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Phoenix police have pattern of violating civil rights and using excessive force, Justice Dept. says

Jun. 13, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police discriminate against Black, Hispanic and Native American people, unlawfully detain homeless people and use excessive force, including unjustified deadly force, according to a sweeping federal civil rights investigation of law enforcement in the nation's fifth-largest...

What we know about the lawsuit filed by the last survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Jun. 13, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

Attorneys for the two remaining survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre said Thursday they will petition the Oklahoma Supreme Court for a rehearing in the case seeking reparations for one of the worst single acts of violence against Black people in U.S. history. In an 8-1 decision...

Family of bystander killed during Minneapolis police pursuit files lawsuit against the city

Jun. 13, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a bystander killed during a 2021 police chase in Minneapolis is suing the city and alleging that dangerous pursuits are more common in areas of the city with predominantly Black residents. Relatives of Leneal Frazier are seeking unspecified damages...

Washington's Makah Tribe could once again harpoon whales as US waives conservation law

Jun. 13, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The United States granted the Makah Indian Tribe in Washington state a long-sought waiver Thursday that helps clear the way for its first sanctioned whale hunts since 1999 and sets the stage for renewed clashes with animal rights activists. The Makah, a tribe of...

Washington state's Makah tribe is granted a waiver that helps clear the way for it to resume traditional whale hunts

Jun. 13, 2024 12:34 PM EDT
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's Makah tribe is granted a waiver that helps clear the way for it to resume traditional whale hunts.

Historically Black Coconut Grove in Miami nurtured young athletes. Now that legacy is under threat

Jun. 13, 2024 07:55 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Amari Cooper’s football jersey hangs in the Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame. So does Frank Gore’s, alongside tributes to Negro League baseball player Jim Colzie and football coach Traz Powell, whose name adorns perhaps the most revered high school football stadium in...

Rights groups urge Thailand not to extradite Vietnamese activist, saying he's at risk if sent home

Jun. 13, 2024 06:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Human rights groups urged Thailand on Thursday not to extradite a Vietnamese activist detained in Bangkok, saying he could be at risk if handed back to Vietnam. Y Quynh Bdap, who had United Nations refugee status in Thailand, was picked up by local police on Tuesday,...

Native American tribe is on a preservation mission as it celebrates trust status for ancestral lands

Jun. 12, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — When the sprawling Alamo Ranch first went up for sale nearly a decade ago, it was advertised as a working cattle ranch with incredible wildlife habitat and superb potential for development and recreation not far from New Mexico's largest metropolitan area. ...

After years of delays, scaled-back plans underway for memorial to Florida nightclub massacre

Jun. 12, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Survivors and the families of victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre had hoped by now to have a permanent memorial in place for Wednesday's eighth anniversary of the attack by a lone gunman who killed 49 people at the gay-friendly club in Orlando, Florida. ...

'Hotel Cocaine' on MGM+ gives viewers disco, drama and plenty of blow in Miami in the late '70s

Jun. 12, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The lapels are wide, “Disco Inferno” is blasting on the dance floor and lines and lines of nose candy are on offer in the new intriguing Miami-based series “Hotel Cocaine.” The eight-episode romp on MGM+ centers on a real-life hotel at the beginning of the...