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Assault report '100 percent factual', 'Empire' actor Smollett says

02 Feb 2019

Actor Jussie Smollett defended as completely truthful the account he gave of being accosted on a Chicago street by men who used racist and homophobic slurs and said on Friday he was cooperating with police.

'Empire' actor says assault report was "100 percent factual"

01 Feb 2019

Feb 1 Jussie Smollett, an openly gay African-American actor from the television drama "Empire," on Friday defended as completely truthful the account he gave of being accosted on a Chicago street by men who used racist and homophobic slurs, and said he was cooperating with police.

U.S. eclipse watchers howl at Blood Wolf Moon but bitter cold cancels other festivities

21 Jan 2019

Skywatchers howled at the moon at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles when the full lunar eclipse appeared shortly after 9 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday and our celestial neighbor was bathed reddish-orange during a Super Blood Wolf Moon. | Video

Flash freeze of melting snowstorm seen icing over U.S. Northeast

21 Jan 2019

NEW YORK Plunging temperatures after a wet winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the U.S. Northeast were expected to flash freeze much of the region on Sunday and make travel dicey during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday.

Total lunar eclipse set to wow star gazers, clear skies willing

20 Jan 2019

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES Astronomy buffs across the United States have been promised all the makings of a spectacular total lunar eclipse on Sunday except one - clear skies.

'Super Blood Wolf Moon' to get star billing in weekend lunar eclipse

19 Jan 2019

NEW YORK Look up into the night sky on Sunday and - if it is clear - you may witness the so-called "Super Blood Wolf Moon" total lunar eclipse, which will take a star turn across the continental United States during prime time for viewing. | Video

Shutdown sojourn - Free museums, music for furloughed U.S. workers

19 Jan 2019

NEW YORK It may not put a meal on the table for furloughed federal employees, but some U.S. museums and symphonies are supplying food for the mind in free admission for workers affected by the longest partial federal government shutdown in U.S. history.

Phoenix police investigate after woman in coma for decade gives birth

05 Jan 2019

Phoenix police on Saturday were investigating reports of a sexual assault after a woman who has been hospitalised in a vegetative state for the past decade gave birth.

Moscow says FBI arrested Russian a day after it detained ex-U.S. Marine

05 Jan 2019

MOSCOW/NEW YORK The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the United States had detained a Russian citizen, a day after Moscow arrested the former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan on suspicion of spying. | Video

Bees, brothels and monkey selfies: oh my; 2018 abuzz with odd U.S. stories

17 Dec 2018

NEW YORK A hive of honeybees in the heart of New York City, a monkey with a photographer's eye, a brothel full featuring robotic sex dolls and a political candidate who carried the day from his grave were among the characters featured in the strangest stories of 2018.

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