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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Weeks after receiving the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of Year award, Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has won another award. James was announced Tuesday as The Associated Press’ 2016 male athlete of the year, making it the second time he’s won the award in the past four years. He brought the award home in 2013, […]

Civil rights activists are calling on prosecutors to file felony hate-crime charges against four white students accused of harassing a black student at San Jose State University. NAACP leaders are urging Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen to bring felony charges against the white students, who currently face misdemeanor hate-crime and battery charges. read […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida congressman Henry “Trey” Radel has been charged with cocaine possession and faces arraignment Wednesday in Washington. In a statement expressing regret, the 37-year-old Republican freshman lawmaker said Tuesday he struggles with alcoholism and intends to seek treatment and counseling. Authorities allege that Radel possessed cocaine on Oct. 29. The circumstances of […]

NEW YORK — Don Cheadle  will play Miles Davis in a biopic the actor has long planned on the innovative jazz pioneer. BiFrost Pictures told the Associated Press on Wednesday that it will finance and produce “Kill the Trumpet Player” with Cheadle also making his directorial debut. Cheadle has been trying to make the film […]

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – An 80-year-old North Texas woman has been charged with trying to kill her husband during an argument but police say the gun jammed. Mansfield jail records show Tempie Strickland of Fort Worth was being held Tuesday on an attempted murder charge. Bond was set at $100,000 for Strickland, who was […]

PHOENIX — PHOENIX (AP) — A high school football player in Arizona died from an injury suffered in the fourth quarter of a blowout playoff game loss, serving as another tragic reminder of the dangers of head trauma in youth sports. Hopi High School senior Charles Youvella died of a traumatic brain injury Monday at […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a dead baby found in a teenage girl’s shopping bag at a New York City lingerie store was born alive and then asphyxiated. Police disclosed the findings Friday. The city medical examiner’s office says an autopsy was inconclusive and more tests are needed.Police believe 17-year-old Tiana Rodriguez gave birth […]

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy was able to get through security and onto a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport without a ticket, an airport spokesman said Sunday. Security officials screened the boy at airport shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said. The boy then boarded a […]

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Arizona Cardinals starting defensive tackle Dan Williams is not with the team for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints because he was excused for the death of his father, who was killed in a car wreck. Team spokesman Mark Dalton says Thomas Williams was en route from the family’s home in Memphis to New Orleans, with plans to […]

When alleged home invader Musa Lang (pictured below) entered Shawndrea Smith’s Dekalb County, Ga., home on Friday and reportedly tried to snatch her two young children away, it was on and popping!  Instead of fearing for her life, Smith reportedly gave the suspect a beatdown, forcing him to flee, according to WSB-TV. Lang reportedly walked […]

In a case that involves the use of the N-word among blacks, a federal jury has rejected a black manager’ – Rob Carmona‘s – argument that it was a term of love and endearment when he aimed it at black employee. On Tuesday the jurors awarded $30,000 in punitive damages after deeming manager’s four-minute rant […]

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher has been released from the hospital after nearly drowning in an Atlanta pool, a lawyer for the boy’s mother said Tuesday. Five-year-old Usher Raymond V was released from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite on Sunday, lawyer Angela Kinley said. She said Tameka Foster Raymond, the […]