Kennedy relatives visit South Africa to mark anniversary
Africa / Politics

Kennedy relatives visit South Africa to mark anniversary

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In 1966, someone tossed a garland around Robert F. Kennedy’s neck after he arrived at the Johannesburg airport at the height of white minority rule in South Africa. The American senator and civil rights advocate removed it and gestured at a “Yankee Go Home” sign, saying he was delighted that people were … Continue reading


Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyer urges jury to spare his life
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Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyer urges jury to spare his life

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury Monday, April 27 to spare the young man’s life, portraying him as “a good kid” who was led astray by his radicalized and belligerent older brother. David Bruck delivered the defense’s opening statement in the penalty phase of Tsarnaev’s trial, saying … Continue reading

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Bill Cosby accusers fight motion to dismiss defamation suit

BOSTON (AP) — Three women who allege Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago say in a court filing that he doesn’t have a right to lie and hide behind the statements of his representatives to have their defamation lawsuit dismissed. “Cosby claims a privilege to defame where none exists; tries to shield himself from … Continue reading

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Police, other groups try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday, March 12 sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest. The officers were quickly released from the hospital, but St. Louis County Police … Continue reading

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Kerry Washington to play Anita Hill in HBO movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO says “Scandal” star Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill in a film about Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The film will be titled “Confirmation,” and Washington is also among its executive producers. Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Thomas put the issue at the center of a fierce national … Continue reading

Featured / Lifestyle / Middle East

Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday, February 26 that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor union leaders across the country after remarks delivered on the first … Continue reading

Lifestyle / Middle East

3 arrested in NY, Florida in plot to join Islamic State

NEW YORK (AP) — Three men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and wage war against the United States were arrested on terrorism charges Wednesday, February 25  federal officials said. Akhror Saidakhmetov, a Brooklyn resident and citizen of Kazakhstan, was arrested at Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting … Continue reading