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In this image made available Thursday Aug. 6, 2020, by British Vogue magazine, showing the September 2020 issue devoted to activism, with a cover featuring two Black activists and produced by a predominantly Black team. The influential magazine’s cover features 22-year-old Manchester United soccer player Marcus Rashford, who successfully campaigned during coronavirus lockdown to force Britain’s government to grant free food vouchers to poor families, alongside model and mental health, racial justice and sustainability activist Adwoa Aboah, who has said

Vogue UK spotlights Black activists, social change

Aug. 6, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British issue of Vogue is devoting its September issue to activism, with a cover featuring two Black activists and produced by a predominantly Black team. Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, who is Black, said he wanted the magazine’s new issue, to be published Friday, to be a...

Minnesota Lynx players lock arms during a moment of silence in honor of Breonna Taylor before a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Experts: Obstacles to charging police in Breonna Taylor case

Aug. 4, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Despite mounting public pressure to file criminal charges nearly five months after Breonna Taylor's death, prosecutors may face significant obstacles to bringing homicide-related charges against police officers who were shot at when sent to her house with a warrant, legal experts...

FILE - In this June 9, 2019, file photo, Bryan Cranston accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play for

Bryan Cranston recovers from COVID-19, donates plasma

Jul. 31, 2020 3:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Bryan Cranston said he contracted and recovered from COVID-19 and has donated his plasma because it contains antibodies. The actor best known for playing Walter White on AMC's "Breaking Bad" made the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Thursday. Cranston, 64, did not...

Colorado activists want more federal money to feed families

Jul. 30, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers and hunger awareness groups are urging Congress to increase food stamp benefits as families increasingly turn to food banks due to job losses during the coronavirus pandemic. Sens. Brittany Pettersen, a Democrat, and Larry Crowder, a Republican, joined advocates Wednesday...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, Joe Jutras prepares to wrap his pumpkin to be fitted into a gathering strap during the annual New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Mass. The 200-year-old Massachusetts agricultural fair, which had been scheduled to open on Oct. 2, 2020, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via AP, File )

Pandemic prompts cancellation of 200-year-old fair

Jul. 29, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of a more than 200-year-old Massachusetts agricultural fair for just the third time in its history, organizers said Wednesday. The Essex Agricultural Society, the organization that runs the Topsfield Fair that was scheduled for Oct. 2-12...

NFC quarterback Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints, throws a pass during a practice for the NFL Pro Bowl football game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Drew Brees to donate $5M to support Louisiana health care

Jul. 28, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife have announced a $5 million donation to build community health centers throughout Louisiana. Drew Brees and Brittany Brees appeared in a video posted to the NFL player's Instagram account Monday revealing the partnership between the...

A security guard peers out from behind NHL-branded fencing at the entrance where players arrive at Toronto's Royal York hotel, which is acting as the

The Latest: 49ers wide receiver James on COVID-19 list

Jul. 27, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James Jr. has been placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. The list is for a player who tests positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after being in close contact with...

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor watches during batting practice before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians wear road jerseys in home opener to honor minorities

Jul. 24, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — For their delayed home opener, the Indians elected to wear their blue road jerseys with “Cleveland” on the front as a unified statement of solidarity for minorities as the team contemplates a name change. Owner Paul Dolan recently announced the franchise is considering...

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson holds the English Premier League trophy aloft after it was presented following the Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Paul Ellis, Pool via AP)

Henderson voted player of year in England by soccer writers

Jul. 24, 2020 6:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Jordan Henderson was voted player of the year by soccer writers on Friday after captaining Liverpool to its first English league title in 30 years and also playing a leading role in raising money for Britain’s health service during the coronavirus pandemic. Henderson beat Manchester...

The casket containing the remains Rev. C.T. Vivian are carried from Providence Missionary Baptist Church after a funeral service Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Vivian remembered as courageous, humble Civil Rights warrior

Jul. 23, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The nation paid its final respects Thursday to the Rev. C.T. Vivian, a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement who helped end segregation across the South and left an abiding imprint on U.S. history. Vivian, a close ally of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was mourned by civil rights icons...