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FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, Aurora Police Department Interim Chief Vanessa Wilson speaks during a news conference in Aurora, Colo. Wilson was picked to be the chief of the Aurora Police Department in a 10-1 vote Monday night, Aug. 3 becoming the first woman to hold the job, after competing with three other nationwide finalists to lead the agency in Colorado’s third largest city, a diverse community east of Denver.  (Philip B. Poston/Sentinel Colorado via AP, File)

Police facing scrutiny in Elijah McClain case get new chief

Aug. 4, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The interim chief of a suburban Denver police department has become the first woman to permanently lead the agency that's looking to regain public trust following a tumultuous year since the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man officers stopped on the street and put into a...

This Feb. 29, 2020 photo provided by Kaiser Health News shows Beverly Grant finding peace and balance through yoga and meditation in the midst of painful losses - her son's murder in 2018, and her mother's death earlier this year - at the Dahlia Campus of the Mental Health Center of Denver. A growing movement to diversify yoga seeks to help people of color who disproportionately share the experience of debilitating trauma and grief, including being most at risk of the coronavirus.   (Rebecca Stumpf for KHN via AP)

Co-op seeks to diversify yoga to heal racialized trauma

Aug. 1, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Beverly Grant spent years juggling many roles before yoga helped her restore her balance. When not doting over her three children, she hosted her public affairs talk radio show, attended community meetings or handed out cups of juice at her roving Mo’ Betta Green MarketPlace farmers...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

6 people face charges arising from protest at Texas Capitol

Jul. 31, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

Six people have been arrested on a variety of charges as the state’s crackdown on protesters at the Texas Capitol continued. The six were arrested over the past two weeks on charges arising from actions alleged to have occurred during demonstrations on May 30-31 against police brutality against Black and...

LA police video shows protester with hands up shot in head

Jul. 31, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police released body-worn camera footage Friday that shows a protester with his hands up as he is shot in the head with a less-than-lethal round when officers tried to contain demonstrations against police brutality in May. The May 30 video depicts a chaotic scene with...

St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Wesley Bell announces Thursday, July 30, 2020, that no charges will be filed against former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2014 in Clayton, Mo. Bell said his administration reopened the case and spent five months reinvestigating.  (Chris Kohley/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Change laws that shield police, Missouri prosecutor says

Jul. 31, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — After a third review failed to uncover enough evidence to charge the officer who fatally shot Black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, some prosecutors and civil rights leaders agree it’s time to focus on changing the laws that shield police. In an interview Friday...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks bluntly on gun violence

Jul. 31, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called out President Donald Trump's administration Friday for not knowing what's happening in Michigan and the Legislature for refusing to work with her to address gun violence. Her comments came during a livestream conference with gun control advocacy groups...

Judge postpones arguments in crowd-control weapons case

Jul. 31, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has postponed arguments over whether Seattle police violated an injunction against using force on peaceful protesters, and has asked lawyers for Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County and the city to plan for a full hearing instead. U.S. District Judge Richard Jones...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 31, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT A major step is taken to prevent police brutality in CT The Connecticut Post July 29 If there has been an ancillary benefit to the divisive discourse over enhancing regulation of police, it may be in the way...

Family members place flowers on the casket of Rep. John Lewis during the burial service at South-View Cemetery in Atlanta Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

John Lewis mourned as 'founding father' of better America

Jul. 30, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hailed as a “founding father” of a fairer, better United States, John Lewis was eulogized Thursday by three former presidents and others who urged Americans to continue the work of the civil rights icon in fighting injustice during a moment of racial reckoning. The longtime...