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Today in History: June 8, the prophet Muhammad dies in Medina

Jun. 08, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 8, the 160th day of 2024. There are 206 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 8, in A.D. 632, the prophet Muhammad died in Medina. On this date: In 1864,...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 05, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 1, 2024. Editorial: A pioneering office to aid Indian health Minnesota’s Office of American Indian Health just made its debut. It’s an example of the innovation needed to close shameful, longstanding health gaps. ...

Family of Minnesota man killed by police criticize local officials and seek federal intervention

Jun. 04, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nyra Fields-Miller was making breakfast for her family last weekend when the county attorney’s office called with an urgent request to speak with her in person. Hours later, officials told her that prosecutors were dismissing murder and manslaughter charges against the...

Today in History: June 3, Muhammad Ali dies

Jun. 03, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 3, the 155th day of 2024. There are 211 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 3, 2016, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, whose athletic feats and activism put him among the most...

Killing of Minneapolis police officer stuns a department that's been struggling to fill its ranks

May. 31, 2024 20:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The shooting death of a Minneapolis police officer has stunned a department that has struggled to fill its ranks since the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing turmoil. Officer Jamal Mitchell's death Thursday came days after the fourth anniversary of Floyd's...

Months after nation's 1st nitrogen gas execution, Alabama gives man lethal injection for 2 killings

May. 31, 2024 00:40 AM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man received a lethal injection Thursday for the 2004 deaths of an elderly couple who police said were attacked with a hammer, machete and tire tool during a robbery at their home. Jamie Ray Mills, 50, was pronounced dead at 6:26 p.m. after a...

Today in History: May 29, Reagan and Gorbachev meet in Moscow summit

May. 29, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 29, the 150th day of 2024. There are 216 days left in the year. This is Memorial Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 29, 1988, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened their...

Appeals court won't halt upcoming Alabama execution

May. 28, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday declined to halt the upcoming execution of an Alabama man convicted in the beating deaths of an elderly couple during a 2004 robbery. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied two separate requests for an execution stay...

Lawsuit says ex-Officer Chauvin kneeled on woman's neck, just as he did when he killed George Floyd

May. 21, 2024 23:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former employee sued the city of Minneapolis on Tuesday, alleging ex-police Officer Derek Chauvin hauled her from her minivan and pinned her to the ground with his knee in January 2020, just as he did four months later when he killed George Floyd. Patty Day,...

Minneapolis approves $150K settlement for witness to George Floyd's murder

Apr. 26, 2024 12:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council has agreed to pay a $150,000 settlement to an eyewitness who tried to intervene to prevent George Floyd’s murder and who says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result. Donald Williams, a mixed martial arts fighter...