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Judge: Shooting suit can continue against officer, not city

Aug. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the white Ohio police officer who shot and killed a Black teenager can continue, but the city of Columbus will not be held liable. The ruling Tuesday came months after attorneys for Columbus officer...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 03, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 2, 2021. Editorial: Kansas school board candidate wants ‘pro-white country with protected white majority’ Naked hatred will be on a Kansas election ballot Tuesday. Josh Wells, a Hutchinson-area man...

Georgia ex-deputy sentenced to prison for unregistered gun

Aug. 03, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia sheriff's deputy, who was arrested during an investigation into a violent extremist group, has been sentenced to serve more than three years in federal prison for possessing unregistered guns, prosecutors said. Cody Richard Griggers,...

UN creates permanent body to address challenges of racism

Aug. 02, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday establishing a Permanent Forum of People of African Descent to provide expert advice on addressing the challenges of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance. The resolution...

Virginia man charged with hate crime following attack

Aug. 02, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man is in jail after attacking another man who he targeted with a racial slur, police said. The Staunton Police Department said a 19-year-old Black man was the victim in the attack, The News Leader of Staunton reported. According to...

Japan rallies against bullpen to beat US 7-6 in 10 innings

Aug. 02, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Brandon Dickson, a 36-year-old nine seasons removed from the major leagues, was the first out of the bullpen and the first to stumble. Edwin Jackson, a 37-year-old released by five big league teams, was the last. Four of seven...

Will Trump be spoiler as California GOP seeks Newsom recall?

Aug. 01, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California could witness a stunning turnabout in a nation of deeply polarized politics if the liberal state dumps Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and elects a Republican to fill his job in a September recall election. With the country’s political...

Analysis: Critical race theory a predicable topic at Neshoba

Aug. 01, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn each stood on stage at the Neshoba County Fair last week and pledged to prevent schools from teaching critical race theory, even though there's no evidence of concerted efforts to make that part of the K-12...

Ban on 'Soul Cap' spotlights lack of diversity in swimming

Aug. 01, 2021 03:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Alice Dearing has an afro, a voluminous puff nearly impossible to protect in most swimming caps. Her hair shrinks if it gets wet. And the chlorine? The chemicals in a pool can cause severe damage that requires substantial time and money to treat. The first...

At 46, African skateboarder finally wows mom at Tokyo Games

Jul. 31, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — At age 46, the second-oldest skateboarder at the Tokyo Games is hoping to not have a heart attack and have mounds of fun. Should be no problem. Fun has been a life’s work for Dallas Oberholzer. “I have never had a real job. I have never applied for a...