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A man stands holds merchandise outside of a damaged store after protest, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace, a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Philadelphia victim's kin: We sought ambulance, not police

Oct. 27, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a Black man killed when Philadelphia police officers fired a dozen rounds in a shooting caught on video had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police intervention, their lawyer said Tuesday. Additionally, Walter Wallace's wife is...

Confederate flag not welcome in Oregon historic cemeteries

Oct. 27, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A state commission has voted to recommend that the Confederate flag no longer be allowed in Oregon’s historic cemeteries. Members of Oregon’s Commission on Historic Cemeteries voted unanimously Friday to adopt a position paper recommending Confederate flags not be...

Teen who recorded Floyd death on phone to receive PEN award

Oct. 27, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The teenager who recorded the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May will be honored in December by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. Darnella Frazier will be presented the PEN/Benenson Courage Award. “With nothing more than a cell...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2020, file photo, coronavirus-themed Halloween decorations are displayed on a lawn in Tenafly, N.J. In a year when fear and death have commandeered front-row seats in American life, what does it mean to encounter Halloween, a holiday whose very existence hinges on turning fear and death into entertainment? (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Halloween in 2020: Some fun with death and fear, anyone?

Oct. 27, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The setting: a rolling patch of Pennsylvania farmland, about 15 miles from the little town where “Night of the Living Dead” was filmed. The moment: Halloween season 2020, a moonlit Friday night. She strides up to the hayride and beckons you to the dimly lit tent...

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner does a television interview at the White House, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Kushner says Black people must 'want to be successful'

Oct. 26, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential adviser Jared Kushner said Monday that President Donald Trump wants to help Black people in America, but they have to “want to be successful" for his policies to work. “President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020 file photo, Minnesota candidate for U.S. Senate Jason Lewis stands after being recognized by Vice President Mike Pence at Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport. Lewis has been rushed into emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia. The Lewis campaign said in a statement Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, that the condition is life-threatening if not treated quickly. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP File)

Surgery successful for GOP US Senate candidate Jason Lewis

Oct. 26, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota underwent successful emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia on Monday, just eight days before Election Day, his campaign announced. The campaign said the condition could have been life-threatening if not treated quickly....

NYC sued over clashes with Floyd protesters

Oct. 26, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two civil rights organizations are suing New York City on behalf of protesters who say they were assaulted and abused by police officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. The lawsuit, filed...

Australian judge orders policeman to stand trial for murder

Oct. 26, 2020 3:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge on Monday ordered a police officer to stand trial for murder over the killing of an Indigenous man who was shot three times in an Outback township last year. Judge John Birch ordered Northern Territory constable Zachary Rolfe to stand trial following a...

Florida police chief piloting plane killed in crash

Oct. 25, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

DUNNELLON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police chief died Sunday morning when the plane he was piloting crashed into an open field, authorities said. Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn confirmed the death of Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham, news outlets reported. Marion County Fire Rescue said the plane crashed around 11:30...

FILE - This Wednesday July 1, 2020, file photo shows workers preparing to remove the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson from its pedestal on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. Devon Henry, whose company handled the summer removals of Richmond's Confederate monuments, spoke with The Associated Press about navigating safety concerns for himself and his crew and previously unreported complexities of the project. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

Oct. 25, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. He wore the usual hard hat — and a bulletproof vest. An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor for...