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How did police catch 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett? Lots and lots ... - 23 Feb 2019 at 11:44pm - Dozens of security cameras played a key role in helping police unravel “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax attack, authorities say.
Love scores season-high 32 as Cavs beat Grizzlies 112-107 - 23 Feb 2019 at 11:40pm - Kevin Love scored a season-high 32 points, Cedi Osman hit the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 112-107
Is the South still a red state stronghold? NAACP doesn't think so. - 23 Feb 2019 at 11:15pm - Derrick Johnson President of the NAACP, thinks that the South 'should no longer be written off as a ruby red region.'
Barry Jenkins pledges to join Regina King's Time's Up challenge in ... - 23 Feb 2019 at 10:37pm - Director Barry Jenkins used his acceptance speech at the Spirit Awards to draw attention the Time's Up "4 Percent Challenge."
The award goes to a puppy! Glenn Close brought dog Pip onstage at the Spirit ... - 23 Feb 2019 at 9:48pm - At the Spirit Awards, nominee Glenn Close brought a special guest: her well-behaved dog, Pip. He even joined her onstage for her acceptance speech.
Serena Williams brought her toddler to Oscars rehearsals Saturday. Plus, more... - 23 Feb 2019 at 9:46pm - Dressed-down celebs like Tina Fey, Angela Bassett and Amy Poehler test drove their high heels at Oscar rehearsals Saturday in Hollywood.
Bubble Watch: Saturday's winners and losers from the edge of March Madness - 23 Feb 2019 at 9:39pm - Several college basketball teams gave their NCAA tournament chances a major boost on Saturday. Several others, however, did not.
'A crash that nobody would survive': Boeing 767 cargo plane crashes... - 23 Feb 2019 at 9:18pm - A Texas sheriff says a Boeing 767 cargo jetliner disintegrated when it crashed into a bay east of Houston, and no survivors are expected to be found.
National Guard fires tear gas amid Venezuela border tension - 23 Feb 2019 at 9:10pm - The opposition is calling on masses of Venezuelans to form a “humanitarian avalanche” to escort the trucks across several border bridges.
Passengers escape just before sinkhole swallows car in Tennessee - 23 Feb 2019 at 8:39pm - A sink hole opened up on a roadway between Milan and Medina in Tennessee on Saturday, swallowing a passenger vehicle.
Ole Miss basketball players kneel during national anthem on day of pro-Confed... - 23 Feb 2019 at 8:31pm - Several Ole Miss basketball players knelt during the national anthem before game against Georgia on Saturday — the same day as pro-Confederate rally.
R.J. Barrett, No. 1 Duke strike revenge against Syracuse without Zion Williamson - 23 Feb 2019 at 8:28pm - No Zion Williamson, no problem. R.J. Barrett spearheaded the Blue Devils to a road victory over Syracuse to get revenge on an earlier season loss.
High school broadcaster in Indiana resigns after disparaging player after dunk - 23 Feb 2019 at 8:16pm - An incident during a webcast of an Indiana high school boys basketball game Friday led to an apology and a resignation by the broadcaster,
Four-putt spells disaster for Tiger Woods at WGC-Mexico Championship - 23 Feb 2019 at 7:22pm - Tiger Woods was five shots out of first as he stood in the middle of 15th hole at WGC-Mexico Championship; 15 minutes later, he was out of contention
Rockslide closes 20-mile section of Interstate 40 in North Carolina - 23 Feb 2019 at 6:09pm - The 20-mile section of Interstate 40 in Western North Carolina will be closed for up to a week as crews remove debris and set up an alternate route.
Today in History for February 24th - 23 Feb 2019 at 5:46pm - Highlights of this day in history: President Andrew Johnson impeached; The Nazi Party holds its first major meeting; Manila liberated during World War II; Britain's Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer engaged; Lauryn Hill's Grammy feat. (Feb. 24)
Johnny DelPrete, boyfriend of LPGA star Jessica Korda, arrested for solicitin... - 23 Feb 2019 at 5:43pm - Johnny DelPrete, the longtime boyfriend of LPGA star Jessica Korda, was arrested for soliciting prostitution in Florida.
North Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un is on train to Vietnam for summit wit... - 23 Feb 2019 at 4:50pm - North Korea confirmed Saturday that leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for his second summit with President Donald Trump.
