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Eatonville, Fla., America’s Oldest African-American City, Is 130 Years Old This Year

EATONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The town that's described as the oldest continuously existing African-American city in the United States is celebrating its 130th birthday. Celebrations in Eatonville, Fla., kick off Saturday with a crafts and...

Missouri Governor Halts Man’s Execution After DNA Raised Questions About His Guilt

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens halted Tuesday's scheduled execution of condemned killer Marcellus Williams after DNA raised questions about his guilt. The Republican governor said in an email just hours before Williams...

Sold Out or Not, Vegas Will Party During Mayweather-McGregor Bout

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor may not have sold out yet, but that won't stop Las Vegas from putting on its party hat. Sin City's nightclubs have...

George and Amal Clooney Donate $1M to Fight Hate Groups

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George and Amal Clooney are donating $1 million to fight hate groups. The couple announced Tuesday that their Clooney Foundation for Justice is supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center with a...

Court Upholds Firing of Milwaukee Cop Who Killed Black Man

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld the firing of a Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed a Black man. Former Officer Christopher Manney found Dontre Hamilton lying on the ground...

Critics: Remove Statue of Doctor Who Experimented On Slaves

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics want New York City to remove a statue in Central Park that honors a doctor who used slaves in developing a pioneering approach to treating physical problems women can...

Angola’s President dos Santos to Step Down After 38 Years In Power

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angolans vote Wednesday in an election that will see President Jose Eduardo dos Santos quit after nearly four decades in power. Yet the longtime leader has laid the groundwork for a...

Liberty University Grads Returning Diplomas to Protest Falwell’s Trump Support

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some graduates of Liberty University say they're returning their diplomas to the evangelical school to denounce President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s latest show of support for Donald Trump. Falwell dismissed the protest...

Feds: Houston Man Tried Planting Bomb On Confederate Statue

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man who's previously been convicted on explosives-related charges has been arrested after allegedly being caught trying to plant explosives on a Confederate statue at a Houston park, authorities said...

Jury Awards Record $417M In Lawsuit Linking Baby Powder to Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the...

Anger Over Rally Violence Boils Over In Charlottesville City Council Meeting

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Anger boiled over at the first Charlottesville City Council meeting since a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violent chaos, with some residents screaming and cursing at councilors...

Browns Players Kneel In Prayer During National Anthem Before Game Against Giants

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kneeling and bowing their heads, the Cleveland Browns bonded over something bigger than football. More than a dozen players formed a circle on the team's sideline Monday night and prayed in silent...

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Olympic Champ Simone Biles Back In Gym As She...

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Simone Biles is back in the gym. That's it. That's all. The Olympic gymnastics champion is in no hurry to declare whether this is the start of a comeback following a...

Cosby Hires Michael Jackson’s Lawyer for Sex Assault Retrial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson's former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania. Cosby's spokesman announced Monday that the 80-year-old comedian is bringing in...

A Year After Kaepernick’s Protest Began, He’s Still Jobless and America Is More Divided...

What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the national anthem and now...

U.S. Embassy In Russia Suspends Issuing Nonimmigrant Visas

MOSCOW (AP) — In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in...

Stone Mountain Poses Arguably the Supreme Test for the Confederate-Symbols Debate

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee...

University of Texas Quietly Removes Confederate Statues On Its Campus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments...

Missouri Senator Apologizes for Trump-Assassination Post But Still Says She Won’t Resign

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who drew bipartisan outrage over her brief Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated apologized publicly Sunday to Trump and his family,...

Grace Mugabe Gets Diplomatic Immunity, Returns to Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from Johannesburg on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young...

1979 Klan-Nazi Attack Survivor Sees Hope for a ‘Justice River’ In Response to Charlottesville...

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Nelson Johnson needs no reminders of the massacre of five of his labor-activist friends almost 40 years ago — he still has the faded scar on his left...

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