- Memorial services set for late civil rights leader Kyles Updated: Apr-28-16 5:17 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Memorial and funeral services have been set for the Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, the civil rights leader and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who died Tuesday in Memphis at age 81.
- Ex-FBI agent accused of lying in Bulger case to plead guilty Updated: Apr-27-16 4:24 pm
BOSTON - A former FBI agent charged with perjury for lying during his testimony in the trial of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger intends to plead guilty, according to a motion filed in court Wednesday by his lawyer and federal prosecutors.
- The Rev. Billy Kyles dies; was present when ML King was shot Updated: Apr-27-16 11:46 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, a longtime civil rights leader who was present when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a hotel balcony, has died in Memphis. He was 81.
- Former US senator talks of 2 loves - Clare and Matthew Updated: Apr-24-16 10:51 pm
NEW YORK - Former U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford talks tenderly of his two loves - his late wife Clare and his soon-to-be spouse Matthew Charlton - in a New York Times opinion piece.
- Black Lives Matter gave him fame, but Baltimore isn't biting Updated: Apr-24-16 9:47 am
BALTIMORE - DeRay Mckesson, the Black Lives Matter activist turned mayoral candidate, is door-knocking on the streets of Charles Village. This is not the Baltimore of "The Wire," but rather a tidy neighborhood of pastel townhomes in the shadow of Johns Hopkins University.
- Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20 a deeply symbolic move Updated: Apr-21-16 9:21 pm
NEW YORK - Growing up in Oklahoma, Becky Hobbs noticed some of her Cherokee elders wouldn't even touch a $20 bill because they so despised Andrew Jackson. To this day, the 66-year-old songwriter pokes him in the face whenever she gets one.
- Man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn gets 4 months Updated: Apr-21-16 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON - A Florida man who landed a one-person gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington in 2015 as a stunt to protest the influence of money in politics was sentenced Thursday to spend four months in jail.
- Correction: Harvey Milk Boulevard-Salt Lake City story Updated: Apr-21-16 11:58 am
SALT LAKE CITY - In a story April 21 about a street named for gay leader Harvey Milk, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Milk was the first openly gay person elected to public office in the U.S. He was one of the first.
- Tubman to be new face of $20 bill, Hamilton stays on $10 Updated: Apr-20-16 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic faces of U.S. currency.
- President Obama, Warriors star Stephen Curry team up on PSA Updated: Apr-16-16 3:21 pm
OAKLAND, California - President Barack Obama has teamed with reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry on a public service announcement calling for Americans to mentor youth in their community to make a positive impact.
- Salt Lake City Council to weigh naming street for gay leader Updated: Apr-13-16 2:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Salt Lake City Council has voted to hold a public hearing on whether to name a street after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk alongside thoroughfares honoring civil rights icons like Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez.
- Stephen Curry is setting standard on and off the court Updated: Apr-11-16 4:09 pm
OAKLAND, California - For years, Stephen Curry watched his dad, Dell, do his part in the community. Curry was often among those children in Charlotte treated to special appearances from star athletes and still cherishes those sweet memories.
- Tennessee AP, MTSU present 2016 news excellence awards Updated: Apr-09-16 11:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Nashville TV station WTVF and the Chattanooga Times Free Press received top honors in the 2016 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors annual contest.
- Books about LGBT rights, Jazz Age win Anisfield-Wolf prizes Updated: Apr-06-16 6:01 am
NEW YORK - Books about LGBT rights, the Jazz Age and tap dancing are among the winners of the 81st annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, given for literature that confronts racism and examines diversity.
- Built to last, vacant state armory not going anywhere soon Updated: Apr-03-16 4:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Two things to know about the abandoned Illinois State Armory: It needs major repair and renovation, but it's not going anywhere soon.