Every day after school, Exel Estrada was in a rush. He would run into his Highlandtown rowhouse, pull off his Patterson High School uniform and throw on a pair of bleach-splattered black pants and an old Ravens shirt. He ...Read more
On that cold December afternoon, Monique Ngomba followed hundreds of students out the doors of Patterson High School until she stood, completely baffled, in front of a line of buses.
It was time to go home, but she had no...Read more
WATERTOWN, Wis. -- Concerns about the safety of crude oil trains loom over a proposed rail takeover that would create the largest rail system in North America.
Last week, Alberta-based Canadian Pacific made public its ...Read more
COLVILLE INDIAN RESERVATION, Wash. -- It's a stickpin skyline: fire-blackened trees without leaves, needles or even branches as far as the eye can see.
The quiet is deathly, until an 18-wheel logging truck roars out of ...Read more
A total solar eclipse occurs somewhere on Earth about once every year and a half, on average. But imagine if it happened every single month. For this to be the case, the moon would have to orbit Earth in the same plane in ...Read more
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Hennepin County attorney's office received a deadline extension Wednesday to decide if charges will be filed against four men arrested in connection with the shooting of five protesters near the 4th ...Read more
CHICAGO -- An aspiring Chicago poet and community activist walked out of a Cook County courthouse Wednesday to hugs and cheers from dozens of supporters after prosecutors in a surprise move dropped charges against him for ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A bitter battle to control the fortune of ailing billionaire Sumner Redstone escalated Wednesday when the media mogul's ex-girlfriend filed a lawsuit alleging that he is mentally impaired and unable to make ...Read more
The Insiders: A ThrillerCraig Hickman
Thrill, suspense, conspiracy, mystery, corporate corruption, and more clash in this new brand of thriller by New York Times bestselling author Craig Hickman. Untainted by political, journalistic, or legal manipulation and uncorrupted by fear or threat of retribution, The Insiders enthralls ...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minneapolis Urban League and Jamar Clark's family are asking for protests to be put on hold Wednesday for the funeral of the 24-year-old black man fatally shot by police.
The league is calling for a day...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- For years, the Chiu family tried Thanksgiving the traditional way. The San Gabriel Valley family of four invited people over, cooked a turkey, bought a ham, and whipped up mashed potatoes and stuffing.
But ...Read more
DHAKA -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a gun attack at a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh that killed an assistant imam this week, a report said Friday.
The Sunni extremist group, which controls large ...Read more
JOHANNESBURG -- A South African court Thursday threw out a moratorium on the trade of rhino horns, a move hotly debated in a country that, more than any other, holds the survival of the species in its hands.
Proponents of...Read more
In a sharply worded letter penned days before an international summit in Paris, California Gov. Jerry Brown is accusing attorneys general in two states of "crass obstructionism" in their effort to raise doubts about one of...Read more
There isn't a surface a skateboarder won't grind -- even a landslide.
That was the case this week when skateboarders decided to show off their skills on Vasquez Canyon Road, which began buckling last Thursday near Santa ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Newly released videos from four additional police vehicles at the scene of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald raise questions about how the city's Police Department documented the killing of an African-...Read more
CARACAS, Venezuela –– Venezuela's rival political factions traded accusations Thursday after the killing of an opposition official, increasing tension as the nation's parliamentary elections approach.
Luis Manuel Diaz...Read more
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –– Martyrs' Day was a new holiday on the United Arab Emirates calendar in November, wedged between the Islamic holy days and the Dubai Shopping Festival.
Many nations commemorate their ...Read more
BRUSSELS –– The security alert level for Brussels was lowered Thursday after six days at the maximum level after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, local media reported.
The country's coordinating unit for threat...Read more
BERLIN -- Germany decided Thursday it could no longer stay on the sidelines of the fight against Islamic State, announcing plans to send planes and a navy ship to help the new international military alliance against the ...Read more
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 4,000 people were left homeless after a fire engulfed a residential area in the Philippine capital Wednesday, a district fire marshal said Thursday.
At least eight people were injured in ...Read more