Portland State disarms campus police after Black man’s death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus. The announcement came as Oregon’s largest city approaches 80 days of nightly protests […]

Thousands in Belarus form ‘lines of solidarity’ in protest

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Crowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants Thursday to denounce a police crackdown on demonstrations over a disputed election that extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Beginning in the morning, hundreds of women formed long “lines of solidarity” in […]

Dolphins’ Tagovailoa is a playful, willing backup — for now

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa was easy to identify Thursday even though he wore teammate Ryan Fitzpatrick’s jersey and a mask to his first media session of training camp. The mask was protective, and in a way the jersey was, too. Tagovailoa is happy to keep a low profile befitting his rookie status, even though […]

James Bradberry gives Giants one CB, search continues for another

A couple of months ago, the New York Giants seemed to be set at one cornerback spot and with plenty of choices at the other. Things have changed. Part of it is due to the coronavirus pandemic and the other part is problems off the field. As the Giants and new coach Joe Judge get […]

Biden introduces VP choice Harris; much history, no crowd

Joe Biden is making his first appearance with newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris on Wednesday, betting that the California senator’s historic profile and confrontational style against President Donald Trump will boost Democrats’ efforts to oust the Republican president amid cascading national crises.

75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missing

TOKYO (AP) — Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, more than 1 million Japanese war dead are scattered throughout Asia, where the legacy of Japanese aggression still hampers recovery efforts. The missing Japanese make up about half of the 2.4 million soldiers who died overseas during Japan’s military rampage across Asia in […]

Kamala Harris’ selection as VP resonates with Black women

DETROIT (AP) — China Cochran met Kamala Harris at a campaign event in Detroit last year and was swept away by her ambition, charisma and leadership. She hoped the California senator would advance in politics. So when Joe Biden named Harris on Tuesday as his running mate — making her the first Black woman on […]

Lillard pours in 61 to lift Blazers past Mavs, 134-131

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard is simply willing the Portland Trail Blazers toward the postseason. The veteran guard tied a career high with 61 points, leading the Blazers to a 134-131 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night that moved his team into eighth place in the Western Conference. “Ain’t nothing […]

In Seattle, a Black police chief resigns over budget cuts

SEATTLE (AP) — Efforts to cut spending on police — a key demand of anti-racism demonstrators across the nation — have claimed an unlikely target: Seattle’s first Black police chief, who enjoyed deep support in its minority communities, is stepping down in protest. Carmen Best announced her retirement Monday night, just hours after the City […]

Powerful storm leaves 2 dead, heavy crop damage in Midwest

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without electricity on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing widespread damage to millions of acres of crops and killing at least two people. The storm known as a derecho tore from eastern Nebraska […]

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