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Former Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver, foreground left, stands next to defense attorney Miles Brissette, right, after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at the Frank Crowley Courts Building, in Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 30, 2018 - 12:41 am
DALLAS (AP) — A white former police officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night after being convicted of murder a day earlier for killing an unarmed 15-year-old boy when he fired into a car filled with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. Roy Oliver's conviction...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Kanye West has apologized on a Chicago radio station for suggesting slavery was a "choice." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 29, 2018 - 10:50 pm
Kanye West apologized Wednesday on a Chicago radio station for calling slavery a "choice," and he broke down on air over an old friend. "I don't know if I properly apologized for how that slave comment made people feel, so I want to take this moment right now to say that I'm sorry for hurting, I'm...
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Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega speaks to supporters as his wife and Vice President Rosario Murillo applauds, in Managua, Nicaragua, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. A United Nations report released Wednesday calls on Ortega's government to immediately halt the persecution of protesters and disarm the masked civilians who have been responsible for much of the killings and arbitrary detentions. Ortega's government dismissed the report as baseless. It denied accusations of excessive use of force against protesters. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
August 29, 2018 - 9:41 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A United Nations report released Wednesday on four months of unrest in Nicaragua describes a comprehensive effort of repression by the government that extends from the streets to the courts. The report by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on the...
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Andrew Gillum and his wife, R. Jai Gillum addresses his supporters after Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Gillum defeated former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham and four other candidates. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 29, 2018 - 5:14 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor's race Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren't looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the Republican said voters shouldn't "monkey this up" by choosing his African-...
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Andrew Gillum with his wife, R. Jai Gillum at his side addresses his supporters after winning the Democrat primary for governor on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 29, 2018 - 4:10 pm
With Andrew Gillum's upset victory in Florida, black candidates have won the Democratic nomination for governor in three states this year in a historic turn attributed to voter backlash against President Donald Trump. Gillum, Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Ben Jealous in Maryland were all aided in...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state attorney general’s office to suspend its probe into whether the Manhattan district attorney mishandled 2015 allegations of sexual misconduct by movie producer Weinstein. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 29, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state attorney general's office to suspend its investigation into whether the Manhattan district attorney mishandled 2015 allegations of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Barbara Underwood confirmed Wednesday...
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Pope Francis salutes as he arrives for his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
August 29, 2018 - 12:06 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The author of the bombshell accusation that Pope Francis covered up sex abuse broke his silence Wednesday and insisted he didn't act out of revenge or anger but out of love for the Catholic Church. In comments carried on the blog of Italian journalist Aldo Maria Valli,...
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Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, right, speaks to supporters with his wife, Casey, at an election party after winning the Republican primary, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
August 29, 2018 - 11:54 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Rep. Ron DeSantis' Florida governor campaign says his comments about Democrat Andrew Gillum that have drawn criticism were directed at Gillum's policies and not...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Swift honored Aretha Franklin with a moment of silence during a concert in the Queen of Soul’s hometown. Swift told a sold-out crowd at Detroit’s Ford Field on Tuesday, Aug. 28, Franklin did so much for music, women’s rights and civil rights. Swift said words could never describe how many things Franklin did that made the world a better place. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 29, 2018 - 11:13 am
DETROIT (AP) — Taylor Swift honored Aretha Franklin with a moment of silence during a concert in the Queen of Soul's hometown. Swift told a sold-out crowd at Detroit's Ford Field on Tuesday that Franklin did so much for music, women's rights and civil rights. Swift said words could never describe...
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August 29, 2018 - 10:57 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Workers on Greece's ferries are to hold a 24-hour strike next Monday in a pay dispute linked to the end of the country's international bailouts. The strike is expected to halt all ferry services Greece's between islands and the mainland. The Panhellenic Seafarers' Federation...
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