VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Seventeen students at Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Prince George’s County were arrested and charged with assault Tuesday after a massive fight in a school hallway, police said. The chaos erupted about 9:30 a.m., when a sheriff’s deputy was called to the second floor for a reported fight, police said. […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: A Washington man who has spent nearly 28 years in prison for raping and murdering a Georgetown University student in Rock Creek Park was ordered released Tuesday morning by a D.C. Superior Court judge after DNA evidence revealed that another man committed the crime. Donald Eugene Gates, now 58, had maintained […]

From Attorney General Eric Holder called on absentee black fathers yesterday to take an active role in their children’s lives, Newsday reported today. Holder, a Queens native and the first black Attorney General, urged the 400 worshippers at the Memorial Presbyterian Church on Baldwin Turnpike in Queens, N.Y., to orchestrate a “spiritual awakening,” according to […]

From the AFP: WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama, in remarks aired late Sunday, awarded himself a B plus for his first 11 months in office, stressing in an interview with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey that there was still much to be done. “A good solid B plus,” Obama said during an hour-long, intimate […]

From Lamya Cammon is angry, confused, and scared by the incident last week in which the apparently frustrated teacher cut one of her braids off after she wouldn’t stop playing with them in class. Cammon, 7, sports a few dozen braids, but one is conspicuously absent. “She told me to stop playing with it. […]

LAS VEGAS — The owner of a brothel more than two hours’ drive from Las Vegas said she hopes to hire Nevada’s first legal male prostitutes within a month, now that state health officials have approved a method to test men for infectious diseases. The world is ready for women, or even other men, to […]

WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital got in the holiday spirit Sunday night when music legends Neil Diamond and Mary J. Blige performed for President Barack Obama at the annual “Christmas in Washington” concert. RELATED: Oprah To Visit White House For Christmas TV Special The festivities, hosted by comedian George Lopez, took place at the National […]

VIA CNN: (CNN) — A major sponsor for Tiger Woods announced Sunday that it is dropping the golf star in light of recent controversy swirling around his personal life. Accenture, a management consulting firm, said on its Web site that “given the circumstances of the last two weeks … the company has determined that he […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The U.S. Senate passed a bill Sunday that clears the way for the District government to allow medical marijuana use and to spend local tax dollars to help low-income women pay for abortions. More than a decade ago, D.C. voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that would allow for the possession, […]

NEW YORK – Mark Ingram dabbed his eyes, took a deep breath and tried to steady himself. All set, he accepted the Heisman that completes Alabama’s trophy case. The tough-running tailback turned tearful after winning the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in the closest vote in the award’s 75-year history. Next, he’ll try to lead […]