Wednesday, March 4, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for independent investigations when police use deadly force.
The mayor of Cleveland apologized Monday after a court filing by the Ohio city suggested that a 12-year-old black boy was responsible for his own death at the hands of police.
Police fatally shot a homeless man during a “brutal” videotaped struggle in which an officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.
Trailblazing Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in U.S. Congress history, announced Monday she is retiring after what will be a 40-year career on Capitol Hill.
Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote.
Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. She was 89.
The chief of presidential security under former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was shot to death Monday in the capital, where he had lived since returning to the country after finishing a prison sentence in the United States.
While Pablo Picasso crafted thousands of ceramic pieces late in his career that reflected his Mediterranean and Spanish roots, this art was long overshadowed by his famous paintings and sculptures.
The Grateful Dead embodied the hippie spirit, but the free market has sent prices for resold tickets to the band's final shows soaring to more than US$100,000.
Tena Stivicic has won the oldest and most prestigious playwriting prize for women.