Martin Luther King Jr. is possibly best known for his electrifying "I Have a Dream" speech, made during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. But the civil rights activist and religious leader spoke on more than racial equality. King's books, essays and speeches dealt with peaceful protest, the power of love and standing up against injustices.
MLK Weekend: Southern town renames day, Trump blasts civil rights leader
The weekend before the nation honors the birth of an iconic leader in the civil rights movement, President-elect Donald Trump ranted about another such leader and a Mississippi town tried to rename the day. In a since-deleted tweet that was captured by a local TV station on Friday, the city of Biloxi wrote that some municipal offices would be closed on Monday “in observance of Great Americans Day.”
Jury sentences South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof to death
January 10 A jury on Tuesday condemned white supremacist Dylann Roof to death for the hate-fueled killings of nine black parishioners at a Bible study meeting in a Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015. The same jury last month found Roof, 22, guilty of 33 federal charges, including hate crimes resulting in death, for the shootings at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Jurors deliberated for less than three hours. Roof stared straight ahead as the judge read through the jury’s...
When is daylight saving time 2017?
We may just be entering the bleak months of winter, but springing ahead is not as far away as it sounds. During 2017, daylight saving time is in effect from Sunday, Sunday, March 12 at 2 a.m. (local time) to Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 a.m. (local time). Formally introduced in the U.S. in 1918, according to nist.gov, daylight saving is now observed by the entire country and its territories with the exception of Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the state of Arizona...
Charles Manson's 'health is failing': Report
Charles Manson may be serving his final days in prison, according to a published report. The convicted mass murderer is at the Corcoran State Prison where he is serving a life sentence, corrections officials said on Saturday, following recent reports that the hippie-era cult leader had been hospitalized. TMZ, who first reported last week that Manson was taken to a Bakersfield, California hospital for severe intestinal bleeding, is now saying he might not survive. According to the website's...
5 dead in Ft Lauderdale airport shooting; gunman checked firearm in luggage
A gunman wearing a "Star Wars" T-shirt opened fire at a baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, killing five people before being taken into custody, officials and witnesses said. Five people died and eight were wounded in the incident, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters at the airport. The gunman had arrived on a flight from Canada with a checked gun in his bag, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca said on Twitter. He claimed his bag...
‘Blackfish’ orca Tilikum has died: SeaWorld
The bull orca featured in the 2013 documentary “Blackfish” has died, SeaWorld announced Friday. Tilikum, who was also known as Tilly, died early Friday after suffering “some very serious and chronic health issues he was not able to recover from,” the Orlando, Florida, park said in a statement. Tilly was believed to be around 36 years old. An official cause of death will not be known until a necropsy is complete, but SeaWorld veterinarians had been treating him for an ongoing lung infection....