| Apr 16, 2010
Civil rights leader Benjamin L. Hooks, a lawyer, minister and pioneering judge who revived a flagging NAACP after he became its executive director in the late 1970s, has died. He was 85.
Hooks died Thursday at his Memphis home after a long illness,...
| Apr 15, 2010
Benjamin L. Hooks, a civil rights leader who led the NAACP from 1977 to 1992, has died, said the vice president for communication at the NAACP.
The cause of death was not immediately known, the NAACP's Leila McDowell said Thursday.
Hooks was "a vocal...
| Jul 30, 2010
| 6:32 PM
MEMPHIS -- An attorney says three armed men looking for Lorenzen Wright showed up at the home of the former NBA player's ex-wife about six weeks before he was found shot to death.
Lawyer Gail Mathes says her client, Sherra Wright, was afraid for...
| Jul 28, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 28, 2010) ? Following four days of training and an intra-squad exhibition game that were held July 19-24 in Las Vegas, Nev., USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo today announced that 15 players had been selected as...
| Jan 14, 2011
Actor best known for 'Touched by an Angel'
John Dye, 47, an actor best known for his role as Andrew in the long-running CBS-TV series "Touched by an Angel," was found dead Monday at his home in San Francisco, the San Francisco medical examiner'...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 1:06 PM
The U.S. Department of Education has fined Virginia Tech $55,000 for waiting too long to notify students during a 2007 shooting rampage.
The amount was the maximum fine Tech faced for two violations of the federal Clery Act, which requires timely...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 6:37 PM
To Josh Selby, the Memphis Grizzlies represent a clean slate, and a team that doesn't care about his past, only his potential.
To the Memphis Grizzlies — who snagged the Lake Clifton graduate with the 49th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft — Selby...
| Jul 7, 2011
Actor known for Native American roles
Gordon Tootoosis, 69, a Canadian actor who often played Native American characters in movies and on television, including One Stab in the 1994 epic western "Legends of the Fall," died Tuesday at a...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Henry Ackerman had plans — big, cross country, into-the-wild plans.
It was 1998, and he was 48 years old, alone, sad and somewhat peculiar. He lived with threecats and a big, sandy-colored dog in an unkempt Baltimore County apartment and worked...
| Dec 12, 2008
| 8:56 PM
After talking excitedly all week about seeing coach John Calipari and his former college teammates, Derrick Rose's interaction was limited to a brief conversation on a runway as the Bulls landed and the University of Memphis prepared to fly to Washington....
| Feb 12, 2007
In the fall of 2005, psychiatrist J. Anderson Thomson Jr. was treating an 18-year-old college freshman whom he describes as "intensely depressed, feeling suicidal and doing self-cutting."
A few years before, Thomson says, he would have interpreted her...