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Bruce Maxwell kneels during the national anthem

Oakland’s Bruce Maxwell First Major League Baseball Player to Kneel During Anthem

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem. Saturday, pulling the sport into a polarizing protest movement that has been...
Tennessee Church Shooting

Tennessee Church Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The pastor shouted "Run, run, gunshots!" and congregants hid under pews or in bathrooms as a masked man armed with two guns opened fire at a Tennessee church, killing one...
St. Louis Protest

ACLU Sues St. Louis Over Treatment of Protesters

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis on Friday over what it called "unlawful and unconstitutional action" during demonstrations that followed...
John McCain

GOP Health Bill All But Dead; McCain Again Deals the Death Blow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's...
Campus Assault Guidance

Obama Campus Assault Guidance Gets Scrapped Under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints. DeVos has...
Civil Rights Commission

US Civil Rights Commission Says High Risk of Discrimination in City Court Fees and...

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on Thursday said the Justice Department should continue an Obama administration effort to rein in abuses in the use of court fees and fines...
Kim Jung Un

North Korea Leader Kim Jung Un Fires off Insults at Trump and Hints at...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at frightening new weapons tests. It was the...
Flint Water

Michigan Official Faces Key Hearing in Flint Water Case

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan health official testified Thursday that he started asking questions about bacteria in Flint's water supply a year before the state publicly acknowledged an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Tim...
Confederate Monuments

Panel Weighs N.C. Governor Request to Move Confederate Monuments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The location of three Confederate memorials standing on North Carolina's old Capitol grounds for over a century could depend on a panel of professors and historic preservation boosters asked by...
North Korea

North Korea Minister Calls Trump’s Threat ‘Sound of Dog Barking’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister has described as "the sound of a dog barking" President Donald Trump's threat to destroy his country. The comments are the North's first response to Trump's...
Martin Luther King

Theatrical Production to Showcase Last Year of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Life

NEW YORK (AP) — You think you know Martin Luther King Jr.'s story? Tavis Smiley is willing to bet you don't. To mark the 50th anniversary of King's assassination next April, the radio and TV...
Hurricane Maria

A Sunned Puerto Rico Seeks to Rebuild After Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods. The extent of...
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson

New St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson Navigates Racial Strife After Acquittal

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After defeating several black candidates, the new white mayor of St. Louis is carefully navigating racial strife that culminated in days of protest over the acquittal of a white former...
Honor Black Civil War Hero

South Carolina: Call For a Monument to Honor Black Civil War Hero

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A call to honor a Black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, the onetime epicenter of a groundswell movement to rid communities of Confederate symbols,...
Bernie Casey

Bernie Casey, Pro Football Player Turned Actor, Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died....
Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett, Other NFL Players Ask Roger Goodell for Support In Fight for Racial...

A group of current and former NFL players have asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league's support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform. Yahoo Sports is reporting the players sent a 10-page...
Egyptian Human Rights Abuses

US Report Points to Egyptian Human Rights Abuses, Anti-Democracy Actions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt is failing to protect human rights, free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a...
Kevin Hart scandal

Woman in Kevin Hart Scandal Denies Being an Extortionist

Kevin Hart's mistress Montia Sabbag released a statement today regarding allegations and rumors made about her since the incident of his apology video. #MontiaSabbag #kevinhart #kevinhartapology A post shared by Atlantablackstar (@atlblackstar) on Sep 20,...
Police Killed Deaf Man

Oklahoma City Police Killed Man Who Was Deaf

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe apparently didn't hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf, the department...
NBA Players Assault

Man Testifies in Trial Over NBA Players Assault

PHOENIX (AP) — The man accusing NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris of aggravated assault was pressed Tuesday by defense lawyers about his financial motives in the case. An Arizona grand jury indicted the Morris...
Earthquake

Mexicans Dig Through Collapsed Buildings as Earth Quake Kills 225

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number...

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