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Lawyer: Race a Factor in Off-Duty St. Louis Cop Being Mistakenly Shot

An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him after a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer's lawyer...

Writer Sues Tupac Filmmakers, Alleges Copyright Infringement

NEW YORK (AP) — A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about...

S. Africa’s Zuma Dismissive of Critics Demanding He Step Down

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, June 22, sparred with opposition lawmakers in a parliamentary debate over presidential scandals and an economy in recession, laughing dismissively at criticism and declaring...

Veteran LAPD Officer Arrested for Sex with 15-Year-Old Cadet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday arrested a veteran Los Angeles police officer for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old cadet who is suspected of joyriding in stolen patrol cars. The...

Patriots Receiver Malcolm Mitchell Inks 3-Book Deal with Scholastic

NEW YORK (AP) — New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell can be sweet when he wants to be. Mitchell has a three-book deal with Scholastic, the children's publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday....

Ferguson Attorney: Brown Family Settlement Is $1.5 Million

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving Black suspects who were killed by police, but it's far...

A 2nd Mistrial: Jury Deadlocks in Ohio Cop’s Murder Retrial; DA Might Try One...

CINCINNATI (AP) — A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed Black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged...

Insurance Industry Study Declares Legalized Weed Is Responsible for Rise In Car Crash Claims

DENVER (AP) — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday, June 22, that...

Family Still Seeking Answers As Son of Reggae Icon Peter Tosh Remains In Coma...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The family of late reggae icon and marijuana activist Peter Tosh is seeking answers after they say his son was left in a coma following an attack in a New...

Bernie Mac, Shonda Rhimes, Snoop Dogg Among the Stars to Receive Stars On Walk...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, "Weird Al" Yankovic and late entertainers Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin will be receiving stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce...

Lyles’s Family Lawyer Questions Seattle Police’s Intentions After Releasing Video Showing Who Entered and...

SEATTLE (AP) — Surveillance video released Thursday, June 22, from the hallway outside Charleena Lyles' apartment shows that no one other than her entered in the 24 hours before Sunday's police shooting that left...

Spokesman Says Groups, Churches Want Cosby to Address Youths About Sexual Assault in Town...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create and other issues, a spokesman for Cosby said. Cosby is...

Racial Bias, Perceptions of Law Enforcement, Legal Standards Make Police Convictions Nearly Impossible

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed Black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in...

Senate Finally Releases Its Long-Awaited Healthcare Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on...

Census: Every Ethnic, Racial Group Grew, But Whites Slowed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that could put strains on government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. Every ethnic and racial...

Funeral for Slain Muslim Teen Draws Huge Crowd; Police Now Testing for Sexual Assault

STERLING, Va. (AP) — About 5,000 mourners attended Wednesday's funeral of a Muslim girl whose beating death, blamed by police on a motorist's road rage, has some people in her community fearing for their...

Reinstated Divorce Judgment Could Mean Big Payday for Terence Howard’s Ex-Wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Wednesday reinstated Terrence Howard's divorce judgment involving his second wife after finding the actor was not coerced into signing it. The ruling could allow Michelle Ghent...

Juror: 2 Holdouts in Bill Cosby’s Trial Refused to Convict

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — After 52 hours of tense deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian, a juror told ABC News. The juror, who spoke on condition...

Milwaukee Mayor Urges Peaceful Protest After Ex-cop Cleared In Shooting Death of Sylville Smith

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city's north side. Jurors found that Dominique...

Chappelle to Host Rihanna Diamond Ball; Kendrick Lamar to Perform

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Chappelle will host Rihanna's annual charity event in September and Kendrick Lamar will perform. The singer's organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation, will hold its third Diamond Ball on Sept. 14...

Authorities Release Dashcam Video of Philando Castile Killing Days After Ex-Cop’s Acquittal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota police officer who pulled over Philando Castile politely told the driver that his brake lights were out and calmly instructed him not to pull out his handgun before suddenly...

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