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Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, dies at 85

ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself...

Supreme Court likely to uphold Arizona voting restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona in a key case that could make it harder...

No charges after klan flag hangs next to Black family’s home

GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor declined to file charges Tuesday against a suburban Detroit man who displayed a Ku Klux Klan...

FBI chief calls Jan. 6 ‘domestic terrorism,’ defends intel

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray condemned the January riot at the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorism” Tuesday as he defended the bureau’s...

UK holiday firm had ‘undesirable guests’ list of Irish names

LONDON (AP) — A chain of holiday parks in Britain kept an “undesirable guests” list of Irish last names in an attempt to keep...

Critics: Cuomo apology ‘tone-deaf,’ ignores power imbalance

When Yuh-Line Niou first arrived in Albany to work as a legislative aide in 2013, lawmakers grabbed her buttocks, suggested she and her boss...

Victims of anti-Asian attacks reflect a year into pandemic

Nearly a year after they were almost stabbed to death inside a Midland, Texas, Sam's Club, Bawi Cung and his two sons all have...

US Soccer council member removed after controversial speech

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation’s Athlete Council removed one of its members Sunday, a day after incendiary comments he made at the...

Cuomo sorry for remarks aide ‘misinterpreted’ as harassment

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time Sunday that some of his behavior with women "may have...

Biden administration promises focus on environmental justice

When President Joe Biden made environmental protection a key element of his campaign, he promised to overhaul the federal office that investigates complaints from...

Supreme Court could put new limits on voting rights lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after carving the heart out of a landmark voting rights law, the Supreme Court is looking at putting new...

Phoenix police arrest 2 women after argument diverts flight

PHOENIX (AP) — An American Airlines flight was diverted and two women arrested in Phoenix after authorities say one of the women spit on...

Man gets nearly 20 years for Colorado synagogue bomb plot

DENVER (AP) — A man was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison on Friday for plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue last...

German radio station apologizes for comment on K-pop’s BTS

BERLIN (AP) — A Bavarian radio station apologized Friday for a host's comments comparing popular South Korean K-pop band BTS to the coronavirus, saying...

Calls grow for Cuomo harassment inquiry. But by whom?

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former aide's allegations that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo subjected her to an unwanted kiss during years of sexual...

Ex-Washington employees ask NFL to release report findings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty former Washington Football Team employees asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to release the final report of an independent...

US shifts state grant focus to extremism, cyberthreats

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and local governments will be required to spend a portion of nearly $1.9 billion in annual federal public safety grants...

‘Reply All’ podcast paused amid charges of toxic behavior

The popular “Reply All” podcast has been put on hiatus and is canceling two remaining episodes of a series that explored allegations of structural...

Group asks justices to ban use of race in college admissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group claiming Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants is asking the Supreme Court to ban the consideration of race in...

The Latest: Police say 800 pro-Trump rioters invaded Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional testimony about the Capitol insurrection (all times local): ...

Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police knew armed extremists were primed for violence at the iconic building on Jan. 6 and even provided officers with...

Former aide says Cuomo kissed her, suggested strip poker

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former member of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration who previously accused him of sexual harassment offered new details...

SPLC: At least 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — When rioters tore through the U.S. Capitol last month, some of them gripping Confederate battle flags, they didn’t encounter a...

US to seek seat on UN human rights body, after Trump pullout

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday the United States will vie for a seat at the U.N.'s human rights...

Takeaways from Congress’ first hearing on Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security officials testifying at Congress' first hearing on the deadly siege of the Capitol cast blame and pointed fingers on Tuesday...

Southern Baptists oust 2 churches over LGBTQ inclusion

The Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee voted Tuesday to oust four of its churches, two over policies deemed to be too inclusive of LGBTQ...

N. Macedonia upholds most convictions on fishermen slayings

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s criminal court on Tuesday reduced the sentences originally imposed on two people and acquitted one in a...

Mariners CEO Mather resigns after derogatory remarks surface

In one 45-minute conversation, Kevin Mather undermined the Seattle Mariners far beyond being the organization with the longest playoff drought in baseball. ...

Garland vows sharp focus on Capitol riot as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence with an initial focus on the...

UN human rights body opens session as Myanmar concerns loom

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has opened its first and highest-level meeting of 2021, amid growing concerns on issues including...

Gun provocation reveals tensions in Michigan tourist haven

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Some 90 minutes into a routine meeting of the Grand Traverse County board, its agenda packed with mundane topics...

Colleges to house new center that trains Black entrepreneurs

CHICAGO (AP) — A new center for training Black entrepreneurs will be opening in Atlanta as part of a collaboration announced Monday between Spelman...

Activist charged with felony stemming from Kenosha protests

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An activist who participated in protests following the August police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha was charged Friday with...

Air Force orders new review into racial, ethnic disparities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force inspector general will do a second investigation into racial and ethnic disparities across the force, service leaders said...

Our Native Daughters bring Black women’s voices to forefront

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Playing a banjo as a Black female artist is a form of activism for the four members of Our Native...

