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In trial over Arbery death, racial reckoning looms large

Oct. 15, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A framed photo on the wall of Travis Riddle's soul food restaurant shows the local sheriff arresting a gray-bearded white man with hands cuffed behind his back, a reminder to all who enter that for Riddle justice still waits to be served in the slaying of Ahmaud...

Daily Wire launches conservative book publishing imprint

Oct. 13, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A publishing division started by the conservative media company the Daily Wire will include releases by Daily Wire co-founder Ben Shapiro, former “Mandalorian” actor Gina Carano, and a book by one of the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting that was dropped...

Paul reports raising more than $4 million in past quarter

Oct. 05, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul stepped up his fundraising during the summer, posting his best-ever total as a Senate candidate as he pursues a third term in Kentucky, his campaign said Tuesday. Paul, who will be on the ballot next year, raised more...

Henrietta Lacks estate sues company using her 'stolen' cells

Oct. 04, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The estate of Henrietta Lacks sued a biotechnology company on Monday, accusing it of selling cells that doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital took from the Black woman in 1951 without her knowledge or consent as part of “a racially unjust medical system." ...

George Floyd memorial statue in New York City defaced again

Oct. 03, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue honoring George Floyd in New York City’s Union Square Park was vandalized on Sunday, police said. According to police, a video showed an unidentified man on a skateboard throwing paint on the statue at approximately 10 a.m. then fleeing....

Cannabis lounges coming to Nevada with host of new laws

Oct. 01, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A flurry of laws passed by the Nevada Legislature earlier this year take effect on Friday — ushering in reforms that Democratic lawmakers who have majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly have long campaigned to implement. Five years...

Racial protests reckoning: Maryland police reform laws begin

Sep. 30, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Several new far-reaching laws aimed at increasing accountability in the investigations of police shootings and complaints against officers are taking effect this week in Maryland — a response to mass protests against racial injustice in policing that swept the...

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' sashays home with 10 Tony Awards

Sep. 27, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on a Sunday night when Broadway looked back to honor shows shuttered by COVID-19, mourn its fallen and also look forward to...

Today in History

Sep. 27, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2021. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove...

Today in History

Sep. 24, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2021. There are 98 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 24, 2001, President George W. Bush ordered a freeze on the assets of 27 people and...