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Washington school lesson on cotton gin not meant to ‘harm’ Black students, investigation finds

An investigation into a middle school history lesson in Washington state found no racial intent when a teacher asked her students to clean cotton - including a pair of Black twin sisters. Onik'a Gilliam-Cathcart, a specialist in discrimination and retaliation claims,...

Texas cop pins ‘suicidal’ Black teen as she yells ‘I can’t breathe’

A viral video that shows a Texas sheriff's deputy pinning an 18-year-old woman to the ground sparked an investigation and led to the deputy getting placed on administrative leave.Footage of the Tuesday incident in Forney, east of Dallas, shows Kaufman County Deputy...

NYC laundromat shooting: 10 injured after 2 men open fire, flee on mopeds, video shows

Two masked and hooded men walked up to a crowd near a laundromat and barbershop in the New York City borough of Queens and opened fire, wounding 10 people, including three known gang members, before escaping on mopeds, police said Sunday morning.The shooting unfolded...

Wildfire crews move closer to containing massive blazes, but other problems persist

Firefighter crews have managed to establish strong lines of containment as wildfires continue to flare across the western United States.Nearly 22,000 firefighters and support personnel were battling 83 large, active wildfires covering 2,720 square miles (7,044 square...

LA sheriff has ‘grave concerns’ about deputy fatally shooting man with knife; 1 officer suspended

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Friday released video of a deputy-involved shooting of a man with a knife who was "under the influence of drugs and wanted to commit 'suicide by cop.'" In a criticism of his own deputies, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex...

Search of rugged Montana mountains continues for hiker, 23, missing nearly a month

A search continued in the rugged Montana mountains over the weekend for a missing 23-year-old hiker who officials and family believe is likely dead after she failed to return from a solo trip nearly a month ago.K-9 teams from multiple agencies were being dispatched...

Bishop: Albany diocese covered up priest abuse for decades

The longtime former head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany says the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police.Bishop Howard Hubbard, who ran the diocese in New...

California spent $200M on alternative hospitals that ultimately provided little help during pandemic

California spent nearly $200 million to set up, operate and staff alternate care sites that ultimately provided little help when the state's worst coronavirus surge spiraled out of control last winter, forcing exhausted hospital workers to treat patients in tents and...

New Orleans shooting on Bourbon Street leaves 5 wounded; video shows crowd fleeing gunfire

Disturbing video from New Orleans early Sunday shows crowds fleeing gunfire on Bourbon Street. The shooting that happened near the intersection of Bourbon Street and Orleans Avenue around 3 a.m. wounded at least five people, the New Orleans Police Department said. One...

Oregon man accused of bashing female roommate in head with hammer, stabbing her; she’s expected to survive

An Oregon man was arrested Friday, accused of bashing his female roommate in the head with a hammer multiple times and stabbing her, authorities said. The victim was rushed to a hospital and was expected to survive.David Craft, 70, was arrested and charged with two...

Michigan Burger King employee pointed gun at drive-thru customers: report

A former Burger King employee in Michigan has a court date scheduled for next Thursday after being charged last week in connection with a weapons incident in April.Dustin Rocheleau, 24, of Garden City, allegedly pointed a handgun at some drive-thru customers while...

Arizona Border Patrol agent, another driver killed in head-on crash

A Border Patrol agent with the Tucson sector and another driver were killed in a head-on crash in southern Arizona on Saturday morning, authorities said. The crash happened after midnight on Route 86 outside Wells, Arizona, the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector said...

Utah convicted murderer’s death sentence reinstated after lower court overturned it: reports

A Utah convicted murderer was back on death row Friday after a federal appeals court reinstated his sentence after it had been overturned by a lower court.The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made its decision in the case of Von Lester Taylor, who was one of two...

Tennessee shooting at Soaky Mountain Waterpark leaves 2 wounded; 3 detained: police

Gunfire on Saturday night at a popular waterpark in Tennessee left at least two women wounded, with authorities detaining at least three people for questioning, according to a report.The incident happened around 8 p.m. in the parking lot of Soaky Mountain Waterpark in...

Oklahoma men charged in alleged torture, murder of missing mom from Arkansas

A missing Arkansas mother of three was found dead this week in Oklahoma - where investigators say they believe she was tortured, murdered and left weighted down in a pond.Three men have been arrested in connection with the death of Tara Strozier, a 40-year-old from...

Illinois teen found beaten to death, 55-year-old neighbor arrested

An Illinois man is facing murder charges after a teen boy who lived around the corner was discovered beaten to death in a roadside ditch Friday, according to authorities.Steven Butler III, a 14-year-old from Champaign, Ill., was reported missing by his father on...

Iranian based in Canada accused of exporting equipment that can be used to ‘measure nuclear fissile material’

An Iranian national who lives in Montreal allegedly exported lab equipment that is controlled for nuclear nonproliferation reasons from the United States to Iran through Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Reza Sarhangpour Kafrani, aka Reza Sarhang, was charged...

Suburban NY county considers letting police sue protesters

Lawmakers in a suburban New York county are set to vote Monday on a proposal that would allow police officers to sue protesters and collect financial damages -- a move civil rights activists say is payback for demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd...

UNC emails show long debate over tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones, who took job at Howard University instead

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has released hundreds of pages of emails in connection with the controversy of its attempt to bring in 1619 Project writer Nikole Hannah-Jones as a tenured professor.She was initially offered a multi-year position to become...

Indianapolis funeral home shooting leaves multiple injured, including 4-year-old in critical condition: report

A shooting outside of a funeral home in Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon left five people injured, including a 4-year-old girl in critical condition, FOX 59 reported. Police were called around 4:30 p.m. to the scene of a funeral service, where they encountered the...

Indianapolis 4-year-old in critical condition after gunfire erupts outside funeral home: police

A 4-year-old girl is in critical condition after a shooting outside of a funeral home in Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon.Police responded to the scene at 4:30 p.m. and encountered two people with gunshot wounds, a 16-year-old girl and an adult male, who were then...

CDC’s mask guidance angers parents heading into new school year: ‘Stop the insanity’

With U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate.The delta variant of the coronavirus now...

California TikTok star, 19, dies after ‘Purge’ theater shooting

Anthony Barajas, a 19-year-old TikTok star who was shot during a screening of "The Forever Purge" at a Southern California movie theater on Monday, died on Saturday morning, police announced. Rylee Goodrich, an 18-year-old who was at the movie with Barajas, was also...

Lake Mead, Hoover Dam face historically low water levels amid drought

BOULDER CITY, NEVADA - Lake Mead, one of the National Park Service's most visited vacation spots, rests in the shadow of the Hoover Dam.But there's a problem: The lake is getting real low.As of June, Lake Mead's depth is the lowest it's been since 1937.People who live...

Harvard lecturer takes heat for defending existence of biological sex on ‘Fox & Friends’

Harvard lecturer Carole Hooven took heat from her own colleague after an appearance on Fox News this week in which she asserted that biological sex is real and defended the continued use of terms like "pregnant women" and "male and female.""The ideology seems to be...