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 on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire," Chicago's police chief said on Thursday.
U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, will be sentenced for bank and tax fraud on March 8, according to a court filing posted on Thursday, just days before he is due to be sentenced in a separate case for lobbying violations.
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has ended talks with California over federal plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the White House said in a statement on Thursday.
A North Carolina Republican, whose congressional campaign is under investigation for possible fraud, told election officials on Thursday he was unaware of an illegal effort to collect absentee ballots that might have tipped the vote in his favor.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said he was still puzzled by the decision of former veterans affairs minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to quit last week, even after she addressed the Cabinet on Tuesday.
The European Union should spend hundreds of billions of euros combating climate change during the next decade, its chief executive said on Thursday, responding to a Swedish teen who has inspired a global movement of children against global warming.
Myanmar will be represented by a government minister at a U.N. conference in Geneva next week, and not by the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to the latest agenda for the meeting on Thursday.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday on a 800-km (500-mile) trip to the Colombian border where they hope to receive food and medicine to alleviate shortages in defiance of President Nicolas Maduro.
Eleven Venezuelan diplomats in the United States have defected from President Nicolas Maduro's government since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last month, a representative of the opposition said on Thursday.