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‘Honor the ancestors’: Harris appeals directly to Black men

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris made a direct appeal to Black men Friday, defending her record as a prosecutor, blasting...

400 years on, Mayflower’s legacy includes pride, prejudice

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America’s shores, some descendants of the colonists are wrestling...

Voters could remove racist phrases from Alabama Constitution

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters once again have the chance to remove the racist language of Jim Crow from the state's constitution, which...

Hitler speeches sell at Munich auction despite objections

BERLIN (AP) — Handwritten speech notes by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler sold at auction in Munich on Friday despite concerns from Jewish groups they...

The Latest: Trump says he will vote in person

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Facebook, Twitter CEOs ordered to testify by GOP senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP push against Facebook and Twitter accelerated Thursday after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the social media companies with...

UK expert: Racism not to blame for minorities’ COVID risk

LONDON (AP) — A scientist newly appointed as an advisor to the British government has expressed skepticism about focusing on the role of structural...

Viewers’ Guide: After chaotic debate, Trump, Biden try again

After meeting last month in perhaps the most chaotic debate in modern history, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will take...

San Francisco officials let people sue over racist 911 calls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about their...

Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by...

AP finds most arrested in protests aren’t leftist radicals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But...

DOJ announces center to help cops, offers aid to Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that...

Marines remove general investigated over alleged racial slur

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marine Corps has removed a two-star general from command of Marine forces in Europe and Africa based on an investigation...

Jewish group condemns auction of Hitler speeches in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent European Jewish organization slammed a Munich auction house's decision to sell several of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's handwritten speech...

Glenn Close to receive honorary AARP Purpose Prize award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glenn Close will receive an honorary AARP award for her work with a charity that brings awareness to mental illness. ...

Kyle Larson reinstated to compete in NASCAR in 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing...

Guinea’s opposition leader claims election victory

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo declared himself the winner of the West African country's presidential election Monday before the...

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism...

Most US clergy avoid hellfire threats over abortion politics

James Altman is a Roman Catholic priest in Wisconsin, little known outside his parish until a few weeks ago. Robert Jeffress is the high-profile...

California’s Issa, once Obama’s foil, wants back in Congress

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Darrell Issa, once the richest member of Congress, retired in 2018 before Democrats flipped his district along with six...

Guinea votes to see if president can extend decade in power

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinean President Alpha Conde sought extend his decade in power in Sunday's election held after the country's constitution was changed...

21 members of white supremacist orgs charged for guns, drugs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Twenty-one members and associates of white supremacy organizations in Utah are facing charges over gun and drug distribution. ...

Black immigrants find camaraderie, divide amid protests

Inspired by the global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Nigerian American blogger Nifesimi Akingbe donned a black shirt that read “I am...

Life on the line: Early voters wait ‘as long as it takes’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Americans are accustomed to standing in line. They queue up for airport security, the latest iPhone, COVID tests, concerts or...

The Latest: Trump tries to explain lower fundraising numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Man who attacked Virginia protesters avoids federal prison

A California man who pleaded guilty to attacking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally and at a torch-lit march through the through the...

Racial tensions rise in South Africa over farm killing

SENEKAL, South Africa (AP) — ...

DEA recruits cite ‘monkey noises’ among claims of racism

At the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Training Academy in Virginia last year, an instructor on the firing range called out a name that was shared...

Trump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off, in a way, Thursday night in dueling televised town halls that showcased...

The Latest: Trump raises $247.8M in Sept., far behind Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Some European officials use virus as a cover to target Roma

BURGAS, Bulgaria (AP) — In Bulgaria, Roma communities were sprayed with disinfectant from crop dusters this spring as coronavirus cases surged in the country....

Time’s Up study: Many who report harassment face retaliation

Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of...

Ex-white supremacist will plead guilty to lying about past

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Southern California member of two white supremacist groups agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to lying about his past...

Malcolm Jenkins says therapy helps him cope with stress

Malcolm Jenkins is passionate about many subjects, including mental health awareness. Going to weekly therapy helps him cope with stress and he wants young...

History, mistrust spurring Black early voters in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — They came by the thousands to vote early, descendants of slaves, children of the civil rights era and other Georgians...

‘Driving While Black’ shows history of US Black motorists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new film examines the history of African Americans driving on the road from the Great Depression to the height...

