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Top government health officials say they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus...
theGRIO REPORT - It seems the beef has been squashed between Paula Deen and the entire black community -- that's if you ask the two black photographers who greeted her at LAX Friday evening...
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a naked man who was acting erratically at an Atlanta airport gate was shocked with a stun gun and will likely face criminal charges.Police spokesman Greg Lyon says the 23-year-old man was inside the Hartsfield-Jackson...

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A teenager's boasts to fellow students about having group sex with two teachers led to two investigations and the arrests of both faculty members of a New Orleans-area school, according to authorities.Shelley Dufresne, 32, of...
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Rapper Too Short has been cited at a Southern California airport a day after fleeing a security checkpoint when a screener found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage...
WASHINGTON (AP) — When inmates at a notorious Alabama women's prison came forward to complain of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified the complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated and often recommended that the matters be...

In 1994, Frank Darabont directed “Shawshank Redemption,” a surprisingly uplifting prison drama starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. This critically acclaimed flick is now considered one of the best movies of all time. But when it premiered in theaters,...
NORTH AUGUSTA, South Carolina (AP) — Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed...
FRACKVILLE, Pennsylvania (AP) — A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater.Goddard College, a liberal arts college with 600 students, says...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 62-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood, police said.
(AP) - Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States — a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's justice minister says legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has long been pervasive but prohibited.At a Tuesday news conference, Mark Golding told reporters that lawmakers should...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves.FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission "will be dealing with...
Back in the “Must See TV” days, Thursday nights were king. Friends, Cheers, Seinfeld, and of course The Cosby Show, are just a few of the shows that became legends on that fated night, when the whole world would...
OPINION - Lately I can't seem to avoid the recent and polarizing discussions of domestic violence on the news and my favorite sports channels. Every television, website and newspaper has been inundated with those ugly images...
According to the Chicago Tribune, today Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked Illinois lawmakers to reform sentencing for low-level drug offenses, which most notably includes no longer arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana.The proposal calls for a new state...
It appears that decades of skewed representations have left many black and Latino consumers weary of the mainstream media. According to a study conducted by The Media Insight Project, three-fourths of African-American news consumers and two-thirds of Latinos are...
theGRIO REPORT - Since I’m a one-woman kind of guy, I have no problems with iOS8, the new phones or relaying some of the anxiety these five new features will give men and women who have trouble with fidelity...
theGRIO REPORT - Just six days after 14-year-old Lamar Hawkins III committed suicide in his middle school bathroom after being a constant victim of bullying, his 11-year-old best friend, Jordan Gonzalez wanted to follow suit...