Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, the president had said in a Friday tweet that he would intervene to try to free Rocky, whose real name is Rakim May.
Only about one-quarter of African Americans and Latinos seek mental health care - compared to 40 percent of whites. Statistics are even worse for Native Americans and Alaska Natives - who are 70 percent more likely to experience psychological distress.
A study of earmarks for local park projects and water and sewer infrastructure improvements included in the budget passed by the North Carolina General Assembly found 91 percent of the earmarked money is slated to go to Republican districts if the current budget were to become law.
The free flow of traffic through the Strait of Hormuz is of international importance because one-fifth of all global crude exports passes through the waterway from Mideast exporters to countries around the world.
Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman did not mince words when he spoke to WBTV Anchor Maureen O’ Boyle Thursday afternoon. For a man who has worked in law enforcement for the last 40 years, this investigation has taken a toll on his entire office.