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
Rory: King of PetlaJennifer Zartman
Rory Anderson, an epic-nerd on an ordinary science field trip, is pulled through a portal into Zed, a place outside of time. His perception of reality shifts, and the King of the Fountain of Life commissions him as an ambassador to Petla, a place in another galaxy. He arrives wearing the ...
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
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
WASHINGTON –– Ben Carson's presidential campaign doesn't think it can win over the majority of African-American voters, but it does think it can lure enough of them to beat Hillary Clinton.
Though Barack Obama won 93 ...Read more
BRUSSELS -- French warplanes taking off from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier may not remake the Middle East, but are already reshaping Europe's balance of power after years of German economic dominance.
Refugees, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sure, Jeb Bush can become a leading Republican presidential candidate. It's gonna be tough, but hardly impossible.
More and more, voters want someone with government experience and sound political judgment. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- With the constitutionality of race-based affirmative action hanging by a thread at the Supreme Court, University of Texas officials are struggling to explain a policy that gives an extra edge to Latino and ...Read more
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