Murder trial to begin after man shoots teen following loud music spat

A high-profile trial is set to begin in Florida on Monday involving a man who fatally shot a 17-year-old African-American teenager.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford declares 'Bob Marley Day'

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has decreed February 6 as "Bob Marley Day."

Astro Blackness covers self-identity and determination at Loyola

So much of Black Identity has been shaped and molded in the cauldron of European tradition. To be sure, a great deal of the energies expended in the last half of the 20th century have been devoted towards a more ...

Friday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Black AIDS Institute Tomorrow is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It’s an opportunity for the nation to take a look at the AIDS epidemic in Black America from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view. Given the demographics ...

New York boy who died rescuing relatives gets firefighter funeral

Tyler Doohan, the 8-year-old upstate New York boy who rescued six relatives from a fire but died while trying to save his grandfather, will be laid to rest Wednesday with a ceremony and honor befitting a fallen firefighter, according to ...

Mexico legalizes vigilantes, nabs cartel leader

Mexico essentially legalized the country's growing "self-defense" groups Monday, while also announcing that security forces had captured one of the four top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which the vigilante groups have been fighting for the last year.

Michelle Obama ‘fabulous’ at 50: Has the big birthday changed?

Michelle Obama’s not just embracing her half-century milestone, she’s relishing it. Describing herself as “50 and fabulous,” the “Let’s Move” creator is getting ready to move herself on Saturday -- as in show off some dance moves -- with a ...

Texting dad at movies: ‘I can’t believe I got shot

It started with a father sending text messages during the previews of an afternoon movie. It ended with the 43-year-old father shot dead amid the theater seats, and a 71-year-old retired police officer in custody.

Driverless car tech gets serious at CES

The Detroit Auto show isn’t until Monday, but major car companies are showing off some of their more exciting car-tech prototypes a week early at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Prison inmates sickened by tainted chicken

Tyson Foods has announced a recall of nearly 34,000 pounds of chicken on fears of salmonella contamination.

Flu season may be peaking

An additional 10 states reported widespread seasonal flu activity last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Transitional kindergarten bill introduced

SACRAMENTO, Calif.,—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is co-sponsoring legislation to provide voluntary, high-quality transitional kindergarten to every 4-year-old child in California, he announced at a Sacramento elementary school today.

Man accused of killing mom, stepfather escapes from facility

A man accused of killing his mother and stepfather then dumping their bodies in a basement is on the run after escaping from a South Carolina mental health facility.

Producers Awards

The producers of 10 films were nominated today for the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for motion pictures, an honor that traditionally leads to best-picture honors on Oscar night.

Colorado’s recreational marijuana stores make history

DENVER, Col., -- Iraq war veteran Sean Azzariti described his purchase of recreational marijuana -- legally -- as a historic moment Wednesday.