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Civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory is dead at 84

Dick Gregory, an American civil rights activist, writer and comedian is dead at the age of 84, according to his family. It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family … Click to Continue

'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned "free … Click to Continue

'Nazis' spray-painted on Robert E. Lee statue in Dallas

Dallas police officials say a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has been vandalized. The Dallas Morning News reported a crew of city workers went to Lee Park early … Click to Continue

If you were on a Trump council, what would you do? CEOs share their thoughts

National CEOs serving on two Trump administration business advisory panels resigned and President Donald Trump dissolved the councils in the wake of controversy over the president's comments over violence in … Click to Continue

Officials: No Powerball winner, jackpot swells to $650M

Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation's largest lottery jackpots will continue growing. Maura McCann of the New Hampshire … Click to Continue

Numbers drawn for Powerball jackpot, estimated at $535M

The numbers have been drawn for one of the nation's biggest lottery jackpots. Powerball announced Saturday night on its website that the winning numbers are: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 … Click to Continue

A 10-year-old boy helped his pregnant mom deliver his brother — and saved their lives

A 10-year-old boy's quick thinking saved his baby brother's life when his mom unexpectedly went into labor. Jayden Fontenot, a Sulphur, Louisiana, native helped his mother, Ashly Moreau, when she … Click to Continue

Officials: Slain officers didn't have chance to return fire

A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a suspect fired at them during a scuffle while they were on … Click to Continue

Massive counterprotest upstages Boston 'free speech rally'

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a "free speech rally" a week after a violent … Click to Continue

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He … Click to Continue

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest BOSTON — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing … Click to Continue

Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally

The White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump is set to visit Marine Air Station Yuma … Click to Continue

The Latest: Police push protesters out of Dallas cemetery

The Latest on a conservative rally and counterdemonstration in Boston and around the country : 10:10 p.m. Officers in riot gear, and some on horseback, have forced hundreds … Click to Continue

Suspect in killings of 2 Fla. officers arrested at bar

A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a suspect fired at them during a scuffle while they were on … Click to Continue

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest BOSTON — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing … Click to Continue

Marshawn Lynch sits once again during national anthem

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch once again sat during the national anthem. Lynch sat on the bench Saturday night while the anthem was played before Oakland's game against the … Click to Continue

2 dead in small plane crash near Oregon eclipse viewing site

Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse. The Central Oregon Emergency Information Network … Click to Continue

Penn Jillette apologizes to Newfoundland for insult comedy

Penn Jillette is apologizing profusely for his wisecracks insulting Newfoundland. The talkative half of the Penn & Teller magic and comedy act called Newfoundland "a euphemism for stupid" during Friday's … Click to Continue

The Latest: Gov. takes case from non-death-penalty lawyer

The Latest on police officers shot in Florida : 8:30 p.m. Florida's governor has issued an executive order reassigning the case of a man accused of killing two … Click to Continue

Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety

When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority. "She has … Click to Continue

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2017. There are 133 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 20, 1977, the … Click to Continue

Wreck of USS Indianapolis, lost for 72 years, found by civilian expedition

The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, missing for 72 years after the ship was sunk late in World War II, has reportedly been found. Billionaire Paul Allen, a co-founder of … Click to Continue

'I am not resigning,' lawmaker says, defying calls after Trump assassination post

Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal was adamant Friday that she isn't resigning over a Facebook post calling for President Donald Trump's assassination. Chappelle-Nadal, a University City, Missouri, Democrat, has faced calls by … Click to Continue

¯\__/¯: Smiley face emoticons in work emails can make you seem incompetent, study finds

A smile is not the same as a :), at least in a formal workplace setting, according to a new academic study. Researchers from the University of Haifa and Amsterdam … Click to Continue

She found herself stuck and stranded in a 4-foot deep pool. Here's how she got out

A woman from Epping, New Hampshire, found herself stranded in a four-foot deep pool when the pool ladder broke. Leslie Kahn, an avid swimmer in the summertime, told CBS Boston … Click to Continue

The Latest: 2nd officer dies from shooting in Fla.

