Jan. 20 is a day to remember and celebrate the vision and life’s work of Martin Luther King Jr. Advancement of voting rights, nonviolence, organizing against racism, poverty and cruelty with principled methods that changed hearts and minds is just a fraction of what the civil rights movement sacrificed for. Dr. King’s vision transcends beyond any country, demographic or religion. With deep compassion, his words speak to all of humanity.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kim Kardashian West visited the White House on Wednesday along with three women who had their sentences commuted by President Donald Trump last month, allowing them early release from federal prison.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago mom Rya Smith has no doubts about backing the top prosecutor in the nation's second-biggest county for another term, even while acknowledging the office fumbled a criminal case against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's parliament rejected on Wednesday a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to officially become president.
BOSTON (AP) — A California woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in prison for paying bribes to rig her two daughters' college admissions exams and get one of them into Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit.
NEW YORK (AP) — No more play dates, no more picnics in the park with friends, no more pickup games of basketball. No more commuting or using public transport — unless absolutely essential. New York implemented dramatic restrictions Sunday to slow a pandemic that has killed more than 14,000 people worldwide and was threatening to make the state one of the biggest hot spots.
Proponents of a prison re-entry center that may be headed to Kootenai County say the center is a viable solution to the state’s overcrowded prison system, and that having a re-entry center here can benefit the community.
Following an urgent request from jail officials, Spokane County’s district and superior courts have prepared lists of inmates who might be released to alleviate crowding and prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading in the county’s detention facilities.