12 Russians indicted in Mueller investigation

The Justice Department announced indictment against 12 Russian Nationals as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, accusing them of engaging in a "sustained effort" to hack Democrats' emails and computer networks. All 12 defendants are members of the GRU, a Russian federation intelligence agency... Read More.

Government Reopens Probe Of Emmett Till Slaying

The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it is reinvestigating Till’s slaying in Money, Mississippi,... Read More.

Serena and Venus Williams Advance At Wimbledon

Serena Williams continued her Wimbledon return by moving into the third round with an emphatic 6-1, 6-4 win over Viktoriya Tomova. The seven-time champion lost just five of 32 points on her first serve as she took a little over an hour to triumph against her 135th-ranked opponent. Williams was unable to defend her... Read More.

Five Killed At Maryland Newspaper Shooting

A gunman opened fire at a newspaper office in Annapolis on Thursday, killing five people and gravely wounding several others before being taken into custody.   This appears to be one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history, police and witnesses said.Police gave no immediate details on the gunman or his motive... Read More.

Joe Jackson Dies of Pancreatic Cancer at 89

Joe Jackson the music manager and father of 11, died early Wednesday morning. He was 89.The Jackson family patriarch had been battling terminal pancreatic cancer.Grandsons Randy Jackson Jr. and Taj Jackson confirmed the news in tweets Wednesday afternoon, writing, “RIP to the king that made everything possible! I love you grandpa” and “Joe... Read More.

Trump Signs Order Stopping Family Separation

Bowing to pressure , President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump who incorrectly insisted that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because... Read More.

Lawsuits Filed In Three States To Challenge Maps That Disenfranchise Black Voters

A Democratic political group launched a legal campaign Wednesday to create additional majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against black voters.Attorneys filed separate federal lawsuits in Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana, challenging congressional maps lawmakers in each state approved in 2011.The lawsuits filed on behalf of several black... Read More.

San Francisco’s Elects First Black Female Mayor

San Francisco Supervisor London Breed emerged victorious Wednesday to become the city’s first African-American woman mayor after narrowly defeating a rival who was seeking to become the first openly gay man in the position.It took eight days of counting after Election Day for Breed to build a large enough lead to claim the city’s top... Read More.