Judge dismisses charges in 10-year-old boy’s decapitation on Kansas wat... - 23 Feb 2019 at 4:33pm - A judge cited improper evidence in dropping second-degree murder charges against Schlitterbahn's owner, designer and general contractor.
9 takeaways from Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway sh... - 23 Feb 2019 at 4:22pm - Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett bemoaned a lack of acquisition targets for Berkshire Hathaway and noted the company’s big stock holdings grew .
As US begins sending migrant families back to Mexico, Tijuana struggles to ac... - 23 Feb 2019 at 4:10pm - Families seeking asylum in the U.S. are now being sent back to Mexico to wait on the outcome of their cases. In Tijuana, shelters already are full.
R. Kelly's bond set at $1 million by Chicago judge in sex abuse case - 23 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm - The judge, who also presided over Jussie Smollett’s bond hearing earlier this week, called the allegations against R. Kelly “disturbing.”
'His criminal actions were bold': Prosecutors urge harsh sentence f... - 23 Feb 2019 at 3:35pm - Prosecutors urged a federal judge Friday not to reduce sentencing guidelines for Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman
4 months later, mystery and rumors surround Mega Millions unclaimed $1.5 bill... - 23 Feb 2019 at 3:32pm - The winner of a $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot is leaving everyone in South Carolina, and beyond, in suspense.
Defense chief gets close look at US-Mexico border - 23 Feb 2019 at 3:22pm - The Pentagon's acting chief is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas as he considers how to use emergency powers invoked by President Donald Trump to help build a border wall. (Feb. 23)
Twitter rips PETA for criticizing Steve Irwin's Google doodle on the lat... - 23 Feb 2019 at 2:58pm - Steve Irwin would have turned 57 on Friday, and to honor "The Crocodile Hunter" host, Google changed the logo its search page, which PETA criticized.
Poisonings from herbal drug kratom have soared: What to know about the risks - 23 Feb 2019 at 2:51pm - Poisonings reported from kratom have soared as the herbal substance has become a popular treatment for opioid and addiction.
Erase the rat? Movie buff raises thousands to alter the end of 'The Depa... - 23 Feb 2019 at 2:09pm - One man has launched a campaign — and already raised thousands — to remove the rat at the end of the movie 'The Departed.'
Robert Kraft, accused of soliciting prostitution, gave hundreds of millions t... - 23 Feb 2019 at 1:53pm - The $400 million Robert Kraft has contributed to a wide range of causes has earned him enormous goodwill in Boston and beyond.
Top defense officials tour southern border as billions could be diverted for ... - 23 Feb 2019 at 1:43pm - Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday as the Pentagon weighs diverting billions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s border wall.
Goose the cat steals the spotlight - 23 Feb 2019 at 1:39pm - "Captain Marvel" doesn't have a sidekick, unless you count Carol's pet cat Goose.
Vote counting underway in Kano, northern Nigeria - 23 Feb 2019 at 1:31pm - Vote counting in the delayed presidential election was underway in Kano, northern Nigeria, on Saturday. (Feb. 23)
2019 political cartoons from the USA TODAY Network - 23 Feb 2019 at 12:33pm - Gannett's cartoonists from across the country draw their takes on news and politics.
Tensions as Venezuelans clash with National Guard - 23 Feb 2019 at 12:27pm - Venezuela's National Guard has fired tear gas on residents clearing a barricaded border bridge between Venezuela and Colombia to let humanitarian aid pass through. (Feb. 23)
South Carolina woman mauled by her own dogs died in horrific scene, neighbors... - 23 Feb 2019 at 12:27pm - She suffered several "extremely severe" dog bites at her home, according to the Greenville County Coroner's Office.
Is the American Autobahn next? How states are pushing highway speeds past the... - 23 Feb 2019 at 12:23pm - A California legislator proposing no speed limit on a highway is in keeping with higher limits in other states. In Texas, you can go 85 mph.
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It's not just the Florida spa investigation allegedly tied to Robert Kra... - 23 Feb 2019 at 11:37am - Sex trafficking accounted for 6,081 of over 8,500 reported cases of human trafficking in 2017, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
21 Savage a hometown hero in Atlanta, where the hip-hop community rallies aga... - 23 Feb 2019 at 11:23am - The Atlanta hip-hop community was blindsided not only by the rapper's arrest, but by the news that he was an immigrant.