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Portland police texts with far-right group spark probe

Feb. 15, 2019 6:13 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland, often in the spotlight for its liberal leanings, has been roiled by the revelation that a police lieutenant in charge of containing protests texted repeatedly with the leader of a far-right group involved in those demonstrations. The mayor asked the police chief...

White woman threatens black deputy with KKK during arrest

Feb. 15, 2019 10:28 AM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A white woman stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in Florida told a black deputy she would have the Ku Klux Klan burn crosses on his yard. Now 53-year-old Julie Edwards faces additional charges of resisting and threatening an officer. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says the...

White supremacist sentenced for killing black man with sword

Feb. 13, 2019 2:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A white supremacist who killed a black man with a sword wanted to ignite a worldwide race war, a prosecutor told a judge who sentenced the man Wednesday to life in prison without parole. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance read excerpts from James Jackson's hate-filled manifesto as he...

Arkansas white supremacist gang accused of brutal tactics

Feb. 12, 2019 7:10 PM EST

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Federal prosecutors revealed Tuesday what they said were the violent attempts of a white supremacist gang in Arkansas to silence witnesses to the group's meth-trafficking, including permanently disfiguring one person's face with a hot knife. U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland said a new...

Blackface scandal prompts others to confront their memories

Feb. 12, 2019 2:43 PM EST

Mark Acosta remembers so many of the details. He was in fourth grade in a predominantly Hispanic mining town in Arizona and his teachers painted his face black for a play where he portrayed comedian Flip Wilson and his character Geraldine. Acosta, now 57, thought nothing of it at the time. But several years later...

The Latest: Fairfax accuser's lawyer urges public hearing

Feb. 12, 2019 2:26 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia's Democratic leaders (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The lawyer representing one of the women who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault is urging state lawmakers not to delay a public hearing on the matter. Attorney Nancy...

W.Va. GOP chief rebukes delegate's remarks on gay community

Feb. 11, 2019 11:53 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The head of the West Virginia Republican Party has denounced comments from a GOP member of the House of Delegates about the gay community. State GOP chairwoman Melody Potter says in a statement Mercer County Delegate Eric Porterfield's comments were "hateful, hurtful, and do not...

Last man charged in beating of black man during rally pleads

Feb. 11, 2019 8:26 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Florida man charged for his role in the beating of a black man during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has entered an Alford plea. The Daily Progress reports 50-year-old Tyler Watkins Davis acknowledged prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him of...

Alabama church removes pew honoring Confederate president

Feb. 10, 2019 2:47 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama church has removed a pew honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis, saying the memorial had no place at a time when rebel symbols have been adopted by white supremacists. The pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church, Robert C. Wisnewski Jr., posted a message on the...

Black Virginia voters feel betrayed, left in no-win scenario

Feb. 10, 2019 6:34 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eva Siakam's choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America's first black president. But sitting in a stylist's chair at Supreme Hair Styling Boutique in Richmond on Friday, she shook her head in disgust when asked...