Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US
Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which sparked a global protest movement and calls for a racial reckoning to address structural racism that has created long-standing inequities impacting generations of Black Americans.
Are police consent decrees an asset? Depends on who you ask
The Minneapolis Police Department will face the scrutiny of a federal program after a state investigation concluded that its officers stop and arrest Black people more than white people, use force more often on people of color and maintain a culture in which racism is tolerated.
Poles need EU funds as they help Ukrainians, ambassador says
Ukraine's ambassador to neighboring Poland says his country is grateful for the welcome that Poles have given to millions of Ukrainians, but hopes the European Union will soon release billions of euros to Poland so that helping those fleeing the war does not come “at the cost of the Polish people.”.
The AP Interview: US trade rep. sees opportunity in recovery
The top U.S. trade negotiator says with world economies all suffering from more than two years of the coronavirus pandemic and global supply problems exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has an “incredible opportunity” to engage with other nations and forge new partnerships and agreements.
Bill pushes feds to notify families of sick, dying inmates
New legislation in the Senate requires the Justice Department to establish guidelines for the federal Bureau of Prisons and state correctional systems to notify the families of inmates if their loved one has a serious illness, a life-threatening injury or if they die behind bars.
Economy, China, climate dominate as Australia set for polls
Australians will go to the polls Saturday following a six-week election campaign that has focused on pandemic-fueled inflation, climate change and fears of a Chinese military outpost being established less than 1,200 miles off Australia’s shore.
UK's Johnson faces no further fines over 'partygate' scandal
Britain's Metropolitan Police has told Prime Minister Boris Johnson he faced no further action over officials’ lockdown-breaching gatherings at his official residence and other government sites, after the force said it concluded its investigations into the offenses.
Inflation, Russia-Ukraine war draw G7 finance leaders' focus
Finance ministers for the Group of Seven leading economies are grappling with deepening inflation concerns and the immediate effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine, with U_S_ Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warning that it all adds up to a “very difficult economic situation.”.
Buffalo shooter let some people see plans just before attack
Shortly before police say he opened fire, the white gunman accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket allowed a small group of people to see his long-simmering plans for the attack, which he had been chronicling for months in a private, online diary.
Mayorkas tours border to prepare for asylum limits to end
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says authorities are prepared for an expected increase in migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border amid plans to lift a public health order that has been used to turn away migrants nearly 2 million times without a chance to seek asylum.
Spain, Morocco reopen land border crossings as ties improve
The land borders between Spain and Morocco at Spain’s North African enclave cities of Ceuta and Melilla have reopened after being closed for more than two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic and later a diplomatic crisis between the two countries.