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NYPD Unveils Anti-Terrorism Unit To Deal With Protesters

The New York Police Department is developing a new anti-terrorism unit that will be deployed, in part, to contend with protestors.

The “Strategic Response Group,” a unit of approximately 350 officers, will handle “disorder control and counterterrorism protection capabilit

Ga. Executes Mentally Disabled Inmate After Supreme Court Denies Stay

Ga. Executes Mentally Disabled Inmate After Supreme Court Denies Stay

The state of Georgia executed a 54-year-old mentally disabled man Tuesday for killing a fellow inmate after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review his case, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Warren Lee Hill received a lethal injection of pentobarbital shortly after 7 p.m

Suge Knight Arrested On Murder Charge After Fatal Hit-And-Run

Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Friday on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run.

Knight was arrested at about 3 a.m. and was being held on $2 million bail, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's information office. She

Larry Wilmore On Bill Cosby: 'He Was Never A Hero Of Mine'

Larry Wilmore took down Bill Cosby on the second episode of "The Nightly Show," calling out fans who came to the comedian's defense amid sexual assault allegations. In a lengthy interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Wilmore explained why he had no allegiance to Cosby at a

Oprah Winfrey's Net Worth and Legacy as She Turns 61

Oprah's Early Life and Career: She Made Just $227 a Week

Oprah was born in Mississippi and spent her adolescence between her mother's home in Milwaukee and her father's in Nashville, where she moved permanently at14. As a teen working at a Nashville radio station, she seem

McDonald's CEO out as burger chain's struggles worsen

 

CEO Don Thompson finally ran out of time to fix the restaurant chain’s deepening problems. The company said on Wednesday said Thompson would step down as CEO and board member on March 1, and be replaced by Steve Easterbrook, its chief brand officer who is responsible f

Lynch to Cast Herself as Departure From Holder in Bid to Be Attorney General

Loretta E. Lynch on Wednesday will cast herself as an apolitical career prosecutor who is a departure from Eric H. Holder Jr. when she faces a new Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee that includes some of the administration’s fiercest critics in Congress. look fo

NYPD Unveils Anti-Terrorism Unit To Deal With Protesters

NYPD Unveils Anti-Terrorism Unit To Deal With Protesters

The New York Police Department is developing a new anti-terrorism unit that will be deployed, in part, to contend with protestors. The “Strategic Response Group,” a unit of approximately 350 officers, will handle “disorder control and counterterrorism protection capabilities, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Thursday, according to CBS New York. The NYPD plans for the SRF to be outfitted with “the extra heavy protective gear, with the long rifles and the machine guns that are unfortunately sometimes...

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Ga. Executes Mentally Disabled Inmate After Supreme Court Denies Stay

Ga. Executes Mentally Disabled Inmate After Supreme Court Denies Stay

The state of Georgia executed a 54-year-old mentally disabled man Tuesday for killing a fellow inmate after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review his case, the Los Angeles Times reports. Warren Lee Hill received a lethal injection of pentobarbital shortly after 7 p.m. local time at the Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Jackson, the news outlet writes. He was pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m., his attorney confirmed for the Times. Hill, who reportedly had an IQ of...

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Suge Knight Arrested On Murder Charge After Fatal Hit-And-Run

Suge Knight Arrested On Murder Charge After Fatal Hit-And-Run

Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Friday on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run. Knight was arrested at about 3 a.m. and was being held on $2 million bail, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's information office. She said he is being held at the West Hollywood sheriff's station. Knight had turned himself into authorities early Friday. His attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed...

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Larry Wilmore On Bill Cosby: 'He Was Never A Hero Of Mine'

Larry Wilmore On Bill Cosby: 'He Was Never A Hero Of Mine'

Larry Wilmore took down Bill Cosby on the second episode of "The Nightly Show," calling out fans who came to the comedian's defense amid sexual assault allegations. In a lengthy interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Wilmore explained why he had no allegiance to Cosby at a time when many comics have not spoken out against him. "He was never a hero of mine," he told THR. "I liked Cosby, but I have a different relationship with...

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Oprah Winfrey's Net Worth and Legacy as She Turns 61

Oprah Winfrey's Net Worth and Legacy as She Turns 61

Oprah's Early Life and Career: She Made Just $227 a Week Oprah was born in Mississippi and spent her adolescence between her mother's home in Milwaukee and her father's in Nashville, where she moved permanently at14. As a teen working at a Nashville radio station, she seemed to find her calling. Oprah attended college at Tennessee State University, though she left to take a job at a television news station in Nashville. Oprah has said...

