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Buffalo shooting victim laid to rest; city marks 1 week

May. 21, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roberta Drury, a 32-year-old woman who was the youngest of the 10 Black people killed at a Buffalo supermarket, was remembered at her funeral Saturday for "that smile that could light up a room,” as the city marked one week since the shooting with sorrowful moments of...

Blake drops civil rights lawsuit against Wisconsin officer

May. 09, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jacob Blake has dropped his federal civil rights lawsuit against the Wisconsin police officer who shot him during a domestic disturbance and left him paralyzed from the waist down. Neither attorneys for Blake, whose August 2020 shooting sparked the protests in...

Republican Michels launches campaign for Wisconsin governor

Apr. 25, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Republican Tim Michels, a multimillionaire construction company co-owner who last ran for office nearly two decades ago, cast himself as an outsider candidate in launching his campaign for Wisconsin governor Monday to take out Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. ...

Patrick Lyoya shooting raises issue of officer name release

Apr. 18, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

Patrick Lyoya’s father says he and his family have a right to know the name of the white officer who fatally shot the 26-year-old Black man. But the police chief in Grand Rapids, Michigan, says he will only do so if the officer is charged in the April 4 shooting that followed a...

AP Was There: NBA players walk out over racial injustice

Apr. 06, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — (2010s) NBA players walk out on playoff games inside the league’s bubble against the coronavirus pandemic upset over racial injustice and the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Two more days of games also are...

Timeline of NBA in 2010s as league celebrates 75th season

Apr. 06, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 2010s to the NBA's 75th season. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: June 17, 2010: The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston...

NBA at 75: 2010s featured seismic shifts on, off the court

Apr. 06, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

Two of the NBA's most significant dynasties emerged in the second decade of the 2000s. LeBron James teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form a Miami Heat super team that reached four straight finals, winning a pair of championships. Then came the ascension of...

Evers vetoes riot penalty, PFC commission membership bills

Mar. 31, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill Thursday that would have defined a riot and created new penalties for attending or participating such a gathering. Republican lawmakers introduced the bill in April 2021 in response to chaotic protests against police brutality in...

Trial delayed for man accused in violent Wisconsin protests

Mar. 28, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Monday delayed the trial for a man accused of firing off a “warning shot” on the night two people were killed in Wisconsin during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Jury selection was set to start in Kenosha Monday in the case of...

Wisconsin dad wants cop charged for restraint of daughter

Mar. 22, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin father wants prosecutors to charge an off-duty police officer who appears to have briefly pressed his knee into his 12-year-old daughter's neck similar to how Derek Chauvin fatally restrained George Floyd. The hold may have violated the officer's department's...