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'Invasion' language continues after El Paso Walmart shooting

Feb. 08, 2023 01:22 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — From inside a Texas Walmart in 2019 during one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, Adria Gonzalez heard the gunman shout epithets against Mexicans as she helped panicked shoppers toward the store exits. She won't be there Wednesday when Patrick...

Antisemitic flyers could spur action on proposed Georgia law

Feb. 06, 2023 15:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A continuing wave of antisemitic flyers hit parts of suburban Atlanta, including the home of Georgia's only Jewish state legislator. State Rep. Esther Panitch, a freshman Democrat from Sandy Springs, denounced the flyers from the floor of the House Monday, with...

Extremist Israeli group halts fund-raising effort in US

Feb. 02, 2023 16:35 PM EST

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — An Israeli group that assists Jewish prisoners convicted in some of the country’s most notorious hate crimes has halted its fund-raising efforts through a U.S.-based Jewish charity following an investigation by The Associated Press and the Israeli nonprofit news...

Israeli police: American arrested for vandalizing church

Feb. 02, 2023 09:39 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday arrested an American tourist after he allegedly knocked down and broke a statue of Jesus in a church in Jerusalem's Old City. Images on social media showed the statue laying horizontally on the floor after apparently being pulled down...

Kenyan police: Murder of LGBTQ activist not hate crime

Jan. 31, 2023 10:07 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A suspect on Tuesday faced a murder charge in the killing of a prominent LGBTQ activist in Kenya, with authorities dismissing activists' suggestions that it was a hate crime. Authorities say Jacktone Odhiambo is the only person who will be charged with the...

White supremacists who attacked Black DJ at bar sentenced

Jan. 27, 2023 22:10 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Four white men with white supremacist ties were sentenced in federal court in Seattle Friday for a 2018 assault on a Black DJ at a bar in the suburb of Lynnwood. Judge Richard Jones sentenced the men to varying prison terms, the Daily Herald reported. ...

45-year sentence given for 2020 attack on gay Louisiana man

Jan. 26, 2023 18:04 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the kidnapping and grisly knife attack on a teen in 2020 — part of what federal authorities said was a scheme to kidnap and murder gay men. Chance Seneca pleaded guilty to a federal kidnapping...

Bulgaria angry at 'hate crimes' in neighbor North Macedonia

Jan. 26, 2023 12:56 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria may suspend joint projects with North Macedonia over the beating of a Macedonian citizen who identifies as Bulgarian, Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov said on Thursday. Bulgaria also recalled its ambassador to North Macedonia for consultations. ...

Israel’s Herzog urges EU to fight resurgent antisemitism

Jan. 26, 2023 06:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog said Thursday that antisemitism is on the rise in the Western world and urged the European Union to ensure that Jews can live safely on the continent where the Holocaust took place. Speaking at the European Parliament on the eve of the...

West Virginia receives funding for juvenile justice system

Jan. 23, 2023 07:09 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is getting more than $620,000 to help kids who are incarcerated and prevent others from entering the criminal justice system, two U.S. senators announced. “It’s important that we do all we can to make sure people feel safe and support...