Greek Extreme-right party leadership sentenced to 13 years

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court sentenced the leadership of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party to 13 years in prison Wednesday, imposing the...

Effort to bar LGBTQ discrimination moves ahead in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot drive has turned in more than 483,000 signatures for an initiative to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in...

Sculptor will be 1st Black woman to represent US at Biennale

Simone Leigh is renowned for creating artworks that transcend race and gender to celebrate Black women and give them a voice. Now she's sculpting...

Racial justice movement a factor for 5 state ballot measures

The Black Lives Matter movement isn’t named in any of the 120 statewide ballot measures up for a vote on Nov. 3. But this...

The Latest: Day 2 of Barrett confirmation hearings wraps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local): ...

Trump intensifies focus on Harris in final weeks of campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Grasping for a comeback, President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are intensifying their focus not on Democratic nominee Joe...

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice...

Facebook bans Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about...

The NBA offseason begins, with 1 major question: Now what?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The season’s first big development came with the Los Angeles Lakers on a long road trip, in a...

Slovakia’s far-right leader sentenced to 4 years in prison

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The leader of a far-right party with seats in the Slovak parliament was convicted of illegal use of neo-Nazi symbols...

Black churches mobilizing voters despite virus challenges

NEW YORK (AP) — For the Rev. Jimmy Gates Sr., the 2008 presidential election year was one to remember — and not just because...

Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music...

Conservative PAC draws charges of racism in Missouri

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A conservative political action committee in Missouri is facing accusations of racism after posting a website that uses images of...

Leftist, hard-liner in Turkish Cypriot leadership runoff

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A leftist incumbent will take on a hard-line challenger in a runoff to decide who will lead Turkish Cypriots in...

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has written roughly 100 opinions in more than three years on...

Whitmer plot could affect fight for battleground Michigan

Gretchen Whitmer knew she’d have the spotlight Thursday. And she decided not to waste it. ...

Michigan governor: `Domestic terrorists’ targeted her

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that governors from both major political parties have reached out to share stories of...

Trump administration targets diversity hiring by contractors

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald...

2 former eBay employees plead guilty in harassment scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Two former eBay Inc. employees pleaded guilty Thursday to their roles in a campaign to terrorize a publisher and editor of...

Michigan governor says Trump’s words inspire extremists

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hours after police foiled an alleged plot to kidnap her, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer argued in a speech Thursday that...

Feds sue Yale, allege discrimination against applicants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Yale University on Thursday, weeks after prosecutors found the university was illegally discriminating against Asian American and...

Slain Black man’s family vows legal fight against police

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for the family of a Black teen killed by a suburban Milwaukee police officer vowed Thursday to keep...

13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges in an...

For 3rd time, groups seek end to Trump order on House seats

For the third time in two months, civil rights groups and state and local governments on Thursday asked judges to strike down a directive...

JPMorgan puts $30B toward fixing banking’s ‘systemic racism’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — JPMorgan Chase said Thursday it will extend billions in loans to Black and Latino homebuyers and small business owners in...

Law enforcement preps for potential election-related unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal and state law enforcement officials have begun expanded preparations for the possibility of widespread unrest at the polls on Election...

‘Speak up!’ — ‘Sesame Street’ tackles racism in TV special

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Now in the wake of the national reckoning on race, it's going further...

Greek court adjourns sentencing in Golden Dawn case

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Thursday adjourned the sentencing procedure for 18 former lawmakers of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party...

Fly on Pence’s head generates buzz in VP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vice presidential debate featured plexiglass barriers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. They were no match for the night’s...

Greek court rules that Golden Dawn party is a criminal group

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court ruled Wednesday that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization, delivering landmark guilty...

EU presents plan to improve plight of its Roma minority

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's treatment of its Roma people has been “inexcusable" over the past decade, a top European Union official said Wednesday as...

Viewer’s Guide: Virus response on stage with Pence, Harris

Mike Pence and Kamala Harris do not have a tough act to follow. ...

The Latest: Harris team assured by VP debate safety measures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): ...

Government probes Microsoft’s effort to boost diversity

Microsoft says the U.S. Labor Department is scrutinizing its efforts to boost Black employment and leadership at the tech company. ...

Review: Few far-right cases in German security agencies

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Tuesday said a review has produced no evidence of structural far-right extremism in the country's security...

