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Firefighters demoted for drug use after death investigation

May. 17, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — One New Britain fire official has been fired and seven other firefighters have been disciplined following an investigation into drug use at firehouses around the Connecticut city, the mayor said. The investigation began after the apparent drug-related...

Lawsuit: Students taunted Black student, threatened lynching

May. 17, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

Administrators at a Missouri school district that is the subject of a federal civil rights investigation failed to protect a Black teen from repeated racial taunts that culminated with him being threatened with a lynching, a lawsuit alleges. The suit filed this month in state court...

Minnesota to pay $1.5M to man arrested during Floyd protest

May. 17, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis has agreed to pay $1.5 million to a man who said police used excessive force when he was arrested during the protests that followed George Floyd’s death in 2020, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Jaleel Stallings, 29, also alleged in his...

House panel rejects bills restricting lessons on race

May. 17, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state lawmaker's attempt to set restrictions on what public schools in Louisiana can teach about race was rejected by a House committee Tuesday, with some panel members saying the legislation needlessly encroached on state and local education officials' duties, and other...

Girlfriend: Dallas shooting suspect feared Asian Americans

May. 17, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The girlfriend of a man arrested in Dallas Tuesday in a shooting that wounded three women in a Koreatown hair salon told police he had been admitted to health facilities because he was having delusions about Asian Americans, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

Republican Senate candidates promote 'replacement' theory

May. 17, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several mainstream Republican Senate candidates are drawing on the “great replacement” conspiracy theory once confined to the far-right fringes of U.S. politics to court voters this campaign season, promoting the baseless notion that there is a plot to diminish the influence...

In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says 'evil will not win'

May. 17, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO (AP) — President Joe Biden mourned with Buffalo’s grieving families on Tuesday, then exhorted the nation to reject what he angrily labeled the poison of white supremacy. He said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory” espoused by the shooter who...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 17, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. May 13, 2022. Editorial: Kudos to two excellent leaders moving on to new adventures Two great Indianapolis organizations announced this week they’re losing their longtime leaders—and both men are worth celebrating. ...

New UW-Madison leader deflects questions about GOP critics

May. 17, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin on Tuesday deflected questions during her first news conference about GOP critics who have painted her as an unabashed liberal and threatened to restrict funding if regents stand by the decision to hire her. ...