The Latest on police officers shot in Florida : 3:15 p.m. Authorities in Florida say a second officer has died, a day after he and a colleague were … Click to Continue

Omaha police purge DNA samples from controversial 2004 sweep

Police have destroyed DNA samples collected years ago from several black men in a controversial 2004 sweep in Omaha now that a suspect in a series of rapes has been … Click to Continue

Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy. The university said it removed … Click to Continue

Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California, Oregon

Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse. About 600 residents … Click to Continue

Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses

On college campuses, white supremacists and other far-right extremist groups see fertile ground to spread their messages and recruit followers. But for many colleges, last weekend's deadly attack at a … Click to Continue

The Latest: Suspect in stabbing death back in Chicago

The Latest on the extradition of a Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University staffer Andrew Warren : 12:53 a.m. A Northwestern University professor accused with another … Click to Continue

The Latest: Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot

The Latest on police officers shot in Florida : 12:30 a.m. Authorities in northern Florida say two police officers have been shot in Jacksonsville. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office … Click to Continue

An 18-year-old babysitter forced a 4-year-old boy to perform sex acts on her, police say

San Antonio police arrested an 18-year-old babysitter for allegedly sexually assaulting a four-year-old boy. According to KENS5, Esmeralda Marie Medellin was babysitting the child in March when she allegedly performed … Click to Continue

Judge refuses to end Roman Polanski sex assault case

A Los Angeles judge on Friday denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski's victim to end a four-decade-old sexual assault case against the fugitive director. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge … Click to Continue

The Latest: Jacksonville shooting leaves 2 officers injured

The Latest on police officers shot in Florida : 2:55 a.m. Authorities say two officers who were shot and wounded had responded to reports of an attempted suicide … Click to Continue

Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the ground

A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for … Click to Continue

Seahawks DE Bennett sits again during national anthem

Michael Bennett was alone in sitting. He wasn't alone in support from his teammates. Bennett sat on the Seahawks' bench before Friday night's preseason game against Minnesota, the second straight … Click to Continue

1 police officer killed, 3 injured in 2 shootings in Florida

One police officer was killed and three wounded in nighttime shootings in two Florida cities where the officers were responding to suspected drug activity and reports of a suicide attempt, … Click to Continue

Helicopter crew had life vests, air bottles during crash

All five crew members aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed over the Pacific had life vests and an air bottle for underwater breathing, but Army officials and rescuers searching … Click to Continue

Northwestern prof, Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago

Two employees of elite universities charged in the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old hair stylist were returned to Chicago early Saturday to face charges of first-degree murder in the brutal … Click to Continue

Boston, cradle of liberty, braces for spirited protests

Conservative activists and leftist counterprotesters prepared for a confrontation on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly. Police Commissioner William Evans said … Click to Continue

The Latest: Steve Bannon returns to Breitbart News site

The Latest on reaction to President Donald Trump, the terrorist attack in Barcelona and the Charlottesville violence : 6:20 p.m. Breitbart News says Steve Bannon has returned to … Click to Continue

AP News in Brief at 12:03 a.m. EDT

Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, … Click to Continue

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2017. There are 134 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 19, 1942, during … Click to Continue

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, … Click to Continue

Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone

Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to … Click to Continue

Underwater devices look for Army helicopter crew off Hawaii

Army officials have spent days sifting through chunks of Black Hawk helicopter debris in turbulent Pacific waters off Hawaii but have yet to see any signs of life in their … Click to Continue

Rapper's bodyguard charged in Little Rock concert shooting

A rapper's bodyguard faces 10 aggravated assault counts for gunfire that erupted during a concert at a Little Rock club. Kentrell Gwynn was charged Friday. Police say he opened fire … Click to Continue

Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words. She says the White … Click to Continue

The Latest: Wildfire forces evacuation of 440 Oregon homes

The Latest on wildfires in the West : 5:50 p.m. Residents of about 440 homes near the central Oregon town of Sisters have been told to evacuate because … Click to Continue