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In reversal, Ball State removes name of Papa John's founder

Aug. 16, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Ball State University's trustees have voted to remove the name of alumnus and Papa John's founder John Schnatter from a business institute because of his use of a racial slur. The board voted 8-1 Thursday to remove the name from the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise and...

3 Eagles stay off field for anthem before Super Bowl rematch

Aug. 16, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins and De'Vante Bausby remained in the tunnel during the national anthem before the Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots, a week after raising their fists in protest in the exhibition opener. Defensive lineman Michael...

Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

Aug. 16, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality. "She not only provided the soundtrack for...

AP Interview: Los Angeles mayor: Trump doing 'racist things'

Aug. 16, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises. In an interview with The Associated Press, the...

Indiana man arrested in synagogue anti-Semitic vandalism

Aug. 16, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 20-year-old man faces a federal charge alleging he and a co-conspirator spray-painted anti-Semitic graffiti and lit fires outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue, authorities announced Thursday. Nolan Brewer of Cloverdale, about 30 miles west of Indianapolis, is charged with...

Georgia man pleads guilty in cold-case racial slaying

Aug. 16, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — More than three decades after a black man died in a racially motivated killing in Georgia, two white men have been held accountable. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Bill Moore Sr. pleaded guilty to his involvement in the 1983 slaying of 23-year-old Timothy Coggins. Moore...

The Latest: Indiana man, 20, arrested in synagogue vandalism

Aug. 16, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on arrests in the vandalism of a suburban Indianapolis synagogue (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the spray-painting of anti-Semitic graffiti at a suburban Indianapolis synagogue. Prosecutors announced Thursday that Nolan...

New Amnesty leader slams Trump for breaking up families

Aug. 16, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The new leader of Amnesty International says many world leaders, especially President Donald Trump, are rolling back gains made in respecting human rights, with the Trump administration's separation of families at U.S. borders "one of the worst atrocities" seen in a long time. "The...

Grime star Stormzy launches scholarship for black students

Aug. 16, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London rapper Stormzy is setting up a scholarship to help black students attend Britain's prestigious Cambridge University. The grime artist says the Stormzy Scholarship will pay the 9,250 pound ($11,750) a year tuition fees, plus a maintenance grant, for two undergraduates at the...

Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

Aug. 16, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As temperatures topped 110 degrees last week outside a Latin American grocery store in Las Vegas, 19-year-old Diara Hernandez bounded up to customers, greeting them with a smile and a clipboard to ask in Spanish if they're registered to vote — or can vote. Hernandez, a College of...