Ferguson braces for finding on shooting of unarmed black teen

Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, prepared on Wednesday for a grand jury report expected soon on the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white policeman, an event that laid bare long-simmering racial tensions in the St. Louis suburb. The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests. Many businesses […]

Nevada has highest proportion of illegal immigrants in U.S.: study

Nevada has the highest proportion of illegal immigrants of any U.S. state at 7.6 percent of its population while the number of illegal immigrants nationwide is leveling off at about 11.2 million, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study by the Pew Research Center looked at U.S. illegal immigrant population trends over a […]

Harvard sued over ‘racial profiling’

A nonprofit group filed a lawsuit Monday against Harvard University, accusing the world-famous Ivy League institution of racial profiling in its admissions policies. Students for Fair Admissions says Harvard limits the number of Asian Americans it admits while giving preference to other races, according to the Project on Fair Representation (PFR), a legal defense fund […]

Minnesota Vikings’ Peterson banned for rest of NFL season

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was banned for the rest of the 2014 season as NFL chiefs accused the star of showing no remorse for beating his four-year-old son with a tree branch. National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will not consider reinstating Peterson before April 15 of next year and […]

East Coast popular for immigrants in US illegally

Immigrants entering the U.S. illegally are increasingly making states along the East Coast their home rather than states closer to the Mexican border. New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania were among seven states to register gains in unauthorized immigrants from 2009 to 2012, even as the total number of immigrants here in the U.S. unlawfully was […]

Doctor with Ebola dies at Nebraska hospital

A doctor from Sierra Leone who was being treated at a US hospital for Ebola has died, the Nebraska Medical Center said Monday. “We are extremely sorry to announce that the third patient we’ve cared for with the Ebola virus, Dr. Martin Salia, has passed away as a result of the advanced symptoms of the […]

Romo returns, Cowboys beat Jaguars 31-17 in London

Boosted by Tony Romo’s return, America’s Team became an international success. Sidelined for one week because of a back injury, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback starred in the team’s first regular-season game outside the United States, throwing three touchdown passes Sunday in a 31-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. ”We had to win this game,” Romo […]

DA won’t file charges against 49ers’ Ray McDonald

The Santa Clara County district attorney’s office declined to file charges against San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald in a domestic violence investigation stemming from his Aug. 31 arrest. Prosecutors said in a release Monday that they were unable to charge McDonald because of conflicting versions of what happened, a lack of verifiable eyewitnesses […]

Missy Elliott Looks Skinny at 2014 Soul Train Awards after 30-Pound weight loss

Work it! Missy Elliott hit up the 2014 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 7, wowing the crowd when she reunited with Lil’ Kim and Da Brat to sing their 1996 platinum single “Ladies Night” as a tribute to Kool & the Gang. Even in a baggy bejeweled hood and leather pants, […]

McDonald’s recalls lollipop whistles over choking concerns

U.S. restaurant chain McDonald’s Corp is recalling about 2.5 million lollipop whistles because young children can choke on the parts, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Monday. The Oakbrook, Illinois, company has received two reports of children who coughed out pieces of the Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop Whistles they had sucked into their mouths, […]


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