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Ferguson protester featured in iconic photo found dead of suspected suicide

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo, Edward Crawford Jr. throws a container of tear gas back at police officers during a protest against police in Ferguson, Mo., four days after a white police officer fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown....

Police: No evidence that white gunman targeted black victims because of race

SAN DIEGO (AP) — No evidence has been found that a deadly shooting rampage at a pool party with mostly black victims was racially-motivated, San Diego police said. Assistant Chief Brian Ahearn said investigators have interviewed party guests and family members, associates and the ex-girlfriend...

Deputy fired for waving weapons, quoting Denzel in ‘Training Day’

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy is out of a job after officials say he waved his firearm and stun gun while quoting lines from Denzel Washington’s character in “Training Day,” a movie about a corrupt law enforcement officer. The Orlando Sentinel reports...

Barack Obama to hold first public event of his post-presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned...

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about bylines and whatever else Jamborees signal the return of high school football   Fast-moving format showcases teams while referees polish their skills.     by Terry Davis Special to The New Tri-State Defender     Local high school football kicked off Thursday night at Cordova High School’s stadium with the first of two...

Fire at home of firefighter who received racial threats under investigation

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Fire officials are investigating after a blaze damaged the western New York apartment of a volunteer firefighter who said he received a racist, threatening letter earlier this week...