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Oregon County Pays $100K Over Blue Lives Matter Flag

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be...
Dragging Death

‘They Want to Forget About It’: Texas Family Vows to Remember 1998 Dragging Death...

JASPER, Texas (AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged:...

NBA Rescinds Technical On Warriors’ Durant, Clippers’ Green

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called on Golden State's Kevin Durant and JaMychal Green of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.

Players Boycotting Social Media Over Racism Receive Abuse

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Some soccer players in England boycotting social media in a protest against racism were targeted with abuse for posting about the 24-hour campaign. Talks with...
John Singleton

Update: John Singleton’s Family Members Confirm Stroke, Request Privacy

NEW YORK (AP) — "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton suffered a stroke last Wednesday and remains hospitalized in ICU, according to his family. Additional details, including his condition, were not...

Explosions Kill At Least 207 In Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter...
Cardi B

Cardi B Rejects Plea Deal In Strip Club Melee Case

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee last fall. WNBC says the rapper did not...
2020 ELECTION CORY BOOKER

Booker Rolls Out Black Lawmakers’ Endorsement In S. Carolina

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is announcing backing from a slate of black elected officials in the crucial early voting state of South Carolina. Booker's...
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Gets Endorsements From 7 Black S. Carolina Lawmakers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday announced endorsements from seven black lawmakers in the critical early voting state of South Carolina, a show of force in the...
Kate Smith Flyers Hockey

Philly Hockey Team Covers Statue of Singer Kate Smith Amid Racism Allegations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against...

St. John’s Hires Mike Anderson as Basketball Coach

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Anderson is getting another chance at St. John's. Anderson was hired as Red Storm coach on Friday after he was fired by Arkansas last...
Minneapolis Shooting

Partner for Ex-Minneapolis Officer Believes He Fired Gun Prematurely

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman as she approached their squad car testified Thursday that he didn't fire his own gun because...
Donald Trump

Is Impeachment Looming? ‘The Responsibility Now Falls to Congress’ to Decide What to Do...

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump. While the special counsel declined to prosecute Trump...
Kim Foxx

Despite Recusal, Prosecutor Kim Foxx Told Deputy Jussie Smollett Overcharged

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor injected herself into the criminal case accusing Jussie Smollett of staging a racist, anti-gay attack in January despite having recused herself, texting a deputy that the...
Racism football

Soccer Players Launch Social Media Boycott Over ‘Disgusting’ Racial Abuse

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Soccer players in England are backing a 24-hour boycott of social media to demand a crackdown on racial abuse on the platforms. Following a series...
Gayle King

Time Magazine Names Gayle King as One of the Top 100 Most Influential People...

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, TV journalist Gayle King and soccer star Mohamed Salah are among the six famous faces featured on the covers of Time's annual "100 Most Influential People...

Americans Will Finally See Mueller Report But Schumer Says ‘Process Is Poisoned’ as Trump’s...

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America is about to get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say.

Some Polls Show Parents’ Growing Fears of Dangers at School

The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings. Two decades later, polls consistently capture growing fears among American...

Michael Jackson Estate Hits Back at ‘Leaving Neverland’

BOSTON (AP) — The co-executor of Michael Jackson's estate said Tuesday that he's confident the late superstar's supporters will be able to protect his legacy in the wake of an HBO documentary...
Trooper Charged-Michigan

Former Michigan Trooper Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter in Teen’s ATV Taser Death

DETROIT (AP) — A former Michigan state trooper was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the death of a Detroit teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died when he was shot...

Bill Cosby Blasts Insurance Company After They Settle Lawsuit Before Deposition

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's insurance company has settled another lawsuit filed by a female accuser a week before the imprisoned comedian was set to give a deposition in the case, prompting...

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