- Arkansas Democrats dropping Jefferson, Jackson from dinner Updated: May-26-16 4:41 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Democratic Party on Thursday said it's dropping Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson's names from its annual fundraising dinner, joining a growing number of state parties distancing themselves from the slave-owning presidents.
- Surviving Freedom Riders recall violence faced 55 years ago Updated: May-23-16 9:56 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - In 1961, the Freedom Riders embarked on a journey to change America as they resolved to ride buses from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans while testing how integrated Southern bus stations actually were.
- Motorcade travels across Detroit to protest violence Updated: May-22-16 10:00 pm
DETROIT - A motorcade has made its way across Detroit as part of an anti-violence demonstration.
- Former at-risk teen in animal care program earns vet degree Updated: May-21-16 3:02 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Nine years and four months ago, a headline in the Register-Guard's City and Region section read, "Troubled students find cat-alysts for change."
- New San Francisco police chief inherits city divided by race Updated: May-21-16 1:17 am
SAN FRANCISCO - First, police fatally shot two minority suspects carrying knives. Then transcripts surfaced showing officers using racial slurs in text messages. Finally, a young black woman was shot dead as police tried to pull her from a stolen car.
- Boxer Jermain Taylor avoids prison time for 3 felony charges Updated: May-20-16 2:23 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor has avoided prison time on several felony charges stemming from three separate incidents in Arkansas, including firing a gun at a Martin Luther King Jr. parade.
- Marco Pannella, maverick in Italian postwar politics, dies Updated: May-19-16 11:39 am
ROME - Marco Pannella, a maverick radical politician who was crucial to Italian postwar campaigns to legalize abortion, divorce and other social change, died Thursday. He was 86.
- Cranston in the multifaceted role of LBJ goes 'All the Way' Updated: May-18-16 8:47 am
NEW YORK - For five seasons of "Breaking Bad," Bryan Cranston displayed his versatility through the dramatic evolution of his character, Walter White, from milquetoast schoolteacher to meth-marketing monster.
- Public records audit details response of New Mexico offices Updated: May-17-16 8:07 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An audit by the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government found it took anywhere from two days to several weeks for many government offices in the state to fulfill public records requests and more than a dozen failed to respond at all.
- AP Interview: Michael Brown's mom's book recalls death, life Updated: May-10-16 12:50 am
ST. LOUIS - Lezley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been shot in the street near Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson.
- Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to perjury during Bulger trial Updated: May-09-16 4:43 pm
BOSTON - A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to lying repeatedly during his testimony at the trial of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, including claiming he was the first officer to recover the gun used to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.
- Kingstree honors MLK voting rights speech's 50th anniversary Updated: May-08-16 6:31 am
KINGSTREE, South Carolina - The South Carolina community of Kingstree is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic speech urging black voters to cast their ballots without fear.
- Pope seeks to renew European dream as he accepts unity prize Updated: May-06-16 11:58 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, accepting a prize for promoting European unity, on Friday warned Europeans against the selfish temptation to put up fences to ward off newcomers, saying he still dreams of a Europe where migrants are welcomed.
- Hutchinson unlikely to try ending King-Lee holiday this year Updated: May-05-16 6:32 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that he's unlikely to proceed this year with his plan to end Arkansas' practice of honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same day.
- Legendary civil rights activist shares stories, experiences Updated: May-01-16 10:56 am
HOPKINSVILLE, Kentucky - Joan Trumpauer Mulholland experienced it all as an activist in the early 1960s. She was shot at and cursed, hunted by the Ku Klux Klan and disowned by her family.
- Can musicians make Washington a jazz mecca again? Updated: May-01-16 9:01 am
WASHINGTON - A walk down U Street reveals relics of the strip's jazz-rich history.