Jussie Smollett attends the world premiere of Alien: Covenant in London in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

US actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago’s pol(...)

 Jussie Smollett on stage. Two potential suspects have been arrested in connection with an alleged assault on the actor. File photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Jussie Smollett: his lawyers  have denied he had any role in an assault last month he alleges was carried out by two white men. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Two potential suspects have been arrested and are being questioned in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on Empire actor Jussie (...)

Mercy Hospital in Chicago, where a shooting has taken place on Monday afternoon. File photograph: Google Street View

Police officers converged on a hospital just south of downtown Chicago on Monday afternoon after authorities received reports of a shooting there. One(...)