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Man charged in Buffalo supermarket massacre due in court

May. 19, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white man accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket was scheduled to appear in court Thursday as authorities, including the FBI, continued to investigate the possibility of hate crime and terrorism charges. Payton Gendron, 18, livestreamed...

Spy agencies urged to fix open secret: A lack of diversity

May. 19, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The peril National Security Agency staff wanted to discuss with their director didn’t involve terrorists or enemy nations. It was something closer to home: the racism and cultural misunderstandings inside America’s largest intelligence service. The NSA and...

House passes domestic terrorism bill after Buffalo shooting

May. 19, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation late Wednesday night that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. The 222-203, nearly party-line vote was an answer to the growing pressure Congress...

Buffalo supermarket shooting: What do we know so far?

May. 18, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — On Saturday afternoon, a white gunman in body armor killed 10 Black shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Another Black person and two white people were wounded. Federal officials are investigating the shooting as a hate crime; a state-level murder case...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 18, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 17, 2022. Editorial: A Plan For Angry White Men Whenever a racially motivated crime attracts national attention, it’s not too hard to find a link that involves Mississippi. And sure enough, after this past weekend’s...

Buffalo shooting leaves neighborhood without a grocery store

May. 18, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tops Friendly Market was more than a place to buy groceries. As the only supermarket for miles, it became a sort of community hub on Buffalo's East Side — where you chatted with neighbors and caught up on people's lives. "It's where we go to buy bread and...

Former US Rep. Corrine Brown pleads guilty in fraud case

May. 18, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

A criminal case against former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, one of the first Black representatives elected to Congress from Florida after Reconstruction, ended Wednesday with her guilty plea to a tax charge in a charity fraud case. Brown, 75, had been convicted before in 2017 of 18...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 18, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice. May 17, 2022. Editorial: GOP primary sets up fight for democracy Primary election day dawned this morning with Pennsylvania Republicans doing their best imitation of Pennsylvania Democrats. For months, they have watched...

Black club pro hopes to thrive, inspire at PGA Championship

May. 18, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The numbers are not in his favor at Southern Hills, which is nothing Wyatt Worthington II hasn’t faced before. Worthington, who spends his working hours giving lessons at The Golf Depot in central Ohio, is among the 20 club professionals who qualified for the...

Buffalo is latest mass shooting by gunman wearing body armor

May. 18, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

When a shooter attacked a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, over the weekend, its security guard tried to stop him. At least one of his shots hit the gunman, but it didn’t stop the deadly rampage because the gunman was wearing body armor. Ten Black people died in the racist...