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Confederate monuments moved in Macon after years of dispute

Jun. 23, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Two Confederate monuments are being moved in middle Georgia's largest city after relocation plans were stalled for years by lawsuits. Crews began moving the monuments Wednesday, The Telegraph of Macon reports, using $160,000 in private money raised by a community...

Today in History: June 23, Nasser elected Egypt's president

Jun. 23, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of 2022. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 23, 1888, abolitionist Frederick Douglass received one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the...

Trump endorses Cameron's bid for governor in Kentucky

Jun. 16, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron won former President Donald Trump's endorsement Thursday evening in his 2023 bid for governor, offering a momentum boost given the ex-president's enduring popularity among Republican voters in the state. In a news...

Today in History: June 11, auto racing disaster at Le Mans

Jun. 11, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2022. There are 203 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 11, 1955, in motor racing’s worst disaster, more than 80 people were killed during the 24 Hours of Le...

Lawsuit: "Fatigue" over Breonna Taylor case favors police

Jun. 09, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two neighbors of Breonna Taylor who testified against the officer who shot into their apartment are asking a judge to move their civil lawsuit out of Louisville because “fatigue” has biased the public in favor of police, flipping the argument made by the former officer...

A look at high-profile killings by US police

Jun. 09, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer has been charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting Patrick Lyoya in the back of the head as the Black man was on the ground. The charges against Grand Rapids Officer Christopher Schurr come roughly two months after Lyoya was killed...

Kentucky Democrat wears noose in new ad attacking Rand Paul

Jun. 02, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrat Charles Booker appears on camera with a noose around his neck to condemn Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for blocking anti-lynching legislation two years ago — a personally searing ad for a trailblazing Black candidate who says some of his own ancestors...

Clergy of color face unprecedented mental health challenges

Jun. 02, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

About two years ago, when coronavirus cases began to peak in her impoverished San Antonio neighborhood, the Rev. Norma Fuentes-Quintero found herself taking on an additional duty – helping congregants deal with anxiety. The pastor, who leads El Templo Cristiano Assembly of God,...

Jury convicts militia leader of pointing rifle at police

May. 30, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The leader of a pro-gun group that has staged armed protests has been convicted of pointing a rifle at law enforcement while in Kentucky for a demonstration, officials said. A federal jury found John F. Johnson, who goes by “Grandmaster Jay,” guilty on...

How Biden, cops and advocates forged deal on police and race

May. 30, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Pasco, the executive director for the Fraternal Order of Police, was watching football on a Sunday afternoon when he got a call from Susan Rice, the top domestic policy adviser at the White House. Negotiations over an executive order to address racism and...