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Police, FBI probe suspected white supremacist attack on DJ

Dec. 10, 2018 7:16 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The FBI is helping investigate an attack by several suspected white supremacists on a black disc jockey at a tavern in Washington state over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Seven men and one woman were arrested for investigation of assault, hate crimes and other allegations early...

Jaguars: Fournette yelled at fan in response to racial slur

Dec. 10, 2018 5:44 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says running back Leonard Fournette was responding to racial slurs while yelling at a fan in Nashville, Tennessee last Thursday night. Fournette declined to address the accusation in the locker room Monday on the advice of his agent....

No sentence yet for man who rammed rally counterprotesters

Dec. 10, 2018 5:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors considering the punishment for a man who drove his car into counterprotesters during a white nationalist rally heard emotional testimony Monday from a mother who described the pain caused by her daughter's death and a psychologist who described the man's long history of...

Jury deciding sentence for man who rammed rally protesters

Dec. 10, 2018 4:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Several people who were severely injured when a man drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last year described devastating physical and psychological effects to a jury tasked with making a sentencing recommendation Monday. The man's lawyers argued he...

Outrage after plaques honoring Rome's deported Jews stolen

Dec. 10, 2018 1:17 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Rome's mayor, Catholic groups and politicians of every stripe joined Italy's Jewish community on Monday in denouncing the theft of 20 small bronze plaques honoring a Jewish family deported during the Holocaust. The plaques, affixed to the cobblestones in front of the Di Consiglio family home in...

African-American North Carolina voting rights activist dies

Dec. 9, 2018 7:08 PM EST

LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died. She was 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday at home in Louisburg, North Carolina....

Man City's Raheem Sterling says media coverage fuels racism

Dec. 9, 2018 3:34 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea. Two screenshots were posted on Sterling's...

Anti-Semitic papers reported near shooting site, elsewhere

Dec. 9, 2018 12:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities are investigating the dissemination of anti-Semitic pamphlets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including the one in which a gunman killed 11 people in a synagogue in October. A spokesman said police and the city department of public safety "are taking this matter very seriously...

Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges

Dec. 8, 2018 7:31 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's alliance won a historic vote in May. The rally,...

Virginia city seeks healing after man's murder conviction

Dec. 8, 2018 5:40 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Civil rights activists in this Virginia city say they hope the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in 2017 will help with healing their violence-scarred community. In convicting James Alex Fields Jr. of...