Deadly party shooting adds new layer to Rochester’s grief

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Already roiled by this month’s revelation of Daniel Prude’s police suffocation death, the city of Rochester, New York, was further traumatized Saturday when gunfire at a backyard party killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others. “Our community has been hurting enough already,” Rochester City Council Vice President Willie Lightfoot said. “This […]

Mayor promises police reforms following Daniel Prude’s death

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The mayor of Rochester promised reforms are coming to the city’s police department as community elders sought to bring calmer minds to a fifth night of demonstrations Sunday over the March death of Daniel Prude, who lost consciousness after police held him down with a hood over his head. Mayor Lovely […]

The Latest: NC State pauses all athletic activities

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ North Carolina State has paused all athletics activities due to a coronavirus cluster within its programs. The school announced the move Monday evening, though it didn’t specify which programs were impacted by the cluster. In a separate release, the school […]

The Latest: India PM extends lockdown two weeks to May 3

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India PM extends lockdown to May 3, with some easing possible — Singapore reports […]

Rains cause flooding, evacuations in western Washington

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Heavy rains sent a creek over a major roadway and into an apartment building east of Seattle on Thursday. Amanda Amphett, a resident of the Park Shore Apartments in Issaquah, said Issaquah Creek reached their parking lot late Wednesday night. Her neighbor knocked on her door at 5 a.m. Thursday and […]

Alabama police deaths rise; 5 of 6 killed with stolen guns

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lowndes County Sheriff John “Big John” Williams was shot and killed at a gas station. Huntsville police Officer Billy Fred Clardy III was killed as officers tried to intercept a suspected drug delivery. In all, six Alabama law enforcement officers were shot and killed in 2019, the highest number in more […]

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence. […]

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