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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 4:36 PM EST

Pope Francis met with NBA players at the Vatican on Monday, lauding them as “champions" and saying he supported their work on social justice. The five players — Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver — were joined in the delegation by NBA players'...

Police: Man fatally shot by Louisville officer during stop

Nov. 23, 2020 4:36 PM 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...

Louisville Breonna Taylor protester killed in shooting

Nov. 23, 2020 3:28 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 21-year-old Louisville man who became a fixture at protests over the police killing of Breonna Taylor was fatally shot early Monday. Hamza “Travis” Nagdy was often seen leading protest marches with a megaphone to draw attention to Taylor's death and call for police...

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...