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MLK discusses Kennedys' role in his prison release

01/19/2014 9:06am
Here's an excerpt from the 1960 audiotape of Martin Luther King Jr. discussing the Kennedys' role in his release from Georgia State Prison.

Bao Bao the panda makes her debut at National Zoo

01/19/2014 9:33am
Bao Bao the panda cub is ready for her public. Saturday was the first chance for the public to see the 5-month-old cub.

Exhibit shows Adelman's civil rights-era photos

01/19/2014 10:06am
Flipping through a stack of color images he shot during a 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., photographer Bob Adelman is casual about the history they represent.

Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

01/19/2014 10:41am
A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

NJ mayor: Sandy aid ultimatum came from Christie

01/19/2014 10:48am
The Democratic mayor of a New Jersey town flooded during Superstorm Sandy says she was told an ultimatum tying storm recovery aid to her support of a prime real estate development came from Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Russia's ban on adoptions by Americans holds firm

01/19/2014 11:02am
A year after Russia imposed a ban on adoptions by Americans, some affected U.S. families are reluctantly looking elsewhere to adopt. Others refuse to abandon flickering hopes of uniting with the Russian children who won their hearts.

Dingy LaGuardia Airport undergoing $3.6B makeover

01/19/2014 11:37am
Dark, dingy, cramped and sad. These are some of the ways travelers describe LaGuardia Airport, a bustling hub often ranked in customer satisfaction surveys as the worst in America.

MLK discusses Kennedy in rediscovered 1960 tape

01/19/2014 11:42am
As the nation reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., an audiotape of an interview with the civil rights leader discovered in a Tennessee attic sheds new light on a famous phone call John F. Kennedy made to King's wife more than 50 years ago.

The greatest MLK speeches you never heard

01/19/2014 11:44am
Here's a pop quiz for anyone who calls the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. an American hero: Can you name any of his great speeches or written works without citing "I Have a Dream" or the "Letter from Birmingham Jail"?

Giuliani: NJ governor faces 'partisan witch hunt'

01/19/2014 12:15pm
Former New York Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani says Democrats are engaged in a partisan pile-on as New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie faces a traffic jam scandal that's testing his administration and threatening his political future.

Family credits fish oil in helping teen's injured brain

01/19/2014 1:56pm
After a California family was told their was little hope of their son's survival, they tried unconventional, untested therapies — anything that might help their son.

Philanthropists pay bills for SF 'Batkid' fantasy

01/19/2014 4:14pm
The city of San Francisco is being rescued from paying the cost of staging the "Batkid" fantasy that captured the nation's imagination.

14 arrests after protest against So. Calif. police

01/19/2014 4:18pm
Police have arrested a 14th person following a protest against the acquittal of officers in the beating death of a homeless man.

Aid worker from Michigan killed in Afghan attack

01/19/2014 5:45pm
A Somalia-born woman who came to Michigan for higher education was among the 21 people who were killed in a Taliban attack on a popular restaurant in the Afghan capital of Kabul last week.

Family of drunken man killed by car sues Ohio cops

01/19/2014 6:25pm
The family of a drunken man picked up by Ohio police officers and dropped off at a Taco Bell before he was fatally struck by a car has sued over his death, accusing authorities of racial discrimination and putting their loved one in danger as part of a "perverse joke" about his Mexican heritage.

Florida is a retirement spot for horses, too

01/19/2014 6:45pm
Whenever a horse arrives at Mill Creek Farm in Florida, Peter and Mary Gregory make the aging animal a promise to last the rest of its days.

Chicagoan killed in Kabul 'sought a better world'

01/19/2014 8:15pm
Friends and family of a Chicago woman killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, say the 27-year-old was committed to helping others despite potential dangers, telling friends it was "something she was meant to do."

6 killed in 2 separate Ohio car crashes

01/19/2014 11:13pm
Six people were killed in two separate triple fatal car accidents in Ohio Sunday, including an 11-year-old girl who police said was ejected from the rear cargo area of an SUV carrying two adults and seven children, only three of whom were properly restrained.