Italy: Holocaust survivor’s plug for vaccine sparks hatred

ROME (AP) — An Italian Holocaust survivor’s attempt to encourage other older adults to receive the anti-COVID-19 vaccine has triggered a wave of anti-Semitic...

Germany commemorates victims of racist shooting, 1 year on

BERLIN (AP) — Top officials, religious leaders and soccer stars are commemorating the victims of a racist attack in the German town of Hanau,...

Luke Combs apologizes for Confederate flag imagery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Luke Combs has apologized for appearing with Confederate flags, saying he is now aware of how painful that...

Indian journalist acquitted of defamation in #MeToo case

NEW DELHI (AP) — A New Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted a journalist of criminal defamation after she accused a former editor-turned-politician and junior...

Harassment cases revive worries of racism at Boston College

BOSTON (AP) — Students are demanding a stronger response from Boston College after two recent cases in which white students were accused of harassing...

Mets’ Rojas condemns behavior of fired hitting coordinator

Mets manager Luis Rojas condemned the behavior of former New York hitting performance coordinator Ryan Ellis on Wednesday but said he never witnessed his...

Biden backs studying reparations as Congress considers bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's White House is giving its support to studying reparations for Black Americans, boosting Democratic lawmakers who are renewing...

Historic Black colleges to get $650,000 to preserve campuses

CHICAGO (AP) — Several historically Black colleges and universities will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their campuses as part of a...

Dem’s lawsuit accuses Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Homeland Security chairman accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit Tuesday of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S....

Survey: Black Americans attend church and pray more often

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Americans attend church more regularly than Americans overall, and pray more often. Most attend churches that are predominantly Black,...

Australian PM apologizes to ex-staffer alleging rape at work

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday apologized to a former government staffer who alleged she was raped by a...

Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he’s to blame for the...

Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he’s to blame for the...

English soccer at breaking point over abuse on social media

Death threats. Racist abuse. Sexist slurs. And social media accounts allowed to stay active even after spreading bile. ...

‘The Bachelor’ host stepping away after racial controversy

Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor,” says he is stepping down from his TV role and is “ashamed” for his handling of a swirling...

Bulgaria: Nationalists honor pro-Nazi general with flowers

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Far-right nationalists gathered in Bulgaria's capital Saturday to honor a late World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and...

Jaguars split with accused racist strength coach Chris Doyle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars and embattled strength coach Chris Doyle parted ways Friday night, a few hours after a prominent diversity...

Birmingham jail logs with MLK signatures up for sale

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Arrested for leading a march against racial segregation in 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spent days in solitary...

Court rules against Apaches in bid to halt proposed mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a request from a group of Apaches to keep the U.S. Forest Service from transferring...

Jags’ Meyer defends hiring ex-Iowa coach accused of racism

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer defended the hiring of a former Iowa assistant accused of racism, saying Thursday he “vetted him thoroughly along with...

How a leading anti-Trump group ignored a crisis in its ranks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last June, the Lincoln Project was on a high. ...

Judge declines new arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Thursday refused prosecutors’ request to issue a new arrest warrant for an 18-year-old from Illinois accused of...

English soccer heads ask Zuckerberg, Dorsey to act on racism

The leaders of English soccer asked the heads of Facebook and Twitter on Thursday to show “basic human decency” by taking more robust action...

HUD reverses Trump policy, bans gender identity housing bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Housing and Urban Development will begin enforcing a ban on housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender...

KKK member sentenced for driving into crowd of protesters

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An acknowledged member of the Ku Klux Klan was sentenced Tuesday to three years and eight months in prison on...

Morgan Wallen tells fans not to defend his racist language

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Morgan Wallen asked fans not to downplay the racist language he was caught saying on camera and said...

Report: Racist Virginia laws are gone, but inequities linger

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia needs sweeping changes to its schools, housing laws, criminal justice system and other areas of policy to remedy the...

MLB opens harassment hotline after Porter, Callaway scandals

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has created a hotline for people not employed by the league or teams to report harassment or...

Navy commanders address 2 racist incidents on West Coast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. Navy commanders met with sailors on ships on the West Coast Monday and Tuesday, after two recent racist incidents...

Police ‘unlawful assembly’ powers come under fire in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As racial injustice protesters swarmed the streets of Portland, Oregon, day after day last year, a voice would come over...

Black farmers unconvinced by Vilsack’s ‘root out’ racism vow

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — President Joe Biden's nomination of Tom Vilsack to lead the Agriculture Department received a chilly reaction from many Black...

8 minority jail officers allegedly kept off Chauvin’s guard

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eight Minnesota jail guards filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging racial discrimination after they were barred from working on the floor where...

Album sales surge for Morgan Wallen after racist comment

NASHVILLLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fans of Morgan Wallen are buying up the country star's latest album after a video showed him shouting a racial...

Jewish frat at California school vandalized with swastikas

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Police are investigating after swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were spray-painted on a Jewish fraternity house at California...

