Texas trooper video rekindles debate about police treatment of Blacks

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AUSTIN (AP) — When Sandra Bland refused to put out her cigarette, the police officer opened her car door and tried dragging her out of the vehicle. She asked at least four times why she was being arrested and got no answer. When she told him she had epilepsy, he shouted, “Good!” The tense dashcam […]

Kings, Seth Curry agree to 2-year deal

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SACRAMENTO (AP) – Seth Curry is joining his brother in Northern California, after all. Just not together on the Golden State Warriors. Curry and the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday night. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition […]

California’s high health enrollment surpasses projections

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — California has enrolled 2.3 million people under an optional expansion of the state’s Medicaid program — nearly three times more than the state had anticipated, according to the state Department of Finance. Beyond that, a record number of people who already qualified for the low-income health program signed up, pushing overall enrollment […]

Family questions circumstances of woman’s Texas jail death

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DALLAS (AP) — Family and friends sought more details Thursday about the death of a black woman who authorities say hanged herself in a Texas jail after her arrest for allegedly kicking an officer following a traffic stop, saying the 28-year-old gave no indication she was in such an emotional state that she would kill […]

Poll: Minorities, young Americans still backing Obama

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as the public remains closely divided about his presidency, Barack Obama is holding on to his support from the so-called “Obama coalition” of minorities, liberals and young Americans, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows, creating an incentive for the next Democratic presidential nominee to stick with him and his policies. Hillary Rodham […]

African Americans well represented in Emmy Nominations

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Six months after the Oscars featured an all-white cast of acting nominees, television’s Emmy Awards is poised to show its big-screen Hollywood sibling how diversity is achieved. The likely contenders for Thursday’s Emmy nominations include hit series “Empire” and “Black-ish” and their wealth of critically acclaimed Black actors, and “Jane the […]

Kings void Luc Mbah a Moute’s contract after failed physical

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings voided the contract of forward Luc Mbah a Moute on Thursday after he failed a team physical. The announcement by the Kings came two days after Mbah a Moute signed a one-year deal as a free agent. The team had hoped he could add depth and defense to the second […]

Poll: Clinton’s standing falls among Democrats

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s standing is falling among Democrats, and voters view her as less decisive and inspiring than when she launched her presidential campaign just three months ago, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The survey offers a series of warning signs for the leading Democratic candidate. Most troubling, perhaps, for […]

Video reveals Planned Parenthood’s controversial fetal-parts policy

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NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-abortion activists on Tuesday released an undercover video showing a senior Planned Parenthood official discussing the disposition of parts from aborted fetuses. The activists contended the video reveals illegalities, but Planned Parenthood said the activity in question was the legal, not-for-profit donation of fetal tissue to research firms. The video was […]

Video released shows police killing unarmed man in LA suburb

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The police dashboard cameras that captured officers shooting Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino only depict part of the tragedy of his death in a Los Angeles suburb two years ago. Video released by a federal judge Tuesday after news media organizations argued the public had a right to see the footage showed Diaz-Zeferino disobeying […]