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1st black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood

June 12, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday deemed the first known black Roman Catholic priest in the United States to be "venerable," positioning the former slave for possible sainthood. more »»

Illinois governor signs law expanding access to abortion

June 12, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.. more »»

Facebook's Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video

June 12, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine: fake footag... more »»

Washington man on trial in 1987 killing of Canadian couple

June 12, 2019

SEATTLE (AP) — A man charged with murder in the 1987 killings of a young Canadian couple is facing trial in Washington state beginning this week, but the case won't challenge the new investigativ... more »»

Primary victor could add to Virginia Democrats' headaches

June 12, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans keep getting help from an unexpected source as they try to win over suburban voters unhappy with President Donald Trump: Virginia Democrats. more »»

San Francisco prosecutors turn to AI to reduce racial bias

June 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain... more »»

Ex-Stanford coach avoids prison time in college bribery scam

June 12, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — A former head sailing coach at Stanford avoided prison time for agreeing to help students get into the elite university as recruited athletes in exchange for money for his sailing... more »»

Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn self in on groping charge

June 12, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn himself in to New York City police on Thursday to face allegations he groped a woman at a Manhattan night spot, his lawyer sai. more »»

O.J. Simpson case helped bring spousal abuse out of shadows

June 12, 2019

In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 murder, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to O.J. more »»

Signs of ritual pot smoking found in ancient Chinese graves

June 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China. more »»

Women indicted in death of teen whose baby was cut from womb

June 12, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman and her adult daughter were formally charged Wednesday in the killing of a pregnant teenager whose baby was cut from her womb with a butcher knife. more »»

Boston museum hires firm to investigate racism reports

June 12, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has hired an outside law firm to investigate reports that a group of minority middle school students was subjected to racism by staff and patrons during... more »»

 
 

 

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