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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide whether strict local and state gun control laws violate the Second Amendment...
A 6-year-old boy pleaded with his captors -- a man and his adult son -- as they stripped and sexually assaulted the child inside a mobile home before strangling him, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday...
VIDEO - Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce is concerned about the rate of childhood obesity. One-third of American kids are either overweight or obese...

VIDEO- The mayor, the president, the first lady and Oprah Winfrey may hope to return to Chicago from Copenhagen with the 2016 Olympic Games, but some around town hope...
Michael Jackson's estate on Tuesday sued a foundation that bears the name of one of his most famous songs, "Heal the World." The federal court lawsuit claims...
OPINION - As Chicago aims to paint a picture of itself as a safe, clean and cosmopolitan metropolis, many of its working class neighborhoods on the south and west sides represent a rather stark contrast.

CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities in Chicago are offering $6,000 for information that leads to more arrests in the fatal beating of a 16-year-old honor student...
VIDEO - Rohie Kah-Orukotan went into the Weston Med Spa in Weston, Florida on Friday a healthy mother of three just looking to shed a few pounds...
OPINION - Nine months after his ascension to the White House, President Obama is still an international phenomenon and quite possibly the greatest marketing tool of all time...

OPINION - We should abhor the actions of the young men who killed 16-year-old Chicago student Derrion Albert, but we should not be so quick to label it just another "black-on-black" inner city crime...
The Rev. Al Sharpton and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich don't agree on much, but a meeting with a group of inner-city charter school students on Tuesday...
From essence.com> Forget all the stereotypes you’ve heard about Black ball players. In his quiet and humble way, New York Jets’ Thomas Jones is redefining what it means to be a sports star as he takes care of his family...
From Bossip.com> Nas has hit the blogs regarding the 16 year-old honor student that was beaten and killed. The youth really should take heed to this message: Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong wars! Killing each other is definitely played out....
CHICAGO (AP) - A fourth teenager is due in court after being charged in the fatal beating of a 16-year-old Chicago honors student, who's described by family as a "great kid" who loved school...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California tailback Stafon Johnson is unlikely to play again this season after a falling weight bar crushed his neck and larynx...
OPINION - Does your name matter when it comes hiring decisions? Many times it does, and it even more so when you factor in race. In fact, the way names of people from different races are perceived...
OPINION - ACORN has worked diligently to register individuals from disenfranchised neighborhoods, help construct schools, find affordable housing for the poor, and more.
VIDEO - Saadiq talks about the state of R&B today and why a reunion with his old bands isn't happening anytime soon.
VIDEO - Emotions run high at a protest over a banner that depicts President Obama as the joker from batman. Some call it racist and disrespectful...
Facebook users come across lots of surveys created by other users. But this one caught the attention of the U.S. Secret Service. It asked whether people thought President Barack Obama should be assassinated...