- Dissent: Book traces 400 years of protest, progress in US Updated: May-29-15 5:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Most views of American history trace the rise of power and politics.
- A look at the voting blocs in the FIFA president balloting Updated: May-29-15 12:26 am
FIFA's 209 members are expected to elect President Sepp Blatter to a fifth term Friday, based on statements in recent months issued by continental confederations, despite a string of scandals including the indictment of nine soccer officials this week by the U.S. government.
- David Oyelowo creates a tortured soul in HBO's 'Nightingale' Updated: May-28-15 8:33 am
LOS ANGELES - HBO's "Nightingale" is a small film with an indelibly big performance by David Oyelowo, who plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence.
- Natalie Portman urges new Harvard graduates to take chances Updated: May-27-15 5:17 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Natalie Portman advised graduating Harvard seniors Wednesday to use their inexperience to their advantage, saying she has learned that taking calculated risks can lead to life-changing rewards.
- Dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel prize headed for mediation Updated: May-27-15 11:44 am
ATLANTA - A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation, and lawyers for both sides said Wednesday they hope for a lasting resolution to issues that have long divided the civil rights icon's heirs.
- U2 brings its high-tech 'Innocence & Experience' tour to LA Updated: May-27-15 4:41 am
INGLEWOOD, California - U2's latest live show included a call to fight AIDS, condemnation of the 1974 car bombings in Ireland, the voice of Stephen Hawking, high-tech stage gimmicks and just over two hours of music, including most of its 2014 album, "Songs of Innocence."
- Ohio family finally learns how brother died in Vietnam Updated: May-24-15 10:50 am
OTTAWA, Ohio - On Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 took humans to the moon for the first time, and the Dickman family buried their son. David Dickman was killed in the Vietnam War, and for 47 years, an Army form letter provided the only scant information they had about his death. And then in 2005, a phone call delivered two gifts, of information, and of friendship.
- Blatter set to polarize opinion for 4 more years at FIFA Updated: May-23-15 10:39 am
GENEVA - Sepp Blatter divides opinion so much even his opponents are charmed by him.
- 2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change Updated: May-21-15 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform.
- Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore bothering some Updated: May-20-15 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun battle between armed bikers and police in Waco, Texas, also showed mass arrests - carried out by nonchalant-looking officers sitting around calm bikers on cellphones.
- For Hampton House, a return from history Updated: May-17-15 12:23 am
MIAMI - When the rescue of Hampton House began six years ago, vagrants and drug addicts slept in the motel where Malcolm X once stayed. A tree grew out of the swimming pool where Martin Luther King Jr. swam. The walls were crumbling around the courtyard where Ebony magazine had photographed Muhammad Ali and his new wife and baby.
- Folk singer behind popularity of 'We Shall Overcome' dies Updated: May-08-15 11:56 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Guy Carawan, a folk singer and social-justice advocate credited with turning the African-American spiritual "We Shall Overcome" into a unifying anthem of the 1960s civil rights movement, has died at 87.
- Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify Updated: May-06-15 5:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation.
- On 150th anniversary, Lincoln's hometown re-enacts funeral Updated: May-02-15 11:35 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - At Abraham Lincoln's death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, "Now he belongs to the ages," but the meticulous, 150th anniversary funeral procession his hometown presented Saturday proved how profoundly the prairie city still considers the slain president its own.
- Hundreds rally in Minneapolis over mall arrests, Baltimore Updated: May-01-15 5:20 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Hundreds of people, including many high school students who walked out of school, rallied Friday in support of protesters arrested in December at the Mall of America.
- Pelosi calls for changes from police and justice system Updated: Apr-30-15 1:17 pm
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Baltimore native whose father was the city's mayor, appealed for peace in her home town Thursday and said "something different" is needed from police and the justice system.