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17-year sentence sticks for man who killed woman on porch

Jun. 22, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A white Detroit-area man who said he feared for his life when he fatally shot a young Black woman on his porch in 2013 was given the same 17-year prison sentence Wednesday at a new hearing ordered by the Michigan Supreme Court. Ted Wafer was convicted of...

Today in History: June 10, Six-Day War ends

Jun. 10, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 10, the 161st day of 2022. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 10, 1967, six days of war in the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq ended as Israel and...

Today in History: June 1, GM enters bankruptcy protection

Jun. 01, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2022. There are 213 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 1, 1813, the mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave the order,...

AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter has $42 million in assets

May. 17, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The foundation started by organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement is still worth tens of millions of dollars, after spending more than $37 million on grants, real estate, consultants, and other expenses, according to tax documents filed with the IRS. In a new,...

The AP Interview: BLM's Patrisse Cullors denies wrongdoing

May. 09, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No, insists Patrisse Cullors, former leader of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation: Despite allegations of financial improprieties, neither she nor anyone else in leadership misused millions of dollars in donations. But in an interview with The...

Today in History: April 20, Columbine High School shooting

Apr. 20, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 20, the 110th day of 2022. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leased by BP, killed 11 workers and...

Today in History: April 11, Civil Rights Act becomes law

Apr. 11, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 11, the 101st day of 2022. There are 264 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included the...

Today in History: April 9, Lee surrenders to Grant

Apr. 09, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 9, the 99th day of 2022. There are 266 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at...

Timeline of NBA in 2010s as league celebrates 75th season

Apr. 06, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 2010s to the NBA's 75th season. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: June 17, 2010: The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston...

NBA at 75: 2010s featured seismic shifts on, off the court

Apr. 06, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

Two of the NBA's most significant dynasties emerged in the second decade of the 2000s. LeBron James teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form a Miami Heat super team that reached four straight finals, winning a pair of championships. Then came the ascension of...