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To some defenders, gun ruling could right a racial wrong

Jun. 25, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York's tight restrictions on who can carry a handgun, condemnation erupted from liberal leaders and activists. But some public defenders, often allies of progressive activists, praised the court's ruling, saying...

Lawsuit filed over deputy's fatal shooting of Arkansas teen

Jun. 23, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The family of an unarmed Arkansas teenager fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the deputy and a county sheriff over the teen's death. The family of Hunter Brittain filed the lawsuit against...

Live updates | American Medical Association weighs in

Jun. 23, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling on New York's gun law: The American Medical Association has called the ruling a “harmful and deeply disturbing decision.’’ "Firearm violence is a public health crisis, and easier access to weapons and fewer restrictions on...

Al Sharpton takes a bow, with Spike, to close out Tribeca

Jun. 19, 2022 02:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On the eve of Juneteenth, the Tribeca Festival came to a close with the Rev. Al Sharpton documentary “Loudmouth” in a premiere that united on stage Sharpton and Spike Lee — two towering New York figures who have each been vilified and celebrated for careers championing...

Tribeca 'documusical' casts Rudy Giuliani's arc as opera

Jun. 10, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new documentary about Rudy Giuliani premiering at the Tribeca Festival weaves in musical performances to give the ups and downs of the man once commonly referred to as “America’s Mayor” an operatic flavor. “Rudy! A Documusical," directed by Jed Rothstein,...

Jennifer Lopez and 'Halftime' kick off Tribeca Festival

Jun. 08, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jennifer Lopez documentary “Halftime” kicked off the 21st Tribeca Festival, launching the annual New York event with an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of the singer-actor filmed during the tumultuous year she turned 50, co-headlined the Super Bowl and narrowly missed...

How Biden, cops and advocates forged deal on police and race

May. 30, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Pasco, the executive director for the Fraternal Order of Police, was watching football on a Sunday afternoon when he got a call from Susan Rice, the top domestic policy adviser at the White House. Negotiations over an executive order to address racism and...

VP Harris tells Buffalo mourners: 'We will come together'

May. 28, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mourners laid to rest the last of 10 Black people killed in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket with a service on Saturday that became a call to action and an emotional plea to end the hate and violence that has wracked the nation. The funeral for...

3 more funerals for Buffalo victims in week of goodbyes

May. 27, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A mother and sister known for baking decadent pastries. A restaurant worker buying his 3-year-old's birthday cake. A father and die-hard Buffalo Bills fan who worked as a school bus aide. Those three victims of the racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket were...

Officer in Buffalo supermarket attack honored at funeral

May. 25, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

GETZVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The retired police officer killed while trying to stop the gunman in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket was awarded the department's medal of honor at his funeral Wednesday, as the country processed another massacre at a Texas school that killed 19 children and two...