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'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 01:08 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Power-and-blood fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" ruled the Emmy nominations Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and celebrity, "The People v. O.J. Simpson," was close behind with 22 nods.

"Game of Thrones" gets the chance to win its second top Emmy, while "Veep," last year's top comedy winner, also will get another shot at holding office.


DIVIDED AMERICA: Bridging the gap between police, policed

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — On an unusually cool night for summer, Mike Perry and his crew thread the sidewalks running through Staten Island's Stapleton Houses, tracked by police cameras bolted to the apartment blocks and positioned atop poles.

Perry's group, five black men and one Latino, all acknowledge past crimes or prison time. Perry, himself, used to deal drugs around another low-income housing complex, two miles away. Now, though, their Cure Violence team works to defuse arguments that can lead to shootings. Their goals are not so different from those of the police.


DIVIDED AMERICA: Bridging the gap between police, policed

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — On an unusually cool night for summer, Mike Perry and his crew thread the sidewalks running through Staten Island's Stapleton Houses, tracked by police cameras bolted to the apartment blocks and positioned atop poles.

"The better the weather, the more people will be out," Perry says. "Activity — not all good, neither."


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