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Van kills 9, injures 16 on Toronto street; driver in custody

A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said.

New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it ...

Black man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me'

The man who wrestled the gun away from a Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to die, the gunman would "have to work to kill me."

Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries 'lawful lynching'

Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job.

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

North Korea announced that it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its hard-won nuclear arsenal.

Dems to black activists: Trump is 'the darkness'

One after another, the speakers attacked President Trump's policies as discriminatory, his rhetoric as hateful and his motivations as bigoted.

Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.

Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black

It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities, an everyday moment gone wrong, ending in complete humiliation.

Raul Castro leaving Cuban presidency, not power

Raul Castro is stepping down from Cuba's presidency, but he isn't giving up power.

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday. She was 92.

Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training

Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training ...

Supreme Court says Sotomayor breaks shoulder in fall at home

The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke her left shoulder in a fall at her Washington home.

1 dead after jetliner apparently blows an engine in flight

A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others, authorities said.

Denied flying lessons because he was black, he made history

As a young boy, Eugene May, 95, dreamed of flying airplanes. In the early 1940s he went to McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, hoping to get the flying lessons he'd always wanted.

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