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    Ex-Philadelphia District Attorney, Seth Williams, Gets 5-Year Prison Term for Bribe

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former District Attorney Seth Williams, a career prosecutor who chased down municipal corruption but whose tenure as Philadelphia's first Black DA...

    Sheriff’s Spokesman: 2 Fatally Shot on Grambling State Campus

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — A sheriff's spokesman said a student and his friend were fatally shot at a Louisiana university after an altercation that...

    Black Kansas Mother Refuses Advances from White Detective, Son Imprisoned for 23 Yrs. for...

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Rose McIntyre says she wonders whether her refusal to grant regular sexual favors to a White detective prompted him to...

    Alabama Inmate Defiant before His Execution for Killing Cop

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he...

    Supreme Court Says Alabama Can Move Ahead with Execution

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday night that Alabama can execute a man convicted of killing a police officer two...

    Jury Convicts Ex-Oklahoma Police Officer in 4th Murder Trial

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A White former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's Black...

    Video of White Utah Teen Girls Shouting Racial Slur under Investigation

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video that appears to show five teenagers shouting a racial slur and expletive while laughing is under investigation...

    325-Pound Woman Charged with Killing Girl by Sitting on Her

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. Veronica Green...

    Framingham State University Investigates Racial Slurs in Student Dorm

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Officials at a Massachusetts university where racial slurs were found written in a student dorm say they're investigating. Framingham State University...

    5 Whites Arrested in 1983 Georgia Murder of Black Man

    SUNNY SIDE, Ga. (AP) — After reopening a cold case, authorities in Georgia have arrested five people — including two law enforcement officials —...

    Police: Lockdown Lifted at Virginia State University

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A lockdown has been lifted on Virginia State University campus following a shooting that left one person injured, authorities said...

    2 Employees Dead in Failed North Carolina Prison Breakout

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Inmates at a North Carolina prison plotted an escape bid knowing they would have to hurt some prison employees, ultimately...