CHICAGO | The Latest: Chicago police release men held in Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Chicago police say they have released two Nigerian brothers who had been arrested earlier in the week on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, saying that detectives have additional investigative work to complete. The men were … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Chicago police release men held in Smollett case

Senate vote could end US complicity in the Saudi-led genocide in Yemen

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jeff Bachman, American University School of International Service (THE CONVERSATION) The U.S. House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to pass legislation to deny further military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The bipartisan vote for the bill was … Continue reading Senate vote could end US complicity in the Saudi-led genocide in Yemen

CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: Famous Los scores 22, named celebrity game MVP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Famous Los scored 22 points to win MVP honors, and the Home team held on to beat the Away team 82-80 in the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night. Jay Williams scored 18 points for Home. Quavo scored 27 for … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: Famous Los scores 22, named celebrity game MVP

The Latest: Calif. Gov. Newsom endorses Harris for president

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates on the campaign trail(all times local): 9:30 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is endorsing Sen. Kamala Harris for president in 2020. The Democrat said in an MSNBC interview Friday: “I think the American people could not do better” than Harris. He added later in a tweet: “Kamala Harris is … Continue reading The Latest: Calif. Gov. Newsom endorses Harris for president

WASHINGTON | Trump claims Japan’s PM nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Friday that Japan’s prime minister had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for opening a dialogue with North Korea. Trump also complained about President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and doubted he would be similarly honored. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe “gave me the most beautiful copy of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump claims Japan’s PM nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

TOLEDO, Ohio | No. 25 Buffalo shakes off poor start, beats Toledo 88-82

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Nick Perkins matched his career high with 26 points — hitting four 3-pointers in the second half — to help No. 25 Buffalo beat Toledo 88-82 on Friday night. The Bulls (22-3, 10-2 Mid-American Conference) fell behind 10-0 and 17-4 in the first half, but Toledo (20-5, 8-4) never came all … Continue reading TOLEDO, Ohio | No. 25 Buffalo shakes off poor start, beats Toledo 88-82