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Did You Know? Here Are a Few Ways to Make the Most of the...

The wallet-emptying experience of raising kids understandably fuels a lot of interest in the child tax credit, but thanks to some big changes recently, the fascination could reach Tickle Me Elmo-like proportions. Here are...
Nigeria President

Nigerian President Says He’s Alive, Not an Imposter

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president took the extraordinary step of denying rumors that he died and was replaced by a body double, telling the country that he is alive and well. "It is the...

‘No One Is Above the Law’: Rev. Jackson Urges Alabama Police to Release Tapes...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered the eulogy Saturday for an African-American man shot to death by a police officer following a shooting at a crowded Alabama shopping mall. Jackson said the...
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says he will cooperate fully with an "impartial investigation" into allegations of sexual misconduct that have been leveled against him. Patheos.com recently published accounts from two women who...
Viola Davis-Shirley Chisholm Project

Viola Davis to Star as Shirley Chisholm in Amazon Project

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis is gearing up to play groundbreaking politician Shirley Chisholm in a film for Amazon Studios. The company said Thursday that Davis has signed on to star in...
drones in africa

Nigerian Leader: Islamic Extremists Are Now Using Drones

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Islamic extremists in Nigeria have begun using drones, the country's president said Thursday, opening a worrying new front in the region's nearly decade-long fight against Boko Haram and an offshoot linked...
South Africa Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Offers Rousing Tribute to Mandela in S. Africa Visit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oprah Winfrey on Thursday delivered a rousing tribute to Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born, and urged the youth of South Africa and beyond to overcome failure and trauma...
Youngest In Classroom

A Side Effect Of Younger School Entry Could Be An ADHD Diagnosis

The youngest children in kindergarten are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in early grades, a study shows, an intriguing finding for parents on the fence about when to start...

Calls For Justice During Funeral Of Black Man Killed At Mall

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered the eulogy Saturday for an African-American man shot to death by a police officer following a shooting at a crowded Alabama shopping mall. Jackson said the...
the green book

‘Traveling While Black’ Guidebooks May Be Out Of Print, But Could Today’s Climate Of...

In the summer of 2017, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state of Missouri. Modeled after the international advisories issued by the U.S. State Department, the NAACP statement cautioned travelers of color about...
Frank Scott, Baker Kurrus

Arkansas’ Capital City Could Elect its First Black Mayor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Six decades after nine black students were escorted past an angry white mob into Little Rock Central High School, the city at the center of the desegregation crisis may...
Police Use of Force

FBI Database to Track Deadly Encounters With Police

The federal government is launching a national database that will track when law enforcement officers use deadly force, providing more transparency about police shootings that have inflamed tensions in cities around the country. For years,...
Laquan McDonald

Laquan McDonald Shooting Cover-up Trial: Witness Contradicts Police’s Story

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who witnessed a Chicago officer fatally shoot black teenager Laquan McDonald testified Thursday that police waved him away without questioning him that October 2014 night and didn't even bother...

CNN Fires Analyst Marc Lamont Hill After UN Speech on Israel

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN on Thursday parted ways with contributor Marc Lamont Hill after a speech the college professor made on Israel and Palestine at the United Nations. A CNN spokesperson confirmed Hill is...
Michelle Obama

Sales for Michelle Obama Memoir Top 2 Million Copies

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming" is selling at a pace rarely seen for a political memoir, or any nonfiction book. Combined hardcover, e-book and audio sales in the U.S. and Canada topped 2...
Mall Shooting Alabama

Suspect Arrested in Alabama Mall Shooting; Protests Continue

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Authorities arrested a suspect in a Thanksgiving shooting that spread panic at Alabama's largest shopping mall Thursday, but protesters said they would continue demonstrations over the police killing of another...
Tim Scott

Tim Scott Announces He Will Not Vote for Trump’s Controversial Judicial Nominee Thomas Farr

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Republican senator, Tim Scott of South Carolina, has said he will vote against President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as a district judge in North Carolina, likely dooming the prospects...
Prison Homicides South Carolina

Officials: Inmates Ran $560K Online Dating Extortion Scheme

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Five inmates in the Carolinas extorted more than half a million dollars from military personnel throughout the country, using illegal cellphones to pose as women on dating sites, authorities said...
Nigeria Extremism

Nigeria Tries to Rally Troops as Extremists’ Toll Revealed

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military finally revealed a death toll of 39 from a new series of extremist attacks on soldiers, while President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared that Boko Haram and Islamic...
Life Expectancy

‘We’ve Never Really Seen Anything Like This’: U.S. Life Expectancy In the Longest Decline...

NEW YORK (AP) — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S....
Venezuela Citgo

Venezuela Holds Onto Prized US Refineries Amid Legal Battle

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela will hold onto its U.S.-based Citgo refineries, settling a long-standing dispute that threw ownership of the crisis-wracked country's prized assets into peril as its massive debt mounts. Venezuela on Friday...

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