CHICAGO | The Latest: Lawyer call Smollett man of character, integrity

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Lawyers for Jussie Smollett say the Chicago Police Department put on an “organized law enforcement spectacle” when its superintendent detailed investigators’ findings about the alleged attack on the “Empire” actor. In a statement Thursday night, Smollett’s legal team … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Lawyer call Smollett man of character, integrity

SEOUL, South Korea | Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ahead of the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some observers say there is an uncertainty over the future of the decades-long military alliance between Washington and Seoul. Trump’s recent pressure for Seoul to increase its financial contribution to … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

LOS ANGELES | Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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. District Judge John F. Walter said Thursday that the State Department was wrong … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple

NEW YORK | Correction: Oscars-Untelevised Categories story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about the Oscars reversing a decision to hand out four awards during commercial breaks, The Associated Press erroneously described a quote from Board of Governors member Lois Burwell as discussing changes to the Oscars ceremony. Burwell was speaking about changes to the Governors Ball, not the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Correction: Oscars-Untelevised Categories story

MILWAUKEE | Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night. On the second-to-last position, Marcus Smart forced a jump ball with Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo tipped the jump to … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: US envoy Elliott Abrams is heading to Colombia

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:00 p.m. A U.S. envoy is heading to Colombia as part of a mission to send food and other emergency supplies to neighboring Venezuela amid a deepening political and economic crisis there. The State Department says Special Representative Elliott Abrams … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: US envoy Elliott Abrams is heading to Colombia

TAMPA, Fla | Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov became the fastest player to 100 points in a season since Mario Lemieux, and he and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Thursday night. Kucherov became the league’s first 100-point player this season with his 30th goal. … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla | Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres