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March 27, 2019 - 3:33 pm
CHICAGO (1010 WINS) -- Questions remain after prosecutors in Chicago dropped charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett who was accused of lying about a hate crime. All of the court documents will be sealed in the case, and an expungement hearing was planned for Wednesday. RELATED: Osundairo...
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March 27, 2019 - 6:09 am
A single ticket sold in Wisconsin matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
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March 26, 2019 - 5:21 pm
COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities say nearly $99,000 of cash have been seized from a New York City man arrested in Mississippi after a high-speed chase. News outlets report that deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi arrested 26-year-old Michael Nave Vega. He is charged...
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March 26, 2019 - 4:47 pm
ORLANDO (1010 WINS) -- A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max en route to California, where it was to be grounded, was forced to make an emergency landing and return to Orlando International Airport Tuesday afternoon. The aircraft took off from the airport around 2:30 p.m. and was headed to...
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Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman charged in college bribe scandal
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March 26, 2019 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (1010 WINS/AP) -- The U.S. Education Department has launched an investigation into eight schools embroiled in a college admissions cheating scheme that involved celeb parents Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. A letter sent to the schools Monday says the department is investigating...
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March 26, 2019 - 2:40 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (1010 WINS/AP) — Pack your bags, we're heading to the moon! So says Vice President Mike Pence who is calling for landing astronauts on the moon within five years. Speaking on plans to return astronauts to the Moon in the next 5 years, @VP Pence says, "America will once again...
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March 26, 2019 - 11:14 am
CHICAGO (1010 WINS) -- Charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett have been dropped -- and neither the police not the city's mayor are pleased. LISTEN LIVE: Charges dropped against Empire actor Jussie Smollett RELATED: Chicago police union wants federal probe in Smollett case | Jussie Smollett...
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Michelle Obama
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March 26, 2019 - 11:11 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” has a chance to become the best-selling memoir ever. Publisher Random House said on Tuesday that the memoir has sold almost 10 million copies since being released in November. Penguin Random House’s Chief Executive Markus Dohle said that to...
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File - This Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 file photo shows attorney Mark Geragos talking to the media during a news conference in downtown Los Angeles. CNN has cut ties with Mark Geragos just hours after the celebrity attorney was named as a co-conspirator in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike. A CNN representative confirmed Monday, March 25, 2019, that Geragos is no longer a contributor to the network but didn't specify why. His name is no longer listed on CNN's website as a legal analyst. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, file)
March 26, 2019 - 1:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now he might need a defense attorney himself after being named Monday in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike...
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Trump campaigning
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March 25, 2019 - 7:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The release of the special counsel's findings in the Russia probe upended the 2020 presidential campaign, all but settling the question of whether President Donald Trump could be knocked from the race by a new revelation in the report and turning the debate over the investigation on...
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