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LAPD seeks Reddit search warrant over leaked council remarks

Nov. 30, 2022 21:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have sought a search warrant for the Reddit website as they try to identify the person who leaked a racist discussion between Los Angeles City Council members and a powerful labor leader, causing a scandal that has rocked the community and shaken faith in its lawmakers....

Amazon CEO says company won't take down antisemitic film

Nov. 30, 2022 20:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Wednesday the company does not have plans to stop selling the antisemitic film that gained notoriety recently after Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving tweeted out an Amazon link to it. Pressure has been mounting on Amazon to discontinue...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 28, 2022. Editorial: An outraged judge suspends mind control in Florida Florida is living proof of George Santayana’s famous warning that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here,...

New frothy TV drama series 'Riches' mixes money and blood

Nov. 30, 2022 15:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a new TV drama about the exploits of a stylish, privileged and super-successful fictional family whose scheming members are at each other's throats. They make the folks at “Succession” look almost functional. “Riches,” which premieres Dec. 2 on...

Buckingham Palace household member resigns amid race comment

Nov. 30, 2022 13:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An honorary member of the Buckingham Palace household has resigned after repeatedly asking a Black woman who runs a charity for survivors of domestic abuse what country she “came from,'' despite her insistence she was a British national. The conversation was...

South Africans protest pending release of Hani's killer

Nov. 30, 2022 10:31 AM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — More than a thousand people gathered outside the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in South Africa on Wednesday to protest against the pending release of Janusz Walus, the convicted killer of anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani. Members of the ruling African...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Nov. 30, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 25, 2022. Editorial: Big wins for diversity The 2023 Minnesota Legislature will better reflect the state’s population. Though some statewide races were hotly contested, on Nov. 8 Minnesota voters re-elected all...

Missouri man put to death for killing police officer in 2005

Nov. 29, 2022 21:38 PM EST

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of ambushing and killing a St. Louis area police officer he blamed in the death of his younger brother was executed Tuesday night. Kevin Johnson, 37, died after an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was...

Patriot Front member pleads guilty to disturbing the peace

Nov. 29, 2022 19:18 PM EST

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — One of the 31 members of a white supremacist group arrested near an Idaho Pride event earlier this year has pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace. Alexander N. Sisenstein, 27, of Midvale, Utah, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge on Monday, the...

Trump's dinner disaster sparks new rules for his campaign

Nov. 29, 2022 19:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is betting he can win his way back to the White House by reviving the outsider appeal that fueled his success in 2016. But his dinner with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and a rapper who has spewed antisemitic conspiracies is demonstrating the...