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Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, appears at his arraignment in New Century, Kan., Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Cross is being charged for shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City on April 13. Photo/The Kansas City Star, David Eulitt, Pool
- OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.more More Arrow


In an undated photo provided by the Utash family, Steven Utash, left, poses with his daughter Felicia. Steven Utash, a motorist beaten by a mob when he stopped to help a Detroit child struck by his pickup truck April 2 is speaking with family members at a hospital, Friday, April 11, 2014 after doctors took him off a ventilator Thursday. Photo/Utash Family Photo
- DETROIT (AP) — A 16-year-old Detroit boy charged with assault and ethnic intimidation in the mob beating of a suburban motorist has been ordered held on a $400,000 cash bond.more More Arrow


Screenshot of the Wells Fargo
- Wells Fargo, one of the world’s leading lenders, has launched a Get College Ready online initiative to prepare parents and would-be students for the financial gauntlet of higher education.more More Arrow


A trailer sits in the backyard of a home in Williston, N.D., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Federal prosecutors say the area outside the home, including this intersection and trailers in the backyard, was the site of an August 2012 drug-related assault planned by a ring known as
- WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade, then dumped 40 miles away in Montana, he staggered to a farmhouse for help. His path eventually led authorities back to a quiet backyard in this oil boom town.more More Arrow


Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. A woman was taken into custody after throwing what she described as a shoe at Clinton during her speech. Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Steve Marcus
- LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday.more More Arrow


In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango poses in her home in Boston with a framed photograph of Obama and herself, when he was an Illinois state senator. Onyango, whose status as an illegal immigrant was revealed days before Obama was elected in 2008, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, said Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong, who represented Onyango in her immigration case. She was 61. Wong said she was being treated for cancer and respiratory problems. Photo/Josh Reynolds, File
- President Obama’s Kenya-born Aunt Zeituni Onyango, 61, died from cancer and respiratory ailments April 8 at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Harborlights facility in South Boston, according to news reports.more More Arrow


In this undated photo provided by Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification Kelvin Melton is shown. Frank Arthur Janssen was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days. John Strong, the FBI's agent in charge for North Carolina, said the kidnapping was related to Janssen's daughter's prosecution of Melton, who is serving a life sentence for ordering the shooting of a man in 2011. Photo/Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification
- RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina inmate described as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang faces a federal kidnapping charge after authorities say he used a smuggled mobile phone to help orchestrate the abduction of a prosecutor's father.more More Arrow


Associates of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, Carlos Ortiz (left) and Ernest Wallace (right).
- FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Two associates of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez were indicted Friday on murder charges in the shooting death of a man last summer about a mile from Hernandez's home, prosecutors said.more More Arrow


Harry Belafonte.
- NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers say Harry Belafonte will retain possession of historical documents he acquired during his friendship with Martin Luther King Jr.more More Arrow


Paycheck Fairness Act
- Senate Republicans blocked a vote on April 9 to open the debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill sponsored by Democrats aimed at drawing attention to the wage gap between men and women in the country.more More Arrow


Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III.
- “Where are leading Black pastors, honorary inductees, and leading Black churches protesting the induction of an openly homosexual man into the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse University?--BCN1”more More Arrow


Former National Football League (NFL) player Warren Christopher Banks.
- (Updated 4/13/2014) Former National Football League (NFL) player Warren Christopher Banks died April 9 at his home in Abingdon, Md., according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.more More Arrow


Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton looks into the crowd after a person threw an object at her while speaking during The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' annual conference at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. Clinton, a possible presidential contender in 2016, ducked but did not appear to be hit by the object, and then joked about the incident. Security ushered out a woman who said she threw a shoe but didn't identify herself to reporters or explain the action. Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, David Becker
- LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.more More Arrow


Ben Chavis defends value of Black Press.
- WILMINGTON, N.C. (NNPA) – Howard University Journalism Professor Clint C. Wilson II’s broad criticism of the Black Press proves that he needs a “reality check,” said Ben Chavis, leader of a group of 1970s activists known as the Wilmington Ten.more More Arrow


2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.
- DETROIT – It's rare to use "fun to drive" and "hybrid" in the same sentence. But Volkswagen has managed to create a hybrid in the form of its Jetta compact sedan that had a lot of spirit during a week-long test drive.more More Arrow


Dr. Teleka Patrick. Photo/Family Photo via Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group.
- KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — An autopsy has determined that a body found in an Indiana lake is that of a Michigan doctor missing since December.more More Arrow


Desmond Key talks about the auto accident that involved 10 year-old David Harris Thursday, April 3, 2014. Harris was hit by a car crossing Morang street on Detroit's east side, Wednesday, April 2,2 014. The driver stopped and was attacked by onlookers. Photo/Detroit Free Press, Kirthmon F.Dozier
- DETROIT (AP) — A teenager and two men were charged Tuesday in the brutal beating of a suburban Detroit man after he accidentally hit a child who stepped off the curb into the path of his truck.more More Arrow


