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Today in History

Jun. 11, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2021. There are 203 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 11, 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that people who commit “hate...

Documentary celebrates Muhammad Ali 5 years after his death

Jun. 08, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

When Muhammad Ali died five years ago, his name was known worldwide. But it was home, to Louisville, Kentucky, where he returned. From his death on June 3, 2016, to his funeral a week later, the Bluegrass community that raised him joined visitors from around the globe to...

Midshipman who had faced expulsion for tweets graduates

May. 29, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A midshipman who had faced expulsion over social media posts critical of racial-justice protests has graduated from the Naval Academy and been commissioned as an ensign. Chase Standage graduated Friday in Annapolis as a member of the Class of 2021....

Today in History

May. 28, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 28, the 148th day of 2021. There are 217 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 28, 1977, 165 people were killed when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club...

Bill that expunges past records of 300,000 heads to governor

May. 27, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

An estimated 300,000 people in Connecticut with misdemeanor and low-level felony records could ultimately have those convictions automatically erased under legislation that cleared the House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill passed 91-56 and now heads to Democratic...

Activists: Charge Louisiana troopers in Black man's death

May. 27, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Police troopers involved in the violent arrest of a Black motorist who died in police custody in 2019 should be immediately fired and charged with crimes, leaders of the National Urban League and other civil rights groups said Thursday. ...

Nevada governor signs 2 police reforms on Floyd anniversary

May. 25, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s governor marked the one-year anniversary of the killing of a Black man by police in Minnesota by signing new laws that let the state attorney general investigate allegations of law enforcement abuses and make it harder for police to obtain so-called “no-knock...

Ky. prosecutor won't seek charges in Guard shooting of cook

May. 25, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's top criminal prosecutor won't pursue charges against Louisville police or National Guard members in the fatal shooting of a barbecue cook last year. David McAtee was killed at his eatery on May 31 during intense protests in Louisville...

George Floyd's family holds rally, march in brother's memory

May. 24, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of George Floyd’s family, and others who lost loved ones to police encounters, joined activists and citizens in Minneapolis for a march that was one of several events planned nationwide to mark the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death. ...

Kentucky search warrant task force has 1st meeting

May. 24, 2021 05:16 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A panel tasked with reviewing the search warrant process in Kentucky is holding its first meeting. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the Search Warrant Task Force meeting in Frankfort on Monday would be open to the public and...