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Trump on Smollett Developments: Actor 'Insulted' Millions with 'Racist & Dangerous Comments'

Trump on Smollett Developments: Actor 'Insulted' Millions with 'Racist & Dangerous Comments'

Feb 21
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to react to the latest developments involving "Empire" star Jussie Smollett.

'Empire' Studio Says it's Weighing its Options in Wake of Smollett Case

'Empire' Studio Says it's Weighing its Options in Wake of Smollett Case

Feb 21
The studio behind the hit television show "Empire" says it is "evaluating the situation" regarding the charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is "considering our options."

Watch: Viral Video by Waitress Slammed with Anti-Gay Epithet Prompts Flood of Support

Watch: Viral Video by Waitress Slammed with Anti-Gay Epithet Prompts Flood of Support

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 21
A hard-working single mother in Fort Wayne, Indiana had the perfect response to a homophobic customer who left a hateful anti-LGBTQ message scrawled on his receipt. No wonder her video went viral.

Police: 'Empire' Actor Faked Attack to 'Promote His Career'

Police: 'Empire' Actor Faked Attack to 'Promote His Career'

By Don Babwin | Feb 21
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career" when he made a false police report about an attack in Chicago, the city's police superintendent said Thursday.

Police: 'Empire' Actor Turns Self in to Face Charge

Police: 'Empire' Actor Turns Self in to Face Charge

By Don Babwin | Feb 21
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs at him.

Brothers in Smollett Case are Bodybuilders, Aspiring Actors

Brothers in Smollett Case are Bodybuilders, Aspiring Actors

Feb 21
The brothers, identified by Schmidt as Abimbola "Abel" Osundairo and Olabinjo Osundairo, are of Nigerian descent. But they told a reporter at CBS2-Chicago that they were "born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens."

N. Carolina Transgender Inmate Denied Move to Women's Prison

N. Carolina Transgender Inmate Denied Move to Women's Prison

Feb 21
A transgender woman convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men's prison in North Carolina despite her repeated requests to transfer to women's housing.

Law center: Hate Groups in US at Highest Level in 2 Decades

Law center: Hate Groups in US at Highest Level in 2 Decades

By Michael Kunzelman | Feb 21
The U.S. had more hate groups last year than at any point in at least the past two decades, according to an organization that tracks white supremacists and other far-right extremists.

San Francisco's 'Winter of Love' turns 15

San Francisco's 'Winter of Love' turns 15

By Tony Taylor | Feb 20
It was 15 years ago this week that then-San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom ushered in a bold stand for same-sex couples when he ordered city officials to issue them marriage licenses.

Police Official: Smollett Suspected of Lying About Attack

Police Official: Smollett Suspected of Lying About Attack

By Don Babwin | Feb 20
Chicago detectives suspect that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in downtown Chicago late last month, a police official said Wednesday.

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