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February 21, 2019 - 11:31 am
CHICAGO (WBEN/AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday. Before the attack, Smollett also sent a threatening letter that targeted himself to the...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:07 am
CHICAGO (WBEN/AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Smollett turned...
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February 12, 2019 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Jan 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 25, 2019 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president's demands for money to build his long-promised wall at...
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January 25, 2019 - 3:31 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested Friday morning on several criminal charges stemming from the special counsel's Russia investigation. Stone is charged in a seven-count indictment with witness tampering, obstruction and false statements about...
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January 23, 2019 - 3:20 pm
Washington (AP) - President Donald Trump says he is not surprised about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially postponing his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress until the government is fully reopened. Trump says Democrats have become "radicalized" and "don't want to see crime...
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December 26, 2018 - 4:17 pm
New York (WBEN/AP) - U.S. stocks surged Wednesday, recovering all their losses from a Christmas Eve plunge and placing the market on track for its best day in nine months and the largest single day gain in market history. BREAKING: Dow Jones rallies after dismal Christmas Eve trading session,...
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December 22, 2018 - 12:10 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — A partial federal shutdown took hold early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting his cherished Mexican border wall, a chaotic postscript for Republicans in the waning days of their two-year reign controlling...
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December 18, 2018 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK, N.Y. (WBEN) - A federal judge delayed the sentencing of former National Security Advisory Michael Flynn so he can continue to cooperate with prosecutors. The judge pointed to the American flag in the courtroom and said that Flynn betrayed everything the flag stood for. Defense attorneys...
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December 08, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON WBEN/(AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year's end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats reclaiming control of the House. Nick...
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