Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

U.S. 11/19/19, 10:20

A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running for reelection. In her news release saying she’s seeking the position again, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx addressed the ...

Valerie Harper, TV’s Rhoda, has died at 80

U.S. 08/30/19, 18:29

Valerie Harper, who scored guffaws, stole hearts and busted TV taboos as the brash, self-deprecating Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died. Longtime family friend Dan Watt confirmed Harper died Friday, adding the family wasn't immediately releasing any further details. She had been battling cancer for years, ...

Hannity to de Blasio: ‘You drive me crazy!’

New York 08/07/19, 22:48

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sparred, clashed and laughed with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday when the Democratic presidential hopeful faced the conservative TV titan. For one hour on cable news' top-rated show, their raised voices overlapped as they disagreed on taxation of the wealthy, gun control, abortion ...

Technical snafu interrupts NBC’s first presidential debate

2020 Campaign 06/27/19, 01:54

NBC News's coverage of the first Democratic debate of the 2020 campaign season Wednesday, June 26, was marred by a technical glitch that led President Donald Trump to tweet that the network "should be ashamed." The snafu, in the middle of the debate, left viewers and candidates confused by crosstalk apparently ...

Judge orders special prosecutor to examine Smollett probe

U.S. 06/21/19, 14:58

A judge decided to appoint a special prosecutor Friday to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of lying to the police by claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago in January. In ...

President Trump says his support among Latino voters is rising

Politics 06/20/19, 21:07

President Donald Trump asserted that his policies to stop illegal immigration are helping his standing with Latino voters, and taking credit for uniting families who were separated at the border. Trump made the statements in a sometimes combative interview airing Thursday on the Spanish-language network Telemundo. Trump said Hispanics want toughness at ...

Jon Stewart lashes out at Congress over 9/11 victims fund

U.S. 06/11/19, 14:26

Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money. Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, angrily called out lawmakers for failing to attend a hearing on a bill to ensure the fund can ...

Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

U.S. 05/30/19, 19:14

New documents on the Jussie Smollett case released Thursday show that prosecutors told Chicago police detectives that a possible deal with the "Empire" actor was in the works a month before charges against him were dropped. The approximately 460-pages of new documents show detectives investigating Smollett's claim he was the victim ...

Nielsen’s top programs for May 20-26

Entertainment 05/29/19, 16:48

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 20-26Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.1. "NCIS," CBS, 12 million.2. "Live: All in the Family-The Jeffersons," ABC, 10.4 million.3. NBA Playoffs: Golden State at Portland, ESPN, 7.99 million.4. "The Voice," NBC, 7.97 million.5. "Nightline: All in the Family-The Jeffersons," ABC, 7.7 ...

Pelley says complaints to execs led to evening news ouster

U.S. 05/26/19, 16:39

Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley says he lost that job because he wouldn't stop complaining to management about the hostile work environment for men and women.Pelley was forced out of the position in 2017 after six years on the job.The "60 Minutes" correspondent told CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday, ...

NBC, NHL encouraged about ratings heading into Cup Final

Basketball 05/26/19, 15:19

The television ratings for this year's Stanley Cup playoffs have been steady despite many top markets not having teams qualify and finalists from the past two years eliminated in the first round.Going into the start of Monday's final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins, television ratings for all ...

Mexican American sisters of ‘Vida’ back amid gentrification

Entertainment 05/24/19, 10:15

The Starz drama "Vida" returns for its second season on Sunday with an even deeper exploration of an issue facing many U.S. Latino communities: gentrification.The show follows Emma and Lyn, played Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera respectively, who have inherited from their late mother an East Los Angeles apartment building ...

Judge orders file in Jussie Smollett criminal case unsealed

Entertainment 05/23/19, 13:35

A judge in Chicago ordered the file in Jussie Smollett's criminal case unsealed Thursday, saying the actor's actions did not appear to be those of someone seeking to maintain his privacy.The order by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven Watkins follows requests by The Associated Press and other media organizations ...

Judge delays sentence for ‘The Bachelor’ star in Iowa crash

Entertainment 05/21/19, 16:40

A judge will not consider requests from a dead farmer's relatives to impose prison time when she sentences "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of the accident that killed the man, she ruled Tuesday.The wife and sons of farmer Kenneth Mosher are not considered victims under Iowa ...

Game of Thrones: Economics of mercy and other final lessons

Business 05/20/19, 13:38

So Daenerys broke the wheel, after all. Or at least knocked it out of alignment.The long-suffering people of Westeros get a chance at a new beginning in the final episode of HBO's epic series "Game of Thrones." But Dany won't lead the resurrection, having been stabbed to death by her ...

An emotional send-off for lovable geeks of ‘Big Bang Theory’

Entertainment 05/17/19, 02:01

The Big Bang Theory" closed out its run as television's top-rated comedy with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show's group of geeky misfits.The long-running series on CBS concluded with two final episodes, "The Change Constant" and "The Stockholm Syndrome," in an hour-long finale Thursday ...

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