• Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder pauses as he speaks at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Snyder apologized. President Barack Obama is in Flint, Mich., to talk about the ongoing water crisis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Michigan’s Snyder under siege over racial impact of strategy

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When Gov. Rick Snyder was elected in 2010, he bragged about being a “tough nerd” who’d use his business background to fix Michigan’s sagging economy and debt-wracked cities. He led Detroit through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. He cut corporate taxes. He was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.

  • In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 photo, Jennifer Pierre, of Pompano Beach, Fla., a student at Babson College, holds her prototype doll named Jaylen at the school, in Wellesley, Mass.  Pierre is launching a new line of dolls intended for boys of color. Pierre says her company is a celebration of brown boyhood, meant to offer boys of all races dolls that looks like them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    College student launches new line of dolls for boys of color

    WELLESLEY, Massachusetts (AP) — When Jennifer Pierre visits the toy store, she sees shelves of dolls that are mostly girls and mostly white. She wants to change that.

  • Protestors march seeking repeal of a Mississippi law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, transgender people and others. More than 300 people attended a March and rally Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo Jeff Amy)

    LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they’re not giving up their fight.

  • In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 file photo, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi gestures while standing beside a picture of police officer Jason Lai during a news conference in San Francisco. San Francisco’s police chief has ordered “effective immediately” that every sworn officer attend an anti-harassment class while he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages. Investigators found the text messages on the personal phones of during criminal probes of former officer Jason Lai and retired Lt. Curtis Liu. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    APNewsBreak: San Francisco chief releases racist texts

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s police chief has ordered effective immediately that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, even as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages.

  • Officials: Black students behind hanging stick figure, slur

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Officials at a Maryland university say black students are behind a drawing of a hanging stick figure with a racial slur found on a library whiteboard.