It was too much to expect from a country as consumed by hostility and jugglery as ours, but a saner society would have had a different take on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. The overwhelming sentiment of any civilization deserving of the name would be a profound sorrow and alarm over the sudden and unnecessary violent […]

The Denver International Airport TSA officials found themselves in an awkward position when they were forced to deal with a naked woman. Sources at the scene say the woman had been smoking a cigarette in a non-smoking area inside Concourse B around 8:45 AM (with her clothes on) when airport staffers asked her to put […]

George Zimmerman has been arrested and is being charged with second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26. Special prosecutor Angela Corey announced the charge at a news conference Wednesday, seven weeks after the homicide took place. Trayvon Martin’s parents, civil rights leaders and other people have portrayed the case as […]

For all the turmoil of the long primary season, President Barack Obama is right where he expected to be: taking on Mitt Romney and targeting him as a wishy-washy protector of the rich. With the November outcome likely to hinge on the economy, Obama will now engage more directly with the help of an experienced, […]

Employers throughout the nation are getting more invasive with their applicants than ever before. All of the drug tests and background checks have been a normal procedure that most have grown accustomed to, but now employers are asking for passwords to social media sites. Giving your Facebook password or any other password linked to social […]

An area Waldorf, Md. man used the guise of an innocent-looking ice cream truck to peddle drugs. 20-year-old Alexander Charles Hoskins was arrested for selling narcotics from his ice cream truck. Police say a Crime Solvers tip that the man sold packets of marijuana led to his arrest. He was charged with possession with the […]

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 […]