Jussie Smollett: Chicago Prosecution was Malicious

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett says his $10,000 payment after the close of a criminal case should prevent Chicago from seeking reimbursement for a police investigation of his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack. Full Coverage: Jussie Smollett Smollett’s attorneys filed a response Tuesday to Chicago’s lawsuit in federal court. They also filed a counterclaim against the city, saying Smollett was the victim of a malicious prosecution that caused humiliation and extreme distress. Smollett told police that he was beaten in January by two men who looped a noose around his neck.

DMV Expands Saturday Hours to 60 Field Offices

Sacramento – In a continuing effort to address wait times at field offices throughout the state, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is increasing the number of Saturday service offices to 60 and offering service every Saturday.  The offices will open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday starting on August 4. “We apologize for the increased wait times.  We continue to actively work on solutions to get customer transactions completed more efficiently,” DMV Director Jean Shiomoto said. “We will process all transactions except behind-the-wheel exams on Saturdays.” The DMV began offering Saturday service in June.  During the first