WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The 17-year-old charged in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Wisconsin is fighting his extradition from Illinois, but his attorneys didn’t outline their strategy during a brief hearing on Friday and legal experts say there isn’t much the teen can do to stop it. Kyle Rittenhouse surrendered to police in […]
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden and his Democratic Party used their convention last week to argue that the underpinnings of American Democracy hang in the balance this November. This week, it’s President Donald Trump’s turn. Republicans will renominate the president and highlight four years of the Trump administration and promises he delivered on, such […]
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia congressman is pursuing legislation to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name from the official designation at the historic mansion where he lived before the Civil War. The home, overlooking the nation’s capital and surrounded by Arlington National Cemetery, is a National Park Service site officially known […]
The Latest on Laura: JONESBORO, Ark. — A reported tornado tore part of the roof from a rural church in northeastern Arkansas as the remnants of Hurricane Laura crossed the state. Craighead County was under a tornado warning with there was a report of a tornado on the ground Thursday night near the Refuge Baptist […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott says he is living the American dream and cites “the evolution of the Southern heart” as the reason he, as a Black man, was able to win a primary election against a son of Strom Thurmond. Scott, the only Black GOP senator, was the closing speaker at […]
VERNON PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Three people are behind bars and a 7-year-old girl is being treated for injuries in an alleged case of child abuse that a Louisiana sheriff’s department called, “one of the worst, if not the worst case” they had ever seen. Allen Clayton Fulks, age 20; Dakota Wayne Singletary, age 22; […]
BOSTON (AP) — The white Union Army commander sits rigid atop an imposing horse. His Black men, rifles to their shoulders, march resolutely alongside on their way to battle. For L’Merchie Frazier, the towering bronze relief in downtown Boston captures the stirring call to arms answered by Black soldiers who served in the state’s famed […]
CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s on-field misbehavior last season damaged his public image. It didn’t change how the Cleveland Browns feel about him. The team signed Garrett to a five-year, $125 million contract extension on Wednesday, making the talented edge rusher the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player. The deal includes $100 million guaranteed, according to NFL […]
A high school graduate in New York has a lot to celebrate. Not only is she her class valedictorian, but she also has never missed a day of school in her entire academic career, according to the school.
Waterbury honor student says superintendent ‘revoked’ her diploma after her family threw a graduation event for her class
The student said the superintendent of Waterbury Public Schools, Dr. Verna Ruffin, revoked her diploma because of an unsanctioned graduation event Henry and her family threw for the WCA Class of 2020 off of school grounds.