Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand

NEW YORK (AP) — The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original. Parent firm Mars Inc. unveiled the change Wednesday for the 70-year-old brand, the latest company t...

World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday (Sept. 22) for an unprecedented high-level meeting, where the U.N. chief exhorted the...

Warrant issued for man accused of driving toward protesters

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of driving a pickup truck toward a group of people demonstrating against racism and police brutality in Virginia after he...

NFL rallies around Patriots' White after father's death

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots running back James White says he is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding comfort in celebrating his son's first birthday. ...

Bill to end mandatory jail time for assaults on police fails

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Tuesday killed legislation that called for eliminating mandatory jail time for assaulting a police officer, a bill that drew heated opposition from Republica...

Iranian leader uses Floyd killing to condemn US policy

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani used the George Floyd killing as a metaphor for U.S. treatment of his country, saying in a U.N. speech Tuesday that it is “reminisce...

Iran, criticizing US, compares George Floyd death to “the feet of arrogance on the neck of independent nations.”

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran, criticizing US, compares George Floyd death to “the feet of arrogance on the neck of independent nations.”

Wisconsin investigators to update Jacob Blake shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's attorney general planned to provide an update Monday on the investigation into the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot in the back by a white poli...

Feds threaten funds to NYC, Seattle and Portland over unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump th...

Family of BBQ cook shot by National Guard files civil suit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The family of a barbecue cook who was shot to death by a National Guard member during tense Louisville protests has filed a wrongful death suit against Louisville police officer...

Alabama Archives faces its legacy as Confederate 'attic'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of memorials glorifying the Confederacy had been erected by the time Marie Bankhead Owen built what may have been the grandest: The Alabama Department of Archives and ...

Douglas statue comes down, but Lincoln had racist views, too

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With the nation racing to come to grips with centuries of racial sins, officials plan to remove the Capitol lawn statue of Stephen A. Douglas, whose forceful 19th century poli...

Virginia Commonwealth to remove Confederate names, symbols

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A university in the former capital of the Confederacy will remove building names, plaques and other symbols that honor several Confederate supporters. The board...

Minneapolis to name stretch of street for George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where George Floyd was killed will soon be named in his honor. Although the street will still be called C...

Court weighs allowing courtroom cameras in George Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death will generate massive public interest when it begins in March, but as it stands, most people who...