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Biden to America after Floyd verdict: 'We can't stop here'

Apr. 21, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd “can be a giant step forward” for the nation in the fight against systemic racism. But he declared that "it's not enough.” ...

'Sliver of hope.' Relief, caution as America absorbs verdict

Apr. 21, 2021 06:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the verdicts came in — guilty, guilty and guilty — Lucia Edmonds let out the breath she hadn't even realized she'd been holding. The relief that the 91-year-old Black woman felt flooding over her when white former Minneapolis police Officer...

Floyd verdict gives hope, if only fleeting, to Black America

Apr. 21, 2021 06:35 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Relief, even if fleeting and momentary, is a feeling that Black Americans have rarely known in America: From slavery to Jim Crow segregation to enduring punishments for living while Black, a breath of fresh air untainted by oppression has long been hard to come by. ...

Jury's swift verdict for Chauvin in Floyd death: Guilty

Apr. 21, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After three weeks of testimony, the trial of the former police officer charged with killing George Floyd ended swiftly: barely over a day of jury deliberations, then just minutes for the verdicts to be read — guilty, guilty and guilty — and Derek Chauvin was...

Columbus police officer fatally shoots girl swinging knife

Apr. 21, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police shot and killed a teenage girl who swung at two other people with a knife Tuesday, according to bodycam footage from the officer who fired the shots just minutes before the verdict in George Floyd’s killing was read. Officials...

Silence, then cheers: Relief washes over George Floyd Square

Apr. 21, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There was quiet, just for a moment, as hundreds of people standing in the intersection at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue crowded in to listen to the news. “They’re announcing the verdict!” someone shouted, calling for silence. ...

Guilty verdicts in Floyd's death bring joy — and wariness

Apr. 21, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

London Williams stood in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., moments before the verdict was read in George Floyd's murder trial Tuesday, wondering how he would cope if the white police officer who killed the Black man was acquitted. “I feel very nervous....

Timberwolves beat Kings for second time this season, 134-120

Apr. 21, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away over the final five minutes and thumped the Sacramento Kings 134-120 on Tuesday night. Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell added 28...

Flashpoint of 1992 LA riots becomes a place of celebration

Apr. 21, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Black men. Two big cities. Two horrifying videos. Two different verdicts. In 1991, four Los Angeles police officers brutally beat motorist Rodney King and their acquittal on state charges a year later prompted one of the worst race riots in...

Luzardo follows Manaea's stellar start, A's beat Twins twice

Apr. 21, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are surging after struggling mightily at the start. The Minnesota Twins are reeling yet celebrating finally getting back on the diamond. Matt Olson hit a grand slam, Mitch Moreland homered twice to back Sean Manaea's shutout,...