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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...
Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Leads Grammy Noms, Where Women Make a Comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a...
Jerome Adams

The DEA Still Classifies Marijuana As a ‘Schedule I’ Drug with No ‘Accepted Medical...

BOSTON (AP) — The nation's drug classification system should be revisited but illegal drugs shouldn't simply be decriminalized nationwide, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told a gathering of police leaders focused on the opioids...
Joe Arpaio

New Arizona Sheriff Working To Undo Years of Discrimination Against Latinos and Blacks by...

PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after defeating longtime metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Paul Penzone is steadily making progress in carrying out a massive court-ordered overhaul of a beleaguered agency that was found to...
Jordans Father

Man Says He Will Prove He Didn’t Kill Michael Jordan’s Dad During 1993 Robbery,...

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan's father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder. Now he's going before a...
April Pipkins

2 Deadly Shootings Send a Chill Through Black Gun Owners

ODENTON, Md. (AP) — Gun-rights advocates like to say, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun." Some black gun owners, though, are...
Police Chokehold Death

NYPD Officer Faces May Trial in Eric Garner Chokehold Death

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man will face an NYPD disciplinary trial next May - nearly five years after the...
Tony Thurmond

Charter School Expansion In Question As New Democratic Governors In Several States Shift Their Support

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor's race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country's highest concentration of for-profit charter...

Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Outcry Over Old Tweets

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift and dramatic fallout,...
James Alex Fields Jr.

Closing Arguments Expected In White Nationalist Trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white nationalist rally are expected to hear closing arguments in the case after...
Drake

Drake Dominates Apple Music as Most-Streamed Artist in 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake was a dominate force on Apple Music as the platform's most-streamed artist of the year globally. Apple released its "Best of 2018" list Tuesday that Drake's "Scorpion" was the top...
Michael Hancock

Denver Officials Want to Erase Low-Level Marijuana Offenses

DENVER (AP) — Denver officials are planning to clear thousands of marijuana convictions prosecuted before its use became legal in the state. Colorado was among the first states to broadly allow the use and sale...

Rapper 2 Milly, Creator of Milly Rock Dance, Sues Makers of Video Game ‘Fortnite’...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 2 Milly filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the makers of "Fortnite," saying they are illegally using a dance he created in their wildly popular video game. The Brooklyn-based rapper, whose...
David Stringer

Arizona City Council Votes 6-1 to Request Resignation of Lawmaker Who Said ‘African-Americans Don’t...

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona city council voted Tuesday to demand the resignation of a Republican state lawmaker whose remarks on race and immigration have led to a growing backlash of criticism and the...
Congress Sentencing Bill

Senators Say They’ve Met Threshold for Criminal Justice Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of a criminal justice bill say they have met the threshold set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for getting a vote. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., said he now...

Arkansas’ Capital City Elects First Black Mayor Frank Scott

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A banking executive and former highway commissioner won Tuesday's runoff for Little Rock mayor, becoming the first African-American elected to lead Arkansas' capital six decades after it was the...

Chris Rocks Has Hilarious Response to Kevin Hart Being Named 2019 Oscars Host

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart has a new job — he will host the 2019 Academy Awards, a role the prolific actor-comedian says fulfills a longtime dream. Hart announced his selection for the 91st...
George H.W. Bush, George P. Bush, BUSH

George H.W. Bush’s Legacy on Racial Issues Is Complicated for Some, Simple for Others

George H.W. Bush got elected president after a campaign marked by the infamous Willie Horton ad, about a black man who raped a white woman while on a weekend furlough from prison. On the other...
Africa Wildlife Films

Africa Wildlife Films Try to Inspire Amid Poaching Scourge

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A documentary film about rhino poaching won awards at film festivals in Europe and the United States this year. But since bringing "STROOP: journey into the rhino horn war " home to...

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