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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he recited from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

NBA players hailed by pope at Vatican for demanding justice

Nov. 23, 2020 12:05 PM EST

Pope Francis lauded a delegation of NBA players who met with him at the Vatican on Monday as “champions" and said he supported their work on addressing social injustice. Five players — Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver — were joined by NBA...

Police: Man fatally shot by Louisville officer during stop

Nov. 23, 2020 6:17 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A police officer in Louisville, Kentucky, fatally shot a man Sunday night during a traffic stop for a stolen car, according to the city police department’s interim chief. Louisville Metro Police Interim Chief Yvette Gentry said in a news conference early Monday morning that...

Univ. of Kentucky graduate hits journalism’s big, big time

Nov. 22, 2020 10:57 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Back when Jenisha Watts went to Bryan Station High School, they didn’t have a school newspaper. Still don’t, in fact. But she loved to read and she loved to write, a book lover in a family of athletes who figured out pretty early on that journalism would be her way out,...

Mississippi native elected Harvard student body president

Nov. 21, 2020 10:26 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A 20-year-old from Mississippi has become the first Black man to be elected student body president at Harvard University. Noah Harris, of Hattiesburg, was elected president of Harvard’s Undergraduate Council on Nov. 12, the Hattiesburg American reports. He is a junior...

Video shows car driving at deputy in teens' fatal shooting

Nov. 18, 2020 6:10 PM EST

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Video released by a Florida sheriff's office shows two deputies pulling their weapons and one firing at a car as it drives at him in a shooting that killed two Black teenagers. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office released the video Tuesday after the teenagers' families and their...

This combination photo shows Cardi B during the 2019 BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 22, 2019, from left, Dolly Parton performing at the 53rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 13, 2019, and  Dua Lipa at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2019. The three will be honored at the 15th Annual Women in Music Event on Dec. 10. (AP Photo)

Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Dua Lipa to be honored by Billboard

Nov. 18, 2020 10:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has only released one major single this year — the hit “WAP" — but it's enough for Billboard to name her Woman of the Year. Billboard announced the honor Wednesday and the Grammy-winning rapper will be celebrated at the music brand's 15th Annual Women in Music...

Breonna Taylor family attorney Ben Crump, center speaks during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Crump represents families of 2 teens fatally shot in Florida

Nov. 17, 2020 11:44 AM EST

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump says he is representing the families of two Black teens who were fatally shot by a deputy along Florida's Space Coast last week. Crump said in a statement Monday that he is representing the families of A.J. Crooms, 16, and Sincere Pierce, 18,...

This photo provided by Louisville Police Dept. shows Larynzo Johnson. Johnson was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer and multiple charges of wanton endangerment of police officers. (Louisville Police dept. via AP)

Man indicted in shooting of 2 officers at Taylor protest

Nov. 17, 2020 6:21 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of shooting two police officers during demonstrations over the killing of Breonna Taylor has been indicted on 35 charges. Larynzo D. Johnson, 26, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on two counts of first-degree assault and 33 counts of first-degree...

State Rep. Attica Scott speaks during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Breonna Taylor's family attorney Ben Crump is calling for the Kentucky attorney general to release the transcripts from the grand jury that decided not to charge any of the officers involved in the Black woman's death.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

All protest charges dropped against Kentucky lawmaker

Nov. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — All charges were dropped Monday against Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott and others arrested during a protest against the decision not to indict the police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor. Scott, the only Black woman in Kentucky’s legislature, tweeted a picture of court...

FILE - Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.    Two grand jurors told CBS “This Morning” in an interview Wednesday, Oct. 28,  that many members of the grand jury were upset over statements by Cameron, that the grand jury “agreed” that the homicide charges against the officers were not on the table because the Louisville police officers were justified in returning fire at Taylor’s apartment.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

3rd Breonna Taylor grand juror: Cops 'got slap on the wrist'

Nov. 16, 2020 1:22 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman who sat on the Breonna Taylor grand jury said she believes their investigation was incomplete and that prosecutors wanted to give police “a slap on the wrist and close it up.” The woman is the third grand juror to speak anonymously about the September...