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Developer finds human remains near Nashville Civil War fort

Aug. 13, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A developer has unearthed human remains that could be two centuries old while digging to lay the foundation of a new Nashville project not far from a Civil War fort and a cemetery dating back to 1822. For Nashville, the discovery marks the latest...

Newton man turns former store, juke joint into time capsule

Aug. 13, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — It’s hard to believe now that the rundown, one-story building near the intersection of Rhoney School Road and Tipps Road, about a mile from N.C. Highway 10 was once “the happening spot on the weekends.” But that’s exactly how Roger Shuford remembers the...

Homebase for Louisiana city's civil rights activity honored

Aug. 12, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — The home that served as the base of operations for the Bogalusa Civil Rights Movement is now recognized with a marker along the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism on Thursday dedicated the seventh marker...

Appeals court puts Georgia PSC elections back on ballot

Aug. 12, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ordered that statewide elections for two Georgia public service commissioners be put back on the November ballot, only a week after a federal judge postponed the elections after finding that electing the five commissioners statewide illegally...

Two years on, foundations stand by issuing bonds in pandemic

Aug. 12, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Ford Foundation took the unprecedented step in June 2020 of issuing $1 billion in debt to help stabilize other nonprofits, it delighted investors and inspired several other large foundations to follow suit. Two years later, the foundations all stand by...

Black firefighter says captain took group to racist party

Aug. 11, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A legal filing by a Black firefighter in western New York alleges he was pressured by a superior into going to a party that contained racist imagery. In a notice of claim filed Thursday, Jerrod Jones said the party occurred last month at a private home in a...

ReAwaken Tour host says he feels harassed by NY prosecutor

Aug. 11, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A Christian pastor in western New York said he felt intimidated and harassed after the state's attorney general, a Democrat, sent a letter saying she believed a planned far-right political event at his church this week could lead to racial violence. In the...

Book has insight, no clear answer on Northam yearbook photo

Aug. 11, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia author's investigative effort to uncover the origins of a racist photo on Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page has ended inconclusively, according to the author, who has written a book that offers new details about the 2019 scandal and the former...

'Self-professed' white supremacist gets jail for Jan. 6 riot

Aug. 10, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

A Maryland man described by the FBI as a “self-professed” white supremacist was sentenced on Wednesday to four months of incarceration for storming the U.S. Capitol while wearing a court-mandated device that tracked his movements, court records show. U.S. District Judge Timothy...

One of 8 students who integrated Memphis State dies at 81

Aug. 10, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Prater, one of the first Black students to enroll at then-Memphis State University in 1959, has died. He was 81. “Prater’s impact on our institution and community is immeasurable, and we will forever celebrate his remarkable courage and legacy,”...