CHICAGO | Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has ‘shifted’

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say “the trajectory of the investigation” into the reported attack on Jussie Smollett has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the “Empire” actor. Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers they had detained for questioning earlier in the week. On Saturday, Chicago police spokesman … Continue reading CHICAGO | Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has ‘shifted’

CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: Boston’s Jayson Tatum wins skills competition

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Boston’s Jayson Tatum hit a 3-pointer from just beyond midcourt to beat Atlanta’s Trae Young in the final round of the skills competition at All-Star Saturday night. Tatum defeated Memphis’ Mike Conley in the first round, then topped Denver’s Nikola … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: Boston’s Jayson Tatum wins skills competition

DURHAM, N.C | Barrett has triple-double, No. 2 Duke beats NC State, 94-78

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — RJ Barrett had Duke’s first triple-double in 13 years, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the second-ranked Blue Devils’ 94-78 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday night. Zion Williamson scored 32 points on 12-of-16 shooting and Tre Jones added 13 to help the Blue Devils (23-2, … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C | Barrett has triple-double, No. 2 Duke beats NC State, 94-78

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla | Game changer: Tebow enters Mets camp ‘all in’ on baseball

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — By now, Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He’s fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field. Sometimes, though, he still sounds like a football player. On his first day at spring training with the New York Mets, the former NFL quarterback … Continue reading PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla | Game changer: Tebow enters Mets camp ‘all in’ on baseball

WASHINGTON | State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn. Nauert, State Department spokeswoman, said that “the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

CHICAGO | Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims: TREVOR WEHNER The 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day as an intern in human resources at Henry Pratt … Continue reading CHICAGO | Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

WASHINGTON | State Department: Nauert withdraws bid to be UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says Heather Nauert, nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has withdrawn her name from consideration. Nauert, State Department spokeswoman, said that “the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | State Department: Nauert withdraws bid to be UN ambassador