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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...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry is gearing up for a fight after a mass was found in his chest following last week's game in Oakland...

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania university says its president has resigned after he was criticized for comments he made about women and sexual assault...
NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians say they're meeting with prosecutors following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man was a homicide...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three minority women who worked at a county emergency call center in Pittsburgh have filed discrimination lawsuits, with one of them saying black dispatchers were made to take calls from inner city residents because they knew how to speak "ghetto."...
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC scraps Bill Cosby project in wake of mounting sexual assault allegations, network confirms...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Wednesday...
TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) - Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's unknown if the actor-comedian will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the season...
NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD's highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities...
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man being arrested on charges of illegal marijuana possession told police he was Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is "moving forward" on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the Republican field, according to his son, who's running for office in Texas...