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Black votes key – especially for Hillary Clinton – in early primaries

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MINNEAPOLIS — For the 2016 Democratic field, black votes matter. A heavy schedule of early-voting Southern states means African-American voters will have a huge influence on who wins the nomination, and the Democratic candidates — especially Hillary Clinton — are ratcheting up their focus on that part of the electorate as they look to win key early support after a ...

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Qatar Really Wants You To Know How Much It Gave For Katrina Relief

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Qatar Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani after meeting with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at Camp David in Maryland, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Obama and the leaders from six Gulf nations are trying to work through tensions sparked by the U.S. bid for a nuclear deal with Iran, a pursuit that has put regional partners on edge. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — Here are some things you may know about Qatar: It’s very, very small and it’s very, very wealthy. With a GDP estimated at upwards of $320 billion, Qatar — which controls 13 percent of global liquefied natural gas reserves — is the richest country per capita in the world.  You’ve likely also heard that the tiny statelet in ...

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The Definitive History Of ‘George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People’

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In the moments before he took the stage at NBCUniversal’s “A Concert for Hurricane Relief” on Sept. 2, 2005, Kanye West looked calm. Up to that point, the charity telethon for Hurricane Katrina’s victims had gone as well as could have been expected, considering that it had been slapped together in a matter of days. That it happened at all was ...

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Suspect identified as 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles in Texas in ‘cold-blooded assassination’ of Texas sheriff’s deputy

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A lone suspect in the ‘cold-blooded assassination’ of a Texas sheriff’s deputy has been identified as Shannon J. Miles, 30, who will be charged with capital murder for allegedly gunning down the officer as he pumped gas, authorities said Saturday. Sheriff Ron Hickman released few details about the suspect Saturday in a press conference. Miles has a list of prior ...

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Donald Trump Collects Fees Insisting ‘This Is Not A Fundraiser’

Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during a news conference ahead of a rally at Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. President Barack Obama's top business ambassador dismissed Trump's call for a wall along the Mexico border, saying the U.S. is focused instead on expanding business with one of its biggest trade partners. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — Donald Trump held a $100-per-person campaign event — which he repeatedly insisted wasn’t a fundraiser — outside of Boston on Friday evening as he backpedaled on his previous pledge not to accept contributions for his campaign. “This is not a fundraiser tonight, just so you understand,” Trump told reporters at the sprawling Norwood property owned by ...

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Ohio Cop Pulls Over Black Man Who ‘Made Direct Eye Contact’ With Him

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Earlier this month, a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, tailed a man by the name of John Felton for two miles, then pulled him over for failing to use a turn signal 100 feet prior to making his turn. To be clear: Felton used a turn signal, but he apparently didn’t put it on early enough. Only after handing over a written ...

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Donald Trump calls ex-congressman Anthony Weiner a ‘perv,’ says wife Huma Abedin must be sharing Hillary Clinton’s secrets with him

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Donald Trump barreled into the Hillary Clinton email controversy in a fresh way Friday – accusing her top aide of spilling classified secrets to her notorious husband, Anthony Weiner, and calling him a “perv” and a sleazebag.” No topic was taboo for the gregarious Republican front-runner as he riled up a crowd of supporters at a Massachusetts rally Friday with ...

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Alabama man kills woman after Sunday dinner with her family: cops

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The first man an Alabama woman ever brought home to meet her grandma shot and killed his new sweetheart after he had Sunday dinner with her family, police said. Antonio Williams, 22, is charged with capital murder in Jacoria (Shug) Ray’s Sunday death. Her body was found on the side of a Birmingham road about two hours after she and ...

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