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CEO of Minnesota Public Radio's parent to step down

Sep. 23, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The president and CEO of the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media plans to step down, an announcement that came the same day employees released a letter saying the company has fostered a harmful working environment for women and journalists of color. Jon...

FILE - In this file photo from May 30, 2020, Congresswomen Joyce Beatty and Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin try to intervene as Columbus Police use pepper spray on demonstrators during a protest on the death of George Floyd on South High Street near the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio is developing a statewide standard for police departments to follow when dealing with the types of protests over police brutality and racism that erupted in May and June after the killing of Floyd in Minneapolis. (Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)

Ohio board developing mass protest law enforcement standard

Sep. 23, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A statewide standard for Ohio police departments to follow when dealing with mass protests could assist small agencies that don't have experience in handling such demonstrations and give bigger departments the chance to review procedures, according to the head of the state's criminal...

This image provided by Mars Food shows the new logo/name of Ben’s Original. The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original. Parent firm Mars Inc. unveiled the change Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 for the 70-year-old brand, the latest company to drop a logo criticized as a racial stereotype. Packaging with the new name will hit stores next year. (Mars via AP)

Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand

Sep. 23, 2020 6:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original. Parent firm Mars Inc. unveiled the change Wednesday for the 70-year-old brand, the latest company to drop a logo criticized as a racial stereotype. Packaging with the new name will hit stores next year. “We listened...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 15, 2020, file photo, Seattle Police officers walk past people holding signs and flags during a rally in support of police and other law enforcement officers, in front of City Hall in Seattle. The group was met by a small group of counter-protesters from Black Lives Matter and other groups. Seattle will reduce the police department’s budget and reallocate some money to community programs after the City Council voted Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s veto of adjustments to this year’s budget. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Seattle City Council overrides mayor's veto of policing cuts

Sep. 22, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle will reduce the police department’s budget and reallocate some money to community programs after the City Council voted Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s vetoes of adjustments to this year’s budget. The council’s proposals approved last...

Attorneys Carl Douglas, left, and Benjamin Crump, right, point to bullet wounds on a diagram of Dijon Kizzee's body as part of an independent autopsy during a news conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Dijon Kizzee, 29,

Attorney: Black man shot by LA deputies wasn't holding a gun

Sep. 22, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Black man shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies wasn't holding a gun when they opened fire, attorneys for his family said Tuesday, contradicting a claim that he had picked up a dropped weapon during a struggle. Dijon Kizzee, 29, “posed no threat" to...

Warrant issued for man accused of driving toward protesters

Sep. 22, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of driving a pickup truck toward a group of people demonstrating against racism and police brutality in Virginia after he failed to show up for his trial a second time. Virginia Beach General District Court Judge Sandra Menago...

U.S President Donald Trump is seen on a video screen remotely addressing the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. This year's annual gathering of world leaders at U.N. headquarters will be almost entirely

World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

Sep. 22, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an unprecedented high-level meeting, where the U.N. chief exhorted them to unite and tackle the era’s towering problems: the coronavirus, the “economic...

File-New England Patriots running back James White (28) runs with the ball as Miami Dolphins linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill (51) tackles him in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. White says he is is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding comfort in celebrating his son's first birthday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

NFL rallies around Patriots' White after father's death

Sep. 22, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots running back James White says he is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding comfort in celebrating his son's first birthday. In an Instagram message Tuesday, White posted side by side photos of himself as a child sitting on the lap of his...

Bill to end mandatory jail time for assaults on police fails

Sep. 22, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Tuesday killed legislation that called for eliminating mandatory jail time for assaulting a police officer, a bill that drew heated opposition from Republicans who said it would send the wrong message at a time when law enforcement has come under attack during...

In this image made from UNTV video, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)

Iran strikes defiant tone at UN under crushing US sanctions

Sep. 22, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Grappling with a weakened economy and the Middle East's worst coronavirus outbreak, Iran's president delivered a defiant and fiery speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly as he insisted it would be the United States that surrenders to Iran's resilience. Hassan...