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Historical Marker Honoring Emmett Till Defaced in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized. The marker remembers Black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped before being lynched in 1955. The slaying motivated civil rights activists...

Protests Continue Unabated In Politically Torn Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas on Saturday before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests...

Ice Cube’s 3-On-3 Basketball League Makes Strong Debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Allen Iverson plans to be more spectator than scorer in the Big3. The Iverson of old might be the only thing Ice Cube's new 3-on-3 basketball venture can't deliver. The rapper-actor's league...

Supreme Court Partly Reinstates Trump’s Travel Ban; Will Hear Full Arguments In Fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump...

35-Year-Old Justin Gatlin, Not Ready to Relinquish Crown to Youngsters, Wins 100 at Nationals

https://twitter.com/ByJoeFleming/status/878450651088531456 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Justin Gatlin showed the youngsters that age is just a number. As in, get down the track quick and post a good one. A changing of the guard? Not on his...

UK: All Samples from High-Rise Towers Fail Fire-Safety Tests

LONDON (AP) — The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire-safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's...

Philando Castile Family Reaches Nearly $3M Settlement In Death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile, a Black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday...

From Homeless to Hopeful: Sheppard Sisters the Belles of the Ball at U.S. Track and Field...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The three once-homeless sisters recited all the athletes they met at nationals and the souvenirs they received as they slurped shaved ice. Nine-year-old Brooke Sheppard got pointers from high jumper Vashti...

Inmate Charged In Vicious Attack That Has Left Peter Tosh’s Son Brain Damaged

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of attacking and seriously injuring the son of late reggae icon Peter Tosh at a New Jersey jail is facing an aggravated assault charge, authorities said. The count...

Remy Ma Beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards; ’90s R&B Shines – PHOTOS

Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce. Ma,...

Just Kickin It: R&B Group Xscape, Migos, Bruno Mars Perform at BET Awards

R&B girl group Xscape reunited on the BET Award stage for a performance that won over the audience nostalgic for '90s R&B. The foursome sang the popular hits "Just Kickin' It," ''Understanding" and "Who Can...

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

An Black off-duty 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...

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