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Judge to be assigned to Jussie Smollett's case at hearing

CHICAGO (AP) " A judge is expected to be assigned to Jussie Smollett's disorderly conduct case when the "Empire" actor returns to court Thursday.That judge will then likely ask Smollett to enter a plea.Smollett is accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by...

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Report: Facebook data deals under criminal investigation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " The New York Times reports that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data deals with major electronics manufacturers.The newspaper says a grand jury in New York has subpoenaed information from at least two companies known for making...

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Arkansas, Utah lawmakers pass 18-week abortion bans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) " Lawmakers in Arkansas and Utah sent their governors legislation Wednesday banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, moving the states closer to enacting bans that could be among the strictest in the country.The Arkansas House gave final approval by an 86-1...

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Brazil wonders why after school shooters kill 8, themselves

SUZANO, Brazil (AP) " A Sao Paulo suburb prepared to bury its dead Thursday while looking for reasons why two masked former students armed with a hand gun, knives, axes and crossbows killed five teenagers and two adults at a school before killing themselves as police closed in.Authorities said the...

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Manafort faces state charges after drawing more federal time

WASHINGTON (AP) " Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that could put him outside the president's power to pardon.In Washington on Wednesday,...

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So a tribrid, a phoenix, and a gorgon walk into a beauty pageant... No seriously, that's what happened on this week's episode of Legacies when the Miss Mystic Falls pageant rolled around again!In the wake Landon's ( [...]

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With Pittsburgh's 5-0 victory, Buffalo has now suffered losses in six straight games

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Romance is in the air on Grey's Anatomy. Or at the very least, another hot couple is vying for hook-up space in the on-call rooms. Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) officially [...]

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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) " The Latest on shootings at mosques in New Zealand (all times local):3:45 p.m.New Zealand media say a shooting has occurred in a second mosque in the city of Christchurch.No details were immediately available.Earlier Friday afternoon, police had urged people to stay...

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The fall semester will see a varsity level esports team specializing in the game Overwatch

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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) " Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, a witness said. Police have not yet described the scale of the shooting but urged people in central Christchurch to stay indoors.Witness Len Peneha said he saw a...

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) " The Trump administration is finalizing plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other industries that were meant to protect an imperiled bird species that ranges across the American West, federal officials said Thursday.U.S. Bureau of Land Management Acting...

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Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? Here is a list of all the best new shows and movies released on Netflix the week of March 15-22.If you complain about not having anything to watch on Netflix this week, then maybe you should go to Hulu instead, you prickly pear. This [...]

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BEIJING (AP) " Chinese legislators on Friday endorsed a law meant to help end a costly tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology.The measure is part of an investment law that aims to address complaints by the United States, Europe...

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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) " A Russian-American crew arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, five months after a botched launch led to an emergency landing for two of the three astronauts.This time, the Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch along...

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April is the first full month of spring, and while you should be going outside and making the most of these longer days... you could also just stay in and watch Hulu! The streaming service has released its April schedule, and there are plenty of movies and TV shows for pop culture fanatics to live...

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The streaming lords giveth and the streaming lords taketh away! April is going to be a taketh away kind of month for Hulu, unfortunately, with a lot of awesome titles leaving the service. [...]

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) " About 6.8 million people have been affected by a water shortage in and around the Philippine capital, with long lines forming for rationed water and businesses and some hospitals struggling to cope after faucets ran dry.Water supplies will be cut for at least six hours a...

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NEW YORK (AP) " In an era of unprecedented airline safety, Boeing's newest version of its best-selling airliner has crashed twice in less than six months, killing 346 people and delivering a massive blow to the company's reputation.More than 40 countries either grounded the planes or refused to let...

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JERUSALEM (AP) " Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, as the sides appeared to be hurtling toward a new round of violence.The rocket attack Thursday night caught the Israeli military...

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