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African Migrants

African People Continue to Make Trek to Europe, Another 366 Rescued While Crossing Mediterranean...

BERLIN (AP): Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued 366 migrants attempting the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea this weekend. The service says that its rescue craft has intercepted 73 migrants traveling in...

With No Timeline to Form Anthem Policies, Some NFL Owners Hope to be ‘Proactive’...

With no deadlines to meet and a monthlong summer break coming up, NFL teams are in no hurry to formulate a policy on demonstrations during the national anthem. One day after league owners mandated that...

Civil Rights Activists Rally Outside of NFL Headquarters

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights activists gathered outside of NFL headquarters and called on team owners to overturn a new policy aimed at stopping player protests during the national anthem. They also encouraged...

San Francisco Police Not Charged In 2015 Killing of Mario Woods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco prosecutors said Thursday that they will not charge officers in two shooting deaths, including the killing of a black man that led to citywide protests three years ago...

A Teacher and Student Injured in Indiana Middle School Shooting; Male Student In Custody

https://youtu.be/_2O1olZ1xew?t=1m3s NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A male student opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. The attack at Noblesville West...

Harvey Weinstein Arrested on Rape, Criminal Sex Act Charges; Other Cases Pending

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was arrested Friday on rape, criminal sex act and other charges from encounters with two women, police said Friday as the former movie mogul faced the first criminal...

Rachel Dolezal Accused of Welfare Fraud After Failing to Report Thousands In Income

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who...

Milwaukee Sets Aside $1.2M to Cover Suits Against the Police Department, It’s Paid Out...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Body camera video showing police using a stun gun on an NBA player over a parking violation is just the latest setback for efforts to improve relations between Milwaukee officers and...

‘You Can’t Do These Ad Hoc’ Is the Move to Take Down Vestiges of...

DETROIT (AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in...

Judge Rules 49ers’ Foster Won’t Stand Trial After Ex-Girlfriend Retracts Domestic Violence Accusations

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Clara County judge ruled Wednesday that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster will not have to stand trial on domestic violence charges after determining there was no...
Congo Ebola cases

Congo Says Confirmed Ebola Cases Have Reached 30; Warns Against Spread of False Reports

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said, as the health ministry on...

Michelle Obama Unveils Cover for Upcoming Memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama has a picture to share. On Thursday, the former first lady unveiled the cover for her upcoming memoir, "Becoming." She posted that image, a smiling close-up shot taken by...
Trump Boxer Pardon

Trump Grants Posthumous Pardon to Boxer Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what Trump said many feel was a racially motivated injustice. Jack Johnson...

Michael Jackson Estate Slams ABC TV Special on His Last Days

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson is objecting to an ABC TV special on the end of the King of Pop's life, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without...
Jameillah Smiley

Grand Jury Says Police Shooting of Georgia Man Justified; Victim’s Mother Wants Federal Investigation

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury in Savannah, Georgia, has determined police were justified in fatally shooting a 20-year-old man they had come to arrest in January. The grand jury report concludes Ricky Boyd...

Louisiana Man Takes Plea Deal to Get Out Jail After 20 Years But Can’t...

A mentally disabled man walked free Tuesday after 20 years in prison for a killing his attorneys say he didn't commit, under a plea agreement that blames him for obstructing justice by falsely confessing...

French Government Orders Evacuation of Paris Migrant Camp

PARIS (AP) — A burgeoning migrant camp in Paris, on a canal used by joggers and cyclists, is at the center of a tug-of-war over how best to respond to the unrelenting arrivals of...

NFL Will Fine Teams If Players Kneel During Anthem

ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring...

Trayvon’s Parents say Weinstein’s Company Owes Them $150,000

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin say The Weinstein Company owes them at least $150,000 for optioning the rights to their book in order to make a yet...
Stacey Abrams win

Stacey Abrams Claims Historic Victory In Georgia Primary, Set to Challenge Racial Barriers

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office. Abrams...

Privacy Activists Hope to Stop Amazon from Marketing Face-Recognition Tech to Police

SEATTLE (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to...

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