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South Africa space photo

South Africa Unveils New Telescope Aimed at Galaxies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has unveiled a powerful radio telescope, part of an international project that scientists say will provide new details on the Milky Way and other galaxies. They also are releasing an...
Love And Hip Hop-Arrest

‘LHHATL’ Star Tommie Lee Out on Bond After Being Arrested for Hitting Valet

ATLANTA (AP) —Tommie Lee of  "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta," who has had various run-ins with the law, was arrested again after police say she refused orders from officers and hit a valet on...
Solitary confinement

Report Blasts Georgia Solitary Confinement as ‘Draconian’

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's most restrictive solitary confinement facility deprives prisoners of basic human needs and risks causing them psychological harm, according to an expert report filed in federal court. The report was filed under...
Emmett Till

Author of Emmett Till Book Gave FBI Interview Recordings But Remains Cautious About Renewed...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call from FBI agents asking about his interview with a key...
Charles Oakley

Ex-Knicks Star Charles Oakley Arrested at Las Vegas Casino, Accused of Fraud

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley is being accused of gambling fraud after a wager at a Las Vegas casino last weekend, casino regulators said Thursday. Oakley was arrested Sunday...
Australian Aboriginals

Australian Police Chief Apologizes to Indigenous People for ‘Past Wrongful Actions’

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state police chief on Thursday made a historic apology to indigenous people who are overrepresented in prisons and vowed to improve. Western Australia Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said police...
Papa John's Founder

Papa John’s Is Pulling Founder’s Image From Its Marketing as Fallout Continues Over N-Word

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's, which has featured founder John Schnatter as the face of the company in logos and TV ads, is pulling his image from its marketing after reports he used...
Issa Rae

Emmy Diversity Gets a Boost From Ricky Martin, Issa Rae

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren't such Emmy outliers this year. More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities,...
Serena Williams

10 Months After Baby, Serena In Wimbledon Final vs. Kerber

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams has been saying it over and over and over: Wimbledon is only her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby. "Every time I go out there,...
Ethiopia Eritrea

Eritrean Leader to Visit Ethiopia to ‘Add Momentum’ to Historic Peace Deal

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia on Saturday, the latest step in an unprecedented diplomatic thaw between the former archrivals that is ending one of Africa's longest-running conflicts. Eritrea's...

John Legend’s Emmy Nomination Puts Him Closer to Being an EGOT

NEW YORK (AP) —John Legend is one step closer to becoming an EGOT. Music stars like Bruno Mars, Ricky Martin and Sara Bareilles are nominated for Emmys too, but for Legend — who is up...
Milwaukee Police Lawsuit

Milwaukee to Pay $3.4M For Willfully Targeting Black Residents Over Several Years with Stop-and-Frisk

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee agreed Tuesday to pay $3.4 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its police department spent years targeting black and Latino residents without probable cause with its stop-and-frisk policy. The Milwaukee Common...
Mayor

Pennsylvania City Council Makes Moves to Remove Mayor Who Suggested Black Protesters Should Be...

ARNOLD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania city council has voted to ask the governor and state Senate to remove their mayor over comments she made on social media suggesting people protesting the police killing...
Cissy Houston

Whitney Houston’s Mom Expresses ‘Shock’ Over Abuse Claims

NEW YORK (AP) — Whitney Houston's mother says allegations that her superstar daughter and her son were molested by her niece are "unfathomable." In a statement to People magazine on behalf of herself and sister,...
Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman Plans ’17 Bridges’ as ‘Black Panther’ Follow-up

NEW YORK (AP) — Chadwick Boseman will step out of Wakanda for the New York police drama "17 Bridges." STX Entertainment announced Wednesday that Boseman will star as a disgraced NYPD detective thrust into a...
Papa Johns Apology

Papa John’s Founder Wonders Why He Can’t Be a Racist Too Without Backlash —...

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the pizza chain's board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during...
Emmett Till

Government Reopens Probe of Emmett Till Slaying After Receiving ‘New Information’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights...
St. Luke Hospital lawsuit

Idaho Pharmacist Told She Should Be Happy She Has a Job After Reporting Discrimination...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former pharmacist for a Boise hospital has filed a lawsuit alleging she was subject to racist and sexist harassment by multiple employees before being wrongfully terminated after just five...
Zimbabwe Elections

Concerns About Zimbabwe’s Voter Roll Arise Ahead of Elections

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The world's oldest person is 141 years of age and lives in Zimbabwe. Not far behind is a 134-year-old, also in Zimbabwe. At least that's according to the country's voters'...
Bengals Pacman Jones Airport Fight Football

NFL Player Pacman Jones Attacked by Employee at Airport

Atlanta Police spokesman Jarius Daugherty says Jones confronted ABM Industries employee Frank Ragin after Ragin made a "gesture" toward the football player Tuesday night at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Cardi B

Cardi B Announces Birth of Daughter on Instagram

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is celebrating the birth of her first child. The 25-year-old rapper welcomed Kulture Kiari Cephus during a post on Instagram Wednesday. The girl was born Tuesday. The announcement comes two weeks after...

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