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3 cities pilot South Africa-style truth, reconciliation push

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 10:34am

District attorneys in Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco are teaming up on a pilot effort patterned after South Africa's post-apartheid truth and reconciliation commission to confront racism in the criminal justice system.

Video shows white woman pulling gun on Blacks in Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 10:00am

Authorities in Michigan said they were investigation a confrontation in which a white woman arguing with a Black woman and others pulled out a handgun and demanded others at the scene get away from her vehicle.

Robert E. Lee statue becomes epicenter of protest movement

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 9:55am

Just a little over a month ago, the area around Richmond's iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was as quiet and sedate as the statue itself.

Release of NY driver who struck officers with SUV blocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 9:54am

Federal prosecutors have temporarily blocked the release of a driver accused of striking three officers with an SUV during protests of police brutality in Buffalo.

Officials: Students in Alabama threw COVID contest parties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 9:39am

Several college students in an Alabama city organized “COVID-19” parties as a contest to see who would get the virus first, officials said.

Officer suspended after video shows him hitting woman

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 9:01am

A Miami-Dade police officer has been relieved of duty after an incident caught on body cam showed him hitting a woman who was yelling at him at Miami International Airport.

Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate, has been arrested, source says

Kara Scannell and Erica Orden, CNN  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 8:40am

Ghilsaine Maxwell, the longtime girlfriend and alleged accomplice of accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the ongoing federal investigation into Epstein's accomplices, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Richmond removes second Confederate statue as crowd cheers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 8:39am

Work crews have removed a second Confederate statue in Richmond, a monument to Navy officer and scientist Matthew Fontaine Maury.

Kansas governor orders masks to be worn in public, at work

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 8:30am

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly issued an order Thursday directing Kansas residents to wear masks in public places and their workplaces, likely provoking a backlash from the Republican-controlled Legislature even though enforcement is expected to be lax.

FBI says British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on charges related to Jeffrey Epstein scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:36am

FBI says British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on charges related to Jeffrey Epstein scandal.

Critics slam changes in ICU capacity reporting in Houston

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:34am

A change in how Houston area hospitals report intensive care unit capacity during the coronavirus pandemic has drawn criticism from the top two locally elected officials who are questioning if the medical facilities are being fully transparent.

Officials delay decision on Kentucky Confederate statue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 6:51am

Officials in a Kentucky county have delayed a vote on whether to remove a Confederate statue from the grounds of a courthouse.

Novak Djokovic and his wife test negative for coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:51am

Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested negative for the coronavirus, his media team said Thursday, 10 days after announcing they had contracted the disease.

Officials name pilot killed in crash at Shaw Air Force Base

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:51am

Officials have identified a military pilot killed when his fighter jet crashed during a training routine at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.

Deputy: White woman lied about assault by Black couple

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:38am

A white Virginia woman has been charged with filing a false assault report against a Black couple, authorities said.

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.

Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 12:32am

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform.

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.