- #RIP Lor Scoota, Baltimore rapper who tried to stop violence Updated: Jun-29-16 4:11 pm
BALTIMORE - The news tore across Twitter: A beloved Baltimore rapper was gunned down in broad daylight, moments after promoting peace on the streets at a charity fundraiser.
- Newark faces a day of power outages Updated: Jun-29-16 5:54 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - New Jersey's largest city faces a day of power outages that will impact homes, businesses and motorists.
- Former delegate Fauntroy released from custody after arrest Updated: Jun-28-16 4:06 pm
LEESBURG, Virginia - Civil rights leader and former congressional delegate Walter Fauntroy has been released from custody after a judge recalled an arrest warrant for him.
- Franklin participates in street-renaming ceremony for father Updated: Jun-25-16 12:34 pm
DETROIT - Aretha Franklin has participated in a street-renaming ceremony for her late father at the Detroit church where he was a longtime pastor and prominent civil rights leader.
- Lewis drama in Congress taken from civil rights playbook Updated: Jun-24-16 5:14 am
WASHINGTON - Bernard Lafayette was all smiles as he watched his civil rights comrade John Lewis commandeer the floor of the U.S. House for an old-fashioned, marathon sit-in over gun legislation.
- Past restored: Allen University opening renovated auditorium Updated: Jun-24-16 2:05 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Allen University in Columbia has reclaimed part of its past.
- Washington justices: OK to make teen apologize to classmate Updated: Jun-23-16 5:20 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a judge's decision to force a teenager to write a letter of apology to a classmate he was convicted of sexually assaulting.
- Lewis, who shed blood for civil rights, leads Dems on guns Updated: Jun-23-16 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON - Rep. John Lewis, who shed blood in Selma for civil rights, sat shoulder to shoulder with fellow Democrats on the House floor as the leader of an extraordinary protest demanding votes on gun control.
- Al Pacino, the Eagles among Kennedy Center honorees Updated: Jun-23-16 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON - This year's Kennedy Center honorees include musicians who span genres including pop, rock, gospel, blues, folk and classical - and an actor known for his extraordinary range.
- Judge declines to rule in dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel Updated: Jun-16-16 11:25 am
ATLANTA - An ownership dispute over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible is one step closer to trial.
- Philadelphia to honor black activist with City Hall memorial Updated: Jun-10-16 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A black activist, educator and writer called "the Martin Luther King Jr. of the 19th century" will be honored at City Hall with a public memorial.
- Ali would have been pleased by crowd at Muslim service Updated: Jun-09-16 8:38 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Muhammad Ali's last wish was that people from all walks of life could gather together to bid him one final goodbye.
- The Latest: Boxing promoter: Ali was the mouth that roared Updated: Jun-09-16 5:34 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The Latest on memorials for boxing great Muhammad Ali (all times local):
- DIVIDED AMERICA: Pondering whether America's still great Updated: Jun-09-16 1:22 pm
Americans agree on this much: They are disgusted with politics.
- Modi to Congress: India, US can anchor stability in Asia Updated: Jun-08-16 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that the world's two largest democracies can anchor stability and prosperity from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific in an aspirational speech that glossed over continuing divisions in the relationship.
- Parents protest call to leave long-neglected school Updated: Jun-05-16 10:56 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A plan to move students from a decaying Hartford schoolhouse to a neighboring building's lower level is stirring cries of discrimination in a predominantly black neighborhood.
- AP: Patchy reporting undercuts national hate crimes count Updated: Jun-05-16 12:56 am
BOGALUSA, Louisiana - The knock on the door, strong and quick, jolted Barbara Hicks Collins awake. It was the middle of the night. Someone must be in trouble, she thought. She flung open her front door to the shocking sight of her car engulfed in flames.
- The Latest: Jim Brown recalls Ali as social force, comedian Updated: Jun-04-16 9:36 pm
The Latest on the death of Muhammad Ali (all times EDT):
- Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as 'The Greatest,' dies Updated: Jun-04-16 5:03 pm
He was fast of fist and foot - lip, too - a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper.
- Obama says Ali shook up the world and left it better off Updated: Jun-04-16 4:57 pm
STUART, Florida - President Barack Obama, who keeps a pair of boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his private study off the Oval Office, said Saturday that Ali "shook up the world and the world is better for it."