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January 21, 2019

A new Supreme Court is poised to take a chunk out of MLK's legacy
Three landmark civil rights laws are as central to MLK's legacy as his "I Have a Dream" speech. But a new conservative bloc on the Supreme Court is poised to dismantle them -- while claiming to honor King's legacy. ... More >>

Nearly 300 families may have been separated before 'zero tolerance' took effect
Nearly 300 undocumented immigrant parents may have been separated from their children months before the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy along the border took effect, and officials did not keep a full record of separations, Customs and Border Protection admitted in a letter released M... More >>

Jayme Closs: Chilling tale of murder, kidnapping and escape in rural America
Jake Patterson lasted only two days as a temp at the Saputo cheese factory in Almena, Wisconsin, a largely forgettable stint but for a brief stop behind a school bus while driving to work on a desolate stretch of US Highway 8. ... More >>

How an engineer and a crack dealer teamed up to sell scores of unlicensed guns
An unlikely duo's illegal gun trade seeded crime and tragedy in Washington, D.C., and beyond, documents show. ... More >>

Students' behavior triggers widespread condemnation from lawmakers and celebrities
A crowd of teenagers surrounded a Native American elder and other activists and mocked them after Friday's Indigenous Peoples March at the Lincoln Memorial. ... More >>

Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk policy could be an issue if he enters 2020 race
Potential presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said that he "can't stand up here and tell you every decision I have made as mayor was perfect" and that his main goal as mayor was "saving lives" in remarks to civil rights leaders at the National Action Network on Monday. The former New York mayo... More >>

Analysis: Definitive 2020 Democratic candidate power rankings
There's been lots (and lots) of action in the 2020 Democratic primary race over the past month, but few actual changes. ... More >>

Sen. Kamala Harris announces 2020 bid for president
With her announcement on Good Morning America on Monday, the junior senator from California joins a growing field of 2020 contenders. ... More >>

This is how much of the border wall has been built so far
Nearly two years into Donald Trump's presidency, the border wall that was a signature promise of his campaign hasn't been built. ... More >>

Cleaning New York's filthy harbor with one billion oysters
The New York Harbor for years has been polluted and depleted of marine life. But one nonprofit is working to clean the murky water and revive its long-lost ecosystem — one oyster at a time. ... More >>

Her company wants you fitted with the right bra - at home
Heidi Zak thought she was going to revolutionize the way women buy bras. But two years after she launched her company, ThirdLove, she was still trying to attract customers. ... More >>

DNA technology is helping police solve cold cases
In the summer of 2017, hikers found skeletal remains on the side of a highway outside of Baltimore. ... More >>

Cold climate proves too much for rare hawk
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Overdosing mom rolled onto, killed 13-month-old
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PD: Woman whispers 'help me' to officer
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PD: Officer ran over pair watching eclipse
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PD: Fight erupts after woman denied entry to club
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Neighbor alerts sleeping residents to burning home
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PD: Woman critically injured after grandson's attack
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Mom wins $1000 a week for life
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Reckless-driver crash kills 2-year-old girl
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Tow truck driver hit and killed
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Trooper avoids serious injuries after struck by semi
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Woman drove kidnapper to police station
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2-yo boy run over by bus driven by father dies
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Undercover cop says colleagues assaulted him
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Officer rescues kitten in brutal weather, keeps it
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Woman to be sentenced for abandoning elderly dog
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Man, child die after vehicle falls through ice
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