Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs anti-riot bill into law as US awaits verdict in case of Derek Chauvin, charged in George Floyd’s death

Civil rights groups contend that Florida’s Combating Public Disorder law violates First Amendment rights to free speech and targets Black communities.



Assault or ‘reasonable’ policing? Takeaways from Derek Chauvin murder trial closing statements.

The jury started deliberating in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial Monday afternoon. He faces three charges in the death of George Floyd.



‘A pillar and stalwart’: Hester Ford, the oldest person in US, dies at 115 (or maybe 116)

Hester Ford lived through the Spanish Flu pandemic, two world wars and the beginnings of the civil rights movement.



Warrant issued for newly signed Seahawks DE Aldon Smith on battery charge

Four days after Aldon Smith signed with the Seattle Seahawks, a warrant was issued in Louisiana for the pass rusher’s arrest.



Morrissey’s manager criticizes ‘The Simpsons’ for ‘totally heartless attack’ on artist

The episode, “Panic on the Streets of Springfield,” included a racist, meat eating artist that was depicted as Morrissey.



44 witnesses, 14 days of testimony in Chauvin trial and now America waits for a verdict — with so much at stake

This case sparked protests and prompted conversations about racial justice and reforms that might, finally, support unalienable rights for all people.



In closing arguments, prosecutors say Derek Chauvin chose ‘pride over policing’ while defense says he acted like any reasonable officer

The jury started deliberating in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial Monday afternoon. He faces three charges in the death of George Floyd.



Former NBA star Scottie Pippen shares heartbreaking post about his son Antron’s death

Antron Pippen, the firstborn son of NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, died on Sunday. He was 33 years old.



Austin shooting suspect got bail decreased, ankle monitor removed months after woman raised concerns

The former Austin deputy was left largely unsupervised by law enforcement in Texas after a woman said she and a child feared he would hurt them.



See Katie Holmes’ rare photos of look-alike Suri, her daughter with ex-husband Tom Cruise

Katie Holmes, who is famously private about her and Tom Cruise’s daughter, celebrated Suri Cruise’s 15th birthday on Instagram with some rare photos.