Jussie Smollett attack: 'Empire' star's case gets murky as police suspect he may have staged alleged racist assault

Jussie Smollett attack: 'Empire' star's case gets murky as police suspect he may have staged alleged racist assault
Jussie Smollett attack: 'Empire' star's case gets murky as police suspect he may have staged alleged racist assault

Police are reportedly increasingly confident that the January 29 attack on Jussie Smollett was a hoax. It emerged that the alleged attackers worked on 'Empire' as extras.

Devastated mother loses 12-yr-old son in car accident, the same way both his stepfather and father died

Devastated mother loses 12-yr-old son in car accident, the same way both his stepfather and father died
Devastated mother loses 12-yr-old son in car accident, the same way both his stepfather and father died

Katie Jo lost her second husband in a motorbike accident in September last year, and Taylor's biological father in a car crash in May 2007

Terror's 'last breath': Encircled ISIS fighters blend in with civilians as US-backed forces tighten noose in Syria

Terror's 'last breath': Encircled ISIS fighters blend in with civilians as US-backed forces tighten noose in Syria
Terror's 'last breath': Encircled ISIS fighters blend in with civilians as US-backed forces tighten noose in Syria

They are holding on to hundreds of civilians — some of them possibly hostages — taking cover among them at the edge of Baghouz

Racing fans call for alcohol ban after woman and toddler caught in 50-man brawl at Haydock Park racecourse

Racing fans call for alcohol ban after woman and toddler caught in 50-man brawl at Haydock Park racecourse
Racing fans call for alcohol ban after woman and toddler caught in 50-man brawl at Haydock Park racecourse

A woman and a toddler appeared to have been caught in the tussle, which continued even as the main race started. 

Survivors of 9/11 left shocked by decision to slash victim compensation fund by up to 70 per cent

Survivors of 9/11 left shocked by decision to slash victim compensation fund by up to 70 per cent
Survivors of 9/11 left shocked by decision to slash victim compensation fund by up to 70 per cent

The decision comes at a time when the Victim Compensation Fund, which was set up in 2015, is running low on funds.

NYPD officer under investigation for asking colleagues to shoot rapper 50 Cent on sight: reports

NYPD officer under investigation for asking colleagues to shoot rapper 50 Cent on sight: reports
NYPD officer under investigation for asking colleagues to shoot rapper 50 Cent on sight: reports

Officer Gonzalez made the demand of shooting 50 on sight last June 7 during the roll call at the 72nd Precinct, where it was revealed that 50 was scheduled to attend an NYPD boxing match in the Bronx.

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton feud forces Prince William and Prince Harry to split their staff

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton feud forces Prince William and Prince Harry to split their staff
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton feud forces Prince William and Prince Harry to split their staff

The most noticeable split will be within their communications team, as the palace has struggled to deal with the rising number of negative articles about Meghan Markle

Chilling case of SS Ourang Medan: Crew sent terrifying SOS message before being found dead with faces frozen in horror

Chilling case of SS Ourang Medan: Crew sent terrifying SOS message before being found dead with faces frozen in horror
Chilling case of SS Ourang Medan: Crew sent terrifying SOS message before being found dead with faces frozen in horror

The existence of the SS Ourang Medan continues to be a topic of hot debate, with an SOS message reportedly sent by its crew adding further fuel to the fire.

Melania Trump looks stunningly elegant in a cashmere 'poncho' on her way to Mar-a-Lago

Melania Trump looks stunningly elegant in a cashmere 'poncho' on her way to Mar-a-Lago
Melania Trump looks stunningly elegant in a cashmere 'poncho' on her way to Mar-a-Lago

The 48-year-old paired the loose-fitting item with a pair of black stilettos and a dark brown Hermes handbag

After four years of battle, Gavin Grimm may have finally forced Virginia school board to end transgender bathroom ban

After four years of battle, Gavin Grimm may have finally forced Virginia school board to end transgender bathroom ban
After four years of battle, Gavin Grimm may have finally forced Virginia school board to end transgender bathroom ban

The school board will hold a public hearing Tuesday to discuss the possibility of allowing transgender students to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

ISIS bride who returned to UK escapes prosecution despite being deemed "too dangerous" to raise her 2-year-old daughter

ISIS bride who returned to UK escapes prosecution despite being deemed "too dangerous" to raise her 2-year-old daughter
ISIS bride who returned to UK escapes prosecution despite being deemed "too dangerous" to raise her 2-year-old daughter

The woman has not expressed any remorse over her actions, and has been given a council flat at taxpayers’ expense in East London. 

