5 former officers charged with federal civil rights violations in Tyre Nichols beating death

Five former Memphis Police officers were charged Tuesday with federal civil rights violations in the beating death of Tyre Nichols as they continue to fight second degree murder charges in state courts arising from the killing.

McConnell tries to reassure colleagues about his health, vows to serve out term as Senate GOP leader

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell declared again Wednesday that he plans to finish his term as leader despite freezing up at two news conferences over the summer, brushing off questions about his health as he sought to reassure colleagues he’s ...

Here’s how Tim Scott, the top Black Republican in the GOP presidential primary, discusses race

Tim Scott seldom specifically brings up race in Iowa. Nor does the Republican presidential candidate have to.

Jacksonville shootings refocus attention on city’s racist past and the struggle to move on

By some measures, Jacksonville was making strides to emerge from its racist past. But the killing of three Black people by a young, white shooter was a painful and startling reminder that the remnants of racism still fester in the ...

University of North Carolina graduate student left building right after killing adviser, police say

A University of North Carolina graduate student walked into a classroom building, shot his faculty adviser and quickly left, authorities said a day after the attack paralyzed the campus as police searched for the gunman.

Judge holds Giuliani liable in Georgia election workers’ defamation case and orders him to pay fees

A federal judge on Wednesday held Rudy Giuliani liable in a defamation lawsuit brought by two Georgia election workers who say they were falsely accused of fraud, entering a default judgment against the former New York mayor and ordering him ...

10 drugs targeted for Medicare price negotiations as Biden pitches cost reductions

President Biden touted the potential cost savings of Medicare’s first-ever price negotiations for widely used prescription drugs on Tuesday as he struggles to convince Americans that he’s improved their lives as he runs for reelection.

At March on Washington’s 60th anniversary, leaders seek energy of original movement for civil rights

Sixty years ago, Andrew Young and his staff had just emerged from an exhausting campaign against racial segregation in Birmingham, Ala. But they didn’t feel no ways tired, as the Black spiritual says. The foot soldiers were on a “freedom ...

Women at the first March on Washington: A secretary, a future bishop and a marshal

In front of the crowds and the cameras, the speeches of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other men loomed large 60 years ago at the March on Washington. But the women, including those of faith, who played roles ...

Recovery and reflection

Hawaii Hawaii officials worked painstakingly to identify the 107 people confirmed killed in wildfires that ravaged Maui and expected to release the first names Tuesday, even as teams intensified the search for more dead in neighborhoods reduced to ash.

Millions struggle to pay AC bills in heat waves

Bobbie Boyd is in a losing battle against near triple-digit temperatures in Northwest Arkansas.

COVID-19 hospitalizations show slight increase

Local and national health officials are reminding the public to stay safe during the summer season amid record high temperatures and a small but noticeable increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

A 6-year-old said ‘I did it’ after shooting his teacher at Virginia school, warrants say

In the moments after a 6-year-old shot his teacher in a Virginia classroom last January, the boy made statements, including “I shot that (expletive) dead,” and “I did it. I got my mom’s gun last night,” according to recently unsealed ...

Riverfront brawl brings unwelcome attention to historic civil rights city in Alabama

Three white boaters in Alabama’s capital city will be charged with misdemeanor assault for a riverfront brawl with a Black boat captain that drew nationwide attention, with more charges likely to come, police said.

Pregnant woman sues Detroit, police officer after arrest involving facial recognition

A Detroit woman is suing the city and a police officer, saying she was falsely arrested when she was eight months pregnant and accused of a carjacking based on facial recognition technology that is now the target of lawsuits filed ...