How did police catch ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett? Lots and lots of cameras

How did police catch ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett? Lots and lots of cameras

CLOSE Jussie Smollett went from assault victim to suspect within weeks. Here are the events that led up to the "Empire" actor turning himself in. USA TODAY CHICAGO – Dozens of private and city-owned security cameras played a critical role in helping investigators unravel “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax attack, police and prosecutors say. Officials…
Top cardinal tells Vatican summit that some sex abuse documents destroyed

Top cardinal tells Vatican summit that some sex abuse documents destroyed

CLOSE Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors who fail to protect their flocks from predator priests. (Feb. 22) AP A top German cardinal said Saturday that documents on past sex abuse cases in the…
After R. Kelly’s arrest on 10 sex abuse charges, critics intensify calls to pull his music

After R. Kelly’s arrest on 10 sex abuse charges, critics intensify calls to pull...

CLOSE R&B star R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse after nearly two decades of allegations. USA TODAY In the wake of R. Kelly's arrest on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, advocacy groups and critics are intensifying calls for streaming services to pull Kelly's music and for artists…
‘We’re talking tens of millions of dollars’: Sex spas are big business, investigator says

‘We’re talking tens of millions of dollars’: Sex spas are big business, investigator says

CLOSE New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in connection with a Florida spa, Jupiter Police said Feb. 22, 2019. Hannah Schwab, hannah.schwab@tcpalm.com MARTIN COUNTY — Large parts of the investigation into what officials say are illicit spas and paid-sex operations represent new territory for law enforcement officials, who say…
Razzies 2019: ‘Holmes & Watson’ wins worst picture, Donald Trump gets multiple awards

Razzies 2019: ‘Holmes & Watson’ wins worst picture, Donald Trump gets multiple awards

CLOSE Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly show genius detectives aren't always bright in the trailer for 'Holmes and Watson.' USA TODAY It's elementary, Sherlock: "Holmes & Watson" is the worst. The critically pummeled Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly comedy won four "honors" – including worst picture – at the 39th annual Razzies, the…
Academy Awards, R. Kelly case, Warren Buffett letter: 5 things to know this weekend

Academy Awards, R. Kelly case, Warren Buffett letter: 5 things to know this weekend

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:49 a.m. ET Feb. 23, 2019 The Oscars: Will Hollywood's hit movies take home the gold? Awards season draws to a grand finale Sunday night with the biggest show of all, the Oscars. The awards feature three major box office hits in the mix for best picture – "Black Panther," "A…
Oscars 2019: So … almost any movie could win best picture this year

Oscars 2019: So … almost any movie could win best picture this year

USA TODAY Published 11:01 a.m. ET Jan. 17, 2019 | Updated 2:48 p.m. ET Jan. 17, 2019 CLOSE Chadwick Boseman stars as the ruler of Wakanda and its greatest hero in the Marvel superhero film 'Black Panther.' Marvel Studios What's a gold statue to do? The odds are all over the map this awards season – particularly…
Comprehensive list of banned coaches finally published, but not by SafeSport

Comprehensive list of banned coaches finally published, but not by SafeSport

CLOSE Coaches who have been banned for sexual misconduct are still coaching kids, taking advantage of significant gaps in a system the USOC has vowed to fix. USA TODAY For the first time in the U.S. Olympic movement, an organization has compiled a comprehensive list of banned coaches and others. Except it wasn’t the organization…
‘It’s very sad’: Trump on Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s soliciting prostitution charges

‘It’s very sad’: Trump on Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s soliciting prostitution charges

CLOSE After charging Patriots owner Robert Kraft with soliciting prostitution, the Jupiter police claimed they have video evidence to prove it. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he was surprised by the news that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a longtime supporter and friend, was charged with soliciting prostitution on Friday.  While speaking from…
Trump says U.S., China reach deal on currency manipulation as trade talks continue

Trump says U.S., China reach deal on currency manipulation as trade talks continue

CLOSE The Trump administration resumed high-level talks with Chinese officials on Thursday, aiming to ease a trade standoff that's unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy. (Feb. 21) AP WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday negotiators for the U.S. and China have reached an agreement on currency manipulation as the…

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