Thelma Shepherd was riding back to her Chicago apartment on July 27, 1919, when her streetcar came under attack. Black and white men hurled rocks at each other and at the passing vehicle. The 19-year-old who had recently left the South for a job in the bustling city didn't know it, but she had witnessed one of the most violent clashes of the "Red Summer."
The US is facing a major heat wave in the coming days, with two-thirds of the country at risk. The Northeast and Midwest are expected to be hit the hardest, with the heat index expected to reach nearly 115 degrees in some parts of the country.
Faced with the prospect of a transportation squeeze as the College World Series sets up shop, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued an executive order to halt a ban on dynamic pricing, so-called surge pricing, by Uber and Lyft drivers.
Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched from Saturday's first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown because of a respiratory disease, race organizers said Wednesday on Twitter.
Oregon State is seeking its third College World Series title while Arkansas is going for its first when the rain-delayed best-of-three championship series begins Tuesdaynight.
Warren Buffett said on Saturday that Wells Fargo committed a "cardinal sin" by turning a blind eye to the bad behavior caused by its horrible incentive system.
Cyclists in Omaha, Neb., raised awareness of protected bike lanes by gluing 120 plungers to the street Monday along the designated lanes.