President Donald Trump offered his "warmest sympathy and best wishes," but did not use the phrase "terrorism," not did he link it to any global trends as many other heads of state have.
As people across the globe mourn, questions have been raised about whether the attack could have been prevented with better intelligence sharing and online surveillance.
"I did not intend to kill him," the attacker told local media after being arrested and charged.
"What about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!?" the president posted.
"I wouldn't think [she] was cruel to animals like that. I mean, she was a nice lady," a neighbor said.
After spending a week rattling off on Smollet's attack, the Fox News commentator turned her attention to Khloe Kardashian's estranged boyfriend.
The video, recorded by a BBC cameraman, shows the moment a Trump supporter attacked the press.
Iranian National Security Council head Ali Skamkhani warned his country would "respond decisively and proportionately as a lesson for the Israeli liar and criminal rulers."
"The runner did everything he could to save his life," a Colorado Parks and Wildlife manager said.
Authorities said one student specifically mentioned wanting to replicate the Columbine shooting in their Instagram messages.
Stefan Ryan Shuford, 25, of Kernersville, attacked three women last Friday, cops said.
White House national security adviser warned of a "significant response" to any harm that came to U.S. citizens at the hands of Venezuela.
"At this point I was fairly certain that that kick had just killed him," Deehring, a victim of the attack, said in reference to his boyfriend.
Meanwhile, a family in Texas was threatened with baby kidnapping after their Nest was hacked.
"Upon arrival police discovered a 52-year-old female victim with an injury to her head," the NYPD confirmed.
The alleged physical altercation between the dog walker and the jogger caused "significant injury," according to authorities.
Outraged viewers of a video showing a white McDonald's customer assaulting a young black female employee are demanding the store manager be fired for not helping his co-worker.
Army Spc. Torian Davis, 22, was booked on Wednesday for murder and aggravated assault charges.
After the altercation, bystanders restrained the suspect until police arrived.
Regional experts also predicted that Russia may look to take advantage of the uncertainty created by James Mattis's resignation as President Trump's defense secretary.