indictment is updated

(Reuters) – Singer R. Kelly, already facing trial in three states on sexual abuse, child pornography, kidnapping and obstruction of justice charges, has been hit with an updated indictment... Read more »

Actor Jussie Smollett charged again related to alleged staging of hate crime

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment accusing him of staging a phony hate crime in Chicago, nearly a... Read more »

Jussie Smollett charged anew with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax

FILE PHOTO: Actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Court Building after his hearing in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski CHICAGO (Reuters) – Former “Empire” actor... Read more »

Ex-Republican lawmaker Walsh ends bid to challenge Trump for White House

FILE PHOTO: 2020 Republican U.S. presidential candidates and former U.S. congressman Joe Walsh speaks during a debate in New York, U.S. September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich WASHINGTON (Reuters) –... Read more »

R. Kelly’s sexual abuse trial in New York delayed to July

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday delayed R. Kelly’s racketeering, sexual abuse and bribery trial in Brooklyn, New York to July 7, so it would not... Read more »

Party to honor Chicago shooting victim ends with 13 wounded: police

(Reuters) – Thirteen people were wounded in a shooting at a party on Chicago’s south side intended to honor the victim of an earlier shooting, police said, adding that... Read more »

Thirteen people shot at Chicago house party, police say

(Reuters) – Thirteen people were wounded in a shooting at a house party on Chicago’s south side, police said, adding that they have identified two people they consider of... Read more »

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to bribing official to get fake ID for Aaliyah

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Singer R. Kelly on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to bribing an official to get a fake identification document for singer Aaliyah, then 15, the day... Read more »