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'Never forget': Town installs markers for lynching victims

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An angry mob of about 50 white, masked men stormed the Shelbyville jail in the early morning of Jan. 15, 1911. They broke the locks to the cells and dragged out three Black inmates. Law enforcement failed to intervene despite persistent rumors...

California man convicted of racial assault on Black man

Apr. 09, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man was convicted Friday of attacking a Black man with a knife in a racially-motivated crime last July, federal authorities said. Ole Hougen, 44, of Santa Cruz, was found guilty of trying to injure someone with a dangerous...

Man facing hate crime charges in Brooklyn anti-Asian attacks

Apr. 09, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was arrested on hate crime charges in connection to multiple incidents in recent weeks where police said Asian people were shoved or grabbed while on Brooklyn streets. The New York Police Department said Joseph Russo, of Brooklyn, was arrested on...

Las Vegas officer now home after being shot at 2020 protest

Apr. 09, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer who authorities say was shot in 2020 by a man trying to scare Black Live Matter protesters has returned home after a long stay at a rehab center. Shay Mikalonis, 30, was critically wounded on June 1 at the end of a Black...

Security guards for anti-abortion group charged with battery

Apr. 09, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Two security guards hired by an anti-abortion group are facing misdemeanor charges after using pepper spray on counter-protesters outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in a San Francisco suburb, authorities said Friday. Ishatpal Momi, 27, of...

Motive unclear in deadly shooting at Texas cabinet business

Apr. 09, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas were still seeking a motive Friday for what led an employee at a cabinet-making company to open fire on his co-workers, leaving one man dead and wounding five others before shooting and wounding a state trooper during a search for the suspect. ...

Arrest made following apparent assault on mail carrier

Apr. 09, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — One person has been arrested after a mail carrier apparently was assaulted on a street outside a Flint apartment complex. Cellphone video posted to social media appears to show two women punching the postal worker and pulling her hair as she...

Kansas City man convicted in father's fatal stabbing

Apr. 09, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been convicted of stabbing his father to death in Independence. A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted Curtis Lee, 42, of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the stabbing in April 2018, the Jackson County...

Authorities: Face mask dispute preceded shooting at tavern

Apr. 09, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

MILLCREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A man who was thrown out of a bar after he allegedly harassed another patron for wearing a face mask and acted aggressively toward others later tried to get back in while armed with a gun but was stopped by another patron, authorities said. ...

Inmate charged in Iowa prison deaths had threatened before

Apr. 09, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An inmate charged with beating two Iowa prison employees to death with a hammer had threatened to assault staff at another prison a year earlier using a different maintenance tool, according to records released Friday. Michael Dutcher testified...