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NYC jury: Rapper 50 Cent must pay $2M in sex-tape lawsuit

July 24, 2015 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 21, 2015 file photo, rapper Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent, leaves court after testifying in front of the jury about his finances, his business deals and the media attention surrounding his recent bankruptcy filing, in New York. A jury decided Friday that Jackson must pay an additional $2 [&hellip...

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New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

July 24, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a speech, Friday, July 24, 2015, at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) WASHINGTON (AP) — A new letter by intelligence...

Spelman College discontinues its Bill Cosby professorship

July 24, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 4, 2014, file photo, entertainer and former classmate Bill Cosby speaks as Patrick O’Connor, chairman of Temple University’s Board of Trustees, right, listens during a public memorial service for Philadelphia Inquirer...

On eve of visit, Obama voices support for Africa gay rights

July 24, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Workers finish installing a large billboard showing Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, and President Barack Obama, right, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, July 23, 2015. In his first trip to Kenya since he was a U.S. senator in 2006, Obama is...

Prosecutor: Bland’s autopsy revealed no evidence of homicide

July 24, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Frank Scott turns to leave after visiting a memorial to Sandra Bland on Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Prairie View, Texas, where he watered a plant he had left. “She was me,” Scott said. “We both moved from the crime of the big city to live in...

Jury: Maine man defamed orphanage founder with abuse claims

July 24, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Activist Paul Kendrick of Freeport, Maine, poses outside U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Portland, Maine. Kendrick is being sued for defamation by Michael Geilenfeld, an orphanage founder, and Raleigh, North Carolina-based Hearts with Haiti....

Western wildfires threatening homes and disrupting tourism

July 24, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

A firefighter watches a helicopter battle the Wragg fire near Winters, Calif., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. According to Cal Fire, the blaze scorched more than 6,000 acres and is threatening 200 structures. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) HELENA, Mont. (AP) —...

Where’s the beef? Fast-food franchisees pan NY wage hike

July 24, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Activists cheer during a rally after the New York Wage Board endorsed a proposal to set a $15 minimum wage for workers at fast-food restaurants with 30 or more locations, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in New York. The increase would be phased in over three years...

Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

July 24, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 7, 2009, file photo, a participant plays a computer game during the Intel Friday Night Game, a competition of the ESL, Electronic Sports League, in Dresden, Germany. The Electronic Sports League says it will begin randomly drug...

AP PHOTOS: Transgender youths show hardship, resilience

July 24, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken May 18, 2015, Jess Fajardo, 18, of Miami, who identifies as transgender, poses for a photograph at a park near his home in Miami on Monday, May 18, 2015. Fajardo was born a girl, but describes himself as a tomboy growing up, playing soccer...