Latest Police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri News

Rose Henderson helps out at a booth in Jefferson Square Park, Thursday, Sept. 24, 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. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

In Breonna Taylor's name: Devastation and a search for hope

Sep. 26, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chea Woolfolk searched the crowd until she found the face of the woman she’d come to regard as a second mother. And then she watched the tears roll down Rose Henderson’s cheeks. Looking into Mama Rose’s eyes, Woolfolk could see that her heart was breaking. This...

Protesters react to gunfire, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A police officer was shot in the evening. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

AP-NORC poll: Support for racial injustice protests declines

Sep. 24, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the decision in Kentucky to bring charges against only one of three police officers involved in the raid that killed Breonna Taylor sparks renewed protests nationwide, a new survey finds support has fallen for demonstrations against systemic racism. The poll from The Associated...

Police in riot gear stand outside the Kenosha County Court House Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. Protests broke out late Sunday night after a police shooting. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Kenosha delayed body cameras for years before Blake shooting

Aug. 25, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — City and law enforcement leaders in Kenosha, Wisconsin, unanimously endorsed the use of body cameras in 2017 as a way to increase police accountability and collect evidence at scenes of domestic violence, among other benefits. But since then, they have balked at the price tag, raised...

Grand Forks to hold memorial for Black man lynched in 1882

Aug. 18, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A decades-long effort to hold a memorial for a Black man who was killed by a mob of white residents nearly 140 years ago after he was accused of sexually assaulting two white women, will take place this month. Maura Ferguson and Susan Caraher led the recent effort to get a bronze...

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse announces the cancellation of the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade and Road Race due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP)

UMass taps lawyer to probe Alex Morse misconduct allegations

Aug. 14, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state university has hired a prominent Boston lawyer to conduct an independent review into allegations of inappropriate conduct by Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, a former adjunct professor who is running for Congress. The University of Massachusetts Amherst said Friday that...

Former Missouri lawmaker arrested at Phoenix protest

Aug. 11, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Activist and former Missouri Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. was among eight people arrested at a protest in Phoenix. The Arizona Republic reports that the arrests happened Sunday after a group breached a barricade in front of Phoenix Police headquarters. Police also fired less-lethal rounds...

Gathering remembers 6th anniversary of Michael Brown's death

Aug. 10, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Family and friends of Black 18-year-old Michael Brown said his death after being shot by a white police officer in Ferguson remains painful and frustrating six years after it occurred. About 100 people gathered Sunday on the street where Brown was shot on Aug. 9, 2014, by officer...

8 arrested at Phoenix protest honoring Michael Brown

Aug. 10, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say eight people were arrested at a Phoenix protest marking the anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri. A few dozen demonstrators rallied at around 6 p.m. Sunday downtown to honor 18-year-old Brown. They marched to Phoenix police headquarters...

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) takes a shot over New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Spurs help playoff chances, top Pelicans, Zion 122-113

Aug. 9, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs came to the NBA's restart bubble looking to develop their young talent. The playoffs might be a nice bonus. For Zion Williamson, postseason hopes have to wait until next year. DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Rudy Gay added 19 off the...

Today in History

Aug. 9, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2020. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown Jr., an unarmed 18-year-old Black man, was shot to death by a police officer following an altercation in Ferguson, Missouri; Brown’s...