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Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was fatally shot when he approached a truck because the music was loud, and he was asking an occupant of the pickup to turn it down, according to law enforcement and an eyewitness.  About 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Williams was shot at the QV convenience store near the Lowndes County Courthouse on the downtown […]

A white Naperville, Illinois teenager is in hot water with police after he posted a picture of his Black classmate on Craigslist and listed him as a “slave for sale,” along with a racial slur. The 14-year-old, who attends Naperville Central High School, is now being charged with a hate crime and Naperville police chief, Robert […]

Marina Pitofsky A Sacramento-area school district allegedly threw away students’ projects on the Black Lives Matter movement, calling the work too political and inappropriate, according to a new letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). A teacher at Del Paso Manor Elementary School identified as Mr. Madden, assigned a project in September allowing students […]

An estimated 59% of retirees today regard Social Security as a major source of income, reports the Employee Benefit Research Institute. But that’s troubling for a number of reasons. First, those benefits are designed to replace only about 40% of the average wage earner’s pre-retirement income. Most seniors, meanwhile, need more like 70% to 80% […]

JAKARTA, Indonesia — When Lion Air Flight 610 took off in clear skies a year ago, the 737 jetliner carried with it an anti-stall system designed by Boeing that would propel the plane into a nose-dive minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 aboard. But the plane was saddled with another safety burden. Flight 610 was […]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu season is starting to ramp up — and it’s not too late to reduce your risk with a vaccine. But scientists have come to realize that flu vaccines are less effective for people who are overweight or obese. Considering that excess weight affects more than two-thirds of the […]

In the new movie Atlantics, a group of young men set off on a boat for Spain from the coast of Senegal. They’re fed up with their lives, and have made the fateful — and fatal — decision to sail to Europe. But Atlantics, which won the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and coming […]

NELL GREENFIELDBOYCE Ublester Rodriguez could not have anticipated that his life would be profoundly changed by kitchen and bathroom countertops. He says that he grew up poor, in a small Mexican town, and came to the United States when he was 14. He spoke no English, but he immediately got a job. “In the beginning […]

CHERYL PLATZMAN WEINSTOCK When Lorraine Griggs’ 86-year-old father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he was treated with 35 rounds of radiation, though he had a long list of other serious medical issues, including diabetes, kidney disease and high blood pressure. The treatment left him frailer, Griggs recalls. A few years later, when his prostate cancer […]

Resources to help survivors of sexual assault include the National Sex Assault Hotline (800-656-4673), and The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) online hotline. Joycelyn Savage, a girlfriend of R. Kelly whose parents have repeatedly claimed she’s being controlled by the singer, is accusing the singer of being controlling and manipulative. Savage made the accusation Saturday in […]

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