WASHINGTON — The Architect of the Capitol settled a lawsuit brought by Anthony Green, a Black maintenance mechanic, who alleged he found a noose hanging from equipment he was assigned to inspect and was called racial slurs by white colleagues.
PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the ruling that overturned Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, arguing in a petition Monday, Nov. 29 that a dangerous precedent could be set if press releases are treated as immunity agreements.
WASHINGTON — Pfizer asked U.S. regulators on Nov. 16 to authorize its experimental pill for COVID-19, setting the stage for a likely launch this winter of a promising treatment that can be taken at home.
INDIANAPOLIS — A judge has rescinded the appointment of a public defender for a Black activist who alleges he was assaulted by a group of white men who threatened to lynch him.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The first Glynn County police officer who responded to Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting was seconds away when Travis McMichael opened fire with his 12-gauge shotgun, killing the 25-year-old in the middle of the road.
BRADENTON — A Southwest Florida man photographed with Nancy Pelosi’s lectern during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is scheduled to take a plea deal later this month.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $2.5 million settlement for two families suing over the unauthorized sharing of photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, in which their loved ones also were killed.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid growing concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments, police and others.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — One prospective juror said he believes racial stereotyping played a role in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Another, who worked in law enforcement, said the three men charged in the 25-year-old’s death should have waited for the cops.
NEW YORK — A historic judicial inquiry into the city’s handling of Eric Garner’s death from a New York Police Department officer putting him in a banned chokehold began Monday more than seven years after his death helped spark a national racial justice movement.
In Denver, public-school children are facing shortages of milk. In Chicago, a local market is running short of canned goods and boxed items.
BRUNSWICK, Ga.— Jury selection got underway Monday in Georgia, with hundreds of people ordered to report for what could be a lengthy effort to find jurors in the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he was running in their neighborhood.
WASHINGTON — One reason America’s employers are having trouble filling jobs was starkly illustrated in a report on Oct. 12: Americans are quitting in droves.
Refuting the misinformation that’s promulgated over social media and in Republican circles, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have released a fact sheet proving that the administration remains committed to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
MIAMI — When the Jeffrey Epstein estate needed to sell off assets to compensate victims and cover litigation costs, retired Haitian businessman Gilbert Bigio was the man with the money. He purchased the disgraced financier’s Mercedes Maybach sedan in Paris for a cool sum of about $132,000.
ATLANTA — The homicide rate across the country rose 30% from 2019 to 2020, marking the highest increase in modern history, according to CDC findings released Wednesday.
MINNEAPOLIS — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd pleaded not guilty Thursday to violating the civil rights of a teenager in a separate case that involved a restraint similar to the one used on Floyd.
After the first year of the pandemic put many nuptials on ice, Americans started getting married with a vengeance when summer arrived. Even now, couples are still rushing to tie the knot — albeit with additional precautions given the latest infection wave.
COVID-19 vaccines work so well that most people don’t yet need a booster, an all-star panel of scientists from around the world said in a review that’s likely to fuel the debate over whether to use them.
YAZOO CITY, Miss. — A white father and son in Mississippi have each been sentenced to four years in prison for convictions related to chasing and shooting at two Black teenagers who were riding all-terrain vehicles on a country road.
The federal government deliberately targeted Black Lives Matter protesters via heavy-handed criminal prosecutions in an attempt to disrupt and discourage the global movement that swept the nation last summer in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, according to a new re…
The U.S. Justice Department will investigate the city of Phoenix and its police department for potential civil rights violations, including sweeps of homeless encampments, in the third such probe of policing since President Joe Biden took office.
The Progressive National Baptist Convention last week marked the 60th anniversary of its forging in the heat of the civil rights movement, citing its founders as inspiring new calls for racial justice, against voter suppression and in favor of critical race theory.
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Cuomo resigned Tuesday in the face of escalating political pressure over a bombshell report corroborating sexual misconduct claims and detailing years of predatory behavior, saying that hedid not want to be a distraction.
DaBaby is continuing to reap the consequences of his homophobic outburst as yet another major music festival has removed the scorned rapper from its lineup.
INDIANAPOLIS — A Black man who said a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” at a southern Indiana lake is facing criminal charges more than a year after the confrontation that earlier led to charges against two of the alleged attackers.
NEW YORK — A lawyer for R. Kelly conceded on Aug. 3 that the singer had “sexual contact” with recording artist Aaliyah during an awkward exchange over the R&B stars’ illegal marriage when she was just 15.
O’FALLON, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he made good on his promise to pardon a couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators as they marched past the couple’s home in a luxury St. Louis enclave last year.
NEWNAN, Ga. — Black community leaders are calling on officials in a city south of Atlanta to preserve a cemetery for African Americans that they say has long been neglected and is under threat from a city skate park.
WASHINGTON — Most Republicans want former President Donald Trump to have at least some influence over their party’s direction even as many who side with the GOP say they are uneasy about its future.
TOKYO — Superstar gymnast Simone Biles, considered a lock to become the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic all-around titles and lead the U.S. women to a third straight team gold medal, was scratched from the team competition on Tuesday for reasons that remain unclear. Without her unpar…
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