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Today in History: July 15, discovery of the Rosetta Stone

Jul. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 15, the 197th day of 2024. There are 169 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 15, 1799, the Rosetta Stone, a key to deciphering ancient Egyptian scripts, was found at Fort Julien in the...

Kenya police boss resigns in latest fallout from deadly protests

Jul. 12, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s police boss resigned Friday, the latest attempt by the country's president to respond to growing concerns of police brutality in response to protests triggered by a proposed tax hike. Protesters stormed parliament on June 25 after a bill was passed...

Jury acquits former Indiana officer of trying to cover up another officers' excessive use of force

Jul. 11, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal jury has acquitted a former Muncie police officer accused of trying to cover up another officer’s use of excessive force, bringing an end to his third trial in the case. The jury issued the verdict in Corey Posey's case on Wednesday, the Indianapolis...

Delaware judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit stemming from fatal police shooting of mentally ill woman

Jul. 02, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit involving the death of a mentally ill woman who was killed by a state trooper in 2021 after she fired a shotgun at him. Raymond Rooks contends that state police used excessive force in shooting his...

Judge upholds North Carolina's anti-rioting law, dismisses civil liberties suit

Jun. 26, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a civil rights group challenging North Carolina's anti-rioting law, whose criminal penalties were raised last year by state legislators. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina sued over the law,...

Victims cited in DOJ report on Phoenix police brutality call on city to implement mandated reforms

Jun. 14, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix residents who have spoken out against police brutality hailed on Friday a scathing U.S. Justice Department report outlining a pattern of excessive force and racial discrimination, saying it lays blame not just at the feet of law enforcement but the leaders of the nation’s...

Phoenix police have pattern of violating civil rights and using excessive force, Justice Dept. says

Jun. 13, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police discriminate against Black, Hispanic and Native American people, unlawfully detain homeless people and use excessive force, including unjustified deadly force, according to a sweeping federal civil rights investigation of law enforcement in the nation's fifth-largest...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 05, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 1, 2024. Editorial: A pioneering office to aid Indian health Minnesota’s Office of American Indian Health just made its debut. It’s an example of the innovation needed to close shameful, longstanding health gaps. ...

Today in History: June 5, Robert F. Kennedy assassinated

Jun. 05, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 5, the 157th day of 2024. There are 209 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s...

Family of Minnesota man killed by police criticize local officials and seek federal intervention

Jun. 04, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nyra Fields-Miller was making breakfast for her family last weekend when the county attorney’s office called with an urgent request to speak with her in person. Hours later, officials told her that prosecutors were dismissing murder and manslaughter charges against the...