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Memphis beating video puts spotlight on first police account

Newly released video shows Memphis police officers battering motorist Tyre Nichols with punches and kicks and also using pepper spray and a baton, with Nichols howling in pain as he tried to shield the blows. Yet initially, in a statement posted on social media the day after the incident, ...

Distrust of police: Black parents, children have ‘the talk’

DETROIT (AP) — About 50 years ago, Greg Bowens was given "the talk" — sage advice about what young Black people should do and, more importantly, not do when stopped by police in Detroit. But just this month, Tyre Nichols, a Black man, died after police officers in Memphis, Tennessee, ...

Utah governor OKs bill banning gender-affirming health care

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Republican governor on Saturday signed bills that ban youth from receiving gender-affirming health care and allow families to receive scholarships to pay for education outside the public school system, both measures that are part of larger nationwide ...

Trump says beating of Nichols ‘never should have happened’

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Saturday said the footage of the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers is "horrible" and that the attack "never should have happened." "I thought it was terrible. He was in such trouble. He was just being ...

Trump opens 2024 run, says he’s ‘more committed’ than ever

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with stops Saturday in New Hampshire and South Carolina, events in early-voting states marking the first campaign appearances since announcing his latest run more than two months ago. "Together we will ...

Biden picks Zients as his next White House chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Jeff Zients as his next White House chief of staff on Friday, tapping an experienced technocrat who headed his administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as Biden prepares for a reelection bid while facing an onslaught of investigations ...

Man who claimed he had bomb near Capitol pleads guilty

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who caused evacuations and an hourslong standoff with police on Capitol Hill when he claimed he had a bomb in his pickup truck outside the Library of Congress pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge of threatening to use an explosive. Floyd Ray Roseberry, of Grover, ...

Pence: ‘Mistakes were made’ in classified records handling

MIAMI (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he takes "full responsibility" after classified documents were found at his Indiana home. In his first public comments since the discovery, Pence said he hadn't been aware that the documents were in his residence but acknowledged ...

UN: Parts of internet becoming `toxic waste dumps’ for hate

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief warned on the day to remember victims of the Holocaust that "many parts of the internet are becoming toxic waste dumps for hate and vicious lies," and urgently appealed for guardrails against hate speech. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday ...

GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel defeats rival in fierce campaign

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel won her bid Friday to lead the GOP for two more years, prevailing in an election that highlighted fierce internal divisions that threaten to plague the party into the next presidential season. McDaniel, whom Donald ...