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In this March 5, 2020, photo, Antonio Valenzuela's daughters, flanked by friends, kneel, at the spot their father died during an altercation with Las Cruces police on Feb. 29, 2020. An agreement announced Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, between the city of Las Cruces and a lawyer for Valenzuela's family requires the city to provide racial bias training for police and require officers to intervene in possible excessive force episodes following Valenzuela's choking death. (Bethany Freudenthal/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP)

New Mexico city OKs police reforms in chokehold settlement

Aug. 13, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city will provide racial bias training for police and require officers to intervene in possible excessive force episodes following the choking death of a Latino man, according to an agreement in a lawsuit announced Thursday. The deal between the city of Las Cruces and...

FC Dallas (left) and Nashville SC players kneel during the national anthem before an MLS soccer game at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Players kneeling for anthem met with boos before MLS game

Aug. 13, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their MLS game Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas. Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and officials knelt to call...

Texas man attempts to take ownership of controversial statue

Aug. 12, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — A Black resident of a Texas city that has a statue honoring three white supremacists has attempted to take ownership of it in an effort to remove it. Tres Davis, who has lived in Richmond for 15 years, would like the monument to be moved to a museum, the Houston Chronicle reported....

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecutors want joint trial for 4 ex-cops in Floyd death

Aug. 12, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday asked a judge to try four fired Minneapolis police officers jointly in George Floyd’s death. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a memo arguing that evidence against the four is similar and that a single trial would spare witnesses and family...

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, a protester carries an umbrella as federal police officers deploy tear gas during a protest at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Ore. Federal agents have left Portland, but city officials are still learning about and cleaning tear gas residue that lingers in the streets, dirt and possibly storm drains that empty into the Willamette River. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Tear gas at Portland protests raises concern about pollution

Aug. 12, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The presence of U.S. agents has diminished in Portland, Oregon, but city officials are still cleaning up tear gas residue from the streets, dirt and possibly the storm drains after the chemical was used frequently by both police and federal officers during more than two months of...

History Colorado offers to display toppled Civil War statue

Aug. 12, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A history museum in Colorado has offered to display the Civil War statue toppled by protesters outside of the state capitol earlier this summer. History Colorado said it would display the statue, which depicts a Union cavalryman, along with an explanation for why it was created, KUSA-TV...

Ricky Hurtado, a Democratic candidate for the North Carolina state house, walks past a child's toy car as he canvasses in a largely Latino trailer community, in Burlington, N.C., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

Aug. 12, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. He formally announced his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend sweltering days knocking on doors, clenching glossy campaign literature and making his case directly to voters. This was the summer...

City panel approves temporary storage for Columbus statue

Aug. 12, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia arts panel has cleared the way for the city to remove a 144-year-old statue of Christopher Columbus from a south Philadelphia park after the explorer became a focus of protesters amid nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice in the wake of the police killing of...

Demetria Hester, center, speaks to the media after being released from the Multnomah County Justice Center on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Hester became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago. Authorities said Hester won't be charged following her arrest early Monday. Hester had been booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer during the protest that began Sunday night. Hester’s arrest drew a sharp rebuke from national Black Lives Matter activists, who are increasingly focusing on demonstrations in Oregon’s largest city. (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP)

No prosecution for many arrested at Portland's protests

Aug. 12, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People arrested in Portland since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during the protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than two months won't be prosecuted. The new policy announced Tuesday recognizes the outrage and frustration over a history of...

Asheville may remove slave-owner names from some streets

Aug. 12, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina city of Asheville is considering removing the names of slave owners and other people associated with discrimination from some streets and a park. The Citizen-Times reported Sunday that the recommendations for name changes follow this year's protests against police...