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TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A prosecutor says he won't file charges against a white former Milwaukee police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis County prosecutor who convened the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown says some witnesses before the panel obviously lied under oath...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man's civil rights...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Captain America is black. A Superman who is suspiciously similar to President Barack Obama recently headlined a comic book. Thor is a woman, Spider-Man is part-Puerto Rican and Ms. Marvel is Muslim...

ATLANTA (AP) — A historically black U.S. college is suspending its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby amid allegations by several women that the comedian and actor sexually assaulted them...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tamir Rice was shot in the abdomen and the bullet damaged a major vein and his intestines, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner concluded in labeling the death a homicide...
BLADENBORO, North Carolina (AP) — A prosecutor says the FBI is looking into the hanging death of black teen Lennon Lacy after his family questioned the official ruling that he killed himself...

NEW YORK (AP) — Director Ava Duvernay became the first black woman nominated for best director...
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and several Brooklyn players are wearing "I Can't Breathe" shirts as they warm up for Monday's game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Nets...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy is revoking Bill Cosby's title of honorary chief petty officer, saying allegations of sexual abuse made against the comedian are serious and conflict with the Navy's core values...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland, Ohio police officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often, are poorly trained in tactics and firearm use and endanger the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness, the U.S. Justice Department said in a report presented Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder...
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer says a grand jury in New York City has declined to indict a white police officer on criminal charges in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in July...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — UAB is shutting down the football program after one of the Blazers' stronger seasons, the first school to make that cost-cutting move in nearly two decades...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama minister was back in court Monday, fighting to keep his job after confessing he had sex with church members and did not tell them he has AIDS...
theGRIO REPORT - A Cleveland policeman who fatally shot a 12-year-old thought the boy..'s pellet gun was a real firearm and later said he had no choice, the officer's father said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will discuss the situation in Ferguson on Monday with his Cabinet, civil rights leaders, law enforcement officials and others...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is defending his legal authority to take executive actions — to spare a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys...
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager...