COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After weeks of racial turmoil forced the departure of the University of Missouri system's president and the Columbia campus' chancellor, the university has assured parents and students via email that administrators "are working toward real, enduring change" benefiting minority students.
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — Two law-enforcement officers jailed on murder charges for a 6-year-old autistic boy's fatal shooting in central Louisiana have been targets of previous complaints that they used excessive force or neglected their duties.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint easily adopted multiple musical roles during a legendary career that took him from the Crescent City to the world stage, writing or producing hits such as "Southern Nights," and "Ruler of My Heart," or performing at his beloved piano, often stylishly dressed in colorful suits.