Civil rights leaders and activists are gathering at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. On the same day that Americans celebrate King's legacy, his son is scheduled to meet President-elect Donald Trump.
Two New Orleans inmates held in a north Louisiana jail well past the time their sentences ended could be released as early as Friday. However, attorneys for inmate advocates say they believe there are others in the same predicament at the East Carroll Parish jail.
A preschool in Arctic Norway says that it brought a group of 5-year-old children to see the slaughter and skinning of reindeer at a nearby farm. The preschool later posted online photos of the eight children looking at the carcasses.
The U.S. Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman. The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin shows the woman's head in profile with a crown of stars.
A Virginia man used 300,000 pennies to pay sales tax on two cars at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Nick Stafford delivered five wheelbarrows full of change, mostly pennies, at the DMW office in Lebanon, Virginia, on Wednesday.
A Shreveport businesswoman is appearing on a television show about people who make their fortunes in blue-collar jobs or industries. Laura FitzGerald is the president of the Shreveport oil and gas exploration company Ilios Resources.
Arkansas lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol for this year's legislative session, with dueling tax cut proposals and efforts to launch the state's medical marijuana program dominating the agenda.
Evander Holyfield and three other heavy weight boxers are expected to lead Vickburg's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade this year. Holyfield, Riddick Bowe, James Toney and Ray Mercer are scheduled to serve as grand marshals in the January 14th downtown parade.
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