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Ex-cop who kneeled on George Floyd’s back gets 3.5-year term

Dec. 09, 2022 22:49 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s back while another officer kneeled on the Black man’s neck was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison. J. Alexander Kueng pleaded guilty in October to a state count of aiding and abetting...

Former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s back gets 3 1/2 years in prison for aiding manslaughter

Dec. 09, 2022 14:24 PM EST
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s back gets 3 1/2 years in prison for aiding manslaughter.

Minneapolis to buy gas station at site of Floyd's killing

Dec. 09, 2022 12:22 PM EST

The city of Minneapolis has decided to buy the boarded-up Speedway gas station at the intersection where George Floyd was killed by police and turn it into a racial justice healing center and permanent memorial for the Black man. The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to...

Key Derek Chauvin prosecutor confirmed as federal judge

Dec. 07, 2022 19:15 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed Jerry Blackwell — one of the prosecutors who helped convict a former Minneapolis police officer of murder in the killing of George Floyd — as the next federal judge in Minnesota. Blackwell is a Minneapolis attorney and a founding...

Sharpton says film debuts at 'critical point' in US politics

Dec. 07, 2022 13:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton has been called a lot of names in his public life: a hustler, a racist, an opportunist, a fraud, a rat, a jester. He embraces at least one of the intended insults, a name often hurled by his critics on the right and the left: “Loudmouth.”...

Walz touts opportunities from massive $17.6B budget surplus

Dec. 06, 2022 17:18 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers learned Tuesday they will head into the 2023 legislative session with a massive $17.6 billion projected budget surplus, and Gov. Tim Walz said he would like to return some of that money to taxpayers with rebate checks. “The golden...

Minnesota town drops Texas-style anti-abortion lawsuit plan

Dec. 05, 2022 15:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota town has backed away from a proposal to let people sue abortion providers, including organizations that provide abortion drugs by mail, after the state’s attorney general warned that the plan was unconstitutional. The retiring state lawmaker behind...

4 lion cubs saved from war in Ukraine arrive at US sanctuary

Nov. 30, 2022 17:58 PM EST

SANDSTONE, Minn. (AP) — Four lion cubs that were orphaned during the war in Ukraine have arrived safely at a Minnesota animal sanctuary that has pledged to provide them a permanent home. A male cub named Taras and three females named Stefania, Lesya and Prada, who are all between...

Minneapolis settles with 12 hurt in George Floyd protests

Nov. 30, 2022 17:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis has reached a $600,000 settlement with 12 protesters who were injured during demonstrations after the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday. The agreement, which also includes...

No longer the fringe: Small-town voters fear for America

Nov. 30, 2022 13:32 PM EST

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A word -- “Hope” -- is stitched onto a throw pillow in the little hilltop farmhouse. Photographs of children and grandchildren speckle the walls. In the kitchen, an envelope is decorated with a hand-drawn heart. “Happy Birthday, My Love,” it reads. Out...