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Whipping post removed from Delaware courthouse square

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 1:09am

An 8-foot (2.4 meters) tall whipping post was removed from a Delaware county courthouse square Wednesday after activists said the post was a reminder of racial discrimination.

Atlantic City casinos reopen in a changed pandemic world

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:09pm

For the first time in 108 days, slot machines will beep, dice will tumble and cards will be dealt at Atlantic City's casinos Thursday as they reopen amid a coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino walls.

Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by science

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:04pm

a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks.

Video: Florida police laugh about shooting rubber bullets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 9:15pm

Florida police officers can be heard laughing and celebrating after shooting protesters with rubber bullets during a May protest against police brutality, according to newly released body camera footage.

Three arraigned in restraint death of Black teen in Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:39pm

Three former Michigan youth center staff members charged in the death of a Black teenager who was restrained after throwing a sandwich have been arraigned.

Texas DA files new charges resulting from deadly drug raid

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:29pm

The investigation of a Houston Police Department narcotics unit following a deadly 2019 drug raid has resulted in charges being filed against six former officers, who are accused of routinely using false information to get search warrants and of lying on police reports, prosecutors announced on Wednesday.

Minneapolis commission to hold 2 hearings on police proposal

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:07pm

Some members of a commission reviewing a proposal to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department expressed concern Wednesday about the fast-tracked timeline they must follow if the proposed change has any chance of getting on the November ballot.

US signals it will resist freeing detained migrant families

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:01pm

The U.S. government said Wednesday that it should not have to automatically release immigrant parents detained with their children — including some infants — after a federal judge set a deadline for the children to be freed, which advocates warned could lead to the renewed separation of families.

Mother charged in fatal mauling of infant son by family dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 5:37pm

A northwestern Indiana woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal mauling of her 26-day-old son by the family's pit bull mix dog.

Police: Man bit tip off officer's nose during a struggle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 5:29pm

A Georgia man who struggled with police while being taken into custody has been accused of biting the tip off of a police officer's nose, authorities say.

Name of ex-Supreme Court justice taken off historic warship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 4:49pm

The name of a former U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who had ruled before the Civil War that free Black people and enslaved persons were not U.S. citizens is being removed from a historic warship.

Group says it has ample signatures to get pot on ballot

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 4:47pm

Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona said Wednesday they turned in 420,000 petition signatures — far more than needed to get the measure on the November ballot despite challenges posed by the coronavirus.

Judge sides with Disney in case of autistic accommodation

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 4:11pm

A judge has sided with Walt Disney World in ruling that the theme park resort wasn't being unreasonable when it refused to give unlimited front-of-the-line passes to an autistic man whose mother said in court papers the accommodation should have been made under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Florida felons seeking voting rights back face court setback

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 4:07pm

A federal appellate court has stayed a lower court ruling that gave impoverished Florida felons the right to vote. The order issued Wednesday disappointed voting rights activists and could have national implications in November's presidential election.

Judge deals setback to key Trump policy limiting asylum

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 3:28pm

A federal judge has knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to people who travel through other countries to reach the U.S.-Mexico border without first seeking protection in those countries.

Independent review of St. Louis police procedures planned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 3:15pm

The St. Louis Police Department will undergo an independent, outside review of its operations in an effort to improve community policing, protect civil rights and reduce violent crime, city officials said Wednesday.

McGrath raises Russia bounty issue in Kentucky Senate race

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 3:15pm

Taking the offensive after her narrow primary win, Democratic Senate nominee Amy McGrath challenged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to disclose what he knows about intelligence assessments suggesting Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Man falls 20 feet through the floor into a hidden well

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 3:13pm

A Connecticut man wasn't wishing at this well.

Census door knockers starting in 6 states later this month

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 2:45pm

Homes in six states across the U.S. can expect to get knocks on their doors from census takers in two weeks as part of a soft launch of the next phase of the largest head count in U.S. history, Census Bureau officials said Wednesday.