Jussie Smollett to return to witness stand after calling claim he staged attack ‘100% false’ | Chicago

Jussie Smollett will return to the witness stand on Tuesday at his trial in Chicago, where the former Empire actor said that claims he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself were “100% false”.Prosecutors will continue cross-examining the 39-year-old, who appeared calm through several hours of testimony Monday. He told jurors “there was no hoax” … Read more

Return to tradition: Biden celebrates Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell at Kennedy Center Honors

Return to tradition: Biden celebrates Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell at Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden celebrated artists including Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell and Lorne Michaels on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors, bringing back presidential participation to an annual event skipped by Republican Donald Trump.Singer Justino Díaz and Motown founder Berry Gordy rounded out the group of artists selected by the Kennedy … Read more

European markets troubled as omicron Covid variant fears return

European markets troubled as omicron Covid variant fears return

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open lower on Thursday as concerns persist over the omicron Covid variant.The U.K.’s FTSE index is seen opening 80 points lower at 7,086, Germany’s DAX 176 points lower at 15,295, France’s CAC 40 down 91 points at 6,797 and Italy’s FTSE MIB 326 points lower at 26,026, according to … Read more

Travel weather gets tricky as many return home from Thanksgiving

Travel weather gets tricky as many return home from Thanksgiving

People returning home from Thanksgiving festivities may encounter travel delays as a series of storms crisscross the country. A strengthening cold front, followed by another fast-moving system, will impact many from the Plains to the Midwest, and even the Northeast. The second storm could bring the first measurable snowfall of the season to many cities … Read more

How to watch SpaceX’s Crew-2 astronauts return to Earth Monday

How to watch SpaceX's Crew-2 astronauts return to Earth Monday

UPDATE: SpaceX and NASA are now targeting a Monday, Nov. 8, departure from the International Space Station for the Crew-2 astronauts and Crew Dragon Endeavour. Splashdown is now set for Monday night at 10:33 p.m. EDT (0233 GMT).CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The astronauts of SpaceX’s Crew-2 mission are scheduled to leave the International Space Station … Read more

Local companies have a chance to win big startup money when 43North Finals return to Shea’s on Thursday

43North Finals returns to Shea

This year’s 19 finalists include five companies already based in Buffalo. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo’s multi-million dollar business competition returns to this week, and you’re invited to watch as they select the winners live. “We took a break in 2020 for obvious reasons,” said Maura Devlin, 43North vice president of marketing and public relations. “Now … Read more