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The Latest: Trump escalates Twitter feud with Rep. Omar

Apr. 15, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota (all times local): 10 a.m. President Donald Trump is escalating his feud with Rep. Ilhan Omar, accusing her on Twitter of making "anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements." The comments come a day...

'It has to stop': Omar says Trump encourages violence, hate

Apr. 15, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. "This is endangering lives," she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. "It has to stop."...

Omar cites more death threats against her since Trump tweet

Apr. 14, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. "This is endangering lives," she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. "It has to stop."...

Chelsea hopes Christian Pulisic will expand US fan base

Apr. 12, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea hopes Christian Pulisic will help the London club expand its U.S. fan base and assist the team's campaign to combat anti-Semitism. Chelsea bought the 20-year-old midfielder from Borussia Dortmund in January for 64 million euros (then $73 million), by far a record price for an...

Man charged with cyber threats against Jews, Muslims, blacks

Apr. 11, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania man created a digital image of himself pointing an AR-15 rifle at a group of praying Jewish men and posted it online, one of several cyber threats he made against Jewish, Muslim and black people, prosecutors said Thursday in announcing a criminal charge. Corbin Kauffman, 30, used aliases to post...

Berlin show explores Nolde's complex relationship with Nazis

Apr. 11, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin museum is opening an exhibition based on years of research into expressionist painter Emil Nolde that chips away at the remnants of his image as a victim of the Nazi regime. Nolde, who died in 1956, was among the prominent artists whose work was condemned as "degenerate art" under...

Pennsylvania lawmakers honor victims of synagogue massacre

Apr. 10, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers solemnly remembered the 11 worshippers killed in an anti-Semitic attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue last fall, hearing Wednesday from an affected congregation's rabbi that "all is not well in our republic." The rare joint session in the chambers of the state's...

Capitol Hill hearing on online hate sees it firsthand

Apr. 9, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional hearing on online hate turned into a vivid demonstration of the problem Tuesday when a YouTube livestream of the proceedings was bombarded with racist and anti-Semitic comments from internet users. YouTube disabled the live chat section of the streaming video about 30...

Neo-Nazi website founder refuses to be in US for deposition

Apr. 9, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

A neo-Nazi website operator said Tuesday that he refuses to be present in the U.S. for questioning under oath in a lawsuit that accuses him of unleashing an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against a Montana real estate agent's family. The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin says he lives abroad and claims it's too...

The Latest: Facebook, Google grilled on white supremacy rise

Apr. 9, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House Judiciary Committee hearing on white nationalism and social media (all times local): 1:05 p.m. David Cicilline, a Democratic lawmaker from Rhode Island, grilled Facebook's Neil Potts and Google's Alexandria Walden about their companies' responsibility in the spread...