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Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

Aug. 16, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality. "She not only provided the soundtrack for...

Bail, conditions set for man charged in fatal shooting

Aug. 14, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Tuesday kept bond at $100,000 for a man charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a man who assaulted him outside a convenience store in a dispute over parking. Judge Joseph Bulone in the Pinellas County court on Tuesday said that if Michael Drejka posts...

The Latest: Bond kept at $100K in 'stand your ground' case

Aug. 14, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a Florida man charged with manslaughter in a fatal shooting at a convenience store, after police initially declined to arrest him citing the state's "stand your ground" law (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A Florida judge has kept bond at $100,000 for a man charged...

Florida shooting: Man arrested in 'stand your ground' case

Aug. 13, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis...

St. Louis DA victory latest for Black Lives Matter movement

Aug. 10, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

When LaShell Eikerenkoetter cast her vote for Wesley Bell in the St. Louis County Democratic primary on Tuesday, she took the spirit of Michael Brown with her to the ballot box. She had a sole purpose on Election Day: Get rid of Bob McCulloch , the veteran prosecutor who did not get an indictment against the...

Father blames 'stand your ground' in son's parking-lot death

Aug. 8, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

Michael McGlockton is convinced that two things killed his son in a Florida parking lot last month: The man who pulled the trigger and the state's polarizing "stand your ground" self-defense law. Markeis McGlockton, 28, died a few yards from his children and girlfriend at a store in Clearwater after a...

Attorney: Parking lot shooting of man 'cold-blooded murder'

Jul. 26, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white man in a Florida parking lot said Thursday that race is the reason no charges have been filed after the videotaped altercation. Attorney Benjamin Crump, who gained national prominence representing the...

Family wants gunman charged after fatal parking lot dispute

Jul. 24, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A dispute last week over a handicapped parking space quickly escalated into a fatal shooting and now the dead man's family is outraged that the gunman has avoided arrest, seemingly protected by Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law. The family of Markeis McGlockton issued an...

Today in History

Jul. 20, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 20, the 201st day of 2018. There are 164 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 20, 1944, an attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a bomb failed as the explosion only wounded the Nazi leader. President Franklin D....

Today in History

Jul. 19, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 19, the 200th day of 2018. There are 165 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 19, 1980, the Moscow Summer Olympics began, minus dozens of nations that were boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. On this...