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Bill Cosby

Jury Hears Bill Cosby’s 2005 Account of What Happened Between Him and Accuser Andrea...

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005, a key defense witness testified Wednesday as...
South carolina prison riot

South Carolina Prisons Equivalent to Living In the Most Dangerous City In America, Expert...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty South Carolina prisoners have been killed at the hands of fellow inmates in the past 16 months. The staggering amount of violence, which includes the gang-fueled bloodshed that left...
Tarana Burke Metoo

MeToo Founder Tarana Burke Says Movement Isn’t About ‘Naming and Shaming’ Powerful Men 

NEW YORK (AP) — They were honoring stars of Hollywood, the media and literature, but it was longtime activist and MeToo founder Tarana Burke — a name unknown to most people until six months...
Prison Riot

Inmate: Bodies Stacked In ‘Macabre Woodpile’ In South Carolina Prison Riot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As the hours dragged on during a riot at a South Carolina prison, bodies piled up on the sidewalk. An inmate inside watched in dismay as several fellow prisoners, two...
Starbucks Black Men Arrested

Starbucks to Close Over 8000 Stores for an Afternoon of Racial Bias Training

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S....
Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Makes History As First Rapper to Win Pulitzer

NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize. The revered rapper is also the most commercially...
Stephon Clark 911 call

Newly Released 911 Calls Reveal Devastating Moment Stephon Clark’s Grandfather Thought An Intruder Was...

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR0Wtq8JGPQYK5AKUxnAtR69GZiP1N4J2 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police released 54 new video and audio clips Monday that add fresh details about the department's response following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. The March shooting of...
James Comey

Comey: It’s ‘Possible’ Russians Have Leverage Over Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it's possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is "some evidence of obstruction of justice" in the president's...
Meek Mill

District Attorney Says Meek Mill’s Conviction Should Be Tossed, Judge Still Refuses Bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A dance party has erupted in the streets outside a courthouse in Philadelphia as the city's district attorney says Meek Mill's convictions should be vacated and he should have a new...
South Africa Madikizela-Mandela Funeral

‘Winnie!’ South Africa Bids Farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday, after supporters defended her complex...
Prison Riot

South Carolina Inmate: Correctional Officers ‘Sat on Their Collective A****’ During Deadly Prison Riot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prisoners armed with homemade knives rioted for more than seven hours inside a maximum-security facility, leaving seven inmates dead, and bodies were "literally stacked on top of each other," an...
Louisiana Jim Crow

Louisiana Is One of Only Two States That Allows a Non-Unanimous Jury to Convict...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is one of only two states in the country allowing a non-unanimous jury to convict a defendant of a felony, and a Louisiana lawmaker says it is time...
Prison Riot

7 Inmates Dead, 17 Injured In South Carolina Prison Fighting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Seven inmates have been killed and at least 17 others seriously injured amid fighting between prisoners inside a maximum security prison in South Carolina. Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon announced the grim...

Coachella 2018: Beyonce Pays Tribute to HBCUs, Brings Out Kelly Rowland, Michelle for Destiny’s...

https://twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/985479101388677120 INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce has paid tribute Saturday to historically black colleges and universities and also reunited with Destiny's Child during her headlining performance at Coachella, which was delayed for a year because...
-UN_Congo2

Congo Boycotts Pledging Conference, Says Crisis Exaggerated

GENEVA (AP) — Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference aimed at raising hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis...
Mom drunk cliff crash

Police: Woman Who Drove Van Off Cliff Was Drunk, Others Took ‘Significant Amount’ of...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large amounts of a drug in...
Sanctuary Cities Police Grant

Judge Bars Immigration Enforcement Criteria for Police Grant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Thursday barring the U.S. Justice Department from giving priority status for multimillion-dollar community policing grants to departments that agree to cooperate with immigration...
Police Shooting Virginia

Police Release Footage of Fatal Shooting of Virginia Man

Body camera footage released Tuesday of the fatal police shooting of a black man in Virginia shows him ignoring police commands and then turning quickly toward officers before they fire shots. Juan Jones, 25, was...
Trump's revised travel

African Nation of Chad Is Being Taken Off US Travel Ban List

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday that citizens of Chad would be able to receive visas to the United States again because the African nation has been removed from the administration's travel...
Mississippi Prison

Mississippi Prison Comes Under Fire For Its Deplorable Conditions During Federal Trial

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi has "abandoned its responsibility to inmates at a privately run prison that is excessively violent and fails to provide proper medical care, an attorney for the...
SUV Off Cliff

Friend Tells Police Hart Mother Sent Early Text About Illness Days Before SUV Cliff...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of the mothers who died when an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff sent a text two days before the wreckage was discovered, saying she was so sick...

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