Police: Tip that Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator
Police: Tip that Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police are investigating a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe.
 

The Latest: Chicago judge OKs Obama library lawsuit
The Latest: Chicago judge OKs Obama library lawsuit

CHICAGO (AP) - A judge has given the green light to a lawsuit from a parks-advocacy group that wants to stop Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center from being built in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan.

The Latest: Chicago judge OKs Obama library lawsuit
The Latest: Chicago judge OKs Obama library lawsuit

CHICAGO (AP) - A judge has given the green light to a lawsuit from a parks-advocacy group that wants to stop Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center from being built in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan.

The Latest: Consultant unaware how ballots were collected
The Latest: Consultant unaware how ballots were collected

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina political contractor hired to run the campaign of a Republican congressional candidate said he had no idea that ballots were being collected by unauthorized persons.

Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post
Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has ordered longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone to appear in court Thursday to address his Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun.

Trump criticizes California over lawsuit against border wall
Trump criticizes California over lawsuit against border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is criticizing California's lead role in a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

House Dems probe White House handling of Saudi nuclear plan
House Dems probe White House handling of Saudi nuclear plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new congressional report says senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials.

The editor of an Alabama newspaper is calling for the return of the Ku Klux Klan's infamous night rides
The editor of an Alabama newspaper is calling for the return of the Ku Klux Klan's infamous night rides

An editorial written in support of the Ku Klux Klan. That's something you might expect to see in 1919. Believe it or not, you can see it in 2019, too. 

Wallace Broecker, the geophysicist who popularized the term 'global warming,' has died
Wallace Broecker, the geophysicist who popularized the term 'global warming,' has died

Broecker died Monday in New York, said Kevin Krajick, a senior science writer at Columbia University's Earth Institute. Broecker spent many years as a professor at Columbia, and his vast body of work focused on the relationship between oceans, climate and geological time. 

Landowners near southern border file a lawsuit against Trump Administration
Landowners near southern border file a lawsuit against Trump Administration

One landowner says she's already received three letters from U.S. Customs and Border Protection asking permission to survey her property. 

Florida student arrested for disturbance after he refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance, police say
Florida student arrested for disturbance after he refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance, police say

 On February 4, the student at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland refused to take part in the Pledge of Allegiance, according to the Polk County School District and Lakeland police. 

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

The 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist challenged Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary in 2016 and said on Tuesday that he planned to again seek the nomination.

Chanel's iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

Karl Lagerfeld was around 85 years old.

Hawaii one of 16 states filing lawsuit against President Trump's emergency declaration to fund border wall
Hawaii one of 16 states filing lawsuit against President Trump's emergency declaration to fund border wall

California's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying sixteen states, including California, allege the Trump administration's action violates the Constitution. Joining in filing the lawsuit are the attorneys general of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New ...

21-car pileup at Daytona 500 creates fiery scene on the speedway
21-car pileup at Daytona 500 creates fiery scene on the speedway

ABC NEWS  - NASCAR fans witnessed a fiery eruption Sunday during the Daytona 500 after 21 cars crashed into each another late in the race. The massive pileup was triggered when driver Paul Menard, with 10 laps left in the race, tapped Matt DiBenedetto, The Associated Press reported. "I'll take the blame for that one," Menard said, according to the AP. Video posted to social media shows sparks flying at the Daytona International Speedway as the race cars make contact...

New evidence suggests "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett faked attack
New evidence suggests "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett faked attack

Police told ABC News they want to talk to Smollett "urgently" and that "we have been in touch with Smollett's attorneys. We made our intentions clear."

Fact-checking Trump's speech declaring a national emergency
Fact-checking Trump's speech declaring a national emergency

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a national emergency declaration to address "an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs."

Five dead in mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, police say
Five dead in mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, police say

The suspected shooter at a manufacturing business in Aurora, Illinois, has been killed, two federal law enforcement officials said Friday.

Gabbard urges White House to uphold INF Treaty
Gabbard urges White House to uphold INF Treaty

The fear that Hawaii residents felt after a false ballistic missile alert was sent in 2018 could now affect all Americans. That’s according to Congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on Friday, calling President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear arms agreement with Russia the start of a new 20th century-style Cold War.

Democrats vow to fight emergency declaration: 'Congress cannot let the President shred the Constitution'
Democrats vow to fight emergency declaration: 'Congress cannot let the President shred the Constitution'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called the move an "unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist," in a joint statement and warned that "Congress cannot let the President shred the Constitution."