Tommie Smith and John Carlos insist fear was not a factor in their thinking when they reached the medals stand at the Mexico City Olympics.
The sprinters, discussing their black-gloved protest at the 1968 Games, said the threats they had received in the lead-up to the Olympics, to say nothing of what they'd experienced growing up in segregated America, left them numb to the possibility of something else happening when they raised their fists after finishing first and third in the 200 meters on Oct. 16, 1968.
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Armed looters are targeting homes and businesses that remain without electricity after being ravaged by Hurricane Michael a week ago.
Sheriff's Maj. Jimmy Stanford said deputies have arrested about 10 looters each night since Florida's Bay County took a direct hit from the strong Category 4 storm last Wednesday. In some parts of the county, residents have spray-painted signs warning that "looters will be shot."
Callaway resident Victoria Smith told the News Herald that thieves came into her townhome while she and her four children were sleeping with the front door open to allow a breeze inside.
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A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade sugar cookies and shared them with several classmates, police in Northern California said Wednesday.
The student and a friend baked the cookies and shared them with at least nine classmates at their public charter high school near Sacramento on Oct. 4, said Davis Police Lt. Paul Doroshov. He said the Da Vinci Charter Academy students told some of their classmates that the cookies contained human ashes.
He said investigators interviewed nine students who ate the cookies.
A study of the opioid epidemic reveals some disturbing numbers.
With the Mega Millions jackpot at a whopping $900 million, wannabe winners might be pondering how it would feel to come into an amount that’s larger than the entire economy of some small countries.
They also should consider how they’d keep their sudden windfall under wraps. While a winner’s instinct might be to shout from the rooftops, experts say that one of the best ways to protect your newfound wealth is to avoid letting too many people know about it.
The Manhattan District Attorney's office has told Harvey Weinstein's attorney that the lead detective in the movie mogul's sexual assault case advised an alleged victim to delete messages from her phone before turning it over to prosecutors.
The bombshell revelation comes less than a week after the office dropped part of the case against Weinstein, after evidence emerged that the same detective had coached a witness to stay silent about evidence that cast doubt on the account one of Weinstein's three accusers.
The DA's office sent Weinstein attorney Benjamin Brafman a letter on Tuesday saying it had been contacted last week by an attorney for "Complainant 2," who is the complaining witness behind three counts in the case against Weinstein.
President Donald Trump mischaracterized his immigration-law achievements, the plight of children taken from parents at the Mexico border and what's known about Russia's interference in the 2016 election in his wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press.
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The United States announced Wednesday that it is preparing to pull out of an international postal treaty that allows China to ship packages to America at discounted rates. The move would escalate a trade dispute with China.
President Donald Trump argues that the 144-year-old Universal Post Union benefits China and other countries at the expense of U.S. businesses — making it cheaper to ship packages from Beijing to New York than from San Francisco to the U.S. East coast, which particularly benefits Chinese manufacturers. The officials say the treaty is used by shippers of the narcotic fentanyl to the U.S. from China.
The U.S. is willing to renegotiate the treaty over the next year but will leave the union if no agreement can be reached, the officials said.
Bishar Hussein, director of the Universal Postal Union, said he regrets the U.S. decision and will seek a meeting with American officials.
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With less than three weeks to go before Election Day, 10 black and Latino staffers for Democratic candidate for Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker filed a civil lawsuit against his campaign on Tuesday alleging repeated racial discrimination and harassment.
The staffers claimed in the lawsuit that most minority employees of the campaign were "herded into race-specific positions" and "received less favorable treatment than their white counterparts" while allegedly enduring "overt and invidious racial discrimination."
Pritzker denied the claims in a statement Wednesday morning, saying, "To be clear, this is just not true."
It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
The Clearwater Police Department posted a photo on Facebook of a group of officers standing in front of the van holding boxes of the tasty treats.
The mother of the 1-year-old boy who was allegedly bitten by a rat in his sleep amid a disgusting infestation inside a New York City public housing building is demanding a complete and thorough fix.
"They need to take everybody out of this building and really need to get to this rat problem," said Asia Clemente, a tenant in the Claremont Consolidation Complex in the Bronx. "Don't just cover up the holes and tell us, 'When you see another one, call us back.'"
Clemente first told News 4 New York she found a rat biting her toddler son's stomach while he was sleeping Monday morning. She thinks the rat was gnawing at the feeding tube attached to the stomach of baby Daniel, who suffers from chronic lung disease and other health problems.
First lady Melania Trump's plane was abruptly returned to Andrews Air Force Base near Washington during a flight to Philadelphia Wednesday morning after experiencing mechanical issues, NBC News has learned.
Light smoke and a burning smell prompted the plane to turn around shortly after takeoff. Reporters on board were given wet towels to cover their faces if the smell become too strong.
Trump was en route to Philadelphia to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb. Officials said her visit will still take place, but will likely be delayed.
Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.
In a wide-ranging interview three weeks before Election Day, Trump told The Associated Press he senses voter enthusiasm rivaling 2016 and he expressed cautious optimism that his most loyal supporters will vote even when he is not on the ballot.
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A body was found in a rain-swollen lake in Central Texas after fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues Tuesday following days of heavy rains.
Video shows the bridge crumbling as it was overrun by the bloated, roiling Llano River in Kingsland, about 65 miles northwest of Austin. The Llano and Colorado rivers meet at Kingsland, and the National Weather Service said both were experiencing "major flooding."
The body was found in Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, situated where the Llano flows into the Colorado. Local officials say they have yet to identify the person, but that many homes along the lake and rivers have been flooded. A flash flood warning was in effect.
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Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it.
Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in line at a store in St. John's, Newfoundland.
"I am going to frame it and hang it on my wall. I'm not even going to smoke it. I'm just going to save it forever," Power said.