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North Korea Official: Trump Is About to Tweet the U.S. Right Into a Nuclear...

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's vice foreign minister on Friday blamed President Donald Trump for building up a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, saying that his "aggressive" tweets were...

U.S. Steel Plant Quietly Fixing Chemical Spill In Lake Michigan That Put Millions of...

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A water sample from Lake Michigan near a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in Indiana contained an elevated level of a potentially carcinogenic chemical but well below federal...

British Official Says S. Sudan War Is Now Genocide, Urges African, International Intervention

ENTEBBE, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's civil war is now genocide, with violence perpetrated along tribal lines, a senior British official said, urging African leaders to do more to end the conflict in which...

97 African Migrants Feared Drowned as Another Boat Headed for Europe Sinks In the...

CAIRO (AP) — At least 97 African migrants are missing and believed drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, the Libyan coast guard said. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said 23 migrants...

U.S. Just Dropped Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb In Afghanistan on ISIS Target

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan on Thursday, April 13. Adam Stump is a Pentagon spokesman. Stump says...

NBA Playoffs Matchups Announced After Bulls, Pacers Secure Last Spots

Dwyane Wade is going back to the playoffs. The Miami Heat aren't going with him. The field for the NBA postseason is set, with Wade and the Chicago Bulls claiming one of the last two...

1st Black Woman on State’s Highest Court Found Dead on Hudson River Bank

NEW YORK (AP) — The first Black woman appointed to the state's highest court has been found dead on the bank of the Hudson River. Sheila Abdus-Salaam's body was discovered along the riverside near Harlem...

Nikki Haley Proclaims UN Peacekeepers Made ‘Great Contribution’ to Haiti

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday, April 11, that U.N. peacekeeping has made "a great contribution" to Haiti and the Security Council's expected vote to withdraw all troops from the...

Woman Who Was Born, Raised in Slave Cabin Visits Former Home at Smithsonian

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — It's been years since Isabell Meggett Lucas has been inside the tiny house she was born in, a former slave cabin where her ancestors sought refuge from the hot South...

As Protests in South Africa Continue, Sharply Opposing Parties Agree That Zuma Must Leave...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tens of thousands of South Africans on Wednesday marked the 75th birthday of President Jacob Zuma with a protest against him, pushing for his resignation because of scandals and his dismissal...

Family of Sandra Bland Seeks Police Reform, But Law Enforcement Groups Are Against It

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The mother of a Black woman who died in a jail near Houston following a confrontational traffic stop in 2015 returned to Texas on Tuesday to back a sweeping police...

Disturbing New Investigation Finds Thousands of UN Peacekeepers Repeatedly Raped, Abused Young Boys and...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — In the ruins of a tropical hideaway where jet-setters once sipped rum under the Caribbean sun, the abandoned children tried to make a life for themselves. They begged and scavenged...

John Legend to Produce and ‘Star’ in Virtual Reality Series

New York (AP) — Fresh off his co-starring role in "La La Land," John Legend is trying another medium: virtual reality. Legend will executive produce and lend his voice to the title character of the upcoming...

Herbie Hancock, Chucho Valdes Take the Reins as International Jazz Day Heads to Havana

New York (AP) — Herbie Hancock has twice before visited Havana to perform intimate solo-duet concerts with his Cuban counterpart Chucho Valdes, but at the end of April the two renowned jazz pianists will...

Colson Whitehead Adds a Pulitzer to His List of Awards for ‘The Underground Railroad’

New York (AP) — Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad," his celebrated novel about an escaped slave that combined liberating imagination and brutal reality, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Monday's announcement confirmed the book...

U.S. Selling Fighter Jets to Nigeria, But Fighting Boko Haram Might Not Be the...

Washington D.C. (AP) — The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African...

Kenyan Marathon Champ Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tested positive for the blood booster EPO in a surprise out-of-competition doping test in Kenya, the IAAF said Friday, the biggest blow yet to the credibility of the East...

Bill Cosby’s ‘Little Bill’ Books on Library List of ‘Most Challenged’ Works

New York (AP) — A celebrity once beloved among young people now finds himself on a list of books parents and other community members most wish to see removed from libraries: Bill Cosby. Cosby's "Little...

Drake, The Chainsmokers Set Record for Billboard Award Nominations with 22 Each

New York (AP) — Rapper Drake and EDM duo The Chainsmokers are the top contenders at the Billboard Music Awards with 22 nominations each. Dick Clark Productions announced Monday that the performers set a record...

Dylann Roof Gets 9 Life Sentences After Pleading Guilty In State Court, Now Heads...

Charleston, S.C. (AP) — Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof has been given nine life sentences for the 2015 massacre at Emanuel AME Church in exchange for his guilty plea in state court. The plea...

Haitians at the Mercy of Predatory Funeral Businesses When Trying to Bury Loved Ones

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (AP) — Aspasie Tanis lives hand-to-mouth on the edge of eviction in the best of times, scraping out a living selling packets of spaghetti and cookies outside her low-slung concrete shack in...

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