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Brothers tell police 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett paid them to orchestrate and stage attack: Source

(CHICAGO) -- The two brothers who were interrogated by police investigating the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett in Chicago told authorities that the "Empire" actor allegedly paid them to help him orchestrate and stage the crime, sources told ABC News Sunday. Detectives are trying to corroborate the account of Olabinjo…... Read More

(OAKLAND, Calif.) --  Having seen teachers score victories in Los Angeles, Denver and a string of states in their fights for higher wages and better working conditions, more than 3,000 educators in Oakland, California, have voted to go on strike this week. "Oakland teachers cannot afford to live in Oakland,"…... Read More

(MIAMI) -- Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a battery charge after he got into an argument with a couple in Miami. The Miami-Herald reports Watson posted bond and was released from a Miami-Dade County Jail. According to police, Walton's car was blocking the entrance to the parking…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- Bill Weld, the first Republican to announce a possible challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020, said that six more years of a Trump presidency "would be bad for the country."The former Massachusetts governor said on "This Week" that his goal with a possible primary challenge wouldn't be…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said Sunday on "This Week" that she believes there is enough support in Congress to put forth a resolution to terminate President Donald Trump's national emergency at the Southern border."Frankly, I think there's enough people in the Senate who are concerned that what he's…... Read More

(BLUEFIELD, Virginia) -- A manhunt is underway for a 25-year-old man who is suspected of shooting a Virginia police officer during a traffic stop, authorities said.Donquale Maurice Gray, who is believed to be armed and dangerous, allegedly shot the officer from the Bluefield Virginia Police Department just before midnight Saturday,…... Read More

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- It has been over a year since Hurricane Maria first made landfall on Puerto Rico.As the island slowly rebuilds, first responders, healthcare providers and scientists on the island have been left to deal with the emotional toll on their communities and their own families as…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the state will “definitely and imminently” be filing its 46th lawsuit against the Trump administration, this one over the president’s recent national emergency declaration on the southern border.“We are prepared,” Becerra, a Democrat, said on “This Week” Sunday. “We knew something like…... Read More

(HOLLYWOOD) -- The "special surprise guest" who will be performing the nominated song from Mary Poppins Returns at the Academy Awards is none other than Bette Midler. The entertainment legend tweeted the news on Saturday, writing, "So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that's singing) on the…... Read More

The "special surprise guest" who will be performing the nominated song from Mary Poppins Returns at the Academy Awards is none other than Bette Midler. The entertainment legend tweeted the news on Saturday, writing, "So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that's singing) on the Oscars on…... Read More

(MIAMI) -- "Baby on board" was given a whole new meaning on one JetBlue flight late Friday.JetBlue flight 1954 was en route from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in South Florida when a passenger gave birth to a baby boy,…... Read More