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Remembering Jackie Robinson's Breakthrough: A Talk with Baseball Historian James A. Riley

  67 years ago, on April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, who was born in Cairo, GA, broke the color line in major league baseball.  But as much as baseball officials celebrate the occasio...

NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims

The New York Police Department said Tuesday it would disband a special unit charged with detecting possible terrorist threats by carrying out secret surveillance of Muslim groups.

The squad that con...

In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

India now has a third gender.

The Supreme Court has recognized the country's transgender community as being in a third neutral category — neither male nor female.

In handing down the ruling, Justice ...

Atlanta Schools Seek New Chapter with New Superintendent

Monday, Atlanta school board chair Courtney English called it a special moment after the board approved the hiring of the district’s new superintendent.

Dr. Meria Carstarphen was the sole finalist f...

Nunn Outpacing Party Competition For US Senate Bid

Nonprofit CEO Michelle Nunn is outpacing her competition in the Democratic primary for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat, with more than $1 million more on hand than her three opponents.

Some state ...

Risks Of Popular Anxiety Drugs Often Overshadowed

When actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an overdose in February, the New York City medical examiner ruled that his death was the result of "acute mixed drug intoxication." Heroin, cocaine and a w...

The Long Wait On Safety Rules For The 'Soda Can' Of Rail Cars

Freight trains roll through the Chicago suburb of Barrington, Ill., every day, many pulling older tank cars known as DOT-111s. They're known as the "soda can" of rail cars, says village President K...

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