An original floor plan for the proposed new residence of Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory is seen, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Smyrna, Ga. The Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta seems to have gotten the pope's message about living modestly. Just days ago, Pope Francis removed a German bishop for his lavish spending on a new residence. Now, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory has bowed to criticism from local Catholics and apologized for buying a $2.2 million mansion for his own use. Gregory offered to sell the spacious home, if that is what local church representatives want. The archbishop says he failed to consider the project's cost on his own
- SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Trying to appease angry parishioners, the archbishop of Atlanta said Saturday that he will sell a $2.2 million mansion just three months after he moved in.more More Arrow


David Napier, owner of The Old City Bar in Richmond’s former slave-trading district, is president of the Shockoe Bottom Neighborhood Association, is photographed in his bar in Richmond, Va., Wednesday April 3, 2014. The association has backed an economic development proposal that includes a baseball stadium. Some opponents argue the national pastime shouldn’t be played were slaves were jailed, bought and sold. Napier says the development can enhance the city’s oldest neighborhood and also pay homage to the hundreds of thousands of slaves that were traded in the streets of the Bottom in the decades leading to the Civil War.
- RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A proposal to build a ballpark in the slave-trading center of the former capital of the Confederacy has stirred opposition from African-Americans and others who contend it is "sacred ground" and no place to play baseball.more More Arrow


This photo provided by Boulder County Sheriff's Department Daniel Ortiz is shown. Ortiz, along with Russell Britton and Moises Mendez are charged with felony first-degree murder, robbery and aggravated motor-vehicle theft in the death of 25-year-old Nathaniel Tallman. Tallman was shot dead trying to sell marijuana the old-fashioned, illegal way. While no one expected the state's first-in-the-nation recreational sales would eliminate the need for dangerous underground sales overnight, the violence has raised concerns among police, prosecutors and pot advocates that a black market for marijuana is alive and well in Colorado. Photo/Boulder County Sheriff's Department
- DENVER (AP) — A 25-year-old is shot dead trying to sell marijuana the old-fashioned, illegal way. Two men from Texas set up a warehouse to grow more than they would ever need. And three people buying pot in a grocery store parking lot are robbed at gunpoint.more More Arrow


Domestic Violence in Front of Kids.
- People who commit domestic violence in front of a child will face more time in prison, under a bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly.more More Arrow


U.S. Army released a new appearance and grooming parameter which included three hairstyles that are now “unauthorized”: multiple large braids, headbands other than plain devices, and twists.
- A new Army regulation outlining how female soldiers should wear their hair has caused an uproar among Black female soldiers, who claim that it is “racially biased” against Black women and their hair.more More Arrow


This Wednesday, April 26, 2006 file photo shows different brands and dosages of Fentanyl patches, marked with warnings about non-precribed uses in St. Louis. Fentanyl is a narcotic that is typically administered to people in chronic pain, including end-stage cancer patients. It is also used as an anesthetic. It is considered 80 times more powerful than morphine and can kill by inhibiting breathing.
- POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — On an icy night in January, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where he injected himself with heroin.more More Arrow


McDaniel College in Westminster
- WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — McDaniel College in Westminster says it's prohibiting parties for the rest of 2014 at a fraternity and sorority that held a "CMT versus BET" event promoting racial and cultural stereotypes.more More Arrow


In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 file photo, South African president Jacob Zuma, front, stands before a guard of honor at Parliament before the yearly State of the Nation address in Cape Town, South Africa. Zuma says that he has done nothing wrong despite a scandal surrounding costly state upgrades to his private home that have ignited a debate about alleged corruption ahead of May 7 elections. At back left is deputy president, Kgalema Motlanthe. Photo/Mike Hutchings, Pool
- A scandal surrounding more than $20 million in state spending on the South African president's private home has ignited a debate about moral leadership and alleged corruption ahead of May elections, even prompting satirical songs based on smash hits such as "Gangnam Style."more More Arrow


10-year-old Taniyah Thomas, fatally shot in an apparent home invasion.
- The mother of a 10-year-old southwestern Pennsylvania girl who was fatally shot in an apparent home invasion attempt is awaiting trial on charges she sold crack cocaine to an undercover informant.more More Arrow


Calvin and Zatera Spencer of Portsmouth, Va.
- A Virginia couple is averaging more than $1 million a week in lottery winnings.more More Arrow


This Aug. 28, 2013 file photo shows National Urban League President Marc Morial speaking at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
- The wealth gap between African Americans and Whites has expanded in recent years and is not likely to narrow without significant reductions in Black unemployment and changes in a system that favors the wealthy over poor and middle class Americans, according the National Urban League’s 38th annual State of Black America report entitled “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America.”more More Arrow


Rep. John R. Lewis
- Rep. John R. Lewis will deliver the commencement address May 16 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s spring 2014 graduation exercises.more More Arrow


African American child in school.
- NEW YORK (AP) — In every region of America, White and Asian children are far better positioned for success than Black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap.more More Arrow