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US joins global push against violent extremism online

May. 14, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two years after a white supremacist in New Zealand livestreamed the slaughter of 51 Muslim worshippers on Facebook, French President Emmanuel Macron says the internet continues to be be used by terrorists as a weapon to propagate hate. ...

'American Idol' contestant exits show amid video controversy

May. 13, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

A 16-year-old “American Idol” contestant has dropped out of the singing competition after a video circulated of him sitting next to someone wearing what appears to be a Ku Klux Klan hood. Caleb Kennedy, advanced into the Top 5, apologized for the video on Twitter and...

Probe: Vermont police endangered Black state legislator

May. 12, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A two-year investigation into a Vermont police department has found that officers failed to adequately investigate alleged threats against former state legislator Kiah Morris due to its racism and prejudice. In a 54-page report, the Vermont Human...

US: Man faces domestic terror probe tied to racist extremism

May. 10, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man with ties to the white supremacy movement is the subject of a domestic terrorism investigation, federal authorities wrote in court documents. The probe came to light in documents filed Friday in a separate case charging Brian...

Marker honoring Georgia lynching victim installed in Atlanta

May. 09, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Before Porter Flournoy Turner was lynched — stabbed in the chest and back by members of the Ku Klux Klan — he was a Black boy from tiny Greensboro, Georgia. He was a farm laborer from an early age but, by his mid-20s, had made the move 75 miles west...

Authorities: Alabama man arrested in ritual animal slaying

May. 08, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — An Alabama man is free on bond after his arrest for his alleged involvement in the killing of a farm animal during what authorities said was a “ritual sacrifice” during training in Georgia for a white supremacist group, authorities said. Brandon...

Maine man ousted from fringe white nationalist group

May. 07, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland man who is currently in custody on child pornography charges has been publicly expelled from the National Socialist Club, a white nationalist extremist group. Andrew Hazelton was named and expelled on social media this week and the...

French arrest 3 reported neo-Nazis suspected of attack plot

May. 07, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two men and a woman, alleged neo-Nazis, have been arrested in eastern France after investigators uncovered a plan to attack at least one Masonic lodge, French media reported Friday. The three were being handed over to France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor...

Prison guard says he has been target of anti-Muslim hate

May. 06, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

A fake report at the Cheshire Correctional Institution that mocks a Muslim prison guard will be internally investigated, the Connecticut’s Department of Correction said Thursday. Officer Shem Brijbilas filed a complaint after being shown the fake document by other...

Right-wing think tank ordered to pay man hurt at rally $2.4M

May. 05, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a right-wing think tank led by white nationalist Richard Spencer to pay $2.4 million to an Ohio man severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia. Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio,...