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Marion Barry

Marion Barry Statue to Pay Tribute to a Flawed DC Icon

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Americans, Marion Barry was something of a punchline. The late Washington mayor was largely known around the country for having been caught on video smoking crack cocaine in a...
South Africa Troubled President

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma Given 48 Hours to Step Down

Update: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has been given 48 hours to step down by the country's ruling party the African National Congress (ANC). Party leader Cyril Ramaphosa's was part of an eight-hour ANC National...
Facebooks App For Kids

Facebook Launches Messaging App for Kids; Child Advocates Cry Foul

BOSTON (AP) — Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children —...
Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker

Civil Rights Leader Wyatt Tee Walker Dies; Worked Beside MLK

CHESTER, Va. (AP) — The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, who helped assemble the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail" from notes the incarcerated King wrote on paper scraps and newspaper...
Government shutdown

The Government Is Shutdown and Democrats, GOP Are Trying to Dodge Blame

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showed few signs of progress on...
Trump porn star

Report: Lawyer Brokered $130K Payment to Keep Porn Star Quiet About Sexual Encounter with...

Here's Trump and Stormy Daniels at event while his wife was at home taking care of newborn pic.twitter.com/zljJOk8yy5 — Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360) January 12, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President...
Aaron Hernandez autopsy

Aaron Hernandez’s Autopsy Shows ‘Severe’ Case of CTE, Says Lawyer

BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In a news conference at his offices, attorney Jose...

Philadelphia Wants Public’s Opinion On Fate of Rizzo Statue

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is asking for the public's help in deciding the fate of a statue of former mayor and police commissioner Frank Rizzo.Officials on Thursday announced they're taking suggestions on what to do with...

18 Dead In Boat Accident, Brazil’s Second Fatal Sinking This Week

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A commuter boat carrying more than 100 passengers flipped and sank Thursday in northeast Brazil, killing at least 18 people and leaving dozens missing in rough ocean waters. It was...

Showtime to Air Rare Prince Concert Film ‘Sign O’ the Times’

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare Prince music film, "Sign O' the Times," will air on Showtime beginning Sept. 16. Directed by Prince himself, the film was created as an in-theater companion to his 1987...

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opening In Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Dispensary sales of medical marijuana in Hawaii are beginning after patients waited 17 years for a legal way to purchase the drug. Maui Grown Therapies received approval from the Department of Health...

Atlanta is Building Less Affordable Housing Than Any Other Major City

While Atlanta certainly isn’t alone among U.S. cities that are undergoing a boom in the growth of expensive housing, it does rank at the top among cities that are developing almost no new affordable...

Wrongfully Convicted 30 Years Ago, 2 Brothers Wronged Again by Lawyers Legal Fees

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When two wrongfully imprisoned brothers were pardoned after 30 years behind bars, they stood to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation. Now, a federal judge is considering whether...

Survivors Tell Chilling Tales of Hiding to Avoid Being Killed During Terrorist Attack In...

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists attacked a popular Somalia restaurant in an overnight siege and killed 31 people — many at point-blank range — before they were slain by security forces, police said...

Testimony Begins In Sexual Assault Trial of ‘America’s Dad’

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby went on trial Monday on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman more than a decade ago, with prosecutors immediately introducing evidence the 79-year-old TV star once...

5 Disturbing Facts AP Discovered During Investigation of UN Sex Abuse Scandal

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The key findings on AP's investigation into the U.N.'s sexual abuse and exploitation controversy: 1. No Sri Lankan peacekeeper has ever been jailed for sexual assault or sexual misconduct despite...

The Latest: Israel Sends Egypt Condolences Over Bus Attack

CAIRO (AP) — The latest on the attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt (all times local): 4 p.m. Israel is strongly condemning the attack by masked gunmen on a bus carrying Christians in...

James Passes Jordan to Become All-Time Playoff Scoring Leader As Cavs Head to 3rd...

BOSTON (AP) — The NBA Finals has its first "three-match," courtesy of the King who passed His Airness. LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader...

Corruption Accusations Against President Plunges Brazil Into Economic Free Fall

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilians around the country staged demonstrations Sunday calling for their president to step down after the supreme court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money...

Drake Breaks Adele’s Record at Billboard Music Award, Walks Away with 13 Statues 

Hello! Drake has surpassed Adele's record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13 awards. Adele set a record at the show in 2012 with 12 wins. The rapper, who walked into...

Jailhouse Videos Give Chilling Look Into the Mind of a Killer Without Empathy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A week before the sentencing phase of his trial, Dylann Roof got a visit in jail from his mother, who pleaded with him to reconsider his decision to act as...

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