Michael Brown’s family sues Ferguson over shooting death

The family of Michael Brown filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, seeking unspecified damages and police reforms after the black teen’s killing by a white policeman prompted a national debate on law enforcement and race. The civil lawsuit filed in St. Louis County, Missouri, names the city of Ferguson, […]

Senate confirms Loretta Lynch as attorney general

Loretta Lynch won Senate approval as U.S. attorney general on Thursday, becoming the first black woman to occupy the post at a time when deadly altercations between white police and unarmed black men are making headlines. The Senate confirmed Lynch by a vote of 56-43 to end a five-month partisan deadlock over her nomination by […]

Progress! Top Rank receives ticket manifest for Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

There was a major breakthrough in the ticket debacle between Top Rank and Mayweather Promotions that has brought talk about the May 2 mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to a standstill. Top Rank president Todd duBoef confirmed to Yahoo Sports he received a ticket manifest late afternoon Tuesday, which he said represents significant […]

Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

Tebowmania swept through Philly before Tim Tebow’s return to the NFL even became official. By the time the Philadelphia Eagles announced late Monday afternoon that Tebow signed a one-year contract, the city was buzzing about Chip Kelly’s latest move. Tebow dominated newspaper headlines, social media conversation and sports talk radio. A pretzel factory even made […]

US officer who shot Mexican farmworker dragged him from fire

One of the officers who killed an immigrant farmworker in Washington state in a shooting that helped fuel the nationwide debate over police use of force had dragged the man away from his burning rental home just weeks earlier. Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who in another case had pleaded with police to kill him, was sitting on […]

Presidential hopeful Rubio reaches out to gay Republicans

Marco Rubio, the youthful Republican presidential hopeful who touts himself as the candidate of his party’s future, has been making moves to court a socially liberal faction of his party that represents gay conservatives. The Florida senator’s staff have held quarterly meetings with the Log Cabin Republicans “going back some time”, their executive director, Gregory […]

Missouri town responds to officer exodus after election of black female mayor

A small city in Missouri caught national attention when roughly half of its employees resigned following the election of its first African-American female mayor. Many news outlets and bloggers have speculated that racism and sexism drove the exodus in Parma, a city of about 700 near the Mississippi River; whereas several residents say other factors […]

Army shutting down wounded warrior transition care units

For the second time in two years, the U.S. Army is shutting down a number of the specialized medical units that were set up at military bases around the country to help care for severely wounded warriors returning from battle. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have begun to wind down, the number of […]

Oklahoma deputy apologizes for fatal shooting, says was trained

An Oklahoma reserve deputy, who fatally shot a man when he said he accidentally grabbed his gun instead of his Taser, apologized to the victim’s family on Friday and said his mistake could have happened to anyone. Volunteer deputy Robert Bates, in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, also denied a report that he was […]

AP back in the NFL

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was initially placed on the National Football League’s exempt list in September, has been reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell, the league announced. Peterson was put on the commissioner’s exempt list after he was charged in Texas with hitting his four-year-old son with a tree branch in May. After […]


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