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Jussie Smollett
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April 05, 2019 - 12:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for Jussie Smollett has written a letter warning that if Chicago follows through on its vow to sue the "Empire" actor for the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was attacked, he'll demand sworn testimony from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the police chief and others...
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General view of Al Noor mosque prior to islamic prayers in Hagley Park near Al Noor mosque on March 22, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand
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April 05, 2019 - 9:35 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A former Bronx resident is under arrest in Montana. Authorities say 21-year-old Fabjan Alameti, an Albanian national, is charged with weapons possession violations and making statements involving international and domestic terrorism. Authorities say Alameti talked about...
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In this March 12, 2019 photo, William "Rick" Singer, front, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, where ringers were hired to take SAT tests and proctors paid to look the other way. The scandal is fueling deeper concerns about the fairness of using SAT and ACT tests to determine college admission. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 05, 2019 - 6:11 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The most brazen abuses of standardized testing in the college bribery scandal could be chalked up to security lapses: the ringer hired to take the SAT, the proctors paid to look the other way, the accommodations for extra time obtained through false diagnoses of disabilities...
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This undated photo provided by the Aurora, Ill., Police Department shows Timmothy Pitzen, missing since 2011. A young man's claim to be Timmothy, the missing Illinois boy who disappeared under tragic circumstances eight years ago, has been exposed as a hoax, authorities said Thursday, April 4, 2019. DNA tests have determined the young man is not Timmothy. (Aurora Police Department via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 4:54 pm
CINCINNATI (1010 WINS/AP) — Authorities have rejected a teenager's claim that he is an Illinois boy who disappeared in 2011 at age 6. The FBI says DNA testing ruled out the teenager as being Timmothy Pitzen, missing from Aurora, Illinois. Police say the story of teenager found wandering streets in...
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Nipsey Hussle performs onstage at the Warner Music Pre-Grammy Party at the NoMad Hotel on February 7, 2019
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April 04, 2019 - 4:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man charged with killing rapper Nipsey Hussle was ordered held on $5 million bail after pleading not guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder charges. Eric R. Holder Jr., 29, making his first court appearance after Sunday’s shooting and subsequent two-day manhunt, spoke...
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April 04, 2019 - 3:50 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (1010 WINS/AP) — A California business owner says store surveillance video recorded a man stealing a small chain saw by stuffing it down his pants. Video of California Man Steals Chainsaw In His Pants Jeff Bennett of RG Equipment tells the Fresno Bee his security camera caught the...
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April 04, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will reverse the 2015 rules which banned baptisms for children of gay parents and made gay marriage a sin that is worthy of expulsion. The previous ban from the Mormon church had triggered widespread condemnations from LGBTQ...
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Migrants on a rubber dinghy are approached by Sea-Watch rescue ship's staffers in the waters off Libya Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch says the ship it operates in the central Mediterranean Sea has rescued 64 migrants in waters off Libya. Sea-Watch wrote Wednesday on Twitter that the people brought to safety from a rubber dinghy included 10 women, five children and a newborn baby. The group said it carried out the rescue off the coast of Zuwarah after Libyan authorities couldn't be reached. Sea-Watch is asking Italy or Malta to open a port to the rescue ship, the Alan Kurdi. (Fabian Heinz/ via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 2:00 pm
ROME (AP) — A humanitarian ship with 64 rescued migrants aboard is stuck at sea as Italy and Malta refuse it safe harbor. Their refusal sets the stage for another Mediterranean standoff that can only be resolved if European governments agree to accept the asylum-seekers. Carlotta Weibl, spokeswoman...
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April 04, 2019 - 1:55 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have finalized their divorce, with her giving him 75 percent of their shared Amazon stock, she announced Thursday. "Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to...
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 photo shows Shelley, an adopted cat, at its new home in Philadelphia. A study released on Thursday, April 4, 2019, suggests house cats respond to the sound of their own names. Researchers said it’s the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words people say. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 04, 2019 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This may not surprise many cat owners, but a new study says cats can respond to the sound of their own names. The researchers said it's the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words people say. To test for that, the Japanese researchers had animals listen...
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