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Trooper Charged-Michigan

Deliberation Continues In Second Trial for Cop Who Tasered Detroit Teen Riding ATV, Causing...

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor urged jurors on Tuesday to convict a former Michigan State Police trooper of second-degree murder in the death of a Detroit teen, saying there wasn't a "lick...
Police Shooting Minneapolis

Minnesota Cop’s Trial Raises Questions About Code of Silence

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Testimony in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her...
Black Churches

Officials Say ‘There Is Substantial Amount of Evidence’ Against Church Fire Suspect Who’s Pleaded...

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The white man charged in the burnings of three Louisiana black churches faces a mountain of evidence tying him to the crimes, documenting the fires on his cellphone...
Sudan

Sudan’s Protesters Voice Optimism After Talks With Army

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters on Monday welcomed the "positive steps" taken by the ruling military council, which held talks with opposition leaders over the weekend and released some political prisoners.

Russell Wilson Sticks with Seahawks, Becomes Highest Paid Player in the NFL

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL. Wilson posted a video on social media early...

Warriors Squander 31-Point Lead, Clippers Tie Series at 1-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lou Williams led the Los Angeles Clippers to the largest postseason comeback in NBA history. Landry Shamet hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left,...
Police Shoot Armed Man

Video: North Carolina Officers Fatally Shoot Man While Commanding Him to Drop Gun

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police video released Monday shows an officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, fatally shooting a man who was armed but didn't point his weapon at authorities.

Students Say Gym Teacher Had Black Kids Research Slave Games

SHOREWOOD, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin middle school gym teacher has been placed on indefinite leave while district officials look into claims that she separated students in one class by race and...

Aretha Franklin Makes History with Posthumous Pulitzer Win

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a...
Black Churches

Suspect in Louisiana Church Fires Charged with Hate Crimes, Denied Bail

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The white man suspected in the burnings of three African American churches in Louisiana will remain in jail, denied bond Monday by a judge, as state prosecutors added...

Kenya’s Cherono Wins Men’s Boston Marathon in Sprint to Tape

BOSTON (AP) — The two-time Boston Marathon champion turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two others with the finish line in sight.

Kamala Harris Reveals She Owns a Gun for Protection

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she owns a gun and called it a "false choice" that the only two gun control options are complete, unrestricted access...
Black Churches

Bond Hearing Scheduled for White Suspect in Black Church Fires

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The white suspect in three recent arson fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana is scheduled for a bond hearing. The clerk of court's...
Ilhan Omar

‘It Has to Stop’: Rep. Ilhan Omar Says More Death Threats Coming Since Trump...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks....

Tiger Woods Makes Masters his 15th and Most Improbable Major

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. It was only two...

Family Hopes to Prove Man’s Innocence, Even After his Death

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lee Wayne Hunt died a prisoner, officially deemed guilty of a double murder — even though a co-defendant absolved him in a conversation with a lawyer that remained...

Artist Stormzy Cancels Austria Gig on Racism Allegation

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian music festival is apologizing to British grime artist Stormzy, who pulled out of an appearance after accusing security staff of racial profiling. Snowbombing festival...
Football Concussions

Brain Scans May Reveal Concussion Damage in Living Athletes

Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they're alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that's been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher...
Minneapolis Shooting

Activists Call Out Glaring Differences In Case Against Somalian Cop In Minneapolis Shooting: ‘I...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When an unarmed white woman who called 911 to report a crime was fatally shot by a black, Somali American police officer in Minneapolis, the racial dynamic seen in...
Sudan

Sudanese Army Refuses to Hand Ousted President to ICC In Effort to Preserve Its...

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese military on Friday rejected calls that it hand over ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court where he faces genocide charges for his deadly campaign...

Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton Resigns Three Days After Magic Johnson’s Abrupt Departure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers mutually agreed to part ways with coach Luke Walton on Friday after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced...

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