Terror on the road

After 27 years in the Navy, Harley Peterson couldn’t help but evaluate a passing car as he would an unfamiliar ship cruising past his own off the coast of Vietnam or in the Atlantic.

Alabama unveils statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks

MONTGOMERY, Ala. A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city on Sunday, the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man.

Bill Cosby speaks from prison

Bill Cosby broke his silence, granting his first exclusive interview since beginning his sentence at SCI-Phoenix, a maximum-security Pennsylvania penitentiary near Philadelphia.

New drug approved to manage sickle cell disease

U.S. regulators have approved a new medicine that can help reduce extremely painful sickle cell disease flare-ups.

America's last slave ship could offer a case for reparations

Alabama steamship owner Timothy Meaher financed the last slave vessel that brought African captives to the United States, and he came out of the Civil War a wealthy man.

No knee now

Colin Kaepernick’s saga took another surreal turn last Saturday — a last-minute audible to nix an NFL-arranged workout and a quick dash 60 miles to the other side of Metro Atlanta, where the exiled quarterback staged his own impromptu passing ...

Justices could return Allen's cable TV race bias suit to lower court

The U.S. Supreme Court seems likely to overturn a lower court ruling in favor of an African-American media mogul and comedian who’s suing cable giant Comcast for racial discrimination.

Remarkable 'Hidden Figures' to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Katherine Johnson of New- port News, one of the African-American women whose groundbreaking NASA work received global attention in the best-selling book and blockbuster movie, “Hidden Figures,” will receive a Congressional Gold Medal thanks to a bipartisan bill passed by ...

Late journalist Gwen Ifill to be honored on USPS 2020 Forever stamp

Pioneering journalist Gwen Ifill, the late anchor of the PBS “News Hour,” will be honored on a Forever stamp in 2020, according to an announcement Tuesday by the United States Postal Service.

'Something in the Water' festival returning to Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach native and music star Pharrell Williams is doing it again.

Social Security benefits to increase by 1.6% in 2020

Retirees in Richmond and across the country might have a little more money in their pockets come January.

Gymnast Simone Biles breaks medal record with 25

American Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in world championship history Sunday when she won the beam and floor finals to take her career tally to 25 medals.

Lt. Gov. Fairfax files amended suit in $400M defamation case

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax’s lawsuit against CBS took another turn last week, when an amended lawsuit was filed Oct. 3, asserting that Richmond allies of a chief political rival, Mayor Levar M. Stoney, helped spread what he has ...

Joshua Brown, key witness in Botham Jean case, fatally shot

Dallas authorities are insisting that the slaying of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the murder trial of a former Dal- las police officer, was part of a drug deal gone bad and not connected to his testimony in the ...

Some see rush to forgive as rush to forget racial violence

When a white Dallas police officer who killed an innocent African-American man in his own living room was sent off to prison last week with a hug from the victim’s brother and the African-American judge on the case, some saw ...