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    Police Probe Brawl that Killed College Student after Party

    ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — An Ithaca College student fatally stabbed at Cornell University was attacked while trying to help a fellow student amid a...

    Actor Gene Wilder, Star of Mel Brooks Movies, Dies at 83

    Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the...

    2 Chicago Men Charged in Fatal Shooting of NBA Star Wade’s Cousin

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of...

    Spelman College Pondering Enrolling Transgender Students

    Spelman College, the prestigious HBCU in Atlanta, Ga., recently announced it is considering changing its policies to admit transgender students to its all-women's campus. President...

    Vanderbilt University Pays $1.2 Million to Rename Confederate Building

    Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., this month announced it is removing the "Confederate" inscription from one of its residence halls, mirroring efforts by institutions...

    Welcome to the Fourth Grade: Teacher’s Rap Video Ignites Students

    SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A new teacher who made a music video to welcome his students has become a bit of a star with...

    Lawyers Plan Civil Suit in ’44 S.C. Electric Chair Execution of 14 Yr.-Old Black...

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys hope to bring a civil-rights lawsuit in the case of a Black teenager electrocuted more than 70 years ago...

    Man Gets 40 Years for Pouring Scalding Water on Gay Couple

    ATLANTA (AP) — A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping...

    Ex-NFL-Star Sharper Gets Another 20 Years in Louisiana Rape Case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Making clear that she thought the sentence was a light one, a Louisiana judge Thursday formally imposed a 20-year prison...

    ‘SNL’ Star Leslie Jones’ Personal Site Offline after Racist & Sexist Attacks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leslie Jones, the Black "Saturday Night Live" and "Ghostbusters" actress-comedian, is again the target of racist and sexist online attacks. Jones'...

    Tulsa: Alleged Racist Killer of Lebanese Neighbor Charged with First Degree Murder

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a Tulsa man on Tuesday with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his...

    Police: 3 Children, Man Die in Chicago Apartment Fire

    CHICAGO (AP) — A fire at a Chicago apartment building that appears to have been deliberately set killed four people Tuesday, including three children,...