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Austin cuts police budget by 1/3 amid national 'defund' push

Aug. 13, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a unanimous vote, the Austin City Council moved Thursday to cut about one-third of next year's $434 million police budget amid national calls for “defunding” law enforcement agencies in favor of spending more money on social services. That will come to just over $150...

Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, addresses the media in Louisville, Ky. on  Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.  Five months after her daughter was shot to death by police, Palmer said she is trying to be patient while waiting to hear if the officers will be charged.  (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

Breonna Taylor's mother: I'm trying to be patient

Aug. 13, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Five months after her daughter was shot to death by police, Breonna Taylor's mother said she is trying to be patient while waiting to hear if the officers will be charged. But it's hard, she said, when every day feels like the day her daughter died. Tamika Palmer appeared with civil...

In this Aug. 3, 2020 photo, Mickey Guyton is photographed during a remote portrait session with the photographer in New York and subject in Los Angeles.  Guyton's EP,

Mickey Guyton is speaking her truth after years of doubt

Aug. 13, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mickey Guyton is turning a mirror on country music by speaking her truth and reclaiming both her career and identity. Delivering a one-two punch of important songs this year leading up to her first new EP in five years, Guyton is not holding back her powerful voice any longer....

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) warms up before a NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Voting focus could be legacy for latest wave of NBA activism

Aug. 13, 2020 2:57 AM EDT

NBA players are building on the framework of Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the national anthem that helped raise awareness about police brutality, efforts that have permeated the league since it restarted its season in Florida last month amid the coronavirus pandemic. But where Kaepernick’s...

House members prepare to leave the chamber on the first day of a special session Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The special session was called by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to pass liability reforms to protect businesses from lawsuits prompted by reopening after the coronavirus quarantine. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee lawmakers end session on protests, COVID liability

Aug. 12, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers finished a special session in pandemic times Wednesday by passing a sweeping proposal that would significantly stiffen penalties against protesters demanding racial justice. In the narrow scope of the three-day election year session, no steps were taken to...

Tamika Palmer, far left, the mother of Breonna Taylor, and other family members meet with Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Taylor was fatally shot by Louisville police on March 13, and protesters have called for Cameron to charge the officers involved. Cameron has called for patience while the investigation is ongoing. (Christopher 2X via AP)

Kentucky attorney general meets with Breonna Taylor's family

Aug. 12, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general, facing increasing pressure to charge police who fatally shot Breonna Taylor, met with the family Wednesday morning, according to his office, which released few details. Attorney General Daniel Cameron met with Taylor’s mother, Tamika...

FILE - In this June 19, 2020 file photo, the Rev. Al Sharpton addresses the crowd at a Juneteenth rally in Tulsa, Okla. A national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. This comes amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans. Although many marchers will arrive via charter buses from surrounding communities on Aug. 28, the Rev. Al Sharpton will ask others to join satellite marches in states that are considered hot spots for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules

Aug. 11, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. Although many marchers will arrive via charter...

This image released by HBO Max shows Selena Gomez from “Selena + Chef,” a 10-episode cooking series that debuts Thursday on the HBO Max streaming service. (HBO Max via AP)

New this week: Selena Gomez, Jason Sudeikis & Gloria Estefan

Aug. 10, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “ Boys State”: One of the biggest sales from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this documentary...

Police: 12 protesters in Louisville arrested, charged

Aug. 9, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Twelve protesters in Kentucky's largest city were arrested Saturday night after they blocked roadways, surrounded vehicles, shot paintballs and destroyed property, police said. Eight people were charged with felonies and four were charged with misdemeanors, Louisville police...

School official under fire for Black Lives Matter support

Aug. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) — An email message that Andrea Kane, the superintendent of schools in Queen Anne’s County, sent to parents at the end of the 2019-2020 school year started out unremarkably, listing achievements for the year and the dates of coming events. Then it pivoted into less familiar...