Obama's final speech to the public will continue a tradition set in 1796 when George Washington addressed the American people for the last time as president. It will be followed by a "family reunion" for alumni of Obama's former campaigns, according to a save-the-date sent to alumni.
Police Detain Man for Walking With Hands in Pockets
A man from Pontiac, MI was stopped on the street and interrogated by an Oakland County Sheriff on Thanksgiving for walking with his hands in his pockets while it was snowing.The man, Brandon B Waxx McKean, pulled his hands out of his pockets to record this abuse of power.
Remains of 14 presumed slaves will soon be reburied near the Hudson River, 11 years after construction workers uncovered the unmarked grave site. They will be publicly memorialized and buried in personalized boxes in Albany, New York. (Associated Press)
The Los Angeles jury that found Lonnie David Franklin Jr. guilty of killing nine young women and a teenage girl over three decades recommended a death sentence for the serial killer dubbed the "Grim Sleeper." (CNN)
Vice President Joe Biden is telling family members of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School that he's surprised about the lack of progress on "rational gun safety" laws three years after the mass shooting of students and teachers. (Associated Press)
Associated Press wrote: State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is defending the prosecution of six officers charged in the Freddie Gray case and says she still blames police for the young black man's death. (July 27)
Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: 36 Dead, Over 140 Hurt
A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed 36 people and injured more than 140 others, officials say. Three attackers began shooting outside and inside the terminal late on Tuesday and blew themselves up after police fired at them, officials say. (BBC News)