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Hunter Park University of Missouri

Man Arrested After Social Media Threats Against Black Students At University Of Missouri

Hunter Park allegedly used multiple accounts to threaten students, according to authorities.

November 11, 2015
marijuana plant

Ohio Voters Soundly Reject Marijuana Legalization Initiative

The initiative was failing 65 percent to 35 percent, with more than three-quarters of precincts reporting.

November 4, 2015

Virginia TV station ‘At A Loss’ To Explain Why Fired Worker Shot Pair 2 Years Later

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times (TNS) As the cameras rolled Thursday morning, WDBJ-TV morning anchor Kimberly McBroom reached out to hold her colleagues’ hands. It was 6:45 a.m., and McBroom told her viewers in southwest Virginia that the staffers at the Roanoke TV station were approaching a moment “none of us will forget.” “It […]

August 27, 2015

Carter ‘Prepared For Anything That Comes’ As He Begins Radiation For Cancer On His Brain

“I’ve had a wonderful life. I’ve had thousands of friends. I’ve had an exciting, adventurous, gratifying existence,” the former president said.

August 20, 2015

Another Black Church Burns After NAACP Warns About Suspected Arson Attacks

The NAACP warned black churches Tuesday to take “necessary precautions” as authorities in Southern states investigate whether several church fires over the last week were arsons.

July 1, 2015
Rachel Dolezal

Woman Resigns As NAACP Chapter Head Amid Claims She Lied About Being Black

Rachel Dolezal, whose parents say she is white, did not directly address allegations that she lied about being a black woman.

June 15, 2015

Anti-Islam Activist Pamela Geller Was Possible Beheading Target, Official Says

Controversial anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller was mentioned as a possible target for beheading by a man who was shot and killed by a counterterrorism task force this week

June 4, 2015

Boston Man Under Terrorism Surveillance Was Not Shot In Back, Community Leaders Say

Boston religious and community leaders said Wednesday that video shows a local man was not shot in the back during a confrontation with terrorism task force members who had been watching him and wanted to question him.

June 3, 2015

As Rain Stops In Oklahoma And Texas, Downriver States Brace For Flooding

The waters are inundating rivers across four states, bringing new flood worries for weeks ahead as the torrents barrel toward the Gulf of Mexico.

June 3, 2015

2 Gunmen Killed, Guard Shot Outside Muhammad Cartoon Contest In Texas

After the shooting, Geller posted an outraged statement on her blog. “This is a war,” she wrote. “This is war on free speech. What are we going to do? Are we going to surrender to these monsters?”

May 4, 2015

Oklahoma Reserve Deputy Thought He Was Using A Taser, Not A Gun

A white reserve deputy accidentally shot an unarmed black man with a gun instead of a Taser, and Oklahoma law enforcement officials berated the man as he lay dying on the ground.

April 13, 2015

Student At Center Of Rolling Stone Story Is Not To Blame, Investigation Authors Say

The Columbia team reiterated Monday that it found deep flaws in the reporting and editing of the woman’s narrative of her allegedly being gang raped at a University of Virginia fraternity.

April 7, 2015
St. Louis County police in riot gear deploy during protests outside the Ferguson Police Department on March 11, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri (AFP/Michael B. Thomas)

Two Police Officers Shot During Protests In Ferguson

Get the latest on the turbulent situation in Ferguson.

March 12, 2015

Storm Warnings Grip 17 States, Record Lows Expected

Winter is hitting the East Coast with a vengeance.

February 16, 2015

Mario Cuomo, Former New York Governor And Fiery Liberal, Dies At 82

Tributes began pouring in Thursday night, upon the passing of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo (D).

January 1, 2015
Police deploy at the scene where two New York City police officers were killed as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner on December 20, 2014 in New York City

New York City Moves To Name Streets After Two Slain Officers

New York City officials plan to name two streets after the two NYPD officers who were shot and killed in December.

January 1, 2015

No-Fly Zones Over Disney Parks Face New Scrutiny

The “no fly” zones over Disney amusement parks were put in place after the 2011 terrorist attacks, but it is time to take another look at the flight restrictions.

November 10, 2014

What We Know About The Canadian Parliament Suspect

Learn more about the alleged Canadian Parliament shooter.

October 24, 2014

Ferguson Activists Change Tactics, Targets

Activists and demonstrators descend on Ferguson to reinforce the protests taking place there.

October 14, 2014

‘Ferguson October’ Rally Highlights Divide Among St. Louis Activists

Find out how the latest round of protests is dividing the activist community.

October 13, 2014

Nebraska’s Lieutenant Governor Resigns After Sister Alleges Threats

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Nebraska’s lieutenant governor announced his resignation Tuesday morning, a day after a state judge ordered him not to contact his sister after she accused him of having anger problems and threatening her. Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann, who was appointed to his office by Gov. Dave Heineman in 2013, was […]

September 9, 2014

Ferguson Fundraiser Mystery Solved — Or Is It?

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Two online fundraising pages that raised more than $400,000 for the police officer who killed an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., were shut down this weekend so tax lawyers could decide how best to handle the money, an official told the Los Angeles Times. Mystery has surrounded the […]

September 2, 2014

Fundraising Web Pages For Ferguson Cop Still Closed

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times After raising more than $400,000 for the police officer who killed an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., two donation pages were shut down without explanation over the weekend. On the crowdsourced fundraising site GoFundMe, “Support Officer Darren Wilson” and “Support Officer Wilson” — two separate pages with similar […]

September 2, 2014

Federal Judge Suspends Enforcement Of New Louisiana Abortion Law

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Louisiana’s new anti-abortion law can take effect Monday as scheduled, but provisions requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals cannot be enforced against clinics and doctors who filed suit, a federal judge ruled Sunday night. U.S. District Judge John W. deGravelles, a recent Obama appointee who sits […]

September 1, 2014

Oklahoma Transgender Candidate Misses Making History By 22 Votes

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Oklahoma’s 88th legislative district is a bright blue dot in a deep red state, a district that has sent liberal and openly gay lawmakers to the state Capitol. And last week, it came within 22 votes of electing the state’s first openly transgender candidate. Paula Sophia, 48 — Democrat, […]

August 29, 2014