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FILE - In this June 27, 2020, file photo, Sheneen McClain speaks during a rally and march over the death of her son, Elijah McClain, outside the police department in Aurora, Colo. The parents of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after officers in suburban Denver stopped him on the street last year and put him in a chokehold, sued police and medical officials Tuesday, Aug. 11. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Colorado attorney general announces broader probe of police

Aug. 11, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The parents of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after officers in suburban Denver put him in a chokehold and paramedics injected him with a sedative, sued police and medical officials Tuesday, while the Colorado attorney general announced a civil rights investigation...

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

Aug. 11, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald...

Salt Lake Police Association criticizes police reforms

Aug. 11, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Police Association has criticized new police reform policies intended to limit the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers amid continuing national protests against police brutality. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall signed an executive order last week...

Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano (22) charges the Houston Astros dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Humberto Castellanos in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

MLB: Astros coach receives 20-game suspension, Laureano six

Aug. 11, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón received a 20-game suspension and a fine Tuesday for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland, while Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano was given a six-game suspension and a fine. Cintrón’s suspension is the...

Man, daughter in protest video sue Kansas City officers

Aug. 11, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man and his 15-year-old daughter whose violent handling at the hands of Kansas City police has been widely viewed online are now suing several of the officers. Tarence Maddox and his daughter were at a May 30 protest at the Country Club Plaza to protest police brutality in the...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020 file photo, Fairfax County Public School buses are lined up at a maintenance facility in Lorton, Va. The Justice Department is highlighting a number of actions school officials should take to increase safety, including improving mental health resources, monitoring social media accounts and improving physical safety measures. The report was released Tuesday and was a culmination of a federal school safety working group. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal report highlights key ways to prevent school attacks

Aug. 11, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — School officials nationwide should improve mental health resources, monitor student social media accounts and improve physical security measures, according to a Justice Department report on school safety released Tuesday. The report, compiled by the department's School Safety Working...

Judge rejects suit by ex-officer acquitted in teen's death

Aug. 11, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former police officer acquitted in the shooting death of a Black teenager who was seeking reinstatement to another position as a university police officer. The judge’s opinion filed Monday said former officer Michael Rosfeld left his...

Student dead in shooting at Southern Arkansas University

Aug. 11, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) — A 21-year-old Southern Arkansas University student was killed and another student was wounded in an early Tuesday shooting in a campus parking lot, the school said. Joshua Keshun Smith, an engineering student, died in the shooting and the second student, whose name has not been...

FILE - In this June 19, 2020 file photo, the Rev. Al Sharpton addresses the crowd at a Juneteenth rally in Tulsa, Okla. A national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. This comes amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans. Although many marchers will arrive via charter buses from surrounding communities on Aug. 28, the Rev. Al Sharpton will ask others to join satellite marches in states that are considered hot spots for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules

Aug. 11, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. Although many marchers will arrive via charter...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 11, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: What will it take to reduce violence in Akron? Akron Beacon Journal Aug. 9 A week ago, gunfire interrupted the evening on Fifth Avenue in Akron. Multiple shots hit two residences, leaving two adults wounded and a 20-month-old baby boy...