ROME (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are wrapping up a whirlwind vacation in his ancestral homeland of Italy, complete with cheering crowds, paparazzi and, yes, even proof Italians do eat pizza with a knife and fork.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.
By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - The family of a man who died after being put in a choke hold by a New York City police officer remembered him on Saturday as being peaceful but constantly harassed by law enforcement. Eric Garner, 43, died on July 17 after being tackled by police, who said he was resisting arrest for selling untaxed cigarettes in front of a beauty parlor on Staten Island. "My husband was not a violent man," his widow, Esaw Garner, said at a meeting held by Rev. Al Sharpton's civil rights group, the National Action Network. The widow wore a shirt emblazoned with the silhouette of her husband and the words, "This Stops Today," mirroring what Eric Garner said to police before they tackled him to the ground.