BOSTON (AP) — For one Harvard student, winning the Rhodes scholarship will help him connect with his Middle Eastern roots.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's state-run oil company says a fire at one of its refineries has injured eight people.
Jackson Limousine Service is upholding a Thanksgiving tradition 33 years in the making by giving away an estimated 12,000 baskets of complete turkey dinners to the community in South Los Angeles.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Nine years after his predecessor rejected calls to remove a controversial Great Depression-era campus mural that featured black workers toiling in a tobacco field, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has decided to cover the painting until a more permanent solution is found.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has decided to cover a campus mural from 1934 that shows scenes from state history, including black workers in a tobacco field and a Native American with a tomahawk.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston mother and her boyfriend have been charged in connection with the death of her 19-month-old daughter, who was severely burned inside an oven when she and her three young siblings were left home alone, police announced Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Albie Hecht has quit as chief executive of the HLN network, leaving the CNN offshoot in search of a new boss.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two young men charged in the shooting death of an Indianapolis pastor's pregnant wife gave brief answers to a judge's questions Tuesday during their first court appearance since their arrest.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he will try to visit North Korea "at the earliest possible date" in an effort to promote peace on the Korean peninsula.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Police say an Uber driver led them to three suspects after a shooting at an Atlanta-area hotel that left one person with life-threatening injuries.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus as well as a federal appeals judge and the NAACP released a petition asking for the holiday to fall on Dec. 6, which this year marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment. “(December 6, 1865) is arguably the most significant moment in African-American history,” Judge James Wynn, a member of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said in a conference call. The White House petition, which requires 100,000 signatures to be considered by the federal government for approval, aims to boost public awareness of the true end to U.S. slavery, organizers said.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer has prompted more than a week of protests and led to calls for answers as state and federal investigators piece together what happened. Jamar Clark, 24, was shot in the head Nov. 15 during what authorities said was a struggle with two police officers. Here's a look at where the investigation stands:
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — About 15 years ago, Mantell Stevens spent 30 days in jail for drug possession. He has not been able to vote since then.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fifty years after a St. Louis gospel singer said she was told that her daughter died at birth — a claim disputed by authorities — and months after the 76-year-old woman learned that her daughter was still alive, a judge is being asked to restore the birth mother's parental rights.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis protesters say they will not take down encampment at police precinct.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fiat Chrysler will have to spend an additional $1 billion on Michigan facilities over 15 years to qualify for $1.9 billion in business tax credits under an agreement approved Tuesday by the state's economic development board.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say 2nd man, 32, arrested in shootings of 5 Black Lives Matter protesters.
The U.S. Mint said on Tuesday that it would stop making 2015-dated American Eagle silver bullion coins after the week of Dec. 7 following a period of strong demand that forced it to place them on weekly allocations for much of the year. The annual halt to American Eagle silver coin production will come after an unprecedented supply squeeze spurred by spot silver prices that tumbled to a six-year low in July and then extended losses in November. The mint said in an email that it expected the last American Eagle silver bullion coin allocation for 2015 to be on Dec. 14.
L-3 Communications Holdings Inc agreed to pay $25.6 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the military contractor of defrauding the U.S. government by selling thousands of holographic weapon sights that it knew were defective. Tuesday's settlement resolves civil claims that L-3 and its EOTech unit violated the federal False Claims Act by concealing defects that caused the sights to fail in extreme cold or humidity, including one defect that was hidden for 8-1/2 years. Also known as combat optical sights, the sights are mounted on weapons and used by special operations forces and law enforcement to target and accurately return fire in extreme environmental conditions, according to papers filed by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan federal court.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday signed an executive order restoring voting rights to most felons in state in an action he said will affect some 180,000 people. Previously, felony offenders needed to apply to the governor's office to have their voting rights restored. Now, Beshear said, the Department of Corrections will make the determination.