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Lapchick family felt backlash due to Knicks coach's views

Oct. 19, 2021 02:37 AM EDT

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Richard E. Lapchick shares some of the backlash his family felt that was directed at his father, former Knicks coach Joe Lapchick, for signing the first Black player to an NBA contract in 1950. The experience led him to his work today; Richard directs the Institute for...

'A dangerous time': Portland, Oregon, sees record homicides

Oct. 19, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It was nearly last call on a Friday when Jacob Eli Knight Vasquez went to get a drink across the street from the tavern where he worked in northwest Portland — an area with a thriving dining scene, where citygoers enjoy laid-back eateries, international cuisines and...

ACLU demands reform after Black girl arrested in Hawaii

Oct. 18, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police officers and officials with Hawaii’s public school system discriminated against a disabled Black child by handcuffing, arresting and interrogating the 10-year-old girl for a “run-of-the-mill” dispute between children, the American Civil Liberties Union...

Police: 3rd man wanted in Alabama HS football game shooting

Oct. 18, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police on Monday released the name of a third man wanted in an Alabama shooting that wounded two adults and three teenagers outside a high school football game. Mobile police said they had five warrants accusing Hezekiah Kaniel Belfon, 19, of...

Florida school massacre families settle suit with district

Oct. 18, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of the 17 people killed in the 2018 Florida high school massacre, most of the wounded and others traumatized have reached a $25 million settlement with the Broward County school district in a lawsuit that had accused it of negligence. ...

Crawford County inmate charged in another inmate's death

Oct. 18, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

GIRARD, Kan. (AP) — A Crawford County jail inmate has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of another inmate, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Monday. Gavin P. Wood, 25, of Arma was charged after inmate Dante Martinez, 20, of Pittsburg died on...

DOJ: Madison officer shot, hurt by fellow cop, not suspect

Oct. 18, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice said Monday that a Madison police officer was shot and injured by a fellow officer on Oct. 10, not the armed man they were trying to arrest. The DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation said in a statement that...

Man arrested in fatal shooting of South Florida officer

Oct. 18, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — An 18-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a Florida police officer during an altercation, officials said Monday. Officers responded Sunday night to a call about a suspicious incident near the Emerald Hills Country Club, Hollywood police...

Hindus denounce violence amid attacks in Bangladesh

Oct. 18, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests continued Monday in Bangladesh’s capital to denounce a wave of violence against Hindus following an image posted on social media that was perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majority. New attacks took place Sunday night...

Bomb hits police bus in SW Pakistan, killing 1, wounding 15

Oct. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded near a police bus parked outside a university in southwest Pakistan on Monday, killing at least one officer and wounding 15 other people, mostly civilians, a provincial minister said. The attack happened outside...