Violence

August 20, 2020 - 6:02 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Seattle police officer with a long history of using force, including three fatal shootings, was charged with murder and assault Thursday for one of those killings, the first case brought against an officer since Washington voters made it easier to prosecute police for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks after Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduced her as his running mate during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del. After following her career for years, Harris' extended family in Jamaica is elated at their relative’s rise to a historic nomination. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 19, 2020 - 8:50 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned Wednesday night that American democracy may not survive if Donald Trump is reelected, delivering a scathingly remarkable assessment of his successor at the Democratic National Convention. Then delegates broke a historic barrier by...
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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 19, 2020 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris has made history night as the first Black woman to accept a spot on a major party’s presidential ticket. In her highly anticipated address capping the third night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, Harris mixed her polish as a former prosecutor with...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle made by Remington Arms, the same make and model of the gun used by Adam Lanza in the December 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting, during a hearing of a legislative subcommittee in Hartford, Conn. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, a lawyer for some of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims accused Remington Arms of using its new bankruptcy case to try to wipe out the families' lawsuit against the company over how it marketed the rifle used in the massacre. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
August 18, 2020 - 12:48 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for some of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims' families accused Remington Arms on Tuesday of using its new bankruptcy case to try to wipe out their lawsuit over how the company marketed the rifle used in the massacre. An attorney for Remington denied the...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2020 file photo, the Rev. Al Sharpton addresses the crowd at a Juneteenth rally in Tulsa, Okla. A national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. This comes amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans. Although many marchers will arrive via charter buses from surrounding communities on Aug. 28, the Rev. Al Sharpton will ask others to join satellite marches in states that are considered hot spots for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 18, 2020 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. Although many marchers will arrive via...
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In this image from video, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 8:30 pm
Michelle Obama is warning Americans to “vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it” during her speech at the Democratic National Convention. In remarks that capped off Monday night's event, Mrs. Obama offered a sharp rebuke of the Trump presidency, telling viewers that he “has had more than...
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This image released by Vertical Entertainment shows Trai Byers, center, in a scene from "The 24th." (Vertical Entertainment via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The sole photograph related to the Houston Riot of 1917 shows 64 Black soldiers sitting with arms folded and legs crossed behind a rope. Their sheer number, in a courtroom otherwise populated by white men, suggests they’re part of the audience but they’re not. They’re the defendants...
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FILE- In this July 10, 2020, file photo, policemen cordon off the site where Vikas Dubey, a top crime suspect linked to the death of eight policemen was killed near Kanpur, India. Police said Dubey died in an exchange of gunfire when he snatched a revolver from officers while trying to flee after their vehicle overturned on a highway, but rights activists were quick to cast doubt, seeing it as yet another suspicious “encounter.” (AP Photo, File)
August 16, 2020 - 8:34 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — For two and a half minutes the popular Indian radio DJ described in graphic detail what she said was the torture and killing of a father and son in police custody. The father was arrested for flouting coronavirus lockdown rules by keeping his mobile phone shop in southern India...
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Cincinnati firefighters use bleach and a hose to clean and remove pools of blood left at the scene of a mass shooting near Grant Park in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. Police confirm that multiple people are injured and at least three are dead after three separate shootings occurred in the city of Cincinnati within 90 minutes early Sunday morning. (Sam Greene/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
August 16, 2020 - 11:07 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — At least 18 people were shot, including four killed, as gunfire erupted in several places around the city overnight, authorities said Sunday. Officers responded just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday to the Avondale neighborhood and found 21-year-old Antonio Blair with gunshot wounds,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2020, file photo, Demetria Hester, center, speaks to the media after being released from the Multnomah County Justice Center following her arrest in Portland, Ore. More than two months of sustained, intense protests in Portland, Oregon, one of the whitest major cities in America, have captured the world's attention and put a city that's less than 6% Black at the heart of the conversation about police brutality and racism. A group taking part in the protests named Moms United for Black Lives are led each night by Hester, a Black activist who was attacked three years ago by a white supremacist, an incident that some believe set the stage for the city's current racial reckoning. (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP, File)
August 16, 2020 - 8:30 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than two months of intense protests in Portland, Oregon — one of America's whitest major cities — have captured the world's attention and put a place that's less than 6% Black at the heart of the conversation about police brutality and systemic racism. Since May, nightly...
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