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Celebrities, athletes, others accused of lying to the public

Celebrities, athletes, others accused of lying to the public

CHICAGO — Actor Jussie Smollett is accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in Chicago in January in a celebrity scandal that has captured attention online and in the media.
UN nuclear watchdog: Iran stays within limits of 2015 deal

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran stays within limits of 2015 deal

VIENNA — Iran is continuing to comply with the landmark 2015 deal with major powers aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives despite the United States withdrawing from the pact and re-imposing sancti
If proven, Smollett allegations could be a 'career killer'

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

LOS ANGELES — Jussie Smollett has been 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. Or at least he has been.

Powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hits southern Ecuador

LIMA, Peru — A very powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck southern Ecuador in the early hours of Friday close to the country's border with Peru, although no immediate reports of possible casualties or damage were available. The U.S.

German police say dead cow kicked slaughterhouse worker

BERLIN — Police in southern Germany say a slaughterhouse worker suffered serious injuries after being kicked in the face by a dead cow.
At Kraft Heinz, a fed investigation and a $15.4B write-down

At Kraft Heinz, a fed investigation and a $15.4B write-down

PITTSBURGH — Kraft Heinz disclosed an investigation by federal regulators and will slash the value of its Oscar Mayer and Kraft brands by $15.4 billion.
Allegations against son led to Time's Up CEO's resignation

Allegations against son led to Time's Up CEO's resignation

LOS ANGELES — The gender equality initiative Time's Up says its president and CEO resigned because of sexual misconduct allegations against her son.
Case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script

Case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script

CHICAGO — As authorities laid out their case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, the narrative that emerged Thursday sounded like that of a filmmaker who wrote, cast, directed and starred in a short movie.
Correction: Oscars-Untelevised Categories story

Correction: Oscars-Untelevised Categories story

NEW YORK — In a story Feb.
Smollett reactions epitomize polarized state of US politics

Smollett reactions epitomize polarized state of US politics

Democratic politicians and celebrities called it a shocking instance of Trump-era racism and hate.