Gunshots, fires and looting rocked Ferguson overnight, as protests erupted following the death of a black man in police custody in Baltimore.
Howard Johnson’s restaurants — the once-ubiquitous orange-roofed eateries that nourished baby boomers before the rise of burgers and burritos — have almost disappeared.
More visitors to Yahoo, NBC and other top Internet sites are getting their news from mobile devices than from desktop computers, according to “State of the News Media 2015.”
The curfew ended at 5 a.m. with no reports of disturbances in the early morning hours. The morning rush was getting underway with traffic flowing on most streets downtown.
The independent who describes himself as a “democratic socialist” will announce Thursday that he plans to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination in 2016.
State Police and law officers from other jurisdictions joined Baltimore police in patrolling the streets. National Guardsmen in riot helmets with face shields surrounded City Hall, standing behind bicycle-rack barriers.
The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status, which Commissioner Roger Goodell called a “distraction.”
“You had one mother who grabbed her child, who had a hood on his head, and she started smacking him on the head because she was so embarrassed,” Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said. “I wish I had more parents that took charge of their kids out there.”
The first state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry was Massachusetts, in 2004. Even as recently as October, barely a third of the states permitted it.
19 men and 12 women whose same-sex marriage cases from Ohio and Kentucky, plus Michigan and Tennessee, will be argued at the Supreme Court on April 28.
Baltimore Police Officers were injured in violent clashes with demonstrators after the funeral of Freddie Gray. Gray died from spinal cord injury suffered while in police custody.
A documentary filmmaker from Colorado was among four Americans killed in a Mount Everest avalanche triggered by the earthquake that shook Nepal.