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The first African-American mayor in the history of Montgomery takes office today

The first African-American mayor in the history of Montgomery takes office today

Alabama’s capital city, a hub of the civil rights movement decades ago, is about to gain the first African-American mayor in its 200-year history. Steven Reed will be inaugurated as mayor of Montgomery in a ceremony late Tuesday morning at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. Reed, a Montgomery County probate judge, won an October runoff…MORE

A San Diego State University student died after a fraternity event. The university suspended 14 fraternities

A San Diego State University student died after a fraternity event. The university suspended 14 fraternities

A San Diego State University student died after attending a fraternity event, the university president said Monday. Dylan Hernandez, 19, was hospitalized Thursday, the morning after the fraternity event, the university announced. A day later, president Adela de la Torre suspended 14 fraternities under the Interfraternity Council (IFC). She also said police had uncovered information…MORE

A gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University has died after a fall during training on uneven bars

A gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University has died after a fall during training on uneven bars

A gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University died Sunday after sustaining an injury while training last Friday. Melanie Coleman fell during a “routine training exercise” on the uneven bars, Ken Sweeten, a spokesman for Southern Connecticut State, told CNN Monday. “At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with Melanie’s family,” the university’s athletic director,…MORE

Family of Texas man set to be executed next week not giving up hope

Family of Texas man set to be executed next week not giving up hope

The family of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed, who is scheduled to be executed November 20, told NBC Nightly News they’ll keep fighting for him “until the end.” “I’m hoping that we get a fair and just judge, and my baby will be home,” Reed’s mother, Sandra Reed, told the network in an interview.…MORE

The search for a missing 5-year-old Florida girl expands to Alabama

The search for a missing 5-year-old Florida girl expands to Alabama

The search for 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams has expanded beyond Florida into Alabama. Taylor has been missing since Wednesday, when an Amber Alert was issued. Law enforcement officials are now asking anyone who saw Taylor or her mom between Jacksonville and Alabama to come forward, said Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams during a press conference Monday.…MORE

Police detain man eating a sandwich on a San Francisco train platform

Police detain man eating a sandwich on a San Francisco train platform

A police officer detained and cited a man eating a sandwich on a San Francisco train platform, a confrontation captured on a viral video. In the video posted on social media, the Bay Area Rapid Transit policeman told the man, later identified as Steve Foster, that eating on the platform is against state law. The…MORE