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Police Chief Medaria Arradondo speaks during a press conference to announce the Justice Department has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force at the Federal Courthouse, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Chief Arradondo says he's grateful for the offer and hopes city leaders will take advantage of it. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

DOJ announces center to help cops, offers aid to Minneapolis

Oct. 20, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that will provide training and assistance to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force, and officials expressed hope that Minneapolis would be the...

Virginia Military Institute cadets applaud during a speech by Vice President Mike Pence at Cameron Hall, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Lexington, Va. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Probe ordered of VMI after Post's report on racist incidents

Oct. 20, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — State officials have ordered an outside investigation into the Virginia Military Institute following a report in The Washington Post that described Black cadets and alumni facing “relentless racism." Gov. Ralph Northam co-wrote a letter Monday with other state officials and...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters demonstrate as a Salt Lake City police vehicle burns, in Salt Lake City. Investigators studied video footage to find Jackson Stuart Tamowski Patton, 26, who is accused of tossing a combustible substance into the patrol car, feeding the flames that destroyed it, prosecutors said in court documents. The Department of Justice is using aggressive tactics against those it has charged in the civil unrest over racism. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

AP finds most arrested in protests aren't leftist radicals

Oct. 20, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But an Associated Press review of thousands of pages of court documents tells a different story. Very few of those charged appear to be...

In this July 27, 2020 photo provided by the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service; DIVIDS, U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Neary, Marine Forces Europe and Africa commander, left, speaks to Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.2, MARFOREUR/AF during a visit to Mor¤în Air Base, Spain. The Marines said in a brief statement Tuesday, Oct. 20, that Neary was relieved of command on Monday. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tawanya Norwood via AP)

Marines remove general investigated over alleged racial slur

Oct. 20, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marine Corps has removed a two-star general from command of Marine forces in Europe and Africa based on an investigation into allegations that he used a racial slur during a training event, officials said Tuesday. The decision to relieve Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary of command of Marine...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Kyle Larson gets ready to climb into his car to practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR on Monday, Oct. 29, 2020, cleared Larson to return in 2021, ending his long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video racing game.  Larson was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Kyle Larson reinstated to compete in NASCAR in 2021

Oct. 19, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game. He was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. He was dropped by his...

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz reacts during the second half of the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game against Southern California. The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced while they played for the Hawkeyes. The players also called for the firings of Kirk Ferentz, offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and athletic director Gary Barta. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

Attny: Iowa saying no to demands only emboldens ex-players

Oct. 19, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

The attorney representing eight Black former Iowa football players who allege racial discrimination during their time with the Hawkeyes said Monday night the university's rejection of their demands, which included a payment of $20 million, is not the end of the matter. Civil rights attorney Damario...

Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo, centre, walks by supporters at his headquarters in Conakry, Guinea, Monday Oct. 19, 2020. Diallo declared himself the winner after the country held an election on Sunday with Guinean President Alpha Conde seeking to extend his decade in power. (AP Photo/Sadak Souici)

Guinea's opposition leader claims election victory

Oct. 19, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo declared himself the winner of the West African country's presidential election Monday before the official results have been announced, setting up a tense showdown with the incumbent leader of a decade. The party of President Alpha...

Lori Goldman canvasses in Troy, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. For most of her life, until 2016, Goldman had been politically apathetic. Had you offered her $1 million, she says, she could not have described the branches of government in any depth. She voted, sometimes. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

'Our house is on fire': Suburban women lead charge vs. Trump

Oct. 19, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

TROY, Mich. (AP) — She walks with the determination of a person who believes the very fate of democracy might depend on the next door she knocks on, head down, shoulders forward. She wears nothing fussy, the battle fatigues of her troupe: yoga pants and sneakers. She left her Lincoln Aviator idling in the...

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz reacts during the second half of the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game against Southern California. The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced while they played for the Hawkeyes. The players also called for the firings of Kirk Ferentz, offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and athletic director Gary Barta. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

Iowa says it won't pay ex-players' demand for $20 million

Oct. 18, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced playeingfor the Hawkeyes. The university general counsel's office released its response Sunday to a 21-page certified letter dated Oct. 5 from...

Schalke apologizes for racist abuse of Dortmund's Moukoko

Oct. 18, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Schalke has apologized for its fans’ racist abuse of Borussia Dortmund youth player Youssoufa Moukoko during a match between the rival clubs’ under-19 sides on Sunday. “Derby emotions aside, we completely condemn and oppose such insults,” Schalke...