Florida — Another day, another account of horrific handgun violence. Two St. Petersburg, Florida police officers were fatally shot, and a US Marshal was shot and is in stable condition while executing a search warrant at a house  in St. Petersburg this morning. A local news report indicates that the suspect in the shooting is […]

Seattle — The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild, the employees union representing approximately 1,350 sworn officers, publishes a newspaper each month called the Guardian. Written by and for cops, it’s not online, not for sale, and not in newspaper boxes. Most Seattle residents have never seen a copy. But if they had been reading the Guardian […]

Florida — A SWAT team has surrounded a St. Petersburg, Fla., home, where a gunman is barricaded after killing two police officers and wounding a deputy U.S. marshal in an ambush this morning. The cops arrived at the home just before 7 a.m. to serve a felony warrant. Two St. Petersburg policemen and the marshal […]

Oprah Winfrey revealed on her television show Monday morning that she has a half sister she knew nothing about. The sister, Patricia, had been kept a secret by Oprah’s mother who put her up for adoption at birth. “For the most part my life has been an open book,” Oprah said. “I thought nothing could […]

Ann Pettway surrendered Sunday morning to the FBI and Bridgeport police on a warrant from North Carolina, where she’s on probation because of a conviction for attempted embezzlement, FBI supervisory special agent William Reiner said. Pettway received two years of probation last June after she took items from a store where she worked, which is […]

When asked to rate the progress made by President Barack Obama two years into his term of office, retired General Colin Powell said this Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union: “He’s got a way to go. I mean he hasn’t achieved all of his purposes, but he’s stabilized the economy. … Whether you approve […]

New York — A Brooklyn man whose wife died of a heart attack after waiting more than 90 minutes for an ambulance during last month’s blizzard will slam the city with a $20 million lawsuit on Monday. Robert Davis said he called 911 around 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 27 to report his wife, Claire Reed, 63, […]

Michigan — It was just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday when the gunman walked into the police station. Sgt. Carrie Schulz was shot first. Cmdr. Brian Davis raced out of an office and exchanged fire with the gunman. Davis took a bullet in the back. Then the gunman rushed the horseshoe-shaped front desk with his weapon […]

Washington, D.C.– The National Museum of African American History and Culture director faces numerous challenges in creating the official African-American Smithsonian Exhibit. Among the biggest, of course, is: What story will it tell? As part of the Smithsonian, the museum bears the burden of being the “official” — that is, the government’s — version of […]

Malcolm X once said that the one man you should be most afraid of is a man who is willing to die for what he believes. When it comes to tackling the enormous deficits that are affecting our cities, counties, states and this country, we need politicians who are willing to lose their jobs at […]