- Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more Updated: Aug-02-15 10:47 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.
- De Blasio: Garner's death not in vain Updated: Jul-15-15 1:16 am
NEW YORK - The death of an unarmed black man who was held in a police chokehold wasn't in vain, and could help change the relationship between police officers and the communities they patrol, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a church service in honor of Eric Garner.
- Internet group asks de Blasio to oppose NYC taxi cap Updated: Jul-14-15 7:14 pm
NEW YORK - A group of Internet companies is pushing to prevent New York City from limiting the number of for-hire cars on its streets.
- 2015 Essence Festival draws almost half a million Updated: Jul-06-15 5:34 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Nearly half a million people attended this year's Essence Festival held in New Orleans over the Fourth of July weekend.