Head of Spokane NAACP quits amid furor over racial identity


SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rachel Dolezal resigned as president of the NAACP's Spokane chapter Monday amid a furor over racial identity that erupted when her parents came forward to say she has been posing as black for years when she is actually white.

  • Written by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

Study on ER returns suggests more need for follow-up care

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Kenya official: Al-Shabab commander killed in attack of army

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's military Monday said they had killed the commander of al-Shabab extremist group responsible for two attacks a year ago that killed at least 60 people, as he led an attack on a military camp in the same area.

  • Written by TOM ODULA, Associated Press

Prisoner manhunt enters Day 10; alleged helper due in court

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — The intense manhunt for two escaped murderers in far upstate New York has hit its 10th day as a woman charged with helping the killers flee from prison heads back to court.

  • Written by JOHN KEKIS, Associated Press