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NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

Aug. 19, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the black man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force. Police...

Today in History

Aug. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019. There are 136 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 17, 1987, Rudolf Hess, the last member of Adolf Hitler's inner circle, died at Spandau Prison at age 93, an apparent suicide. On this date: In 1863, federal batteries...

New Washington University center to focus on racial studies

Aug. 10, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington University in St. Louis plans to open a center aimed at becoming a national leader in research and learning on the issue of race. St. Louis Public Radio reports that the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity will open in October. The idea for the center emerged in...

Michael Brown's father seeks new investigation into killing

Aug. 9, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, his father urged St. Louis County's top prosecutor Friday to reopen the investigation into the white police officer who fatally shot the black and unarmed 18-year-old. Before a memorial service in the Ferguson street where a...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 9, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. STORMS BREW AHEAD OF TRUMP'S GOLF HOLIDAY With his poll numbers stalled and his ability to rally the country questioned, the president is being tested by an escalating trade war with China, rising tensions...

Michael Brown's father to call for reopening investigation

Aug. 9, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, his father will publicly call for reopening the investigation into the white police officer who fatally shot the black and unarmed 18-year-old. Michael Brown Sr. says he will call on the prosecuting attorney to reopen the...

Ferguson: 5 years later, racial tension lingers nationally

Aug. 8, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court...

Timeline of events in shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson

Aug. 8, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown and a friend were walking in the middle of Canfield Drive, a two-lane street in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, when a police officer drove by and told them to use the sidewalk. After words were exchanged, the white officer confronted the...

Photos reflect some of the changes in Ferguson since 2014

Aug. 8, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The fatal police shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014, was followed by months of often-violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where the black 18-year-old was killed. The unrest began the night after the shooting when a QuikTrip convenience store on West...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 8, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WARMING REPORT SEES HUNGRY FUTURE A new United Nations scientific report examines how global warming and land interact in a vicious cycle. Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the land,...