• FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2005, file photo, U.S. Circuit Judge Damon Keith, right, and television host and producer Oprah Winfrey, left, listen to speeches during a memorial service for civil rights activist Rosa Parks at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington. U.S. Circuit Judge Damon Keith and other black judges have emotionally recalled the civil rights era in opinions they've filed in Ohio's longest-running voting rights lawsuit. (AP Photo/Ron Thomas, File)

    Black judges in voting dispute recall civil rights fight

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In Ohio’s decade-old voting lawsuit, federal appeals Judge Damon Keith said he was “deeply saddened and distraught” with a majority opinion last month and filled 11 pages with photographs of those slain in the fight for civil rights.

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  • CORRECTS POOL SOURCE TO THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER - Ray Tensing enters Judge Megan Shanahan's courtroom for his pre-trial hearing on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Cincinnati. The former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with killing Sam DuBose, an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.   (Amanda Rossmann /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

    Cincinnati braces for racially charged police shooting trial

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Under tight courthouse security and close monitoring by local officials concerned about keeping the peace, jury selection begins Tuesday for the murder trial of a white university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.

  • In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Charles Barkley joins the crowd before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Barkley calls it friendly fire, the criticism a rich black gets for talking about race from fellow blacks who believe he can't understand their struggles. But the basketball Hall of Famer and TNT analyst says he can handle it, and hopes he can create conversation that makes a difference beyond the things he's already doing when his show "The Race Card" debuts in 2017.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    Charles Barkley has something to say about race in America

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Barkley calls it friendly fire.

  • Alfred de Zayas, U.N. independent expert on international order, hold a news conference calling for the abolition of tax havens, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert urged the next U.N. secretary-general on Friday to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and “kleptocrats” pay their fair share of taxes.

  • Ben Emmerson, U.N. special investigator on counter-terrorism and human rights, holds a news conference on migration policies, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at U.N. headquarters. Emmerson accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday of peddling "lies and xenophobia" by claiming a link between Syrian refugees and Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    UN investigator: Trump is peddling ‘lies’ on Syria-IS link

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special investigator on counterterrorism and human rights accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday of peddling “lies and xenophobia” by claiming a link between Syrian refugees and Islamic State extremists.

  • Commission rejects move of Confederate statue from park

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Historical Commission is blocking a plan by Memphis city leaders to move a statue honoring a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader out of the downtown area.

  • Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko speaks at the European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Lukashenko says his country is ready to host the 2019 European Games. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Belarusian capital Mink selected to host 2019 European Games

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The capital of Belarus was chosen Friday to host the 2019 European Games, despite criticism of the country’s human rights record and concerns over the cost of the event.

  • Houssam-Eddin Ala, ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of Syria to Geneva speaks during the Human Rights Council that holds its 25th special session on the human rights situation in Aleppo at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

    Syrian government opens new Aleppo corridor for evacuations

    BEIRUT (AP) — A cease-fire to allow wounded civilians and rebels to leave besieged parts of Aleppo has been extended into the weekend by Russia, but hoped-for medical evacuations didn’t materialize by Friday evening because of a lack of security guarantees, officials and residents said.

  • Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT-rights order

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor’s order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language.

  • Belle Isle opening accessible, nature-themed playground

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s Belle Isle Park is unveiling a playground that offers a nature theme and wide accessibility.