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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Surprises Detroit Students at Motown Museum

DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education. The...
Marcus Martin

Jury Recommends Life In Prison Plus 419 Years for Man Who Rammed Crowd

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury Tuesday called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who killed a woman when he rammed his car into counterprotesters at...
Bill Cosby

Cosby Lawyers Detail 11 Alleged Trial Errors as They Appeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to...
2020 Voting Rights

Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to turn their most painful losses this year into a rallying cry they hope will electrify the 2020 presidential campaign: Every vote matters. Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic...
Mitch McConnell

Facing Pressure, Mitch McConnell Agrees to Criminal Justice Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation's...

US Blocks Ex-Gambian President, Family from Entering

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The U.S. State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States. The decision comes almost two years...
Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James Embrace Final Chance to Compete on Court

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. He already has a house here, and his wife's acting career...
NYPD toddler

Union Blames Bystanders for Escalating ‘Impossible Situation’ NYC Officers Faced at Brooklyn Benefits Office  

NEW YORK (AP) — Outrage built Monday over a video showing police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother's arms at a Brooklyn public benefits office, with officials criticizing police for not de-escalating...
energy company

Energy Company Accused of Environmental Racism with Plans to Build Pipeline In Virginia’s Historical...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive winter storm delayed a closely watched vote in Virginia on a natural gas pipeline compressor station that's been the frequent target of protests. A citizen panel that votes on...

Marlboro Maker Places $1.8 Billion Bet on Marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $1.8 billion buy-in. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos...

Footballer Raheem Sterling Calls Out Media’s Coverage of White vs. Black Players

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League...
Mel B

Spice Girl Mel B Cancels Event After Severe Injury, Surgery

LONDON (AP) — Spice Girl Melanie Brown has suffered an unexplained injury in New York that required surgery to prevent her from losing her hand. Brown said online Monday she needed three hours of surgery...
Trump Resort-Illegal Workers

Trump Resort Worker Speaks Out About Abuse: ‘I Had Enough with Suffering’

NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan living in the U.S. illegally who says she faced abusive working conditions as a maid at Donald Trump's New Jersey golf club doesn't regret speaking out, even though...
Obit Rosanell Eaton

African-American North Carolina Voting Rights Activist Dies

LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died. She was 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died...
Confederate Monument Protest

Virginia City Seeks Healing After White Nationalist’s Murder Conviction

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Civil rights activists in this Virginia city say they hope the first-degree murder conviction of a man who drove into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in...
Kanye West

Kanye West Surprises Crowd Honoring Late Rapper XXXTentacion

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a brand new song that features West and the rapper...

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye Draw Crowds During Art Basel Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world's best...
Viola Davis

Viola Davis Says ‘Stop Taming Us’ at Hollywood Event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and producer Viola Davis gave a rousing speech about leadership and authenticity to a well-heeled crowd of Hollywood power players Wednesday morning at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment...
Serena Williams

Serena Williams Launches Pop-up Shop During Art Basel Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams' fashion line is all about power moves and she's hoping it will also inspire woman to find their own...
Mitch McConnell

‘What’s Holding It Up?’ Mitch McConnell Appears to be Blocking Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally,...
Flint Water

Michigan’s Medical Chief to Stand Trial on Flint Charges

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday. Dr. Eden Wells is among...

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