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Former federal prosecutor to investigate Jussie Smollett case

Former federal prosecutor to investigate Jussie Smollett case

In a move widely expected to revive the national media spotlight on hate crime allegations made by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, a Chicago judge on Friday announced the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate how local prosecutors handled the TV actor’s case. In announcing his choice of former US Attorney Dan K. Webb as…MORE

Lara Spencer apologizes for criticizing Prince George’s ballet lessons

Lara Spencer apologizes for criticizing Prince George’s ballet lessons

“Good Morning America” co-anchor Lara Spencer has apologized after she was accused of making a sexist and stereotypical comment about one of Prince George’s favorite pastimes. The controversy arose on Friday after the ABC morning news show aired a segment that mentioned that the future king of England’s favorite activities include ballet lessons. “We’ll see…MORE

Felix Sater was informant for feds on mob and bin Laden, docs reveal

Felix Sater was informant for feds on mob and bin Laden, docs reveal

Felix Sater — the Trump Organization contact who pushed for a Moscow development project and Mueller investigation witness — was a decade ago a federal government informant to “a depth and breadth rarely seen” against Russian and American mobsters, fraudsters, cyber-criminals and even Osama bin Laden, according to newly unsealed court filings on Friday. “For…MORE

US asks to see detained American over conditions at Moscow prison

US asks to see detained American over conditions at Moscow prison

The US Embassy in Moscow on Friday formally requested “immediate” consular access to detained American citizen Paul Whelan over his allegations that he has been injured while in custody, according to embassy spokesperson Andrea Kalan. Whelan was detained in Russia late last year on espionage charges, an allegation he denies. His family maintains he had…MORE

The owner of dogs that mauled a 9-year-old girl to death charged with murder

The owner of dogs that mauled a 9-year-old girl to death charged with murder

The owner of three dogs that mauled a 9-year-old Detroit girl to death this week has been charged with second-degree murder, the prosecutor’s office said. Pierre Cleveland, 33, was also charged with involuntary manslaughter and dangerous animal causing death, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said in a release. Emma Hernandez was riding her bike near…MORE

Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly

Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for pancreatic cancer in New York City, the Supreme Court announced Friday. While the court said Ginsburg’s tumor “was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” and no further treatment was needed, pancreatic cancer remains a serious diagnosis for the 86-year-old liberal…MORE