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Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.

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Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.

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Complaint targets district over coach’s comments

MATTAWAN, Mich. (AP) — The father of a western Michigan high school quarterback has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the football coach.

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World basketball body eases headgear ban

MIES, Switzerland (AP) — Basketball’s governing body has relaxed rules banning players wearing headgear after criticism it discriminated on religious grounds.

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Vikings reinstate special teams coach Priefer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer is rejoining the Minnesota Vikings staff as soon as possible.

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