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A photo of Summer Taylor, who suffered critical injuries and died after being hit by a car while protesting over the weekend, sits among flowers at the King County Correctional Facility where a hearing was held for the suspect in their death Monday, July 6, 2020, in Seattle. Dawit Kelete is accused of driving a car on to a closed Seattle freeway and hitting two protesters, killing one, over the weekend. Seattle has been the site of prolonged unrest over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis, and had shut down the interstate for 19 days in a row. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Charges expected for Seattle driver who hit protesters

Jul. 8, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors plan to decide Wednesday on charges against the man who hit two protesters with his car, killing one, while driving on a Seattle freeway that was closed for Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Dawit Kelete, 27, drove around vehicles that were parked on Interstate 5 to protect the...

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In risky bid, Trump stokes racial rancor to motivate voters

Jul. 8, 2020 5:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is wielding America's racial tensions as a reelection weapon, fiercely denouncing the racial justice movement on a near-daily basis with language stoking white resentment and aiming to drive his supporters to the polls. The incendiary discourse is alarming many in his...

FILE - In this July 5, 2020, file photo, an officer investigates the scene of a shooting in Chicago. Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: A surge in recent shootings has left dozens dead, including young children. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

Exhausted cities face another challenge: a surge in violence

Jul. 8, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: a surge in shootings that has left dozens dead, including young children. The spike defies easy explanation, experts...

FILE - In this May 17, 2019, file photo, Ohio State University president Michael Drake answers questions during an interview in Columbus, Ohio. The University of California system has named Drake to replace Janet Napolitano and become its first Black president. A physician, Drake was unanimously approved Tuesday, July 7, 2020, by the Board of Regents. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

University of California system names 1st Black president

Jul. 7, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday to be president of the University of California, the first Black leader in the system's 150-year history. Drake, a seasoned university administrator, replaces Janet Napolitano in overseeing a sprawling, 280,000-student system dealing with issues of...

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In risky bid, Trump stokes racial rancor to motivate voters

Jul. 7, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is wielding America's racial tensions as a reelection weapon, fiercely denouncing the racial justice movement on a near-daily basis with language stoking white resentment and aiming to drive his supporters to the polls. The incendiary discourse is alarming many in his...

FILE - Cristin Milioti, left, and Andy Samberg pose for a portrait to promote their film

'Palm Springs' arrives for the Groundhog Days of quarantine

Jul. 7, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses, “Palm Springs” had the kind of premiere filmmakers dream of. At the Sundance Film Festival in January, the time-loop romantic comedy, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin...

FILE - In this July 4, 2020, file photo, protesters burn a U.S. flag in downtown Portland, Ore. The U.S. Attorney in Oregon announced federal charges Tuesday, July 7, against seven protesters who are accused in court papers of defacing a federal courthouse and assaulting federal officers during protests in Portland, Oregon against racial injustice and police brutality. The protesters are charged with offenses ranging from disorderly conduct to destruction of federal property and assaulting a federal officer and were released pending trial after a brief court hearing Monday. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Federal charges filed for 7 protesters in Portland, Oregon

Jul. 7, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney in Oregon announced federal charges Tuesday against seven protesters who are accused in court papers of defacing a federal courthouse and assaulting federal officers during protests in Portland, Oregon against racial injustice and police brutality. The protesters...

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Fox's Carlson criticized for saying Democrats hate America

Jul. 7, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television's most popular political host, Tucker Carlson, says leaders of the Democratic party should be disqualified from running the country because they “despise” it. That led the Biden campaign to accuse the Fox News Channel host on Tuesday of using “hate speech...

FILE - In this May 31, 2020, file photo, demonstrators kneel in a moment of silence outside the Long Beach Police Department in Long Beach during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system through such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and the use of federal surveillance technology is set to be unveiled Tuesday, July 7, by the Movement for Black Lives. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes

Jul. 7, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system through such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and the use of surveillance technology was unveiled Tuesday by the Movement for Black Lives. Dubbed the...

FILE - In this early Friday, May 29, 2020 file photo, a protester carries a U.S. flag upside, a sign of distress, next to a burning building in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis and across the country. The U.S. has been dramatically disrupted in a matter of months, brought low by a global pandemic, Depression-era economic dislocation, and then, nationwide unrest over racial injustice. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

Jul. 7, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. Weeks of protest over racial inequality left many debating what should be hallowed and what must be changed. But Tom Roy had given it his...