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McDonald's CEO out as burger chain's struggles worsen

McDonald's CEO out as burger chain's struggles worsen

  CEO Don Thompson finally ran out of time to fix the restaurant chain’s deepening problems. The company said on Wednesday said Thompson would step down as CEO and board member on March 1, and be replaced by Steve Easterbrook, its chief brand officer who is responsible for fixing the fast-food operator’s marketing and menu. A longtime McDonald’s veteran, Easterbrook earlier in his career held big jobs including president of McDonald’s Europe. The move comes a week...

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Lynch to Cast Herself as Departure From Holder in Bid to Be Attorney General

Lynch to Cast Herself as Departure From Holder in Bid to Be Attorney General

Loretta E. Lynch on Wednesday will cast herself as an apolitical career prosecutor who is a departure from Eric H. Holder Jr. when she faces a new Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee that includes some of the administration’s fiercest critics in Congress. “I look forward to fostering a new and improved relationship with this committee, the United States Senate, and the entire United States Congress — a relationship based on mutual respect and constitutional balance,” Ms. Lynch said...

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San Francisco police detain two over bod…

31-01-2015

San Francisco police said on Friday night they had detained two people in connection with a case involving a suitcase full of body parts discovered... Read more

In Los Angeles, Muslim women find empowe…

31-01-2015

In Los Angeles, Muslim women find empowerment in female-only Friday prayers

By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After the traditional call to prayer, Edina Lekovic stood in front of some 150 women seated on... Read more

Texas Governor to declare 'Chris Kyle Da…

30-01-2015

Texas Governor to declare 'Chris Kyle Day' in honor of sniper

(Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday he would officially declare Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day" in the state, in honor of the... Read more

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested in fatal …

30-01-2015

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday after police said he ran... Read more

First lady defends 'American Sniper' at …

30-01-2015

First lady defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event

NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which... Read more

Other News

Unemployment Still Twice as High for Bla…

30-01-2015

Unemployment Still Twice as High for Black Men

Although the unemployment rate for African-American men has dropped, there still remains a major disparity between other racial groups. The jobless rate for Black men... Read more

Ga. County Supervisor Refers To Black Re…

29-01-2015

Ga. County Supervisor Refers To Black Reporter As “Boy” At Press Conference

Augusta, Georgia County Supervisor  Tracy Pyles  (pictured) apparently had a momentary lapse of memory at a staff briefing Monday in front of reporters. Perhaps Pyles... Read more

Ga. Executes Mentally Disabled Inmate Af…

28-01-2015

Ga. Executes Mentally Disabled Inmate After Supreme Court Denies Stay

The state of Georgia executed a 54-year-old mentally disabled man Tuesday for killing a fellow inmate after the... Read more

Entertainment

Jordin Sparks: It'll Take A Special Pers…

30-01-2015

Jordin Sparks: It'll Take A Special Person To Open Up Again

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Wendy Williams Celebrates 1000 Episodes

30-01-2015

Wendy Williams Celebrates 1000 Episodes

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How Not to Date a Cheater

30-01-2015

How Not to Date a Cheater

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Nelly Talks Popping the Big Question and…

30-01-2015

Nelly Talks Popping the Big Question and More

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Sports News

Mavericks embarrass Heat in 2nd half, wi…

31-01-2015

Mavericks embarrass Heat in 2nd half, win 93-72 (Yahoo Sports)

MIAMI (AP) -- Down by 16 points in the second half, the Dallas Mavericks were in big trouble. For a couple minutes, anyway. The Mavericks pulled off the ultimate turnaround... Read more

Hawks keep streak alive, top Trail Blaze…

30-01-2015

Hawks keep streak alive, top Trail Blazers 105-99 (Yahoo Sports)

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday... Read more

Business News

Political News

Asia trade talks heat up as fast-track b…

30-01-2015

Asia trade talks heat up as fast-track battle rages

Rep. Paul Ryan, wielded a block of smoked Gouda from his home state while stressing the importance of prying open... Read more

How Romney got to 'no'

30-01-2015

How Romney got to 'no'

Mitt Romney decided last weekend that he would not run for president a third time in 2016. But even minutes... Read more

Mexico ambassador nominee withdraws

30-01-2015

Maria Echaveste hadn’t gotten a hearing for six months.... Read more

Obama cranks up trade pitch to Dems

30-01-2015

Obama cranks up trade pitch to Dems

PHILADELPHIA — President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and a phalanx of top administration officials are making the sales... Read more