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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were “shopping while black.” A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging...
  WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international...
TRYON, N.C. (AP) — The dilapidated wooden cottage in North Carolina that was the birthplace of singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone now has the protection of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The trust said in a news...
ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Stacey Abrams Wednesday in her bid to become Georgia's first Democratic governor in 15 years and the nation's first-ever black female state executive. The former vice president hailed Abrams in a...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed...
By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit filed by New York's attorney general Thursday said President Donald Trump used his charitable foundation to settle personal business disputes and bolster his political image with donations directed by...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell took the oath of office Monday as New Orleans’ new mayor, the first woman to hold the job in the city’s 300-year history. Cantrell leaves behind a City Council post she won in 2012....
The organization that bestows the Academy Awards announced it will expel two prominent members convicted of sexual offenses.
NEW YORK (AP) — Students from the Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot last month expect more than 1 million participants in upcoming marches in Washington and elsewhere calling for gun regulations, students said Monday. More than...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother of jailed rapper Meek Mill is calling on Philadelphia's district attorney to "step in" and help her son. -- Hanif Johnson is the youngest district judge in Pennsylvania at just 27 -- The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the...
Three package bombs left on doorsteps in suburban neighborhoods have exploded in less than two weeks in Texas' capital city, killing two people, wounding two others and leaving investigators searching for any possible explanation or motive.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was formally charged Wednesday with 17 counts of first-degree murder, which could mean a death sentence if he is convicted. The indictment returned by a grand jury in Fort...
A Republican congressman says he's trying to force a House vote on extending expiring protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants for three more years.
Business leaders are not exactly leading the charge for the stricter guns laws. Their actions came in response to protests by the students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School manufacturers.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Several members of Congress joined civil rights activists and others Sunday afternoon for the annual commemoration of a day of racial violence in Selma dating to 1965. A bipartisan group including Rep. John Lewis of Georgia...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers have approved the state of emergency announced by the government last month to control continuing anti-government protests in various parts of the country.The parliamentarians on Friday passed legislation to keep the emergency...
Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's retrial want to call as many as 19 other women to the witness stand to show he had a five-decade pattern of drugging and harming women.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House, and medical personnel are on the scene. President Donald Trump is not at the White House — he's in Florida, but is set to return...
The Associated Press surveyed 56 of the 59 black players at last weekend's Pro Bowl game as part of its look at how African-American athletes have long used their sports platforms to impact social and political change...
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's Jimmy Kimmel is bringing adult film star Stormy Daniels on his show next Tuesday on the night of President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Daniels is in the news following reports that she...