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Stories with person: Martin Luther King Jr.
  • University of Utah pays rapper after contract dispute 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 11:41 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah has settled a contract dispute with rapper Talib Kweli after he voiced frustration over a school official's negative comments regarding his visit during a Martin Luther King celebration.

  • Panel denies parole to Sirhan, assassin of Robert F. Kennedy story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 10:05 pm

    SAN DIEGO - Sirhan Sirhan was denied parole Wednesday for fatally shooting Robert F. Kennedy after a confidante of the slain senator who was shot in the head forgave him and repeatedly apologized for not doing more to win his release.

  • Cleric arrested during Ferguson protest acquitted 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 4:49 pm

    CLAYTON, Missouri - A cleric arrested during a protest in Ferguson has been found not guilty of willfully disobeying a police order to disperse.

  • Stafford citizens form multicultural coalition 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 12:47 pm

    STAFFORD, Virginia - Allen Goad's commute home July 3, 2015, left him alarmed and angry.

  • WNBA star Tamika Catchings interns at NBA offices story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 7:16 pm

    NEW YORK - Over the course of her storied career, Tamika Catchings has spent many hours at the NBA and WNBA offices. Whether it was for league meetings, union business or just because she was in town, the Indiana Fever star always felt comfortable there.

  • Correction: Obit-Hayling story 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:54 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - In a story Dec. 24 about the death of Dr. Robert B. Hayling, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hayling was among a group known as "The St. Augustine Four" who were members of the NAACP Youth Council. Hayling was an adviser to the Youth Council but was not part of "The St. Augustine Four," known for spending six months in a Florida jail and reform school in 1964 after they asked to be served at a Woolworth's lunch counter. The AP also reported erroneously the date Hayling died. He died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, not Sunday, Dec. 20. The story also reported erroneously that a public memorial service was being planned for January; it is scheduled for Feb. 20.

  • State leaders pay tribute to Georgia Davis Powers 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:59 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - When Regena Thomas took office last decade as New Jersey's secretary of state, her thoughts turned to her mentor in Kentucky - civil rights icon and longtime state legislator Georgia Davis Powers.

  • Spartans introduce solid recruiting class - quietly 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 5:06 pm

    EAST LANSING, Michigan - Michigan State's subdued approach to signing day seemed appropriate for a program that has remained a bit under the radar despite two Big Ten championships in the past three seasons.

  • The Latest: State auditor also probing MLK State Commission 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 7:43 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The latest on New Mexico Attorney General's Office's investigation into the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission (all times local):

  • In Oscars crisis, Chris Rock and a microphone loom large 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 2:40 pm

    NEW YORK - When Chris Rock first hosted the Oscars in 2005, the four black actors nominated that year - Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo and Jamie Foxx (twice!) - didn't escape his notice.

  • The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 12:06 pm

    Audible.com best-sellers for week ending January 22nd:

  • San Francisco mayor asks feds for probe of police shooting story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 11:52 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has requested a federal investigation of the police shooting of a young black man, along with a broader look into the department.

  • States deal with a variety of issues after historic blizzard story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-25-16 3:17 pm

    From getting the most snow to treacherous Monday morning commutes, here's a look at how states along the East Coast are digging out from the weekend blizzard.

  • The Latest: West Virginia lawmakers return following storm 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 12:27 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The latest on the aftermath of the snowstorm in West Virginia (all times local):

  • Owner of Mobile yoga studio believes yoga is for every body 
    Updated: Jan-23-16 12:14 pm

    MOBILE, Alabama - It was standing-room only on Monday night at Shoshana Treichel's new Above and Beyond Hot Yoga studio, where more than 100 people packed into the space on Hillcrest Road in west Mobile for the grand opening. Though she's only lived in Mobile for about a year and a half, Shoshana has inspired a lot of excitement among the normally calm yoga community.

  • Will Smith joins Oscars boycott, says he won't attend story has photos
    Updated: Jan-21-16 1:59 pm

    NEW YORK - Will Smith says he will not attend the Academy Awards next month, joining his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and others in protest against two straight years of all-white acting nominees.

  • Louisiana editorial roundup 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 5:26 pm

    Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:

  • New flare-ups over the racial demographics of abortion 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 5:08 pm

    NEW YORK - Abortion and race, two of America's most volatile topics, have intersected in recent flare-ups related to the disproportionately high rate of abortion among black women.

  • Woman found dead, son frostbitten after 3-day Wyoming search 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 7:44 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Sheriff's officials found a woman dead of exposure and her teenage son suffering from frostbite Tuesday, ending a three-day search for a family of three that went missing amid a series of mishaps while snowmobiling in the Medicine Bow Mountains.

  • Republican Senate president makes history at MLK event 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 3:47 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Senate President Mike Thibodeau says he was happy to participate in Portland's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

  • Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees story has photos
    Updated: Jan-19-16 10:24 am

    NEW YORK - Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year's ceremony, the academy's president said it was time for major changes - and soon.

  • Chicago church when King preached could become landmark 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 10:18 am

    CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel says a church on Chicago's West Side where Martin Luther King Jr. preached could become an historic landmark.

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 19 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 8:14 am

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

  • Mentorship program recognizes 81 students at Miami event 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 4:38 am

    MIAMI - Eighty-one students have been recognized for their academic achievements at the 5000 Role Models of Excellence's 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast.

  • An overshadowed Ben Carson trying to re-energize supporters 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 3:33 am

    MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina - Ask any of Ben Carson's supporters why he's best suited to be America's next president and many will point to his vision for a country they see as distorted by liberalism and hindered by acrimonious politics.