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Trial delayed in alleged threats to anti-LGBT delegate case

Aug. 21, 2019 4:39 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a Virginia man accused of threatening a West Virginia delegate who equated the LGBTQ community to the Ku Klux Klan. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Monday bench trial for Jonathan George Benfer was delayed over several oversights. The absent...

City sues to remove Confederate monument, citing free speech

Aug. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The city of Norfolk, Virginia, is claiming in a lawsuit that its free speech rights are being violated because a state law won't let it remove an 80-foot (24-meter) Confederate monument from its downtown. Norfolk's lawsuit employs a relatively novel and untested legal strategy in the...

Man, 20, pleads not guilty in Jewish center video threat

Aug. 19, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

STRUTHERS, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to threatening a Jewish community center in a video that authorities say showed him shooting a semi-automatic rifle. A judge near Youngstown set bond at $250,000 for James Reardon, ordered a mental health evaluation and told him to stay...

2 Proud Boys convicted in 2018 clash with protesters

Aug. 19, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two members of the far-right Proud Boys were found guilty of charges including attempted gang assault for their part in a melee that followed a speech at New York's Metropolitan Republican Club. A jury convicted Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman on Monday in connection with the October 2018...

Woman charged with aiding white supremacist's jail escape

Aug. 19, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman has been charged with helping the leader of a white supremacist gang and another inmate escape from jail last month. A federal grand jury indicted 27-year-old Kennan Gililland on Aug. 8 on charges alleging that she helped Wesley Gullett and Christopher Sanderson...

Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland

Aug. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With both the left and the right declaring victory following a long-hyped rally that had Portland, Oregon, on edge it seems the liberal city will continue to be a flashpoint in an increasingly divided country. City officials were mostly relieved that a downtown gathering Saturday of...

The Latest: 'Long and arduous' protests in Portland, Oregon

Aug. 17, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a right-wing rally and counter protests in Portland, Oregon (all times local): 6:58 p.m. More than a dozen people were arrested for things like disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a weapon in Portland, Oregon, during what the police chief described as a "long and...

At least 13 people arrested at Portland, Oregon, protest

Aug. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon. Authorities closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart....

AP Explains: A look at rallies, recent tension in Portland

Aug. 17, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The liberal city of Portland, Oregon, is again expected to be a flashpoint because of a right-wing rally planned Saturday. The out-of-town groups will likely be met by anti-fascist protesters, and the police will be out in force. The city has seen violent protests before. Here is a...

Arrests precede major demonstrations in Portland, Oregon

Aug. 16, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested the leader of a right-wing group on the eve of a rally that's expected to draw people from around the U.S. to Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, prompting Patriot Prayer's Joey Gibson to urge his followers to "show up one hundred-fold" in response. Self-described...