SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The man charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin’s death has arrived at a Florida jail after turning himself in. George Zimmerman was logged into the jail in Sanford on Wednesday night, hours after a special prosecutor announced the charge against him. He’s expected to make his first court appearance on […]

Before there was the Apollo in Harlem, there was the Howard Theatre in the nation’s capital. The nearly 102-year-old Howard officially lifts its curtain once again Thursday for a reopening gala after a $29 million renovation that began in 2010. Smokey Robinson, Savion Glover and Madeleine Peyroux will perform, along with Chaka Khan, Boyz II […]

Now that George Zimmerman has been arrested and will plead not guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, there are new questions. The most important: Will an unusual aspect of Florida’s “stand-your-ground’ law allow Zimmerman to receive immunity and avoid prosecution? “As you know there was a lot of anxiety and anger, […]

In a case that affects thousands of businesses and millions of workers, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that employers are under no obligation to ensure that workers take legally mandated lunch breaks. The unanimous opinion came after workers’ attorneys argued that abuses are routine and widespread when companies aren’t required to issue direct orders […]

As people across the country continue calling for justice in the death of an unarmed Florida teen, residents in the Alabama town of Headland will march in a call for justice for an unarmed man who was killed there by police in January. Patrick Humphrey, 33, was shot by police, after his mother called emergency […]

A Washington school bus driver has died two days after he suffered a heart attack at the wheel, prompting students to take over. Fife School District Deputy Superintendent Jeff Short says 43-year-old Ryan Callis died Wednesday evening. Bus footage shows 13-year-old Jeremy Wuitschick rushing down the aisle to the unconscious driver and grabbing the wheel […]

The mayor of New Jersey’s largest city said Friday he thought he might die when he dashed through a burning, smoky kitchen to find and rescue a neighbor from her second-floor bedroom. “I felt fear. I really didn’t think we were going to get out of there,” Mayor Cory Booker, his burned right hand still […]

Trayvon Martin’s mother says the encounter between her son and a neighborhood watch volunteer was an accident, not the shooting that left her 17-year-old son dead. Sybrina Fulton clarified her remarks Thursday to The Associated Press after she referred to what happened to her son on NBC’s “Today” show as an accident. Watch video below. […]

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 5-year-old boy found dozens of bags of heroin inside a jacket he had taken to school and showed them to his kindergarten classmates, the school superintendent said Tuesday. Bridgeport Superintendent Paul Vallas said he believes the boy took his stepfather’s jacket to school on Monday without knowing the drugs were inside […]

A new app developed by the University of Texas in Dallas is taking social media to a new level. Now you can make your enemies known to your circle of friends. Called EnemyGraph, the application allows Facebook users list their enemies and dislikes. The app even got a mention from former vice presidential candidate Sarah […]

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s only black lawmaker said she received a direct mailing from the Ku Klux Klan that has bolstered her resolve to fight prejudice. Childhood memories of a cross burning on her lawn on Boise’s north end were rekindled for Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise, when she opened a hand-addressed application last week […]

Appearing as agitated as they were red-faced, Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner walked side-by-side to the podium late Tuesday, compelled by obligation and circumstance to admit to an overflow crowd of media members that George Zimmerman, their ultra-high profile and unarguably controversial client, had once again chosen to disobey a direct order and instead take […]