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Page school superintendent quits over alleged racist remark

Oct. 25, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of the Page Unified School District has resigned after allegedly making a racist remark at a meeting. Larry Wallen’s resignation came late Sunday evening, district officials said. Wallen will be on...

Missing ISU graduate student Jelani Day drowned: coroner

Oct. 25, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State University graduate student who disappeared before being found dead died from drowning, a coroner said Monday. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family in Danville and a faculty member reported him missing after he did...

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...

'I can't breathe': Public inquiry into Garner's death begins

Oct. 25, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare judicial inquiry began Monday into the death of Eric Garner, whose dying cry of “I can’t breathe” as he was restrained by New York City police officers became a slogan of the Black Lives Matter movement. Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, and other...

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...

Texas governor approves state voting maps redrawn by GOP

Oct. 25, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed redrawn voting maps that pave a safer path for the GOP’s slipping majority, leaving opponents hoping courts will block the newly gerrymandered districts before they can be used in the 2022 elections. ...

Officials say 18 villagers shot dead at mosque in Nigeria

Oct. 25, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — At least 18 worshippers were killed by gunmen who attacked a mosque in northern Nigeria during early morning prayers Monday, local authorities and police told The Associated Press. The attack took place in Mazakuka village in Mashegu local...

'Unite the Right' rally's planners accused in civil trial

Oct. 25, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The violence at the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville shocked the nation, with people beaten to the ground, lighted torches thrown at counterdemonstrators and a self-proclaimed Hitler admirer ramming his car into a crowd, killing a woman...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Oct. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Oct. 24, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska cattle sector can build on its tradition of innovation to tackle its challenges Modern agriculture is constantly innovating. Nebraska’s $10 billion cattle industry must draw on that...

Opponents of critical race theory seek to flip school boards

Oct. 25, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A racial reckoning began years ago for the Guilford school system, first with an episode in which a student wore blackface makeup to a home football game and then a fraught debate over the elimination of its mascot, the Indians. After the killing of George Floyd,...