Body camera shows man yelled ‘I can’t breathe’ before death

The family of a 51-year-old man who screamed 20 times that police were killing him last week settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the city of Oakland. Hernan Jaramillo also repeatedly wailed that he couldn’t breathe before he died on July 8, 2013, The Oakland Tribune reported ( Wednesday. Face-down with police pressing him to the […]

Cam Newton talks race

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is often the subject of criticism despite having led his team to Super Bowl 50 and being the likely recipient of the 2015-16 NFL MVP award, but the superstar signal-caller brushed off his detractors Wednesday. Newton enjoyed a regular season for the ages, with 3,837 passing yards, 636 rushing yards, […]

Abe Vigoda, of ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Godfather’ fame, dies at 94

Abe Vigoda, who played the decrepit Detective Phil Fish in the television sitcom “Barney Miller” and Mafia lieutenant Sal Tessio in the original “Godfather” movie, died Tuesday, according to his manager, Sid Craig. He was 94. Though Vigoda achieved a good bit of fame from his 1970s “Godfather” role, his years on “Barney Miller” and […]

Griffin sorry for ‘distraction’ caused by fight with Clips staffer

Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin issued a statement Tuesday night apologizing for punching a member of the team’s equipment staff during their current road trip, an incident that left him with a broken right shooting hand that will keep him sidelined for at least the next month. A situation among friends escalated and I […]

Troy Aikman thinks RG3 or Johnny Manziel will be Cowboys backup QB

Troy Aikman had to go and stir things up. Sitting with’s Maggie Gray, Aikman said he thinks that Robert Griffin III or Johnny Manziel will be a member of the Dallas Cowboys next season. “I believe as I sit here today that either Johnny Manziel or Robert Griffin III will be in Dallas as […]

The Latest: Daughter: Arizona rancher killed in standoff

The latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The Oregonian reports that an Arizona rancher was killed when authorities arrested leaders of an armed group that has been occupying a national wildlife refuge. Authorities did not identify the person killed, saying […]

Jesse Jackson says Flint residents ‘betrayed’ by water crisis

Rev. Jesse Jackson said on Sunday that Flint, Michigan is a “disaster zone” and could be the next epicenter in the fight for economic and social equality as the city struggles through a crisis with lead-contaminated drinking water. Speaking at a church rally in Flint a day after President Obama declared a federal emergency, the […]

U.S. marks MLK holiday with speeches, service, Oscar boycott

President Barack Obama packed books for schoolchildren on Monday to commemorate slain civil rights leader the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and King’s daughter said his dream of equality had yet to be realized. The visit by the president and first lady Michelle Obama to a Washington school was among a raft of speeches, tributes […]

Mexico probes possible money tie between actress, drug boss

There are indications that drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had business dealings with actress Kate del Castillo, who arranged a meeting between the drug boss and actor Sean Penn, Mexico’s attorney general said in an interview published Tuesday. Arely Gomez told the newspaper El Universal that officials are investigating possible money laundering involving the […]

Texas AG says daily fantasy sports operators not legal in state

Daily fantasy sports games that charge players to compete cannot operate legally in Texas, the state’s attorney general said in a statement on Tuesday, making Texas the latest U.S. state to challenge the legality of such online contests. Online operators’ legal claims that they can “operate as an unregulated house” do not “square with existing […]

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