Author Archives: Associated Press

  • Comedian Tracy Morgan Still Struggling after Crash

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former “Saturday Night Live” actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead. Attorney Benedict Morelli tells The Star-Ledger newspaper ...

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  • Rosa Parks’ Archive Bought by Warren Buffett’s Son

    DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday. Howard G. Buffett told The ...

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  • UN: Ebola Disease Caseload Could Reach 20,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to ...

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  • Mourners Urge Black Americans to Take Action

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. But the funeral that unfolded Monday was about much more than the Black ...

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  • Mourners Gather in St. Louis for Brown Funeral

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of people lined up in sweltering heat Monday to say goodbye to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed earlier this month in a confrontation with a police officer that fueled almost two weeks of street protests. More than an hour before Brown’s funeral was ...

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  • Ferguson Saturday: Protesters, Police March Peacefully

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A diverse group of protesters, many of them children, marched peacefully Saturday as calm prevailed for a fourth straight day in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed Black 18-year-old was shot by a White police officer , setting off more than a week of unrest. Several ...

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  • Ebola Spreads in Nigeria; Liberia Has 1,000 Cases

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa’s largest cities. The outbreak also continues to spread elsewhere in West ...

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