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Paramedic gets 5 years in prison for Elijah McClain’s death in rare case against medical responders

Mar. 01, 2024 22:04 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado paramedic was sentenced Friday to five years in prison in a rare prosecution of medical responders following the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man whose name became part of the rallying cries for social justice that swept the U.S. in 2020. ...

How Apache Stronghold's fight to protect Oak Flat in central Arizona has played out over the years

Mar. 01, 2024 20:26 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Oak Flat, a piece of national forest land in central Arizona, is at the heart of a yearslong struggle between Native American groups and mining interests that both consider it important for their future. Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of international mining giants...

A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches

Mar. 01, 2024 20:00 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Apache group that has fought to protect land it considers sacred from a copper mining project in central Arizona suffered a significant blow Friday when a divided federal court panel voted 6-5 to uphold a lower court's denial of a preliminary injunction to halt the transfer of...

Man charged with attacking police in Times Square, vilified in Trump ad, was misidentified, DA says

Mar. 01, 2024 19:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Venezuelan man who became the subject of national attention for allegedly kicking a police officer in Times Square, then flipping off news cameras on his way out of court, was cleared of wrongdoing on Friday after prosecutors concluded he played no role in the attack. ...

As an opioids scourge devastates tribes in Washington, lawmakers advance a bill to provide relief

Mar. 01, 2024 19:34 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A bill that would bring millions of dollars to tribes in Washington state to address the opioid crisis received unanimous support in the House on Friday, opening the door for state funding to address a scourge that some say is claiming a generation. "This bill...

Arizona's new voting laws that require proof of citizenship are not discriminatory, a US judge rules

Mar. 01, 2024 19:19 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge is upholding provisions of new Arizona laws that would require counties to verify the status of registered voters who haven’t provided proof of U.S. citizenship and cross-check voter registration information with various government databases. In a...

Colorado paramedic gets five years in prison for death of Elijah McClain in rare prosecution of medical responders

Mar. 01, 2024 17:45 PM EST
BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Colorado paramedic gets five years in prison for death of Elijah McClain in rare prosecution of medical responders.

U of Florida axes diversity and inclusion office under GOP-led law aimed at ridding similar programs

Mar. 01, 2024 17:06 PM EST

The University of Florida is eliminating its chief diversity officer position, scrapping the program's staff jobs and halting any contracts involving the subject because of a new law passed last year that was pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The university in Gainesville,...

Indiana University officials ditch plan to split off Kinsey Institute, known for its sex research

Mar. 01, 2024 14:45 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University's board of trustees abandoned a proposal to turn the Kinsey Institute into a nonprofit Friday, dispelling monthslong uncertainty over the future of the famous sex research center targeted by Republican lawmakers. Lawmakers blocked state...

Black Americans' significant economic and civil rights progress threatened, report says

Mar. 01, 2024 12:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans have endured considerable injustices and barriers to prosperity and equality throughout U.S. history. But their social, economic and political advances in the 60 years since the enactment of major civil rights legislation have been unsatisfactory, according to a...