Woman slammed for revealing she wants to break up with boyfriend after he reveals he was raped as a child

Woman slammed for revealing she wants to break up with boyfriend after he reveals he was raped as a child
Woman slammed for revealing she wants to break up with boyfriend after he reveals he was raped as a child

Following her reveal, the 20-year-old asked Redditors if she was an a****le for wanting to let go of him. And they did not stop from letting her know.

The rise and fall of an 'American Idol': Antonella Barba could face 110 years in prison after being indicted for drug running

 The rise and fall of an 'American Idol': Antonella Barba could face 110 years in prison after being indicted for drug running
The rise and fall of an 'American Idol': Antonella Barba could face 110 years in prison after being indicted for drug running

32-year-old Antonella Barba faces the possibility of being sentenced to prison for 10 years for each individual charge if convicted.

Meghan Markle challenged to take a lie detector test by half-sister Samantha

Meghan Markle challenged to take a lie detector test by half-sister Samantha
Meghan Markle challenged to take a lie detector test by half-sister Samantha

Meghan has not been one to engage in the fights, but it sure would put an end to the accusations against her once and for all if she were to take the lie detector test.

US police departments want to be allowed to hire non-citizens, as lack of qualified recruits begins to bite

US police departments want to be allowed to hire non-citizens, as lack of qualified recruits begins to bite
US police departments want to be allowed to hire non-citizens, as lack of qualified recruits begins to bite

Many police departments around the country are now lobbying to have laws enacted that would allow them to hire non-citizens with legal status as officers.

Two nuns detail horrific sexual abuse they faced at the hands of superior nuns

Two nuns detail horrific sexual abuse they faced at the hands of superior nuns
Two nuns detail horrific sexual abuse they faced at the hands of superior nuns

67-year-old Cait Finnegan and 78-year-old Mary Dispenza are two of just many coming out with their stories of abuse at the hands of nuns.

Africa League 2020: Barack Obama joins hands with NBA, FIFA to start basketball championship in continent

Africa League 2020: Barack Obama joins hands with NBA, FIFA to start basketball championship in continent
Africa League 2020: Barack Obama joins hands with NBA, FIFA to start basketball championship in continent

In NBA’s first collaboration to run a pro-sports league outside of US, the Basketball Africa League will see 12 teams within the continent battling it out for the championship

Man whose mother was raped and killed 23 years ago claims he identifies her in Samuel Little's sketches

Man whose mother was raped and killed 23 years ago claims he identifies her in Samuel Little's sketches
Man whose mother was raped and killed 23 years ago claims he identifies her in Samuel Little's sketches

Anthony Jones claims his mother's portrait is amongst those released by the FBI which were drawn by serial killer Samuel Little.

ABUSE NIGHTMARE: Woman reveals private hell as "charming" man she met on Tinder became "a monster"

ABUSE NIGHTMARE: Woman reveals private hell as "charming" man she met on Tinder became "a monster"
ABUSE NIGHTMARE: Woman reveals private hell as "charming" man she met on Tinder became "a monster"

23-year-old Bethan Thomas-Rowlands, of Bridgend, South Wales, recollected the details of her horrific relationship with Garth Rees in a column.

Teacher, Brittany Zamora who allegedly performed oral sex on 13-year-old in school fears for her safety in jail

Teacher, Brittany Zamora who allegedly performed oral sex on 13-year-old in school fears for her safety in jail
Teacher, Brittany Zamora who allegedly performed oral sex on 13-year-old in school fears for her safety in jail

The received footage also reveals Zamora’s refusal to talk once she is taken inside the interrogation room.

