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Las Vegas police arrest person in connection with Tupac Shakur murder investigation

Duane Davis was indicted on a murder charge in the rapper's 1996 death. He is the last known survivor of the people thought to be in a car from which someone shot at Shakur.
Tupac Shakur backstage after his performance in Chicago
Tupac Shakur backstage after his performance in Chicago
18h ago

Judge will end former NFL star Michael Oher's conservatorship after 'Blind Side' fallout

In a bombshell court filing last month, Oher claimed he never knew he wasn't adopted and was instead placed into a conservatorship.
Michael Oher with Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy prior to an Ole Miss game in 2008.
Michael Oher with Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy prior to an Ole Miss game in 2008.

Flash floods foreshadow a threatening reality in New York City

A warmer atmosphere can hold — and deliver — more moisture, something that the city has seen firsthand in recent years. But efforts to ensure it can handle modern storms has been "not enough."
A flooded street in Williamsburg, New York on Sept. 29, 2023.
A flooded street in Williamsburg, New York on Sept. 29, 2023.

Salt water creeping up Mississippi could cause health concerns and more

Persistent drought in the region has dropped water levels in the Mississippi River to near-historic lows, allowing salt water from the Gulf of Mexico to reach farther inland than normal.
A barge passes on the Mississippi River
A barge passes on the Mississippi River

Graphics: How the federal workforce compares to the nation’s

Federal workers tend to be more educated, better paid and more Black than the general U.S. workforce.
The Peace Monument in front of the Capitol dome on Sept. 29, 2023.
The Peace Monument in front of the Capitol dome on Sept. 29, 2023.
21h ago

Las Vegas police provide timeline of Tupac Shakur murder arrest

Las Vegas police reveal details of their investigation into the 1996 murder of rap superstar Tupac Shakur and the arrest of suspect Duane "Kefee D." Davis. 
Las Vegas police provide timeline of Tupac Shakur murder arrest
Las Vegas police provide timeline of Tupac Shakur murder arrest
21h ago

Several institutions awarded national recognition for boosting Latino college completion

“How do we help students reach their goals and meet them where they are? This is at the heart of the next phase of higher education,” Excelencia in Education CEO Deborah Santiago said.
People walk on the California State University Long Beach  campus in 2021.
People walk on the California State University Long Beach  campus in 2021.
22h ago

Suspect in killing of Baltimore tech entrepreneur held without bail

The man accused of killing Baltimore tech entrepreneur Pava LaPere last week and committing a rape and arson days earlier will be held without bail pending trial.
Family members of Pava LaPere, founder of tech startup EcoMap Technologies, speak during a vigil on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, in Baltimore.
Family members of Pava LaPere, founder of tech startup EcoMap Technologies, speak during a vigil on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, in Baltimore.

Oxford High School shooter can be sentenced to life without parole, judge rules

The shooter, who was 15 at the time, was charged as an adult last year after gunning down four of his classmates and wounding seven others Nov. 21, 2021.
Students hug at a memorial on Dec. 1, 2021, following a shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich.
Students hug at a memorial on Dec. 1, 2021, following a shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich.
23h ago

3 Baton Rouge police officers arrested in connection with 'Brave Cave' scandal

"A plan was made to cover up the incident," Police Chief Murphy Paul said.
Baton Rouge police officers 
question Jeremy Lee at the warehouse they reportedly call the "Brave Cave."
Baton Rouge police officers 
question Jeremy Lee at the warehouse they reportedly call the "Brave Cave."
23h ago

Seattle officer heard joking after grad student was fatally hit by cop cruiser is reassigned

Officer Daniel Auderer was heard saying that the life of Jaahnavi Kandula, a 23-year-old from India, "had limited value."
Protesters march on Sept. 14, 2023, after body camera footage was released of a Seattle police officer joking about the death of Jaahnavi Kandula, a 23-year-old woman hit and killed in January by officer Kevin Dave in a police cruiser.
Protesters march on Sept. 14, 2023, after body camera footage was released of a Seattle police officer joking about the death of Jaahnavi Kandula, a 23-year-old woman hit and killed in January by officer Kevin Dave in a police cruiser.