US Latinas rally around 'Roma' actress Yalitza Aparicio

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Yalitza Aparicio, the Oscar-nominated, first-time actress in "Roma," is finding strong support among Mexican-American women who identify with her indigenous roots despite back...

Misbehaving owners hardly unheard of in pro sports

Misbehaving owners of sports teams have drawn headlines pretty much since sports have been around. Now, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces misdemeanor charges of solicitin...

Virginia Gov. Northam meets with civil rights leaders

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has met with civil rights leaders at the Executive Mansion a day after forgoing a racial reconciliation event at a historically black school that stude...

Smollett's character off 'Empire' for end of season

CHICAGO (AP) — The producers of the TV show "Empire" say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season. The announcement Friday comes after S...

If proven, Smollett allegations could be a 'career killer'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jussie Smollett is enmeshed in weekly drama on the set of "Empire," the Fox TV series that gave the actor a breakout role and the fame to advance his social activism. ...

Spanish bank freezes hundreds of thousands of Chinese accounts, China demands explanation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese Ambassador to Spain Lyu Fan has reportedly met with the head of the central bank of Spain, demanding an explanation of why the bank accounts of hundreds of tho...

Celebrities, athletes, others accused of lying to the public

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested in Chicago early Thursday, one day after prosecutors charged him with filing a false police report for what he claimed was a racist and homophobic att...

Chicago's vast camera network helped solve Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) — Police tapped into Chicago's vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners' doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by "Empire" ...

Iowa Rep. Steve King says he'll seek re-election in 2020

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Rep. Steve King says he will seek re-election despite Republican House leadership's move to strip him of his committee assignments after his racist statements about white su...

Smollett reactions epitomize polarized state of US politics

Democratic politicians and celebrities called it a shocking instance of Trump-era racism and hate. Republicans now depict it as yet another example of liberals and mainstream media rushing to judgment...

A look at why brothers in alleged hoax appear off the hook

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who played central roles in what Chicago police say was a staged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett are, compared to the "Empire" actor, so far walking away le...

USA Today editor apologizes for yearbook blackface photo

PHOENIX (AP) — The editor of USA Today apologized Thursday for an image portraying blackface that was published in the Arizona State University yearbook on her watch. Nicole Carroll ...

Some notable reaction to the arrest of Jussie Smollett

NEW YORK (AP) — Notable reaction to the arrest of Jussie Smollett: "I'm lost for words. To stoke fears and raise racial tensions is wrong in every situation on ALL SIDES! Yet my pray...

Police: "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett sent himself racist and homophobic letter and was dissatisfied with his salary

CHICAGO (AP) — Police: "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett sent himself racist and homophobic letter and was dissatisfied with his salary.

The Latest: 'Empire' actor turns self in to face charge

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Chicago police say "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has turned himsel...