Feb 01 2019
In a follow-up interview with police, Smollett also told investigators that he heard attackers shout "MAGA country".
According to TMZ, the actor was beat up by two men around 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning, after he went to get some food at Subway.
The pair later fled the scene.
Despite reportedly suffering a fractured rib during the attack, Smollett was said to be in "good condition", according to a statement from the Chicago police that was obtained by HuffPost editor Philip Lewis. The FBI has since taken over the probe into the letter - as it was sent through the US mail service - while Chicago police continue to look into the attack, authorities said.
In a news release issued Wednesday, the Chicago Police Department sought the public's help identifying two subjects who were walking on New Street near Illinois Street between 1:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m.
American actor, Jussie Smollett turned down security details dispatched to him prior to his homophobic attack in Chicago. "Detectives are taking this investigation seriously and urging anyone with any information on the identity of these individuals to contact Area Central detectives". He was treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for cuts, but was recovering as of Wednesday. Perhaps some will now consider abandoning a movement that has been tied to a rise in hate-based attacks on one hand, and denies the existence of even the systems of belief that perpetuate them on the other. The ambush is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
Oscars 2019 Snubs - Who Was Left Off Nominations List?
Kidman, an early Oscar favourite, was passed over for her lead turn in Destroyer as well as her supporting role in Boy Erased. In August, the Academy - under fire for being too elitist - announced it would add a "best popular film" award.
Vince Wilfork Will Serve As Patriots’ Honorary Captain For AFC Title Game
As USA Today 's Andy Nesbitt put it on Thursday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady "has been to what feels like 90 Super Bowls". He will be a menace to deal with, will New England's secondary be able to keep up with his speed.
The latest on the weekend storm
After the storm moves through, we will be left with below zero wind chills with a cold high of 15 degrees and drifting flurries. Places along and west of I-81 could pick up a dusting to an inch of snow from this evening through very early tomorrow morning.
Howard, referring to role Smollett plays on the hit TV show, said that "for 17 hours a day, Jussie Smollett is my son".
Senator Cory Booker, writing on Twitter, argued that the attack highlighted the need to pass a bill created to classify lynching as a federal hate crime.
"As you are aware, crimes of this nature strike fear at the very core of a community and have a long-lasting impact on its members", Rush wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray. Whatever the case may be, Hart was expressing his feelings about a scary potential hate crime.
In Chicago (where the polar vortex is now making the city feel like Siberia), police are searching for leads following the assault on Empire star Jussie Smollett that's being investigated as a hate crime. He was a white man with scruff on his face wearing a blue winter beanie, a blue zip-up sweatshirt with a hood and blue jeans that were too short, exposing "thick, grey hunting socks" with camel-colored dress shoes.
Smollett's colleagues on Empire voiced their support for him. The cutout letters said, "You will die black f**".
Jan 31 2019
Venezuela's self-proclaimed president Guiado speaks with Trump
There are widespread medical shortages and food shortages in Venezuela and millions of people are dying or fleeing the country. In addition, he counts on the support of the military. "I think we're trying to get to the same end result here".
Jan 30 2019
Roger Stone arrives at court for his arraignment
He was uncharacteristically quiet during Tuesday's brief court appearance, rising to his feet to say, "Yes, Your Honor", as U.S. Stone was arrested on January 25 during an early morning raid at his home in Florida and released hours later on $250,000 bond.
Jan 28 2019
Ex-Trump advisor accuses Russian Federation probe of 'Gestapo tactics'
He faces one count of obstruction of proceedings, one count of witness tampering, and five counts of false statements. For decades, Stone kept turning up in the centre of political controversies.
Jan 27 2019
Facebook to Integrate the Messaging Functions of Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp
Zuckerberg floated the idea for months and began to promote it to employees more heavily toward the end of 2018", NYT reports. That could make it easier for Facebook to track users' activities across its family of apps and target ads more effectively.
Jan 27 2019
Osaka wins AO title, takes No.1 ranking
But mostly, thank you for sticking with me even when we didn't know if I would able to hold a racquet again. But Courier says Osaka now has "justice" after storming into the spotlight all by herself.
Jan 26 2019
Family removed from plane after fellow passengers allegedly complained about body odor
The airline's decision prompted an argument between the family and ground crew staff that was captured by Adler on video. An American Airlines jet taxis on the runway at Washington National Airport in Washington, U.S., August 9, 2017.
Jan 23 2019
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, Petra Kvitova through to semifinals
He's been reluctant to go into detail about a recent tweak he made to his serve, saying it's "nothing drastic, nothing dramatic". As usual, Tiafoe was animated and talkative Tuesday. "Take as long as you want, Rafa", shouted one fan.
Jan 20 2019
The legendary Speroni to play in goal
"I had one player say, he was very polite and not confrontational, 'Please when you criticise me, can you do it in private?'". Liverpool star Mo Salah hit his 50th Premier League goal in just 72 games.
Jan 20 2019
Floyd Mayweather celebrates with Ronaldo and Juventus after Supercoppa win
The head of the Serie A, Gaetano Micciche, defended the decision to play in Saudi Arabia as an historic one. Duvan Zapata scored one and set up the other just as the match seemed to be heading for extra time .
Jan 18 2019
Kenya: Nairobi terrorists killed while 14 left dead
The Kenya Red Cross said it was helping families searching for loved ones missing since the attack began. Among those killed in Kenya was Luke Potter, who worked for global development charity Gatsby.
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