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2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Apr. 20, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if...

Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black

Apr. 18, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities, an everyday moment gone wrong, ending in complete humiliation. Two black men were handcuffed and arrested at a Starbucks, setting off a national uproar after the incident was captured on video. A...

The Latest: Mayor says Starbucks 'contrite' over arrests

Apr. 16, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Philadelphia officials have wrapped up a meeting with Starbucks executives to discuss the arrests of two black men who were denied use of a store's bathroom and refused to leave. Mayor...

Starbucks to train workers on 'unconscious bias,' CEO says

Apr. 16, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassing. Johnson, who has called the arrests...

Prosecutor wants Meek Mill's drug and gun convictions tossed

Apr. 16, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill's drug and gun convictions should be thrown out and he should be granted a new trial, prosecutors said in court Monday in an announcement that led his supporters outside to break into an impromptu dance party. Judge Genece Brinkley refused to free him on bail after the...

The Latest: Mayor calls for probe of Starbucks policies

Apr. 15, 2018 4:35 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The mayor of Philadelphia has ordered a city commission to review policies at Starbucks after the arrest of two black men prompted social media users to accuse the company of racial...

Police chief: Officers did nothing wrong in Starbucks arrest

Apr. 14, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's police commissioner on Saturday defended officers who arrested two black men at a Starbucks, prompting accusations of racism on social media, concern from the mayor and an apology from the company. Videos posted online show officers handcuffing the men in the downtown...

Patriots owner calls for reform after Meek Mill prison visit

Apr. 11, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison. Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin visited the Philadelphia-born rapper on Tuesday. Kraft said Mill's incarceration...

Stallone surprises fans with visit to iconic 'Rocky' statue

Apr. 6, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hey, it's Rocky. and Rocky? Sylvester Stallone had passersby doing double takes and chanting "Rocky! Rocky!" on Friday as he made a surprise visit to the statue of his iconic Rocky Balboa character in Philadelphia. The 71-year-old Stallone has played the underdog boxing champ in seven...