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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Capital Prep-Mercy Girls Basketball Game: 'A Great Environment'

    Capital Prep-Mercy Girls Basketball Game: 'A Great Environment'
    Despite the lopsided score, the Capital Prep-Mercy game on Monday at the University of Hartford was a rousing success, drawing almost 2,000 people to watch a girls basketball game. Capital Prep, No. 1 in The Courant's state rankings, beat No. 2 Mercy 88-...
  • Rauner order aims to improve minorities' opportunities

     Rauner order aims to improve minorities' opportunities
    Gov. Bruce Rauner marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by signing an executive order requiring labor unions and companies that do business with the state to report on how many minorities and veterans participate in apprenticeship and training programs....
  • SMU has not heard from NCAA, remains hopeful about Frazier's appeal

    SMU had not received word on its appeal to the NCAA regarding sophomore guard Keith Frazier's academic eligibility as of Tuesday afternoon. With Monday being Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday, the school most likely will learn the status of its...
  • Arkansas woman says champion boxer Jermain Taylor threatened to kill her children, husband

    A Little Rock woman said Tuesday that boxer Jermain Taylor threatened to shoot her three small children, and that she knocked the gun away after the cursing middleweight — once called a role model by the city's mayor — put the weapon to her...
  • Thousands celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Miramar parade

     
    Some spectators didn't need to travel far to watch the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, taking in shade in their backyards....
  • Hate speech spray-painted on Montgomery County home on MLK Day

    Hate speech spray-painted on Montgomery County home on MLK Day
    CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say they're investigating a hate crime after a racial epithet was found spray-painted on a garage door in Chevy Chase on Martin Luther King Day. Police say a neighbor saw the slur, painted in big...
  • Capital Prep Girls Dominate Mercy, 88-48

    Capital Prep Girls Dominate Mercy, 88-48
    WEST HARTFORD – Kiah Gillespie got up at 7 a.m. Monday and was ready to play. Her teammate Desiree Elmore was so ready she said she would have played at 3 in the morning. But the Capital Prep girls basketball team, No. 1 in the Courant's...
  • Recent police shootings add significance to L.A. King day celebration

    Recent police shootings add significance to L.A. King day celebration
    Tens of thousands of people lined up along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Los Angeles on Monday for the 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade, celebrating the life of the legendary civil rights leader while dancing to the beat of marching bands and...
  • Yale Freshman Survives 4-story Fall From Dormitory Window

    Yale Freshman Survives 4-story Fall From Dormitory Window
    NEW HAVEN (AP) — A Yale University freshman has survived a four-story fall from a dormitory window. School spokesman Tom Conroy said in an email Tuesday that the student fell from a window in Bingham Hall at about 2 p.m. Monday. Yale didn't have...
  • Clippers beat less-than-storied Celtics, but the storytelling is good

     Clippers beat less-than-storied Celtics, but the storytelling is good
    At first look, NBA schedule makers had made Monday's game at Staples Center a must-see. In town were the hated Celtics, the green-clad demons of Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, John Havlicek and many more. They are the leprechauns Los Angeles has...
  • Chicago and the Tuskegee Airmen

    Chicago and the Tuskegee Airmen
    "If I can get up there, I'll help change things down here." — Unnamed student pilot at Tuskegee, Ala., eager for combat in World War II. In 1940, on the cusp of America's entry into World War II, the country had a serious shortage of experienced...