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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Next storm for Baltimore will be rain

     
    There is a storm in the forecast for Baltimore. The National Weather Service says we have a 60 percent chance for precipitation on Sunday as another storm crosses the southeastern U.S. and tracks up the coast. This time, with temperatures in......
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.” But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
  • On this date in history: Dr. King assassinated

    On this date in history: Dr. King assassinated
    On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. The civil rights leader was working to support a sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis when he was assassinated on the balcony of the second-story hotel he was staying...
  • Young performers are hitting the high notes

    What do you get when six talented girls from Wellington and Royal Palm Beach assemble to use their singing voices to raise funds for local charities? A group called C.A.S.T. (Children's Acting Singing Troupe), which is composed of friend Carriane...
  • Central Florida: Home on the (saw palmetto) range

    Central Florida: Home on the (saw palmetto) range
    The announcer, mounted on a horse named Gus, said "go," and dozens of young boys and girls ran across the rodeo arena, in pursuit of a calf and the red ribbon on his tail. The first child to get a piece of the ribbon would win a prize. A giggling wedge of...
  • CPS issues new school calendar

    CPS issues new school calendar
    Chicago Public Schools is again changing its school calendar, with classes beginning after Labor Day next school year. Last year, CPS moved to a single calendar for all schools and classes started Aug. 26. On Wednesday the school board approved a new...
  • In a grim city, a drill team marches to an uplifting beat

    In a grim city, a drill team marches to an uplifting beat
    CAMDEN, N.J. — Ice and mud surrounded the water tower in a rough neighborhood in this roughest of cities. Graffiti on the tower and on boarded-up windows of nearby houses spoke of despair: "Stop the Violence." "Stop Hating." "Keep Camden Clean."...
  • Zac Efron's 'That Awkward Moment' likely to top 'Ride Along'

    During the quiet Super Bowl weekend, Zac Efron's new R-rated comedy, "That Awkward Moment," will likely sack "Ride Along" and Jason Reitman's new effort, "Labor Day."  Written and directed by first-timer Tom Gormican, the raunchy "That Awkward Moment,"...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked by 'No Shots Fired' plea

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked by 'No Shots Fired' plea
    Martin Luther King, Jr., was honored Monday with parades, marches, a Google Doodle -- and a poignant plea to turn this holiday into a "No Shots Fired" Day. The King Center, devoted to King's philosophy of nonviolence while working to eliminate poverty...
  • 'Ride Along,' 'Frozen' fend off 'That Awkward Moment' at box office

    Two very different buddy comedies vied for the No. 1 spot at the box office over the weekend. Ice Cube and Kevin Hart's tough-talking cop romp "Ride Along" outgunned former Disney-bred teen idol Zac Efron's "That Awkward Moment" to emerge victorious...
  • Polar vortex sequel: Winter storm bringing heaps of snow to Northeast

    Snow began falling in parts of the Northeast on Tuesday, the vanguard of a major storm that has already led to the cancellation of thousands of flights, an unexpected closure of some federal offices and even prompted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to drop...
  • Boys' Basketball: Seahawks beat Oilers in annual MLK matchup

    Boys' Basketball: Seahawks beat Oilers in annual MLK matchup
    For the past eight years, the Huntington Beach and Ocean View boys' basketball teams have played on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and, like so many of their preceding games, Monday's nonleague matchup went down to the wire. This time, it was Ocean View...