Music artist and actress Queen Latifah was among the honorees recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.
Harvard awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Tuesday, according to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
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The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros apologized Tuesday for using "inappropriate language" after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration.
Brandon Taubman released a statement through the Astros hours before they played Game 1 of the World Series against Washington. Major League Baseball said it will interview those involved before further commenting.
Taubman's remarks after the Astros clinched the AL pennant reportedly referenced Osuna, who was suspended for 75 games last year for violating MLB's domestic violence policy before being traded from Toronto to the Astros.
Drone footage shows crews relocating the entire Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse on a system of rails that moved the edifice as if it were on “rollerblades.” The Danish landmark was moved a total of 229 feet...
A member of Congress says she's asked for an investigation into intimate photos she says were posted online without her consent.
California Democrat Katie Hill said U.S. Capitol Police are "investigating the situation and potential legal violations of those who posted and distributed the photos." She said the photos included her and "another individual" and declined further comment.
Two Phoenix police officers involved in separate incidents that drew national outrage, including one who pointed a gun and yelled profanities at a black family, will be fired, the chief of police said Tuesday.
"I expect more. You deserve more," Chief Jeri Williams said at a news conference. "Unlike other professions, we don't have a luxury of a do-over."
Chicago's top cop won't be in attendance when President Donald Trump addresses the International Association of Chiefs of Police at their annual conference in the city next week.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said he looks forward "to hosting America's police chiefs and collaborating on the best ways to keep our cities safe in the upcoming week," but he will not hear the president's speech.
Authorities say a 17-year-old male was found dead in an off-campus house at Penn State and a fraternity has been suspended.
Penn State officials said Tuesday that the Alpha Delta chapter of Chi Phi has lost all its privileges.
Police said the teenager was found Saturday night at the house occupied by Chi Phi members. He was not a student and has not been identified. Penn State says the house is not the fraternity's official residence.
Four flight attendants were arrested at Miami International Airport on money laundering and other charges after authorities found them carrying thousands of dollars in cash during a routine Customs check.
A pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year near Florida International University showed significant design errors and should have been more carefully monitored by the state government because of the project's complexity, federal officials said Tuesday.
The National Transportation Safety Board members concluded Tuesday the design firm FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc. underestimated the load of the bridge and overestimated its strength in a critical section that splintered, dropping a 174-foot-long span onto eight cars on March 15, 2018.
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The Trump administration official who wrote an anonymous essay about resistance from the inside has a book deal.
The book, titled "A Warning", will come out Nov. 19, The Hachette Book Group imprint Twelve announced Tuesday. It will likely set off the biggest Washington guessing game since "Primary Colors," the fictionalized take on Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign that turned out to be written by journalist Joe Klein.
Barbara Myers started work as an apprentice electrician in 1995, and over the years she learned to shoot back sexual banter on the job site as much as she had to take it from some of her coworkers.
Those days, she says, are starting to change.
"I have worked over the last several years, actually, to really be much more circumspect in my conversation," Myers said. "And so, basically, I don't talk about things like that. And I know a lot of the guys are the same way."
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Consumers will have more health insurance choices next year under the much-debated Obama health care law and premiums will dip slightly for many, the Trump administration announced Tuesday.
President Donald Trump was elected on a promise to repeal "Obamacare." But despite his repeated efforts the program has stabilized three years into his administration. That may be short-lived.
The administration is asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional, an overhang of uncertainty clouding its future.
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A number of parents in the college admissions scandal, including actress Lori Loughlin, were hit with a new grand jury indictment adding a conspiracy to commit bribery charge against them, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
The parents, who were all arrested in March in the alleged nationwide bribery scheme, "conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California (USC) to facilitate their children's admission," according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.