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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...
Sacramento Police Shooting

Man Regrets 911 Call That Led to Police Shooting of Stephon Clark

Dave Reiling told the Sacramento Bee he heard breaking glass on the night of March 18, went outside and found the windows of his two trucks smashed and a man in a hooded sweatshirt nearby. He...
Oklahoma school walkout

Community Organizations, Churches and Others Come Together to Help Students During Oklahoma Teacher Walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Massive teacher protests at the Oklahoma state Capitol have done more than put political pressure on lawmakers: The situation has forced school districts, churches, community organizations and parents to improvise...
Meek Mill

‘This Guy Is a Great Guy’ Patriots Owner Visits Meek Mill In Prison, Pushes...

https://twitter.com/CBSPhilly/status/983836510683267072 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison. Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin visited...

FEMA Criticized for Repeatedly Awarding Contracts to Bidders Who Under Deliver

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts for hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by Democrats on a Senate...
Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Battles Bipolar Disorder, No Longer In Denial

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey says she's no longer living in isolation after seeking treatment for a bipolar disorder. In a People magazine article due on newsstands Friday, the singer says she didn't believe it when...
Bill Cosby

Cosby Prosecutors Line Up Accusers After ‘Con-Artist’ Attack

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors are rallying from a blistering defense attack on Bill Cosby's chief accuser with a parade of women who say the comedian drugged and attacked them long before he met...
Winnie memorial

Thousands Gather for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s Memorial In South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several thousand mourners gathered at Soweto's Orlando Stadium on Wednesday for the official memorial service for anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who died on April 2 at the age of 81. The death...
Billie Jean King, Venus Williams, Serena Williams

Venus and Serena Williams Join Advisory Board to Push for Equal Pay Across All...

A day before playing in the 2005 final at the All England Club, Venus Williams addressed a meeting of the Grand Slam Board, urging Wimbledon and the French Open to offer equal pay to...
Target Settlement

Target Settles Suit Claiming It Locked Out Thousands of Black Applicants Due to Criminal...

NEW YORK (AP) — Target has agreed to settle a lawsuit that said its hiring process, which automatically rejected people with criminal backgrounds, disproportionately kept blacks and Hispanics from getting entry-level jobs at its...
Flint Water Crisis

Flint Kids Exposed to Lead to Undergo Testing, Screenings to Determine Special Education Needs

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An agreement has been reached to get more services to Flint children who were exposed to lead in drinking water. Under the deal, the state of Michigan will provide $4.1 million,...
Bill Cosby

Cosby Lawyer Says ‘Con Artist’ Accuser Paid $3.4M By Comedian Was Looking to ‘Hit...

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyer launched a blistering courtroom attack on the comedian's accuser Tuesday, branding her a con artist whose goal was "money, money and lots more money." Tom Mesereau told jurors...
Nandi Cain, John Burris

Sacramento Settles Police Beating Lawsuit, Promises Reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento has agreed to reform its policing practices and pay a black man $550,000 after an officer threw him to the ground over a jaywalking allegation last year and repeatedly...
Black Klansman

Spike Lee Directed, Jordan Peele Produced Thriller ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Set to Open in August

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" will open in theaters on the one-year anniversary of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists marched and a counterprotester was killed. Focus Features on Monday...
Michael Cohen

Trump: Raid on His Lawyer Abuses Attorney-Client Privilege

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents have raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics that include a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who says...
Facebook privacy issues

Over 80M Facebook Users to Learn If Their Data Was Compromised

NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready to find out if your Facebook data has been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Starting Monday, the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge...
devonte hart cliff

Body of Black Female Recovered Near Cliff Crash Site Believed to be Hart Family...

MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — A body was recovered Saturday in the vicinity where an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff last month, killing a family of eight in what authorities suspect may have...

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