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Video of detective hitting woman prompts NYPD investigation

Sep. 01, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police said Thursday they’re investigating a confrontation this week in which a detective shoved and hit a woman, causing her to fall to the ground, after she struck him as he was helping arrest an armed suspect who was wanted in connection with an attempted...

Sharpton puts spotlight on Georgia woman's patrol car fall

Aug. 11, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton demanded a full accounting of how a Georgia woman fell from a moving patrol car after her arrest, saying at her funeral Thursday that he would seek a Justice Department review of her case if the family didn't get answers. Brianna Grier, 28,...

Reactions to the death of NBA great Bill Russell

Jul. 31, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of NBA great and 11-time champion Bill Russell: ___ “Bill Russell was the greatest champion in all of team sports. The countless accolades that he earned for his storied career with the Boston Celtics —...

Ogwumike, WNBA continue push for Brittney Griner's release

Jul. 08, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brittney Griner is “the fun aunt,” according to Nneka Ogwumike. She is resilient and kind, Ogwumike said. A fellow daughter of Texas, and Ogwumike's father's favorite player. Speaking Friday ahead of the WNBA's All-Star festivities in Chicago, Ogwumike focused...