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University of Minnesota awarding honorary degree to Prince

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The University of Minnesota will award the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis.

University President Eric Kaler and Regent Darrin Rosha will present the school’s highest honor, the Doctorate of Humane Letters, to Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, in a ceremony on campus Wednesday evening.

Attorney: Family of Dallas police shooting victim will sue

DALLAS (AP) - The family of a 26-year-old black man who authorities say was fatally shot by a white Dallas police officer after she mistook his apartment for her own intends to file a federal lawsuit claiming excessive use of force.

Attorney Lee Merritt said Wednesday that Botham Jean’s family will name Amber Guyger and the city of Dallas as defendants in the lawsuit.

Mom asks for help finding 6-year-old son missing from park

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - The mother of a 6-year-old boy who disappeared from a North Carolina park over the weekend is asking the public for help.

News outlets report that on Tuesday, in her first public appearance since the disappearance of Maddox Ritch, his mother, Carrie, tearfully asked anyone who was at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia on Saturday to call the tip line.

Officer says black pastor not immune to traffic violations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky police officer says a white officer who pulled over a black pastor this month followed orders of what to do in “these neighborhoods.”

The Courier Journal reports police say the Rev. Kevin Cosby was stopped this month after making an improper turn. Cosby is president of Simmons College and senior pastor of St.

Alaska governor declares emergency for native languages

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Bill Walker has declared an emergency for Alaska Native languages, aiming to promote and preserve all 20 recognized indigenous languages in the state.

The order signed this week directs the state education commissioner to work with partners to promote indigenous languages in public education, KTOO Public Media in Juneau reported .

2 arrested after pot found following I-80 traffic stop

BRADSHAW, Neb. (AP) - Authorities arrested two people after nearly 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of marijuana was found in their vehicle after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska.

The York County Sheriff’s Department says a deputy stopped the vehicle late Monday night for a traffic violation about a mile west of the Bradshaw exit.

Startups shook up the sleepy razor market. What's next?

NEW YORK (AP) - What do you hate shopping for? Toothpaste? Diaper rash cream? Sunscreen? The guys who founded Harry’s shaving club spend a lot time thinking about this question.

Armed with $112 million in new financing, the online startup that took on razor giants Gillette and Schick with its direct-to-consumer subscription model is investigating what other sleepy products might be ripe for disruption.

Startups shook up the sleepy razor market. What's next?

NEW YORK (AP) - What do you hate shopping for? Toothpaste? Sunscreen? The guys who founded Harry’s shaving club want to know.

Armed with $112 million in new financing, the online startup that took on razor giants Gillette and Schick with its direct-to-consumer subscription model is investigating what other sleepy products might be ripe for disruption.

Testimony at Quinton Tillis trial: Dying woman named 'Eric'

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Prosecutors in Mississippi insist they’re trying the right man for an awful crime, the killing of a woman who was set on fire on a backroad.

But the first day of the murder retrial of Quinton Tellis was dominated by emergency workers who said a dying Jessica Chambers told them “Eric” had attacked her.

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