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In a trial that begins Monday, federal prosecutors will argue that a high school basketball player's decision to go to Louisville was the result of a payoff.
Eric Reid's return to the NFL created a buzz around the league on Thursday, six months after he filed a grievance alleging collusion by the NFL.
Actor Denzel Washington has helped mark the start of renovations at playwright August Wilson's childhood home in Pittsburgh.
The latest prize for Nobel laureate Toni Morrison will be presented by Oprah Winfrey.
Senate Republicans are plowing forward with a committee vote Friday on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to Supreme Court after an extraordinary and emotional day of testimony
Throughout their riveting, nationally televised testimony on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh served as Exhibits A and B for a tutorial on gender roles and stereotypes.
After spending years building his persona as a model husband and father, Bill Cosby took an abrupt turn nearly 15 years ago with a now-infamous speech to an NAACP convention.
he University of Minnesota has awarded the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis.
Dick clark productions tells The Associated Press that Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and musical director Rickey Minor will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin.
Congo says it has decided to boycott two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome.
Anita Hill said Wednesday her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness.
South Sudan's civil war has caused nearly 400,000 "excess deaths" since fighting erupted in late 2013.
President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday.
1991 testimony from Anita Hill against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation, but failed to derail his nomination to the Supreme Court.
A publicist for the once-beloved Bill Cosby complained that his conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault stem from a racist and sexist justice system.
The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use forms of public assistance.
Actor Will Smith will celebrate his 50th birthday by bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian.
Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman is one of the 20th century's great stories.
Cory Booker isn't being subtle. With the Iowa caucuses still well over a year away, the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa.