Lawyers for Jussie Smollett say the Chicago Police Department put on an "organized law enforcement spectacle" when its superintendent detailed its findings about the alleged attack on the "Empire" actor.
Johnny Mathis, killed in an officer-involved shooting with Merced County law enforcement, showed signs of intoxication and was seen firing a handgun randomly during a police pursuit, according to the Merced County District Attorney’s Office.
A federal judge in California has ruled that a twin son of a gay couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.
Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low elevations on the foothills around Southern California.
Two brothers who told police that Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage an attack on himself were linked to the actor through the "Empire" television series, and court documents allege one of the men provided Smollett with designer drugs.