First Black Nursing Grad Receives Honorary Degree

Small in stature and soft in voice, Esther McCready proved to be a giant in the fight for civil rights. And on May 15, the 84-year-old pioneer's life came full circle as she received an honorary doctor of public service ...

Obama's First Week on Twitter Filled with Racism, Violent Threats

It's only been a week since President Obama finally began his own, self-run Twitter account after six years in office, and the online trolling that has long plagued his staff-run account hasn't been far behind, as a steady stream of ...

Bomb Squad Detonates Pressure Cooker in Vehicle Near Capitol

A pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle Sunday afternoon near the U.S. Capitol building was destroyed by a bomb squad, authorities said.

Marilyn Mosby: 6 Officers Indicted in Freddie Gray Death

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday that each of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury.

Amtrak Resumes Service, Focus on Safety

As service along the Northeast Corridor resumed Monday following the derailment that claimed eight lives and injured more than 200, Amtrak officials said they had begun to implement steps to improve safety, including assessing the risk of all curves where ...

Obama Restricts Access to Military Gear for Local Police

President Obama on Monday set new restrictions on access to certain kinds of combat equipment for local police departments, in line with a federal attempt to prevent situations such as the aftermath of the Michael Brown grand jury announcement in ...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death for Boston Marathon Bombing

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday sentenced him to receive the death penalty for his role in the 2013 attack.

Member of All-Black National Guard Unit to Receive Medal of Honor for WWI Heroics

A member of an all-black National Guard unit that would later become the 369th Infantry Regiment is one of two World War I soldiers to be honored posthumously by President Obama on June 2 during a ceremony at the White ...

Bar Association Seeks Voting Rights Change

Their webinar wasn't nearly as clear as their message.

George Zimmerman Injured in Highway Shooting in Central Florida

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of black teen Trayvon Martin, suffered minor injuries Monday after someone shot at his vehicle on a highway in central Florida.

Feds to Launch Independent Probe of Baltimore Police

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Friday that the federal government will conduct a civil-rights investigation of the Baltimore Police Department in the wake of Freddie Gray's death.

Black Lives Matter When?: Some Question Why No Furor Over Other Deaths

The numbers are staggering: As of April 27, the day family members held a funeral for Freddie Gray, statistics revealed that there were 68 homicides in Baltimore, including three individuals under the age of 18. Fifty-nine of the murders were ...

Baltimore Prosecutor Makes Surprising Quest for Justice

With a single press conference and a stunning indictment of six local police officers, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby may have stopped a city from burning.

Loretta Lynch Meets with Freddie Gray's Family

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch talked privately Tuesday with members of Freddie Gray's family at a Baltimore college before a meeting with local officials and community leaders about how to improve police-community relations in the city in the wake of ...

Freddie Gray's Family Lauds Mosby Decision to Charge Officers

The family of Freddie Gray said Friday they have been put through "great hell" over his violent end, but are satisfied with Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby's decision to charge the six city police officers implicated in his death.