The white police officer's actions against the black teen raised tensions and led to protests in a Dallas suburb, where some community activists accused him of racism while others urged calm until the facts are investigated.
The president says it will be up to Congress to fix the law if the high court wipes out insurance for millions of Americans.
It was supposed to be the beacon of a new reform movement, but today it retains an infamous reputation for brutality that ranks it among the worst in the New York state prison system.
Albert Woodfox has been in solitary confinement for more than 40 years after being charged in the death of a Louisiana State Penitentiary guard.
Richard Blanco, Ruth Behar and other Cuban-American poets are launching a website that will feature stories, poems and photo essays from writers, scholars and celebrities.
Guam's first same sex union comes as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares its decision on the constitutionality of same-sex unions.
A limited number of them will be allowed to attend Volleyball World League games in Tehran later this month, a senior Iranian official tells the AP.
The Group of Seven wealthy democracies reach an agreement that the world should phase out the use of fossil fuels by the end of this century.
The prosecutor in the Charles Manson trial, who later wrote the true-crime book"Helter Skelter," was 80.
It is being released this month by a publishing house along with an 80-page book that documents her final journey.