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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 […]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some nail polishes commonly found in California salons and advertised as free of a so-called “toxic trio” of chemicals actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects, according to state chemical regulators. A Department of Toxic Substances Control report to be released Tuesday determined that the mislabeled nail products […]

A Michigan teacher is claiming that she was fired because she helped students start a Trayvon Martin fundraiser in her class. The teacher, Brooke Harris, 26, is a non-union teacher at Pontiac Academy and was fired by the school without a problem. She was initially suspended by the school and then fired. Now, numerous organizations […]

Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network will convene in Washington, DC for NAN’s annual national convention from April 11-14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center featuring a who’s who in politics, civil rights, education, business, the church, Corporate America and much more. The four day event honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther […]

TULSA, Okla. — Within hours of shootings that terrified Tulsa’s north side and left three people dead, leaders of the predominantly black community declared the spree a hate crime and warned of a possible vigilante response. Quick arrests relieved many residents and ended talk of more violence, but community leaders still want the case treated […]

The Sanford, Fla. police department’s sloppy handling of Trayvon Martin’s slaying isn’t the only example of how the lives of young black men are devalued in this society. Another example is the media’s fixation on his past; on whether his tweets, his street slang, or any of the stuff that black teenagers say or do […]