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Prosecutors seek prison terms for Virginia rally attackers

Jul. 17, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

Hatred for Jews, blacks and feminists motivated three members of a white supremacist group to attack counterprotesters at a rally for far-right extremists in Virginia, federal prosecutors argue in seeking stricter sentences for the men this week. Justice Department prosecutors recommend prison sentences ranging...

Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

Jul. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years Monday for deliberately driving his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a rally in Virginia, killing one woman and injuring dozens. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, remained stoic as Circuit Court...

The Latest: Charlottesville victims describe pain of attack

Jul. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the state sentencing of a man convicted on federal hate crime charges related to a white nationalist rally (all times local): 4 p.m. A woman who was seriously hurt in a car attack on anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia called the man...

Trial delayed for white man accused of killing black student

Jul. 11, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A judge has granted a delay in the trial of a white man charged with murder and a hate crime in a black student's fatal stabbing. The Washington Post reports a Prince George's County Circuit Court judge granted the delay Thursday, 11 days before the trial of 24-year-old Sean...

NYC police probe defaced Rapinoe posters

Jul. 10, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they are investigating after posters featuring U.S women's soccer team player Megan Rapinoe (ruh-PEE'-noh) were defaced with derogatory slurs. Police said Wednesday the vandalism, which was discovered inside the Bryant Park subway station in midtown Manhattan on...

Oklahoma men charged with hate crime in beating of black man

Jul. 10, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Two white men have been charged with a hate crime in the beating of a black man outside of a central Oklahoma music venue last month. Court records show Brandon Wayne Killian, 28, and Devan Nathaniel Johnson, 24, were charged Friday with aggravated assault and battery, conspiracy and...

Outrage over killing of black teen over rap music complaint

Jul. 10, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of people including a presidential candidate spoke out on Twitter this week after a 17-year-old black youth was killed at suburban convenience store, allegedly by a white man charged Tuesday with first-degree murder who has said he felt threatened by the boy's rap music. Family...

Wi-Fi helped ID teens who drew racist, anti-Semitic graffiti

Jul. 10, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

GLENELG, Md. (AP) — Four Maryland teenagers sneaked onto their school's property the night before graduation last year and covered it in racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti. The Washington Post described how they got caught in a Tuesday story . It says they covered their faces during the hate...

The Latest: 1st-degree murder charge in black teen's killing

Jul. 9, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on outrage over the killing of a black teen by a white man over the youth's rap music (all times local): 5 p.m. County prosecutors in Phoenix say they have filed a direct complaint charging a white man who says he felt threatened by a black youth's rap music with first-degree...

Defense seeks trial delay in fatal stabbing on campus

Jul. 9, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Defense attorneys are asking for more time to prepare for a trial of a white man charged with murder and a hate crime in a black student's fatal stabbing on the University of Maryland's campus. Prince George's County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Hill Jr. hasn't ruled on the defense...