Greece: Extreme right group faces verdict at criminal trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police officials said Tuesday they are planning to deploy about 2,000 officers around Athens as the leadership of the...

Ump who sued MLB to call Dodgers-Padres NL Division Series

NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Hernández, who has sued Major League Baseball alleging racial discrimination, will umpire the NL Division Series between the Los...

Cities declare racism a health crisis, but some doubt impact

CHICAGO (AP) — Christy DeGallerie noticed a startling trend in her online group for coronavirus survivors: White patients got medications she’d never heard of,...

One month out, battered Trump campaign faces big challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s long-hidden tax returns leaked out. His first debate performance ignited a firestorm over white supremacy. He was hospitalized...

One month out, battered Trump campaign faces big challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s long-hidden tax returns leaked out. His first debate performance ignited a firestorm over white supremacy. He was hospitalized...

Man assaulted, wounded outside synagogue in German city

BERLIN (AP) — A man was assaulted and wounded outside a synagogue in Hamburg on Sunday, police said. The suspected perpetrator was arrested, and...

Black singer of regional Mexican music sparks buzz, emotion

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Before clicking the Instagram video, the sight intrigued most. Sarah Palafox, a Black woman, held an iPhone while standing...

Landis’ name pulled off baseball MVP plaques after 75 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The name of the former baseball commissioner who never had a Black player in the majors during his long reign...

Bob Gibson, fierce Hall of Fame ace for Cards, dies at 84

Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, the dominating St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who won a record seven consecutive World Series starts and set a modern...

TV’s ‘Warrior’ latest proof that Bruce Lee still holds sway

Even nearly 50 years after his death, Bruce Lee can still make ripples. ...

Grand jury audio details raid that killed Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police said they knocked and announced themselves for a minute or more before bursting into Breonna Taylor’s apartment, but her...

LA Kings fire mascot employee accused of harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have fired the employee who dresses as the hockey team's mascot after an investigation into a...

IG reports 63% jump in sexual harassment cases at State Dept

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s internal watchdog says there was a 63% surge in sexual harassment complaints at the agency between 2014 and...

US panel tackles race, poverty in virus vaccine priorities

A U.S. advisory panel made recommendations Friday for who should be first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts...

Steve McQueen unveils an anthology of racism and resistance

NEW YORK (AP) — In a movie year mostly lacking big, ambitious releases, Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” anthology is an unqualified main event. While...

German foreign minister condemns Berlin synagogue vandalism

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Friday condemned the apparent neo-Nazi defacement of a religious symbol outside a synagogue in Berlin. ...

Trump debate comment pushing Black Americans, others to vote

DETROIT (AP) — When President Donald Trump refused to outright condemn white nationalists in this week's presidential debate and urged his supporters to monitor...

Senate panel moves to compel 3 social media CEOs to testify

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel voted Thursday to compel testimony from the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter as lawmakers opened a new...

Donovan’s Loyal forfeits after 2nd slur in as many weeks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Loyal and Phoenix Rising players planned to pause their soccer match in the 71st minute and hold...

Californians to vote on racial, gender preference programs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California with vastly different political preferences and demographics is voting on whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring,...

Prince Harry speaks about race, marks UK Black History Month

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has spoken about his “awakening” to race issues as he and his wife, Meghan, launched an anti-racism campaign to...

‘Boys in the Band’ movie keeps hurtful language of original

NEW YORK (AP) — Revisiting Mart Crowley’s seminal 1968 play, “The Boys in the Band,” in a new movie adaptation on Netflix privies viewers...

Trump Proud Boys remark echoes Charlottesville

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to walk back his refusal to outright condemn a far right fascist group during his...

Biden, Trump snipe from road and rails after debate chaos

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden kept up their debate-stage sniping from the road and the rails, fighting for working-class...

‘I was sad. It was sad’: Voters bemoan nasty debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated. Americans cringed. ...

Ban on chokeholds among California criminal justice reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the slayings of George Floyd and other Black people in police custody across the country, California Gov. Gavin...

Biden, Trump snipe from road and rails after debate chaos

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden kept up their debate-stage sniping from the road and the rails on Wednesday, fighting...

Portland asks US to rescind deputization of city police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland has asked U.S. officials to end the federal deputation of dozens of police officers in Oregon's...

Trump to far-right extremists: ‘Stand back and stand by’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn’t condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely...

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