Speeches, Marches Mark Martin Luther King Anniversary

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the civil rights leader’s family and admirers were marking the anniversary of his death with marches, speeches and quiet reflection Wednesday. The commemorations stretch from his hometown of Atlanta to Memphis, where he died,…

AP Source: Mueller Says Trump Not Criminal Target Currently In Russia Investigation

By CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has informed President Donald Trump’s attorneys that the president is not currently considered a criminal target in the Russia investigation, according to a person familiar with the conversation. The person, who was not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations and demanded anonymity, said…

California Proposal Would Limit When Officers Can Open Fire

By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police proposed Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. The legislation would change the standard from using “reasonable force” to “necessary force.” That…

Teens Begin Mississippi-To-Memphis March In Honor Of King

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press DUNDEE, Miss. (AP) — Wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks, a group of teenagers on Saturday launched a 50-mile walk from northern Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee, a tribute to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Escorted by police cars, support vans and…