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Voting rights advocates sue Texas again over GOP-drawn maps

Oct. 27, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Voting rights advocates are suing Texas again, this time with support from a former U.S. attorney general, over the state's newly redrawn congressional district maps that favor the GOP, claiming the maps dilute the vote of communities of color after growth in America's...

Warsaw court bans far-right march, nationalists plan appeal

Oct. 27, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court on Wednesday upheld the Warsaw mayor's ban on an annual march organized by nationalists on Poland's Independence Day, but organizers pledged to appeal the ruling and insisted the march would go ahead as planned. The Nov. 11 march has...

Civil rights pioneer seeks expungement of '55 arrest record

Oct. 26, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Months before Rosa Parks became the mother of the modern civil rights movement by refusing to move to the back of a segregated Alabama bus, Black teenager Claudette Colvin did the same. Convicted of assaulting a police officer while being arrested, she was placed on...

Outtakes: Grammys CEO on R. Kelly, Wallen, cancel culture

Oct. 26, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. spoke to The Associated Press about efforts to make the Grammy's more inclusive. He also talked about other happenings in the music industry and cancel culture. Mason addressed the rumors about R. Kelly’s...

2 on trial for stabbing of elderly French Holocaust survivor

Oct. 26, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two men went on trial in Paris on Tuesday accused of killing an 85-year-old French Holocaust survivor, who was stabbed to death in her Paris apartment in what prosecutors call an antisemitic attack. Mireille Knoll’s brutal death in 2018 shocked France and...

De Kock protest after South Africa team ordered to take knee

Oct. 26, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Quinton de Kock refused to play in a T20 World Cup game against the West Indies on Tuesday in protest after Cricket South Africa ordered its players to take a knee before matches in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. CSA issued a...

In Louisiana, a father, a son and a culture of police abuse

Oct. 26, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper. But within weeks of arriving at the...

In Louisiana, a father, a son and a culture of police abuse

Oct. 26, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper. But within weeks of arriving at the...

Treasury Department names first counselor for racial equity

Oct. 25, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Treasury Department has hired a former JPMorgan Chase executive to head a new government program aimed at combatting racial inequality issues in banking and other financial-services industries. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Monday that Janis...

Judge to sentence neo-Nazi group members under terrorism law

Oct. 25, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members intended to engage in terrorist activity before FBI agents arrested them ahead of a pro-gun rally in Virginia, a federal judge concluded Monday. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang’s decision to apply a “terrorism...