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Judge: Tulsa Race Massacre victims' descendants can't sue

Aug. 04, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

An Oklahoma judge said six descendants of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre cannot sue for reparations, while allowing three known survivors of the attack in which a white mob descended on a predominantly Black neighborhood to move forward with the lawsuit. The order, signed...

Atlanta's image challenged by facts of 1906 race massacre

Aug. 03, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Everyone who moves through downtown Atlanta today passes places where innocent Black men and women were pulled from trolleys, shot in their workplaces, chased through the streets and beaten to death by a mob of 10,000 white men and boys. But few have been taught...

AR-15 style guns sold as a sign of manhood as shootings rise

Jul. 27, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun makers have taken in more than $1 billion from selling AR-15-style guns over the past decade, at times marketing them as a way for young men to prove their masculinity, even as the number of mass shootings increases, according to a House investigation unveiled Wednesday. ...

Descendants of possible Tulsa massacre victims can give DNA

Jul. 13, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

People who believe they are descendants of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre can now provide genetic material to help scientists when they begin trying to identify remains of possible victims. Danny Hellwig, laboratory director with Intermountain Forensics, said Wednesday that...

Thousands in Bosnia commemorate 1995 Srebrenica massacre

Jul. 11, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Fifty newly identified victims were honored and reburied Monday in Bosnia as thousands gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since the Holocaust. Twenty-seven years after...

Srebrenica women honored for highlighting 1995 massacre

Jul. 09, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — They were the ones who lived in a world in which their husbands, sons, brothers, uncles and nephews were massacred. They were the ones who fought to make sure that world would neither deny nor forget the truth of what happened in Srebrenica. ...

Thousands march in Bosnia in memory of Srebrenica massacre

Jul. 08, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

NEZUK, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people joined a peace march on Friday through forests in eastern Bosnia in memory of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since World War II. The 100-kilometre (60-mile) march traces a route taken by men...

Ethiopia's leader admits military losses in insurgencies

Jul. 07, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian police and soldiers are dying on a “daily” basis as the country grapples with insurgencies in Oromia and elsewhere, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Thursday. Abiy in a parliamentary address repeated a vow to destroy the Oromo Liberation Army, a...

Ethiopia leader reports new massacre in Oromia region

Jul. 04, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s leader reported a massacre Monday allegedly by rebels in a restive region where a rebel group opposed to his government is accused of targeting civilians amid fighting with government troops. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office didn't provide...

US jury finds ex-Argentine officer responsible for massacre

Jul. 01, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A jury in Miami on Friday found a former Argentine naval officer responsible for a 1972 massacre of political prisoners in his homeland and ordered him to pay more than $20 million in damages to relatives of four of the victims. The unanimous verdict of the seven...