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‘Antebellum’ brings racial justice call to reopened theaters

Jun. 25, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in March, filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz gathered their artist friends and a few journalists at Manhattan’s members-only social club, Soho House, for a screening of their first feature-length project, “Antebellum.” They wanted a constructively critical...

In this photo taken June 1, 2020, San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks to a group protesting police racism outside City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco police will stop responding to neighbor disputes, reports on homeless people, school discipline interventions and other non-criminal activities as part of a police reform plan announced Thursday, June 11, 2020. Mayor London Breed's said officers would be replaced on non-violent calls by trained and non-armed professionals to limit unnecessary confrontation between the police department and the community. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

San Francisco police won't respond to non-criminal calls

Jun. 11, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officers will stop responding to non-criminal activities such as disputes between neighbors, reports about homeless people and school discipline interventions as part of a police reform plan the mayor announced Thursday. Mayor London Breed said in a news release that on...

FILE - This undated file image provided by the Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Hasson, accused of stockpiling guns and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists. Hasson has asked a federal appeals court to let him withdraw his guilty plea or else throw out his sentence of more than 13 years in prison. In a court filing Monday, June 8, 2020 a defense attorney argued that Christopher Hasson’s 160-month prison term was roughly four times longer than sentencing guidelines would have called for if U.S. District Judge George Hazel had not mistakenly applied a “terrorism enhancement” to the sentence.  (Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office via AP, File)

Man accused of terror plot seeks to withdraw guilty plea

Jun. 8, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A former Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting politically motivated killings inspired by a far-right mass murderer asked a federal appeals court on Monday to let him withdraw his guilty plea or else throw out his sentence of more than 13 years in prison. In a court filing, a...

Late-night hosts say fighting racism means more than talk

Jun. 2, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Six of America's late-night television comedy hosts — five of them white men — turned serious after the nation's weekend of unrest following the death of George Floyd to suggest they and others need to do more than talk about racism. It has become a ritual — a somewhat...