Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers $3,500 to beat him in a staged racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy with his salary on the TV drama "Empire," Chicago's police chief said. Smollett's bail was set at $100,000.
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SpaceX rocket launched carrying Israel's first lunar lander
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface.
Asian shares tread water as investors watch trade talks
Shares in Asia were flat in early trade on Friday following a fall on Wall Street, with a deteriorating global economic outlook outweighing more signs of progress in trade talks between China and the United States.
With push from McConnell, Kelly Craft rises as candidate for U.N. ambassador
U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft rose on Thursday as a serious contender to become President Donald Trump's next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations based on a recommendation by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one and threatened to place hypersonic nuclear missiles on ships or submarines near U.S. territorial waters.
Cryptocurrency companies use 'backdoor' listings to ease into mainstream
Several cryptocurrency exchanges have moved closer to mainstream markets by buying listed companies, looking to raise funds and present themselves as embedded in the traditional financial services world they once spurned.
U.S., China haggle over toughest issues in trade war talks
Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators haggled on Thursday over the details of a set of agreements aimed at ending their trade war, just one week before a Washington-imposed deadline for a deal expires and triggers higher U.S. tariffs.
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