John Wayne Day nixed over racist statements

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows actor-director John Wayne. California lawmakers have defeated a resolution intended to honor Wayne after opponents challenged what they say are racist statements by the late actor. Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper, of Huntington Beach, sought to declare May 26, 2016, as John Wayne Day to mark the day the actor was born. (AP Photo, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments.

Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern Cal

A Trump supporter clashes with protesters outside a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries.

Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, reported that prescription painkillers were found on the musician and in his home. The Star Tribune, also citing unnamed sources, reported that prescription pills were found but that it wasn't clear whether they had been prescribed to Prince. Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis on April 21, 2016. He was 57. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

SF official releases more police racist texts

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 file photo, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi gestures while standing beside a picture of police officer Jason Lai during a news conference in San Francisco. San Franciscos police chief has ordered effective immediately that every sworn officer attend an anti-harassment class while he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages. Investigators found the text messages on the personal phones of during criminal probes of former officer Jason Lai and retired Lt. Curtis Liu. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s police chief has ordered “effective immediately” that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, even as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages.

Flint residents tell civil rights panel of fear

In this photo taken March 21, 2016, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. President Barack Obama next week will make his first trip to Flint, Mich. since the impoverished city was found to have lead-tainted drinking water, the White House said Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Half a century after a civil rights panel investigated Flint’s segregated housing, the commission held its first hearing Thursday into whether city residents again faced discrimination or racial bias — this time related to the city’s crisis over lead-tainted drinking water.

Powder mailed to Trump campaign office is harmless

Police and fire department officers stand outside Trump Tower where detectives and other agencies were investigating a suspicious white powder found inside the building, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in New York. Six people were being evaluated by emergency medical crews after an envelope containing a white powdery substance was mailed to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign office in New York City. Police said a Trump staffer opened the letter containing the powder and immediately called police. It was unclear if the envelope also contained a letter. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — An envelope containing a suspicious white powdery substance caused a scare when it was opened at a campaign office of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but it later was deemed to be harmless.

North Korea sends another U.S. citizen to prison

Kim Dong Chul, center, a U.S. citizen detained in North Korea, is escorted to his trial Friday, April 29, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. A North Korean court has sentenced an ethnic Korean U.S. citizen to 10 years in prison for what it called acts of espionage. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.

Nigerian princeess helps Boko Haram survivors

In this photo taken Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Princess Modupe Ozolua of Benin Empire, Nigeria, poses for a portrait in Atlanta. Ozolua wants to help survivors enduring the continuous attacks from the Boko Haram militant group through a fundraiser in Atlanta. Ozolua will be raising money to assist displaced victims in her inaugural Rise Above Terror African Art Gala on Saturday, April 30. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — It pains Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua every time she hears about the suicide bombings, killings and kidnappings by the Boko Haram militant group in her ancestral homeland.

Biden to see Pope Francis, discuss cancer cure

Vice President Joe Biden meets with U.S. diplomatic and military personnel serving in Iraq, Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Josh Lederman)

ROME (AP) — Having pushed to accelerate cancer research at home, Vice President Joe Biden is working to focus the global community’s attention on the devastating disease at the Vatican.

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