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In 'Homeroom,' an unprecedented school year caught on film

Aug. 13, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oakland filmmaker Peter Nicks had already made two well-regarded documentaries capturing the flawed institutions of his city and their role in shaping local lives: 2012’s “The Waiting Room,” about a public hospital, and 2017’s “The Force,” about the Oakland...

Today in History

Aug. 01, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2021. There are 152 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 1, 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the...

Judge: NYC mayor won't testify in Eric Garner inquiry

Jul. 23, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t have to testify in a judicial inquiry into the 2014 police chokehold death of Eric Garner, a judge ruled Friday, dashing a long-running quest by Garner’s relatives to have the mayor questioned under oath. ...

Today in History

Jul. 19, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 19, the 200th day of 2021. There are 165 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 19, 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and...

Eric Garner remembered on 7th anniversary of his death

Jul. 17, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Family and community members gathered in New York City on Saturday to remember Eric Garner on the seventh anniversary of his death in a police chokehold. Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, gathered with others in Staten Island just a few hundred feet from where...

Today in History

Jul. 17, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 17, the 198th day of 2021. There are 167 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 17, 1975, an Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit in the first...

NY appeals court backs inquiry of Garner chokehold death

Jul. 15, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court ruled Thursday that a judicial inquiry is warranted into the investigation of Eric Garner’s 2014 police chokehold death, denying the city’s push to cancel the proceeding. In a unanimous decision, the appellate division of the...

Spike Lee, 'Annette' kick off 74th Cannes Film Festival

Jul. 06, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival rolled out the red carpet for the first time in more than two years on Tuesday, launching the French Riviera spectacular with the premiere of Leos Carax's “Annette," the introduction of Spike Lee’s jury, and with high hopes for shrugging...

Bragg's opponent concedes in primary for Manhattan DA

Jul. 02, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alvin Bragg, a former top deputy to New York’s attorney general, was poised to become Manhattan’s first Black district attorney and to take over the investigation of former President Donald Trump after his closest opponent conceded in the Democratic primary. ...

A look at high-profile cases over killings by US police

Jun. 24, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin faces decades in prison when he is sentenced Friday in George Floyd's death. A teenage bystander filmed Chauvin pinning Floyd to the street for about 9 1/2 minutes on Memorial Day 2020 as Floyd's “I...