Arkansas mom shot in face with crossbow drives herself to hospital to get treatment

Arkansas mom shot in face with crossbow drives herself to hospital to get treatment
Arkansas mom shot in face with crossbow drives herself to hospital to get treatment

40-year-old Janet Partain managed to somehow drive herself to a hospital to receive treatment after she was shot in the face with a crossbow by 34-year-old Joseph Avellino.

Great Whites may have killed off Megalodon mega shark in savage battle for the oceans, says new research

Great Whites may have killed off Megalodon mega shark in savage battle for the oceans, says new research
Great Whites may have killed off Megalodon mega shark in savage battle for the oceans, says new research

The new discovery also suggests that the megalodon went extinct long before a suite of strange seals, walruses, sea cows, porpoises, dolphins and whales all disappeared.

Super snow moon, the biggest supermoon of the year, on February 19 is a lunar spectacle you cannot miss

Super snow moon, the biggest supermoon of the year, on February 19 is a lunar spectacle you cannot miss
Super snow moon, the biggest supermoon of the year, on February 19 is a lunar spectacle you cannot miss

The biggest, brightest supermoon of 2019, now being called “Super Snow Moon” will be visible to Earthlings on Tuesday and it is going to be a lunar spectacle.

THE FACTS: From Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's Netflix payout to a dog killed for being named named Donald Trump

THE FACTS: From Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's Netflix payout to a dog killed for being named named Donald Trump
THE FACTS: From Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's Netflix payout to a dog killed for being named named Donald Trump

You may have read some of these patently untrue stories recently...the Associated Press checked them out and here are the facts

Ann Coulter says Donald Trump's national emergency is to "scam the stupidest people in his base for next 2 years"

Ann Coulter says Donald Trump's national emergency is to "scam the stupidest people in his base for next 2 years"
Ann Coulter says Donald Trump's national emergency is to "scam the stupidest people in his base for next 2 years"

Ann Coulter turned against the president last month, after he unexpectedly agreed to reopen the government without any border funds.

University of Gothenburg faces backlash over plans to euthanize six Labradors used in dental implant trial

University of Gothenburg faces backlash over plans to euthanize six Labradors used in dental implant trial
University of Gothenburg faces backlash over plans to euthanize six Labradors used in dental implant trial

A petition by an animal rights body has already obtained over 84,000 signatures, though it appears the university will be going ahead with the euthanization .

Pope Francis defrocks former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for soliciting sex during confession and crimes against minors

Pope Francis defrocks former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for soliciting sex during confession and crimes against minors
Pope Francis defrocks former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for soliciting sex during confession and crimes against minors

Defrocking means McCarrick, 88, who now lives in a friary in Kansas after he lost his title of cardinal last year, won't be allowed to celebrate Mass or other sacraments.

BERATE GASBY: Husband of lifestyle guru B Smith slammed for dating another woman while caring for Alzheimer's-stricken wife

BERATE GASBY: Husband of lifestyle guru B Smith slammed for dating another woman while caring for Alzheimer's-stricken wife
BERATE GASBY: Husband of lifestyle guru B Smith slammed for dating another woman while caring for Alzheimer's-stricken wife

With the 69-year-old's condition worsening, she has given permission to Gasby to date other women. At present she is cared by Gasby who is helped by current girlfriend Alex Lerner

Aurora shooting: How a bloody tragedy unfolded when man being fired from job fatally shot five workers

Aurora shooting: How a bloody tragedy unfolded when man being fired from job fatally shot five workers
Aurora shooting: How a bloody tragedy unfolded when man being fired from job fatally shot five workers

Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the gunman, 45-year-old Gary Martin, was being fired from his job Friday after 15-years with the company.

School expels two students after their mother refused to have them vaccinated on religious grounds

School expels two students after their mother refused to have them vaccinated on religious grounds
School expels two students after their mother refused to have them vaccinated on religious grounds

The school district rejected the family's argument that the expulsion violated their right of religious exemption, with the state supreme court also ruling in the former's favor.

