Attorneys for George Floyd’s family on Friday refuted defense claims that Floyd died of complications stemming from a drug overdose while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers in May.
With protests continuing to rage in Kenosha, Wis., over the Aug. 23 police shooting of African-American Jacob Blake, President Trump will travel there Tuesday on a visit to the key swing state that will echo his “law and order” campaign message.
One night after accepting the Republican nomination, Donald Trump resumed campaigning for reelection as though the coronavirus pandemic was a thing of the past, rallying hundreds of supporters at New Hampshire airport hangar.
President Trump gave a preview of the themes his campaign will highlight at his party’s convention next week: that America is great, except for the parts of it governed by Democrats, which are “totally out of control.”
The theme of the night, “A More Perfect Union,” focused on the ambitious plans the party has for fighting climate change, curbing gun violence, expanding immigration and addressing systemic racial inequality.
The family of George Floyd appeared during Monday’s Democratic National Convention to lead a virtual moment of silence in honor of the unarmed Black man whose killing sparked protests over racial injustice and police brutality.
Thanks to a marked shift among Republican voters since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, just 13 percent of Americans surveyed now say they are satisfied with “the way things are going in the United States.”
President Trump wants the campaign to be about law and order, but Joe Biden hasn’t taken the bait. His campaign is running ads about Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
President Trump is set to rescind an Obama-era fair housing rule next week, in a move that he believes will help resurrect his flagging fortunes with suburban voters.
The officers’ nominal mission is to protect federal property from vandals, but civilians have reported being caught up in sweeps while doing nothing more than peacefully protesting or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Congress on Thursday he did not know who gave the widely denounced order to clear peaceful antiracism protesters from Lafayette Park, across the White House, early last month.
In 1989, five Black and Hispanic teens were falsely accused of raping and nearly killing Trisha Meili, a white woman jogging in Central Park. Known collectively as the Central Park Five, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise were convicted in two trials despite a lack of eyewitness testimony or DNA evidence and spent between six and 13 years in prison. Exonerated in 2002 after an investigation confirmed that a convicted murderer and rapist had committed the crime, the Central Park Five sued the city and state of New York, settling for millions.
Videos of police violence can spread quickly across the internet, sparking nationwide protests and calls for change. What are the consequences of those videos going viral?
More than 300 people have been arrested in Omaha amid protests against police brutality in the past month. Jake Gardner, who shot and killed James Scurlock, is not one of them.
President Trump promoted a video Sunday that featured clashing protesters, one of whom chants, "White power." The video was apparently shot in the Villages, Fla.
Demonstrators in cities across the country have torn down statues honoring historical figures with controversial legacies. Which monuments should remain and which should fall?
Although his presidential bid failed to gain traction, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke came within a hair of becoming a senator from Texas in 2018 and performed better than any Democrat in a statewide race in nearly 30 years.
The decision by the Dixie Chicks to change their name follows weeks of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, and is the latest instance of a nationwide move to abandon symbols of the Confederacy, slavery and Jim Crow.
The tensions that arose from the military’s role during the Floyd protests did not occur in a vacuum. Since the start of his tenure as president, Trump has repeatedly dragged the Pentagon into awkward political situations it would much rather avoid.
Bernice King, youngest daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke at the funeral for Brooks at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where her father delivered his first sermon.
In the weeks since the initial demonstrations following George Floyd's killing, protesters have increasingly focused on removing monuments of figures in American history associated with racism.
President Trump’s reelection campaign got off to a rocky start Saturday, with a rally in Tulsa, Okla., that he had hoped would draw a much larger audience than the one that showed up.
When protests started after the killing of George Floyd, health experts worried they could spark outbreaks of the coronavirus. There is little evidence that has happened, though officials caution it is far too early to draw conclusions.
Rep. James Clyburn, the House Majority Whip, told Yahoo News on Tuesday that he fears that the racial justice movement now underway could be derailed if overly broad slogans like “Defund the Police” are allowed to define the national conversation.
“Until solar and wind power take more of the energy load, I like not paying an arm and a leg to heat my house.”
“It is imperative to ramp down greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible.”
“Any kind of ban on fracking would cause severe damage to our stressed economy.”
“Climate scientists are urging us to leave all fossil fuels in the ground so that they’ll never be burned. That includes natural gas.”
“Any immediate economic repercussions to the economy can be offset if oil-and-gas companies are made to pay their fair share.”