Government and politics

September 25, 2017 - 7:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three black detectives in the New York Police Department's intelligence division filed a federal lawsuit against the department on Monday, saying they were denied promotions because of their race and less-qualified white officers were promoted instead. The detectives joined the unit...
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In this Sept. 17, 2017, photo, mourners hug at a memorial for Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz in Atlanta, Ga. Schultz was a 21-year-old who was shot and killed during a confrontation with police on campus Saturday, Sept. 16. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
September 25, 2017 - 7:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Supervisors for the Georgia Tech police officer who fatally shot a student thought the officer showed promise, but there is no evidence that he had received the kind of training that advocates say is crucial to effectively interact with people who have mental-health issues. Officer...
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September 25, 2017 - 7:11 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court agreed Monday that the University of Cincinnati should not have suspended a student accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal's 3-0 ruling agreed with a federal judge's 2016 order that put the suspension on hold...
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This April 8, 2017 photo shows Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade (3) watches game action from the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. Players in Miami, Cleveland and Oklahoma City are making it clear that they’d love to team up with Wade. The soon-to-be former Chicago guard becomes a free agent later this week, once his buyout with the Bulls becomes official. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 25, 2017 - 7:09 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Teams cannot officially start pursuing Dwyane Wade yet, because that would be tampering. The same rules don't apply to players. So on Monday, even though Wade's agreed-upon buyout deal with the Chicago Bulls has not yet become official, plenty of his NBA colleagues — particularly those...
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This undated photo provided by Georgia Department of Corrections shows Keith Leroy Tharpe. Georgia is preparing to put to death Tharpe, who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago. But his lawyers say the execution should be stopped because his death sentence is tainted by a juror’s racial bias. Lawyers for the state dispute that and say 59-year-old Tharpe should die as scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
September 25, 2017 - 6:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia prisoner who faces execution this week lost his bid for clemency Monday before the only state authority with the power to commute a death sentence. Keith Leroy Tharpe, 59, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson for the September 1990 shooting...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 1957, file photo, white girls from Central High School laugh as troopers with bayonets force them to move in Little Rock, Ark. Federal forces were used to enforce integration in the face of racial tension in Arkansas. (AP Photo/File)
September 25, 2017 - 6:58 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton told surviving members of the Little Rock Nine on Monday that they could wear dancing shoes to celebrate their integration of Central High School but must be ready to don marching boots as struggles for equality continue. Inside the school's...
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September 25, 2017 - 6:14 pm
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A Tempe Municipal Court judge was arrested in the stabbing of his wife 10 times at their Arizona home last month during a domestic violence incident, according to court documents released Monday. Thomas Robinson was taken into custody Friday by Chandler police and booked into...
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The Uber website is displayed on a phone in London, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. London's transport authority said Friday it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 25, 2017 - 6:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — In past skirmishes with local regulators, Uber's playbook under co-founder and now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick was simple: fight. Now, as brand-new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi deals with a stunning rebuke from London, the playbook gets another page: fight, but offer some diplomatic humility...
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In this photo made available by the Department of Defense, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., prepares to take off from Andersen AFB, Guam, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea. (Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot/U.S. Air Force via AP)
September 25, 2017 - 5:51 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that a weekend tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump was a "declaration of war" and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace. It was the latest escalation in a week of...
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Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale poses during the team's NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Fizdale said he will take a knee if his Grizzlies decide to protest during the national anthem. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
September 25, 2017 - 5:44 pm
LeBron James is not backing down on his comments about President Donald Trump, and countless other players and coaches in the NBA made it clear at media days around the league Monday that they are equally fed up with what could perhaps be described as a pattern of actions from the White House that...
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