Hero mom hailed after she pumped and dumped breast milk through 6 months of chemo so she could breastfeed her son

Hero mom hailed after she pumped and dumped breast milk through 6 months of chemo so she could breastfeed her son
Hero mom hailed after she pumped and dumped breast milk through 6 months of chemo so she could breastfeed her son

35 days after her chemo treatment ended, Nikki Heying was able to breastfeed her son again and shared her inspiring story on Facebook

'Abducted in Plain Sight': Netflix documentary sheds new light on shocking details of Jan Broberg kidnapping

'Abducted in Plain Sight': Netflix documentary sheds new light on shocking details of Jan Broberg kidnapping
'Abducted in Plain Sight': Netflix documentary sheds new light on shocking details of Jan Broberg kidnapping

Jan Broberg was kidnapped twice by a family friend, once when she was 12 and then again when she was 14, with 'Abducted in Plain Sight' chronicling the horrifying story.

Teenager accused of 6-year-old Alesha MacPhail's murder joked about her death in Snapchat group

Teenager accused of 6-year-old Alesha MacPhail's murder joked about her death in Snapchat group
Teenager accused of 6-year-old Alesha MacPhail's murder joked about her death in Snapchat group

16-year-old boy accused of killing six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Isle of Bute last July, sent a Snapchat selfie to his friends mocking her death

School boys pool in allowances to buy flowers for all 270 girls and 70 women staffers on Valentine's day

School boys pool in allowances to buy flowers for all 270 girls and 70 women staffers on Valentine's day
School boys pool in allowances to buy flowers for all 270 girls and 70 women staffers on Valentine's day

Eighth-grader Tristan Valentine, seventh-grader Kyan Rice, and sixth-grader Lincoln Holmes teamed up and decided to spread a little Valentine's Day cheer at their school

Pregnant 19-year-old Shamima Begum who fled Britain to join ISIS could be prevented from returning: UK Home Secretary

Pregnant 19-year-old Shamima Begum who fled Britain to join ISIS could be prevented from returning: UK Home Secretary
Pregnant 19-year-old Shamima Begum who fled Britain to join ISIS could be prevented from returning: UK Home Secretary

Begum made headlines four years ago after she fled the UK from Gatwick Airport to Turkey along with her friends Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase

Obama's border patrol chief says wall is 'critically pertinent' for safety and security of the US

Obama's border patrol chief says wall is 'critically pertinent' for safety and security of the US
Obama's border patrol chief says wall is 'critically pertinent' for safety and security of the US

President Obama's Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan spoke with MEAWW about the imminent threats faced by US without a secure barrier at the US-Mexico border

21-year-old Algerian student has throat slit, attackers write 'he is gay' across the wall in his blood

21-year-old Algerian student has throat slit, attackers write 'he is gay' across the wall in his blood
21-year-old Algerian student has throat slit, attackers write 'he is gay' across the wall in his blood

21-year-old Assil Belalta, a junior medical student studying at the Taleb Abderrahane campus just outside Algiers, was found brutally murdered in his room this past week

Doctor treats his overdosing daughter instead of her friend who was in a worse state leading to his death

Doctor treats his overdosing daughter instead of her friend who was in a worse state leading to his death
Doctor treats his overdosing daughter instead of her friend who was in a worse state leading to his death

Dr. Jack Kerry presented evidence to an inquest into the death of 43-year-old Lucas Adam Pike who overdosed inside his Adelaide CBD clinic in March of 2016

5-month-old found emaciated, 'close to death' after vegan parents fed him mashed potatoes instead of baby formula

5-month-old found emaciated, 'close to death' after vegan parents fed him mashed potatoes instead of baby formula
5-month-old found emaciated, 'close to death' after vegan parents fed him mashed potatoes instead of baby formula

Robert Ronald Buskey, 31, and Julia Austin French, 20, were arrested and charged this past Wednesday with felony child abuse after their child was found extremely malnourished

