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2 Danish brothers convicted of biracial man's island murder

Dec. 1, 2020 10:03 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A court in Denmark on Tuesday sentenced two brothers to 14 years in prison each for the murder of a biracial man on a Danish island in June, which had sparked a debate about racism. But the prosecution said there was insufficient evidence of a racist motive in the killing, which...

Murder trial with racist overtones opens in Denmark

Nov. 30, 2020 5:21 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The trial opened Monday of two brothers suspected in the killing of a biracial man on a Danish island in June. The case had led to concern about racism, and provoked debate in Denmark, especially as it came shortly after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis and...

Minnesota National Guard chaplains bow during a prayer after a time of devotion Oct. 19, 2020 in St. Paul, Minn. The role of faith leaders who serve as National Guard chaplains has grown more crucial, and more challenging, as thousands of soldiers and airmen, most of them in their 20s, have been increasingly deployed not only in long-lasting overseas wars but in civil unrest across a deeply polarized United States, including the civil unrest following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Guard chaplains reflect on Floyd protests, lessons learned

Nov. 27, 2020 10:00 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Reflecting on a polarized nation in the throes of a bitterly fought election, Stephanie Christoffels started the communal prayer at a fall training of her fellow Minnesota National Guard chaplains by reminding them of Christianity’s two greatest commandments: to love God and...

Demonstrators gather during a protest against bill on police images, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Thousands of people took to the streets in Paris and other French cities Saturday to protest a proposed security law they say would impinge on freedom of information and media rights. The board reads: Your guns against our cameras. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

France: Bill on publishing police images sparks protests

Nov. 21, 2020 3:03 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people took to the streets in Paris and other French cities Saturday at the urging of civil liberties campaigners and journalist groups to protest a proposed security law they say would impinge on freedom of information and media rights. Pending legislation in France's parliament...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters gather in Minneapolis. Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering multiple victories in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

Nov. 21, 2020 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and the decriminalization of drugs in several states. Voters also...

A server carries food for a customer at Ye Olde King's Head on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. The British restaurant and bar in seaside Southern California has been battered the past nine months and was in the process of adapting to new restrictions that took effect Friday, Nov. 20 that would further crimp its recovery even as the prospect of a crippling shutdown loomed.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California pub tries to keep calm, carry on with virus rules

Nov. 20, 2020 8:19 PM EST

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — By most measures of what keeps a pub afloat, the coronavirus pandemic should already have Ye Olde King's Head on its last kegs. The British restaurant and bar in seaside Southern California has been battered the past nine months. It was in the process of adapting to new...

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of Chauvin, charged with killing George Floyd, want to introduce evidence of a 2017 arrest in which they say the officer held his knee on the back of a 14-year-old boy and ignored his pleas that he couldn't breathe. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP,  File)

Prosecutors want 2017 arrest of teen in Floyd death trial

Nov. 18, 2020 10:03 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd want to introduce evidence of a 2017 arrest in which they say the officer held his knee on the back of a 14-year-old boy and ignored his pleas that he couldn't breathe. Assistant...

2 men in Denmark charged with murder, not hate crime

Nov. 13, 2020 7:04 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two brothers, suspected in the killing of a biracial man on a Danish island in June, were Friday formally charged with murder after the prosecution ruled out a racially motivated crime because of their “long-standing friendship with the deceased.” "Sufficient...

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'S.W.A.T.' dives into Black, police conflict in season debut

Nov. 10, 2020 8:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ghost of a bitter chapter for Los Angeles haunts the season debut of “S.W.A.T.,” which casts today’s police-connected African American deaths as part of a cruelly repetitive history. Series star Shemar Moore and executive producer Aaron Rahsaan Thomas are proud...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker reacts during an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. When George Floyd died this spring under a policeman's knee, Amaker didn't send out a tweet affirming Black Lives Matter or add a uniform patch calling for Equality. He simply continued exposing his players to social justice issues, as he had been doing for more than a decade, establishing the program as a model for other teams only now showing an interest. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, file)

For Harvard coach Tommy Amaker, class is always in session

Nov. 10, 2020 1:42 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — When George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis policeman, Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker knew it was time to get to work. Or, more precisely, back to work. He lined up guest speakers, many of them Black leaders and veterans of the civil rights movement. A program to...