U.S. judge weighs expanding lawsuit over family separations to cover more children

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday appeared open to ordering the government to find potentially thousands of additional children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border by... Read more »

U.N. rights experts urge Indonesia to probe use of snake in Papua interrogation

GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations rights experts have urged Indonesia to investigate accusations of violence by police and military in Papua after a video showed officers using a live... Read more »

Jussie Smollett staged Chicago ‘hate crime’ seeking higher pay: police

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage a racist and homophobic attack on him and pose as supporters of President Donald Trump because he was... Read more »

Israel set to join elite lunar club with first mission to moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Israel’s first spacecraft built to land on the moon was set for launch on Thursday from Florida on a mission that, if successful, would... Read more »

Actor Smollett staged ‘hate crime’ hoax to advance career: Chicago police

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers thousands of dollars to beat him in a staged racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy with his salary... Read more »

Trump administration ends California talks on auto emissions: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has formally ended talks with California over federal plans to roll back fuel economy rules, the White House said on Thursday,... Read more »

Catalan protesters burn tires, clash with police over separatist trial

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Riot police briefly clashed with pro-independence Catalan protesters in Barcelona on Thursday while other activists burned tires and blocked highways across northeast Spain as part... Read more »

Judge orders ex-Trump aide Stone not to speak publicly about his criminal case

Roger Stone, former political adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, departs after a hearing where Stone said he had “abused” a gag order with an Instagram post that appeared... Read more »

Police say actor Smollett staged Chicago attack to advance career

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers thousands of dollars to beat him in a staged racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy with his salary... Read more »

Nike stumbles into social media storm after basketball star’s shoe splits

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Nike Inc sneaker worn by a college basketball superstar split in half less than a minute into a highly anticipated game between Duke University... Read more »