As Trump prosecutor, delegate gets her say on impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stacey Plaskett couldn't cast a vote last month when the House impeached former President Donald Trump. But she can help prosecute...

India restores 4G mobile internet in Kashmir after 550 days

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India ended an 18-month-long ban on high speed internet services on mobile devices in disputed Kashmir, where opposition to New...

Spink’s name stripped from Hall of Fame award over racism

NEW YORK (AP) — The Baseball Writers’ Association of America has voted to remove the name of J.G. Taylor Spink, former publisher of The...

Goodell: Many lessons NFL learned in 2020 will carry forward

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The many lessons learned from 2020 will be needed as the NFL moves forward, Commissioner Roger Goodell noted Thursday in...

Longtime Merck CEO, minority advocate Ken Frazier to retire

Longtime Merck executive Ken Frazier, whose leadership helped bring the drugmaker one of the most lucrative medicines in history and who is one of...

The Latest: Goodell: NFL plans overseas games if it’s safe

The Latest on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference (all times EST): ...

Zuckerberg part of $100M ‘California Black Freedom Fund’

More than two dozen philanthropic organizations and corporations on Thursday launched the California Black Freedom Fund, a $100 million, five-year initiative that they say...

Pledge drive urges funding racially diverse climate efforts

DETROIT (AP) — Ashindi Maxton was distraught as she toured neighborhoods in Detroit’s 48217 ZIP code and met residents who live in one of...

All parties appeal verdict in German far-right killing case

BERLIN (AP) — The prosecutors, defendants and co-plaintiffs have said they will appeal against the verdicts issued over the 2019 killing of a politician...

Singer Morgan Wallen suspended from label after racial slur

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Morgan Wallen has been suspended indefinitely from his label and seen his music pulled by radio stations and...

Canada designates the Proud Boys as a terrorist entity

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government designated the Proud Boys group as a terrorist entity on Wednesday, noting they played a pivotal role in...

Wisconsin prosecutors seek Rittenhouse arrest, higher bond

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday for a new arrest warrant for an Illinois teen charged with shooting three people, killing...

Officials: no Super Bowl threat amid rise of white supremacy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There is no specific threat of an attack connected to the Super Bowl and related events despite concerns about the...

Justice Dept. drops Yale admissions discrimination lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — In another reversal of Trump-era policy, the Biden administration on Wednesday dropped its discrimination lawsuit against Yale University that alleged the...

Activists wary of broader law enforcement after Capitol riot

CHICAGO (AP) — As federal officials grapple with how to confront the national security threat from domestic extremists after the deadly siege of the...

‘We are facing extinction’: Black farmers in steep decline

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — After Gil Alexander's death left no active Black farmers in a historic Kansas community once home to hundreds, Alexander's...

Obama speechwriter’s memoir ‘Grace’ to come out in 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House speechwriter who helped President Barack Obama work on his response to the Charleston church massacre in June...

Google antes up $2.6M to settle pay, job discrimination case

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google will pay $2.6 million to more than 5,500 employees and past job applicants to resolve allegations that the...

Hate groups migrate online, making tracking more difficult

During one of the most politically divisive years in recent memory, the number of active hate groups in the U.S. actually declined as far-right...

O’Ree’s hockey stick reminds Trudeau of fight against racism

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he keeps a signed hockey stick from “living legend” Willie O’Ree as a constant...

A mix of hope and dismay as religious leaders assess Biden

Donald Trump's departure from the White House and the start of Joe Biden’s presidency have stirred new hopes among many religious leaders in the...

Trump loyalists in South Dakota turn on home state senator

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Longtime South Dakota Republican voter Jim Thompson is ready to leave the GOP, hoping that an exodus of Donald Trump...

Search is on for new leaders in journalism’s upper echelons

NEW YORK (AP) — The “help wanted” list for top management jobs in journalism is suddenly getting very long. ...

John Chaney, commanding Temple basketball coach, dies at 89

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Chaney’s raspy, booming voice drowned out the gym when he scolded Temple players over a turnover — at the top...

Activists: Next Columbus police chief must be an outsider

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The next police chief of Columbus must come from outside the agency and through a national search, community activists critical...

UW-Madison police chief bans ‘Thin Blue Line’ imagery

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison's police chief has banned officers from using “Thin Blue Line” imagery while on duty. ...

Role of race in US vaccine rollout gets put to the test

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The role that race should play in deciding who gets priority for the COVID-19 vaccine was put to the test...

Facebook panel overturns 4 content takedowns in first ruling

LONDON (AP) — Facebook’s quasi-independent oversight board issued its first rulings on Thursday, overturning four out of five decisions by the social network to...

California appeals court judge to be removed for misconduct

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California appeals court justice accused of sexually harassing staff and attorneys will be removed from office after the state...

San Francisco to strip Washington, Lincoln from school names

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The names of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and other prominent figures including California Sen. Dianne Feinstein will be removed from...

Racial profiling by French police challenged in class action

PARIS (AP) — Three leading rights organizations joined with grassroots groups Wednesday to launch France’s first class action suit targeting the country’s massive police...

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