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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....
  • 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...
  • Aurora King Day celebration to feature 'Hero of the Year'

    Educational leader and Northwestern University professor Tim King will headline Aurora’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Waubonsie Valley High School, 2950 Ogden Ave. Named by People Magazine as “Hero of the Year&...
  • Before you buy a mattress, hear Dr. King's message

    Before you buy a mattress, hear Dr. King's message
    I have a dream ... Of a better night's sleep. One of my friends heard that line last week in a radio promo for a Martin Luther King Day mattress sale. Dream. Mattress. Get it? This friend — a Chicagoan who recently moved to California,...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service
    The nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with parades, community service and calls for harmony after a year that again tested the boundaries of race relations in the United States. With major parades in Los Angeles and San Antonio,...
  • Biden promotes community policing to ease tensions

    Biden promotes community policing to ease tensions
    Citing the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that the U.S. needs to "bridge that separation" that exists between law enforcement and communities of color and suggested a return to "genuine community policing"...