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  • Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84

    Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers in the 1960s and became one of the first African-Americans to perform at white clubs, died Saturday. He was 84. Gregory recently rescheduled an event in Atlanta because he was hospitalized. He died in Washington, his son posted on social media without giving details. “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love, and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time,” Christian Gregory said. […]

  • Comedian Jerry Lewis dies at 91, publicist says

    Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, his publicist Candi Cazau. He was 91. Cazau would not elaborate on the illness from which Lewis was suffering. Lewis first gained fame for his frenzied comedy-and-music act with singer Dean Martin. When that ended in the mid-1950s, Lewis went solo, and by the early ’60s, he had become a top draw in movies such as “The Bellboy,” “The […]

  • Powerball Jackpot up to $535 million Ahead of Saturday’s Drawing

    What would you do with half a billion dollars? The Powerball jackpot is up to $535 million. The grand prize could rank as the 8th richest U.S. lottery jackpot of all time. The current Powerball prize pool has been growing since June 10 — meaning there have been 20 straight drawings with no winner. Powerball has always been a tough ticket to win, but it became even more difficult recently — thanks to a rule change in October 2015 that […]

  • Second officer dies in Florida police shooting

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Two Florida police officers are dead following a shooting Friday night, Kissimmee police said on its Facebook page. Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard died Saturday afternoon, a day after Officer Matthew Baxter died at the scene of a shooting in the central Florida city near Orlando. Earlier Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said Everett Glenn Miller, 45, had been charged with first-degree murder in Baxter’s killing. The officers approached Miller and two other men before 9:30 p.m. Friday. Within […]

  • Steve Bannon Out as White House Advisor

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has been fired, two White House officials told CNN Friday. A source told CNN that Bannon was given the option to resign but was forced out. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Bannon’s departure but did not say whether he was fired or resigned. “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service […]

  • Ghostwriter for Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ Says President Will Resign

    The ghostwriter of “The Art of the Deal” thinks President Donald Trump will eventually call it quits. Tony Schwartz, the man behind Trump’s 1987 memoir, took to Twitter on Wednesday to vocalize his forecast for Trump’s political future. “The circle is closing at blinding speed,” Schwartz tweeted. “Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and congress leave him no choice.” The circle is closing at blinding speed. Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller […]

  • 20 Seconds ‘All It Took’: Oregon Man Left Partially Blind by 1963 Eclipse

    PORTLAND – A Portland man who watched a solar eclipse in 1963 says the experience left him partially blind in one eye, according to KPTV, and now he wants everyone to know the warnings about eye damage during the upcoming eclipse are no joke. Back then, it was a total solar eclipse in Alaska and Canada, but the path of totality did not come through Oregon. Still, Louis Tomososki remembers being 16 years old and watching it unfold from the […]

  • Suspect Arrested, Death Toll Rising Following Deadly Barcelona Van Attack

    BARCELONA — At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 injured after a van rammed through crowds of people in the heart of Barcelona Thursday in what police described as a terror attack. Eyewitnesses reported scenes of panic and chaos as the van plowed through crowds in the renowned Las Ramblas avenue, which was teeming at the time with locals and tourists. One person has been arrested, Catalan police said. Police were treating the incident as an act […]

  • Here Are the Confederate Memorials That Will Be Removed After Charlottesville

    More than 150 years after the Civil War ended, the Confederacy is memorialized with statues, monuments and historical markers across the United States. Some say they mark history and honor heritage. Others argue they are racist symbols of America’s dark legacy of slavery. A nationwide debate surrounding this issue has been underway since Dylann Roof killed nine African-Americans in a Charleston church in 2015, in an effort to “start a race war.” And it flared up again after white nationalists marched last […]

  • President Trump again says ‘both sides’ to blame amid Charlottesville backlash

    NEW YORK — In a remarkable news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower, President Donald Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday on both sides of the conflict, equating the white supremacists on one side with the “alt-left” on the other side. “I think there is blame on both sides,” he said. “What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right, do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump said. “What about the fact […]

  • UPS Is Training Drivers With Virtual Reality

    NEW YORK — New UPS drivers will have to prove themselves in virtual reality before they can get behind the wheel of one of the company’s 10,000-pound trucks. The delivery company announced Tuesday that it will add virtual reality tests to its driver training program starting next month. UPS expects virtual reality will make its drivers safer and smarter. “It’s a game-changer for training.” Laura Collings, UPS training and development manager, told CNN Tech. “Nothing can really replace real-world training, […]

  • Texas A&M Cancels White Nationalist Rally Set for 9/11

    Texas A&M has canceled a white nationalist protest planned in September, citing safety concerns. White nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremist groups had planned to hold a “white lives matter” rally at Texas A&M on September 11. The school canceled the rally Monday evening “because of concerns about the safety of its students, faculty, staff, and the public.” Richard Spencer, the white supremacist who helped found the so-called alt-right movement, was set to speak at the event, according to the Battalion, […]