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New Emmett Till marker dedicated to replace vandalized sign

Oct. 19, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A new bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till was dedicated Saturday in Mississippi after previous historical markers were repeatedly vandalized. The brutal slaying of the 14-year-old black teenager helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The 14-year-old African...

Parents sue Virginia school district over racist 2017 video

Oct. 19, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — The parents of a Virginia student who say their son was assaulted and bullied by his middle school football teammates in an incident captured on video two years ago are suing the school system. The video, which showed football players simulating sex acts on black students in a locker...

Team abandons FA Cup qualifier after racial abuse

Oct. 19, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An FA Cup qualifier between Haringey Borough and Yeovil was abandoned Saturday when the home team walked off the field after one of its players was racially abused. Haringey, a London-based non-league club, walked off in the 64th minute after claims its Cameroonian goalkeeper Valery Pajetat...

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Oct. 18, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago city attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an...

Wisconsin students walk out to protest racial slur firing

Oct. 18, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word. Scores of Madison West High...

Ex-officer who killed black man given 1-year prison sentence

Oct. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, fleeing black man was sentenced to one year in prison Friday, nearly two weeks after a jury acquitted him of manslaughter charges but found him guilty of violating his oath of office. Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett in...

Trump to join 2020 Democrats at South Carolina justice forum

Oct. 18, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is visiting South Carolina as part of a bipartisan event on criminal justice reform, the White House confirmed Friday. Trump is slated to appear on Oct. 25 at a forum sponsored by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, the self-proclaimed "only nationwide...

The Latest: Cher offers to cover fired guard's legal bills

Oct. 18, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin high school security guard who was fired for repeating the N-word during a confrontation with a student (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Cher says she'll cover the expense of any lawsuit a black Wisconsin high school security might file after he was fired for...

New HBO series 'Watchmen' hopes to match original's ambition

Oct. 18, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Damon Lindelof didn't take lightly the challenge of adapting the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time. The "Lost" and "The Leftovers" co-creator was a fan of the revered "Watchmen" book ever since his father handed him the first few issues when he was 13 in the mid-1980s. So agreeing to...

Survey: Doubts about 2020 Census higher with minorities

Oct. 18, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Around 84% of Americans definitely or probably plan to answer the questions on the 2020 Census, according to a new survey released Friday. The Pew Research Center survey also found that around 16% of people surveyed express some doubts about responding next spring. The hesitancy in...