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Rash of African-American church fires are drawing suspicions

Six black churches across five southern states have been burned in recent days, and arson is suspected in at least three of the incidents.

Extent of undiagnosed HIV infection in the U.S. revealed

Bethesda - Many people living in the U.S. who have HIV infection are unaware that they have the viral infection. This is based on surveillance data compiled by the CDC.

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao dominate highest-paid celeb list

Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao came up on top of the world's highest-paid celebrities list with Mayweather taking the No.1 spot followed by Pacquiao in the second place and entertainer Katy Perry in the third place.

NYPD outraged by City Council's police reform bills

New York - New York City police are angered over several “police reform” measures City Council members plan to review this week, including bills that would outlaw police using chokeholds and change search and consent procedures.

Op-Ed: Looking back: Is Roberts becoming an Earl Warren?

Washington - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts might be the last person to surprise a nation like Chief Justice Earl Warren. Both Republicans, they have surprised the nation.

Cotto-Alvarez bout tops poll for best, biggest upcoming fights

Boxing promoters are making arrangements for potential blockbuster fights in the second half of 2015 and among the most popular are the proposed Cotto-Alvarez, Golovkin-Froch and the Mayweather- Khan fights.

NBC, Televisa latest to dump Trump over Mexican immigrant comments

New York - NBC and Televisa severed business ties with Donald Trump, joining a chorus of protests over the mogul turned US presidential hopeful's remarks about Mexican immigrants.

Flight diverted due to passenger smoking on plane

Denver - A United flight that took off in Denver en route to Boston was forced to turn around after a passenger refused to stop smoking in the plane's lavatory.

Free Wi-Fi coming to New York City

New York - Google is funding a project that is going to bring free Wi-Fi to New York City by turning disused phone booths into hotspots.

Almost 10,000 thronged to Plainridge Park Casino on opening night

The state of Massachusetts has officially entered a brand new era of legalized gambling. Plainridge Park Casino is the first gambling venue to start operations in the state under a 2011 law.

US Supreme Court backs use of controversial lethal injection drug

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial sedative in executions by lethal injection, saying it does not violate the Constitution.

CIA photos of 'black sites' demanded for 9/11 trials

The existence of thousands of CIA photographs of secret locations, "black sites," will likely cause another delay of trial of five defendants on trial for planning the September 11, 2001 attacks.

NASCAR: Busch brothers get first-ever 1-2 Sprint Cup finish

Sonoma - Kyle and Kurt Busch finished first and second respectively for the first time in their NASCAR Sprint Cup careers. The win was a huge boost for Kyle, who is only five races back to competing after a accident that jeopardized his season.

U.S. plane crash kills three, sets home ablaze

Washington - A small plane crashed into a US home Sunday killing all three of the people on board, while the house's occupants escaped a devastating blaze that erupted immediately, officials said.

Prostitute wants to be woman on $10 bill

A famous prostitute, Air Force Amy, from Nevada says she wants to be the first woman to be featured on the redesigned $10 bill.

Op-Ed: Same-sex marriage is not about sex

A scrawled sign hanging over the counter down at Sparky’s Diner is meant to be a jab at those folks who have a selected interpretation of the First Amendment right to free speech. It reads: “You can say what you like as long as I like what you say."

Bob Arum dangles Bradley for Mayweather's next fight

In the aftermath of last Saturday's fight between Timothy Bradley and Jessie Vargas at the StubHub where Bradley won via a unanimous decision, Bradley's promoter Bob Arum has suggested that Mayweather picks Bradley for his retirement fight on Sept. 12.

17-year-old boy in shark attack off N.C. coast is victim No. 6

As families head to the beaches of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for the Fourth of July holiday coming up, they will have to proceed with caution. A shark attack on a 17-year-old boy on Saturday brings the total to six people in two weeks.

Walmart makes ISIS cake, refuses Confederate flag cake idea

Slidell - A man went to a Walmart store and was able to get an ISIS cake made, but at another Walmart store, they refused to make a Confederate flag cake.

Op-Ed: Jessie Vargas deserves immediate rematch

WBA light welterweight titlist Jessie Vargas deserves another shot at the interim WBO welterweight title. Timothy Bradley won it Saturday night in what appears to be a flawed call by referee Pat Russell when he stopped the fight before the final bell.
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