Mothers who use illegal drugs during pregnancy leading to child's addiction will be charged with assault under proposed bill

Mothers who use illegal drugs during pregnancy leading to child's addiction will be charged with assault under proposed bill
Mothers who use illegal drugs during pregnancy leading to child's addiction will be charged with assault under proposed bill

Tennessee lawmakers Terri Weaver and Janice Bowling want to charge mothers if their child is born addicted or harmed because of the drugs they took during pregnancy

Mother on meth found slumped over in running car while her 8-month-old child slept in the backseat

Mother on meth found slumped over in running car while her 8-month-old child slept in the backseat
Mother on meth found slumped over in running car while her 8-month-old child slept in the backseat

Brittney Merritt was arrested after she was found in a running vehicle with methamphetamine, syringes, and other drug paraphernalia as her 8-month-old child slept in the backseat

Angry Muslim parents protest against schoolteacher for homosexuality and gender reassignment course

Angry Muslim parents protest against schoolteacher for homosexuality and gender reassignment course
Angry Muslim parents protest against schoolteacher for homosexuality and gender reassignment course

The outrage is aimed at Andrew Moffat who began the 'No Outsiders' course in a bid to teach children about British Values and the Equality at the a community school in Birmingham

Minneapolis father raped his disabled twin daughters, and impregnated one twice

Minneapolis father raped his disabled twin daughters, and impregnated one twice
Minneapolis father raped his disabled twin daughters, and impregnated one twice

One of the man's children revealed that their 52-year-old father forced her and her sister to have sex with him every day since they were in their early teens.

Mum shares 7-year-old's heartbreaking goodbye message, written on her arm during school lockdown

Mum shares 7-year-old's heartbreaking goodbye message, written on her arm during school lockdown
Mum shares 7-year-old's heartbreaking goodbye message, written on her arm during school lockdown

Shelley Harrison Reed posted the terrifying image on Facebook after he young daughter came home after a lockdown at the Odyssey Charter School in the Wilmington area on February 7

Hundreds of passengers stranded after British airline Flybmi collapses into bankruptcy

Hundreds of passengers stranded after British airline Flybmi collapses into bankruptcy
Hundreds of passengers stranded after British airline Flybmi collapses into bankruptcy

The airline thanked workers for their dedication and said "it is with a heavy heart that we have made this unavoidable announcement."

'Dirty Duchess' of Argyll Margaret was the first victim of revenge porn, claims biographer

'Dirty Duchess' of Argyll Margaret was the first victim of revenge porn, claims biographer
'Dirty Duchess' of Argyll Margaret was the first victim of revenge porn, claims biographer

In their divorce case, Margaret Campbell's husband submitted sexually explicit polaroids of his wife, and the subsequent judgment painted her as a "nymphomaniac socialite"

Donald Trump declares National Emergency to fund border wall; Democrats threaten slew of lawsuits

Donald Trump declares National Emergency to fund border wall; Democrats threaten slew of lawsuits
Donald Trump declares National Emergency to fund border wall; Democrats threaten slew of lawsuits

Word that Trump would declare the emergency prompted condemnations from Democrats and threats of lawsuits from states and others who might lose federal money or said Trump was abusing his authority

Jussie Smollett attack: Chicago police and Fox dispute reports that assault on 'Empire' star was a hoax

Jussie Smollett attack: Chicago police and Fox dispute reports that assault on 'Empire' star was a hoax
Jussie Smollett attack: Chicago police and Fox dispute reports that assault on 'Empire' star was a hoax

The reports surfaced late Thursday as detectives were questioning two "persons of interest" who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area of downtown Chicago where Smollett said he was attacked last month

Trump replaces Obama-era White House golf simulator with flashy new one worth $50k

Trump replaces Obama-era White House golf simulator with flashy new one worth $50k
Trump replaces Obama-era White House golf simulator with flashy new one worth $50k

Trump's new system was described by the Washington Post as "allow[ing] him to play virtual rounds at courses all over the world by hitting a ball into a large video screen.”