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Najee Ali, of Project Islamic Hope, presents Sgt. Larry Villareal, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Dept., flowers for deputies recovering at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Calif., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The two deputies were shot Saturday while in their patrol vehicle in an ambush-style attack. Ali was especially troubled by reports that protesters were at the hospital chanting

LA Sheriff to politicians: Emphasize trust in justice system

Sep. 14, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff on Monday criticized elected officials, sports figures and civic leaders for “fanning the flames of hatred” as America grapples with racism and police brutality, saying they instead should emphasize trust in the criminal justice system....

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel smiles as she visits Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's election night party in Costa Mesa, Calif. Republican Steel, who heads the Orange County Board of Supervisors, has seized on the fight over affirmative action and the new labor law known as AB5 in her bid to oust first-term Democratic Rep. Harley Rouda. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

Sep. 9, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spotlighting what they see as a dire threat to families and communities — their own state’s policies. GOP contenders from the U.S. House to city councils are looking to make the November...

4 members of Congress question NFL on concussion payments

Sep. 2, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of Congress sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday questioning the league's formula for making concussion settlement payments to Black former players. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Representatives Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.) and...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, during a hybrid hearing, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

Mnuchin says Trump still wants virus deal with Democrats

Sep. 1, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressed by Democrats to quickly negotiate a new coronavirus relief package, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday the administration remains willing to work on a bipartisan agreement to help small businesses, the unemployed, children and schools. Democratic leaders in Congress...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 9, 2013 file photo, Chadwick Boseman, who plays baseball legend Jackie Robinson in

Obama, Johansson and more react to death of Chadwick Boseman

Aug. 29, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain stands on his car after setting the fastest time during the qualifying session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Hamilton will start in pole position for race on Sunday. (Francois Lenoir, Pool via AP)

Hamilton dedicates F1 pole position to Chadwick Boseman

Aug. 29, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — After clinching the record-extending 93rd pole position of his distinguished career, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stood proudly on top of his all-black Mercedes and crossed his arms in memory of a hero of his own. The British driver dedicated his latest...

FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, takes her mask off to speak during a signing ceremony for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, H.R. 266, after it passed the House on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Maxine Waters said she started focusing on police violence in 1979 after Los Angeles police shot a Black homemaker, Eula Love, during a confrontation over an unpaid gas bill.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Black lawmakers reflect on civil rights then, and now

Aug. 28, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation is once again at a crossroads over racial inequity, marking the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” yet torn apart by the Black Lives Matter protests against the police shooting of another Black man, this time in...

Today in History

Aug. 15, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 15, the 228th day of 2020. There are 138 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 15, 1947, India became independent after some 200 years of British rule. On this date: In 1483, the Sistine Chapel was consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV. In...

Lorinda Lacy, 45, stands outside her party store painted with a mural depicting Martin Luther King Jr. in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Lacy moved out of Watts 20 years ago because she didn't want her daughters to grow up with the trauma she experienced as a girl. She said she eventually became

55 years after riots, Watts section of LA still bears scars

Aug. 10, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were no fires this time in Watts. There was no looting, no shooting and no National Guard troops patrolling. Protesters filled the streets around the country in late May and June following the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, demanding an end to police brutality. There...

Lorinda Lacy, 45, stands outside her party store painted with a mural depicting Martin Luther King Jr. in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Lacy moved out of Watts 20 years ago because she didn't want her daughters to grow up with the trauma she experienced as a girl. She said she eventually became

55 years after riots, Watts section of LA still bears scars

Aug. 10, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were no fires this time in Watts. There was no looting, no shooting and no National Guard troops patrolling. Protesters filled the nation's streets in late May and June following the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, demanding an end to police brutality. There was...