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52m ago

Prosecutor: No legal basis for Virginia state trooper to stop Black woman who was pulled from car

"It's sickening and unacceptable that any member of our community fears for their safety during a routine traffic stop," prosecutor Steve Descano said.
Image: Juanisha Brooks
Image: Juanisha Brooks
52m ago

In Puerto Rico, boxer Félix Verdejo pleads not guilty in killing of Keishla Rodriguez

Luis Antonio Cádiz Martínez, a second person indicted in the killing, also pleaded not guilty. Rodríguez was pregnant with Verdejo's child, according to her family.
Felix Verdejo trains in Puerto Rico in 2019.
Felix Verdejo trains in Puerto Rico in 2019.
1h ago

California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposes $12 billion to house state's homeless

“As governor I actually want to get something done. I don’t want to talk about this for a decade," Newsom said.
Image: Los Angeles, Skid Row
Image: Los Angeles, Skid Row
1h ago

Medina Spirit cleared for Preakness after trainer says horse unknowingly treated with steroid

Despite stunning disclosure, the embattled Kentucky Derby winner allowed to run in Preakness Stakes.
Medina Spirit #8, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, crosses the finish line to win the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., on May 1, 2021.
Medina Spirit #8, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, crosses the finish line to win the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., on May 1, 2021.
2h ago

3 Georgia men plead not guilty to hate crime charges in Ahmaud Arbery case

"We know justice is closer,” said Marcus Arbery Sr., father of the 25-year-old Black man fatally shot in Brunswick while he was out for a run.
Demonstrators gather at the Glynn County courthouse during a court appearance by Gregory and Travis McMichael, two suspects in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, on June 4, 2020 in Brunswick, Ga.
Demonstrators gather at the Glynn County courthouse during a court appearance by Gregory and Travis McMichael, two suspects in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, on June 4, 2020 in Brunswick, Ga.
2h ago

Second Oregon police officer indicted over incident involving Black Lives Matter flag

The incident happened in October and involved off-duty Forest Grove officer Steven Teets allegedly punching a BLM flag outside a person's home.
2h ago

15-year-old girl pleads guilty to murder in death of Uber Eats driver

Two girls, 15 and 13 years old, are accused of a carjacking that resulted in the death of a 66 year old driver near Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
The car reportedly crashed and flipped over near Nats Park, Washington, D.C.
The car reportedly crashed and flipped over near Nats Park, Washington, D.C.
3h ago

Woman who says she dated Soulja Boy for years accuses him of sexual, physical abuse

The woman, who is identified in the suit only as Jane Doe, is the second person this year to file a lawsuit accusing Soulja Boy of physical and sexual abuse.
Soulja Boy attends the BET Social Awards on March 3, 2019, in Atlanta.
Soulja Boy attends the BET Social Awards on March 3, 2019, in Atlanta.

Shrunken head artifact used as prop in John Huston film revealed to be human

Researchers say their tests show the object is what it was supposed to be — a genuine shrunken human head — opening the door to its return to Ecuador.
Image: The tsansta was used as a prop in the 1979 John Huston movie Wise Blood.
Image: The tsansta was used as a prop in the 1979 John Huston movie Wise Blood.
5h ago

Prosecutor to seek death penalty, hate crime charges in Atlanta-area spa shootings

A Fulton County grand jury on Tuesday indicted the suspected gunman in the March 16 shootings that killed eight people, six of whom were of Asian descent.
No flowers, candles or other memorial tokens remain outside the Gold Spa four weeks after the deadly shootings in Atlanta and Acworth, Ga., on April 13, 2021.
No flowers, candles or other memorial tokens remain outside the Gold Spa four weeks after the deadly shootings in Atlanta and Acworth, Ga., on April 13, 2021.