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An unidentified woman is taken into custody after witnesses said she drove her car into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Authorities said people were struck by a car and injured during a Black Lives Matter protest and counter protest about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun says the injured were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was detained. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

Organizer arrested after driving car into California protest

Sep. 27, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An organizer of a Southern California demonstration against racism was in jail Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after authorities say she drove through a crowd and struck two counterprotesters. Tatiana Turner, 40, was arrested Saturday in Yorba Linda after speeding from a parking...

Minnesota mayor disputes harassment of COVID-19 survey team

Sep. 27, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of a southern Minnesota city is disputing state health department claims that a COVID-19 survey team was threatened there earlier this month. State health officials on Friday reported cases of health workers being subjected to hostility — including racial slurs —...

Black federal agent alleges smear campaign after lawsuit

Sep. 27, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A supervisor for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Seattle says in a lawsuit she was the target of a smear campaign after she sued over racial harassment by a co-worker with a Nazi tattoo. Cheryl Bishop, a senior supervisory special agent who is Black, said court...

VCU considers requiring students to take courses on racism

Sep. 27, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University is considering whether to make courses on racism a requirement for its students. Constance Relihan, dean of VCU’s University College, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that many other colleges are having the same discussion as protests over...

Virginia school district apologizes for history of racism

Sep. 27, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A public school system in Virginia has apologized for its history of racial segregation and a more recent pattern of discriminating against Black students. The Washington Post reports that the Loudoun County Public Schools addressed its apology on Friday to the county's Black community...

SC city plans diversity training after social media posts

Sep. 27, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

MAULDIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city will spend $50,000 on diversity training and programs after one of its city council members drew objections for sharing social media posts defending the Confederate flag and criticizing racial justice protests as “getting out of hand.” The Mauldin...

In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photograph, the main street through Lyons, Colo., is shown. A racially-offensive online post by the former fire chief has fractured relations among the 2,000 residents of the town, which is located between Boulder and Estes Park. (Bente Birkeland/Colorado Public Radio via AP)

Racially sensitive Facebook post divides small Colorado town

Sep. 27, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Greg Meyers moved to the town of Lyons shortly before the 2013 flood devastated the community. Living through that disaster meant the Boulder County native got to know people quickly; it brought everyone together and forged a strong bond that still shapes the small foothills community...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) celebrates with teammates during a timeout in the final moments of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 117-107 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

After a year of drama, the Lakers reach NBA Finals anyway

Sep. 27, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Here’s a list of just some of the things the Los Angeles Lakers have gone through in the last 12 months: playing through a politically charged situation in China during the preseason and more massive fallout after returning home, the death of Kobe Bryant in a helicopter...

A woman speaks during a protest, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky.  Protests against racial injustice aren't just part of the United States' national conversation. America's foes have taken note too, using the demonstrations and images of police violence to criticize the country at the U.N. General Assembly this year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The U.S. reckoning on race, seen through other nations' eyes

Sep. 26, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It's not only in the United States where protests against racial injustice are part of the national conversation. A handful of America's critics have taken note too, using recent months' demonstrations and graphic images of police violence to denounce the country at the...

Attorney: No law violation by professor in 'scholar strike'

Sep. 26, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state auditor has no justification to accuse a University of Mississippi professor of engaging in an illegal work stoppage by participating in a nationwide "scholar strike” to bring attention to racism and injustice, says an attorney representing the professor. The...