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Ex-NYC cop apologizes in stairwell shooting death

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police officer convicted of accidentally shooting an unarmed man in the stairwell of a public housing building on Thursday apologized to the man's domestic partner.<p>Peter Liang met with Kimberly Ballinger at a mutually agreed upon conference room at the …

Crime

Kerry Washington's Mom "Will Sit Through a Sex Scene Like Nobody's Business"

She has the best reaction to all those 'Scandal' sexy times.<p>Thursday evenings chez Kerry Washington involve the actress watching and live-tweeting <i>Scandal</i>, sometimes with her mother, Valerie. And Val takes in her daughter's full performance, those wild Olitz/Jake scenes included. "My mother's like …

This Video of North West Dancing at Kanye's Yeezy Show Is Everything

In that outfit! Can't.<p>Among the luminaries at Kanye West's Yeezy show this week was... MC Hammer! This is mostly exciting because, <i>Us Weekly</i> reports, he filmed the Kardashian/Jenner squad fanning out over the whole show/album listening experience. In the video he posted to Twitter from his prime …

Heartbroken Valentines: Recently Divorced Celebrities!

Divorce is never easy, especially when you're in the spotlight!<p>Unfortunately this Valentine's Day season has a record number of recently divorced …

States where the middle class is dying

Despite the country’s unemployment rate falling below 5% in January for the first time since 2008, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006, concerns about wage growth — particularly among middle earners — remain. Since 2010, as the country began to …

Equality

Yeezy Season 3 in New York

Watch Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 showat Madison Square Garden.<p><b>> See all the looks from Yeezy Season 3</b>

Black female startup founders raise less funding than white male founders whose startups failed

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley has a diversity problem: women, black people, and Latinos are all embarrassingly underrepresented in the tech industry. A new study makes that abundantly clear, at least in terms of where the venture capital dollars are going: startups led by black female founders …

Startups

LL Cool J Defends Beyoncé and Her Super Bowl Halftime Performance

A lot has been said about Beyoncé’s performance at last Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show, with many celebrating it — and her massive new single …