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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters about the coronavirus pandemic after a meeting with legislative leaders, Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly has issued an order to require people to wear masks in public and at their workplaces. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Newspaper owner: Sorry for equating mask rule to Holocaust

Jul. 5, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas county Republican Party chairman who owns a weekly newspaper apologized Sunday for a cartoon posted on the paper's Facebook page that equated the Democratic governor's coronavirus-inspired order for people to wear masks in public with the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis during...

Reward doubled to $10K in Wisconsin lighter fluid attack

Jun. 30, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A reward has been doubled to $10,000 for information leading to whoever set fire to a biracial Wisconsin woman who says she was attacked while she was driving. The additional $5,000 reward was announced Tuesday by the Center for Combating Antisemitism, a division of the international...

Hackers disrupt online college meeting with racist language

Jun. 25, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Hackers used racist language and anti-Semitic images to disrupt an online meeting of Wake Forest University employees, the school's president said. In a message posted to the school's website, Nathan Hatch said about 500 Wake Forest staff members were on a Zoom call on Wednesday...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 file photo, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Britain's Shadow Business secretary speaks on stage during the Labour Party Conference at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, England. The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer on Thursday June 25, 2020, fired lawmaker Rebecca Long-Bailey from a top party job for sharing an article on social media containing what Starmer called “an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.” Starmer says he has asked Rebecca Long-Bailey to stop down as party education spokeswoman. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)

UK Labour leader fires lawmaker over 'anti-Semitic' tweet

Jun. 25, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, on Thursday fired a lawmaker from a top party job for sharing an article on social media containing what Starmer called “an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.” Starmer said he had asked Rebecca Long-Bailey to...

German police raid banned far-right group in 4 states

Jun. 23, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police conducted raids Tuesday on sites linked to a far-right group after the country's top security official deemed it extremist Interior Minister Horst Seehofer banned the group Nordadler, which means ‘Northern Eagle,’ early Tuesday. His office said the police raids...

FILE - In this March 28, 2011, file photo, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Patrick A. McCarran of Nevada, left, stands near the entrance to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic members of Nevada's congressional delegation are renewing a proposal to remove a statute of a former Nevada Sen. McCarran from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, saying that he left a “legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Latest: Nevada officials seek removal of McCarran statue

Jun. 20, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Nevada officials renew proposal to remove statue of McCarran. — Sharpton takes on Trump for ‘lowlifes’ tweet. — Protesters in North Carolina pull down parts of Confederate monument. — Legend, Union among Black cultural leaders to sign letter to fight...

FILE - In this March 28, 2011, file photo, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Patrick A. McCarran of Nevada, left, stands near the entrance to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic members of Nevada's congressional delegation are renewing a proposal to remove a statute of a former Nevada Sen. McCarran from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, saying that he left a “legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Nevada delegation wants statue of late senator replaced

Jun. 20, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Democratic members of Nevada's congressional delegation are renewing a proposal to remove a statute of a former Nevada Sen. Patrick McCarran from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, saying that he left a “legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.” Sens....

In this Thursday Jan. 24, 2019 file photo visitors walk through the cemetery of the former Nazi concentration camp in Terezin, Czech Republic. The Jewish community in the Czech Republic says there was an increase in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the country last year. In a report Wednesday June 3, 2020. The Federation of the Jewish Communities said there were 347 anti-Semitic attacks in 2018, up by 221 from 2015 when the last equivalent report was published. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, file)

New report finds anti-Semitism on the rise in Czech Republic

Jun. 3, 2020 6:28 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the Czech Republic doubled last year, the Jewish community said Wednesday. In its annual report, the Federation of the Jewish Communities said there were 694 anti-Semitic attacks in 2019 compared with 347 in the previous year. A majority of the attacks...

Democratic congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez, in the blue mask, cheers on supporters at a polling station on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Behind her are her three sons, from left, Dario, Abelino and Alisandro. The sign she holds,

Fernandez defeats Valerie Plame in New Mexico House primary

Jun. 3, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez defeated former CIA operative Valerie Plame to win the Democratic nomination in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District in Tuesday’s primary. Leger Fernandez overcame six competitors including Plame to win her party’s nomination to...

Federal police officers carry a box with secured documents during raids in Leipzig, Germany, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Police in Germany have raided dozens of homes linked to anti-government groups suspected of manufacturing fake documents. (Peter Endig/dpa via AP)

Anti-Semitic crime rises in Germany, most from far right

May. 27, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Anti-Semitic crimes in Germany last year reached their highest level since the country started keeping statistics, amid an overall strong increase in right-extremist criminality that is a cause for “great concern,” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Wednesday. Overall,...