Claudette Colvin.

Civil rights pioneer seeks expungement of '55 arrest record

Months before Rosa Parks became the mother of the modern civil rights movement by refusing to move to the back of a segregated Alabama bus, Black teenager Claudette Colvin did the same. Convicted of assaulting a police officer while being arrested, she was placed on probation yet never received notice that she'd finished the term and was on safe ground legally.

Fla surgeon general offered outdoor meet as mask alternative

October 26
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, with Dr. Joseph Ladapo, appointed as the next surgeon general of Florida on Sept. 21, 2021.
Florida's surgeon general said that conversations while wearing masks aren't productive and that he offered to meet elsewhere when a state senator didn't let him in her office without a mask, citing a serious health condition.

Coroner IDs suspect in Boise mall shooting that killed 2

October 26
Police and emergency crews respond to a reported shooting at the Boise Towne Square shopping mall Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Boise, Idaho.
The suspect in a Boise mall shooting that killed two people and injured four others has died, the Boise Police Department said Tuesday.
Business
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America 'on fire': Facebook watched as Trump ignited hate

The reports of hateful and violent posts on Facebook started pouring in on the night of May 28 last year, soon after then-President Donald Trump sent a warning on social media that looters in Minneapolis would be shot.
Business
25 minutes ago

4 ways to sustain savings habits from the pandemic

Whether out of choice or necessity, many people spent less money in the last year and a half on things like entertainment, clothes and furniture. For some, that meant holding on to more of their income. If you were able to save some cash, you've set yourself up to withstand future financial crises, especially if you can continue saving.
Nation
40 minutes ago

Judge orders 'stateless' toddler's registration in Spain

A toddler born during her mother's journey from Cameroon to Europe must be registered in Spain to prevent the child from being declared stateless and to guarantee her full rights under Spanish law, a judge has ruled.
Politics
5:20am

Many progressives grudgingly accepting smaller economic bill

Many progressives have started lining up behind an emerging social and environment bill that's neither as big nor as bold as they wanted, thanks to an outnumbered but potent band of party moderates who've enjoyed a disproportionate say in shaping the measure.
Nation
5:05am

Woman and her boyfriend arrested in death of woman's child

A woman and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday in the death of the woman's 8-year-old son, whose skeletal remains were found inside a Houston-area apartment with three surviving but apparently abandoned siblings, officials said.
Business
4:45am

Democrats unveil billionaires' tax as Biden plan takes shape

Pushing past skeptics, Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a new billionaires' tax proposal, an entirely new entry in the tax code designed to help pay for President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic policy package and edge his party closer to an overall agreement.
Variety
4:15am

Chappelle special spurs Netflix walkout and counter protests

Netflix employees who walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle's special and its anti-transgender comments were joined by allies who chanted "Trans lives matter," getting pushback from counterprotesters who also showed up.
Business
4:15am
People participate in a walkout at Netflix in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.

Chappelle special spurs Netflix walkout and counter protests

Netflix employees who walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle's special and its anti-transgender comments were joined by allies who chanted "Trans lives matter," getting pushback from counterprotesters who also showed up.
Nation
4:05am

Authorities to present findings in 'Rust' movie-set shooting

Investigators plan to discuss their initial findings Wednesday in the fatal movie-set shooting in which Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun, killing a cinematographer and wounding the director.
Sports
12:55am
Atlanta Braves’ Jorge Soler runs a home run during the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series

Soler, Braves overcome Morton injury, top Astros in Game 1

A healthy swing by Jorge Soler powered the Atlanta Braves to a smashing start in the World Series.
Sports
12:40am

Cavallo comes out in a big statement before A-League season

Josh Cavallo recorded the statement that he'd been too concerned to talk about publicly for a very long time.
Nation
12:18am

Clamorous students participate in government — by suing it

Students in Rhode Island are asking a federal appeals court to affirm that all public school students have a constitutional right to a civics education, saying that they aren't taught how to meaningfully participate in a democratic and civil society and that the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was a symptom of such ignorance.
Nation
12:14am

Virginia House Democrats aim to protect their majority

Democratic control of Virginia state government over the past two years has allowed lawmakers to dramatically reshape public policy with legislation reforming the criminal justice system, loosening abortion restrictions and expanding voting access.
Politics
October 26
Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, center, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, standing with other House Democrats, talks to reporters outside the West W

Half its original size, Biden's big plan in race to finish

Half its original size, President Joe Biden's big domestic policy plan is being pulled apart and reconfigured as Democrats edge closer to satisfying their most reluctant colleagues and finishing what's now about a $1.75 trillion package.
Nation
October 26

US, China sparring over Taiwan heats up anew

The United States and China are stepping up their war of words over Taiwan in a long-simmering dispute that has significant implications for the power dynamic in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.
Nation
October 26

Family: Deputy's conviction for killing is 'partial justice'

The family of a mentally ill man who died in a California police shooting received only partial justice after jurors convicted a sheriff's deputy of assault with a gun but deadlocked on a charge of voluntary manslaughter, their attorney said.
Politics
October 26

Biden ties Republican in race for Va. governor to Trump

President Joe Biden framed the Virginia governor's race as a repudiation of his predecessor, tying the Republican candidate to former President Donald Trump as he campaigned for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in what's become a tight and increasingly bitter campaign.
Nation
October 26

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October 26

Wisconsin lawmakers to send anti-abortion bills to governor

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly was poised to give final approval Wednesday to a package of anti-abortion bills that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is all-but certain to veto.
Business
October 26

Trump could get big 'bonus' shares in new social media firm

Donald Trump's social media company will get tens of millions in special bonus shares in a new publicly traded entity if it performs well, handing the former president possibly billions of dollars in paper wealth based on current stock prices, according to a filing with security regulators Tuesday.