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Page man arrested for urging killings of Navajo over virus

Apr. 7, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona have arrested a man for writing a racist social media post accusing Navajo people of carrying the coronavirus and calling for their deaths. The Page Police Department announced Tuesday that 34-year-old Daniel Franzen was taken into custody on suspicion of...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, Pink performs

Celebrities reveal new sides during virus, but face backlash

Apr. 7, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

Portia de Rossi has been teaching herself how to cook during the coronavirus lockdown. It's been an eye-opening experience for the actress — and for her fans. She's cut herself and been burned, yes. She's also discovered she doesn't like some Indian flavors and that her longtime wife, talk show host Ellen...

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With no theaters, film fans find ways to gather virtually

Apr. 7, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are 44 people in the Social Distance Movie Club's Slack channel, where co-workers at Crooked Media have had discussions about everything from a Dwayne Johnson earthquake film to Faye Dunaway’s turn as Joan Crawford in “Mommie Dearest.” It doesn’t have...

'Hawaii Five-0, 'Good Doctor' benefit from stay-at-homes

Apr. 7, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two television shows that were saying farewell last week — one permanently and the other for a few months — may have gained more viewers as people stayed home last week because of the coronavirus outbreak. The final episode of CBS' “Hawaii Five-0” and the season...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, new Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach, speaks before reporters and school supporters at the university in Starkville, Miss., after being officially introduced as the head coach. Leach apologized Thursday, April 2, 2020, for a tweet that displayed a meme of a woman knitting her husband a noose as they were self-quarantined. Leach removed the tweet, which was posted Wednesday night. He posted on Twitter that he didn’t mean to offend anyone. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mississippi State AD 'disappointed' in Leach's noose tweet

Apr. 7, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach is expected to participate in “listening sessions” with student and community groups and tour the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum after he tweeted an image of a noose last week. Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen released...

Terry repeats as AP Division 3 Player of the Year

Apr. 7, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

Flint Beecher coach Mike Williams is certain the Mr. Basketball Award would be residing on the east side of Michigan rather than the west had Jalen Terry not missed seven games with foot and ankle injuries. The Beecher guard finished second in the Mr. Basketball race behind Benton Harbor’s Carlos...

Terry, Kemp win Division 3 awards from The Associated Press

Apr. 7, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

Division 3 All-State The 2020 Associated Press Division 3 boys basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of Michigan sports writers. Player of the Year Jalen Terry, Flint Beecher, Sr. First-Team All-State Jalen Terry, Flint Beecher, Sr. Reece Hazelton, Maple City Glen Lake, Sr. Jeffrey Carrier,...

Baltimore police sergeant investigated for coughing video

Apr. 7, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

A Baltimore police sergeant is under investigation after a video shared on social media appears to show him coughing toward a woman at a public housing complex amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Tuesday. The profanity-laced video shows the sergeant coughing without covering his mouth as he passes the...

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, left, speaks at a press conference on Tuesday morning, March 31, 2020, in Jackson, Miss., as state epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers, right, listens. Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a shelter-in-place for Lauderdale County, effective through April 14, 2020. (Sarah Warnock/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

Mississippi governor declares Confederate Heritage Month

Apr. 7, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has declared April as Confederate Heritage Month. The first-year governor is following the practice of several of his Democratic and Republican predecessors, and his action is drawing criticism from the state's only African American congressman....

Oregon inmates sue over COVID-19 response

Apr. 7, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of inmates concerned about contracting COVID-19 filed a lawsuit Monday against Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the leaders at the Department of Corrections. The civil rights lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court by the Oregon Justice Resource Center on behalf of the inmates,...