December 10, 2014

Black police in US straddle line between race and duty over black deaths at hands of officers

OAKLAND, Calif. _ As the U.S. grapples with turmoil over police killings of unarmed black men, some African-American officers feel caught in the middle, wondering whether […]
November 12, 2014


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Randy Jackson is leaving “American Idol.” Word of his departure comes from Fox and the company that produces the singing competition. His […]
November 10, 2014

Maureen O’Hara, Harry Belafonte, Hayao Miyazaki, Jean Claude Carriere accept early Oscars

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ The first Oscar statuettes of the season were presented Saturday night at the film academy’s Governors Awards. […]
November 8, 2014

Obama picks a Washington outsider and first black woman to oversee Justice Department

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama has chosen federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending a Washington […]