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Senate confirms Miller as US marshal in West Tennessee

Jul. 6, 2020 4:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a deputy police chief as the new U.S. marshal for West Tennessee. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn and Rep. David Kustoff praised last week’s vote to confirm Tyreece Miller, Jackson Police Department’s deputy chief. President Donald...

Louisville mural remembers Breonna Taylor, others

Jul. 6, 2020 4:07 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A mural of Breonna Taylor and other Black people killed at the hands of police has been unveiled in Louisville, Kentucky. Family members of Taylor attended the unveiling of the mural Sunday in downtown Louisville, news outlets reported. The “Say Their Names” mural...

In this June 19, 2020, photo, people attend a peaceful rally in Chicago to mark Juneteenth. The holiday celebrates the day in 1865 that enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, learned they had been freed from bondage, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

'Lift Every Voice and Sing' hymn ignites hope across nation

Jul. 6, 2020 3:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has resurrected a beacon of hope during nationwide protests. In recent weeks, countless rallies were held from D.C. to...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House during a

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely says 99% of virus cases benign

Jul. 6, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is understating the danger of the coronavirus to people who get it, as more and more become infected in the U.S. In his latest of many statements playing down the severity of the pandemic, Trump declared that 99% of cases of COVID-19 are harmless. That flies in the...

Troubled New Mexico city to replace police chief

Jul. 6, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of a troubled New Mexico city has fired its police chief but will keep him until a replacement is named. The Las Vegas Optic reports Las Vegas, New Mexico, Mayor Louie Trujillo confirmed this week he told current Police Chief David Bibb he will be replaced. Trujillo has...

Emergency workers tend to an injured person on the ground after a driver sped through a protest-related closure on the Interstate 5 freeway in Seattle, authorities said early Saturday, July 4, 2020. Dawit Kelete, 27, has been arrested and booked on two counts of vehicular assault. (James Anderson via AP)

Protester killed on Seattle freeway was dedicated to cause

Jul. 5, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A person killed Saturday when a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality was remembered Sunday as someone who was dedicated to the cause. The other person hit in the incident, meanwhile, remained in serious condition Sunday at a...

Milwaukee police report six shootings overnight

Jul. 5, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (AP) — The Milwaukee police department said it responded to reports of six shootings late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. There have been no deaths, but one 23-year-old man suffered a life-threatening wound, the Milwaukee Joural Sentinel reported. In one of the shootings, four...

Maryland county eyes police reform measures amid bias claims

Jul. 5, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

LARGO, Md. (AP) — The top elected official in one of Maryland’s largest counties has formed a task force to look at reforming its police department amid a national wave of protests over police brutality and racial injustice. Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced the...

Lee Beard, left, and Mar, no last name given, paint the phrase Black Lives Matter on Washington Street, Sunday, July 5, 2020, in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Street mural painted after demonstrators demand justice

Jul. 5, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Volunteers using yellow paint began filling in a Black Lives Matter street mural on Sunday, a day after hundreds of people used the Fourth of July holiday to call for justice on behalf of Black victims of police violence. Demonstrators carried signs saying "Defund The Police" and “Say...

Anti-racism groups members change streets signs from

Anti-racism groups in Paris call out colonizer street names

Jul. 5, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris police blocked anti-racism groups from leading a “de-colonial tour” of Paris on Sunday to call attention to monuments and streets honoring historical figures tied to the slave trade or colonial-era abuses. Instead, the protesters marched around a monument in front of the...