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German broadcaster suspends workers amid antisemitism probe

Dec. 03, 2021 07:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Friday it is suspending four employees and one freelancer during an investigation into allegations that they expressed anti-Israel and antisemitic views. Munich daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung this week...

Pakistan police: mob kills Sri Lankan over alleged blasphemy

Dec. 03, 2021 06:39 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Muslim mob attacked a sports equipment factory in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Friday, killing a Sri Lankan man and burning his body publicly over allegations of blasphemy, police said. Armagan Gondal, a police chief in Sialkot...

‘We just feel it’: Racism plagues US military academies

Dec. 03, 2021 00:39 AM EST

Eight years after he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Geoffrey Easterling remains astonished by the Confederate history still memorialized on the storied academy’s campus – the six-foot-tall painting of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the library, the barracks...

Teen arrested in connection with threats to Mukilteo schools

Dec. 02, 2021 18:22 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A teenager has been booked into juvenile detention on investigation of six felony charges in connection with threats made Wednesday toward three Snohomish County schools. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a threat made toward the...

Legislative leaders speak out against antisemitic posts

Dec. 02, 2021 17:01 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Leaders of the New Hampshire House issued a bipartisan statement Thursday condemning antisemitic social media posts by members and urging lawmakers to “act with dignity and respect.” Republican House Speaker Sherm Packard and Democratic Leader...

Feds: Track coach tricked women into sending him nude photos

Dec. 02, 2021 14:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former college track and field coach accused of setting up sham social media and email accounts in an attempt to trick women into sending him nude or semi-nude photos of themselves has been indicted on 15 counts, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Steve...

Election workers sue conservative site over fraud claims

Dec. 02, 2021 12:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia election workers filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against a conservative website, accusing it of knowingly publishing and spreading false stories saying they engaged in ballot fraud during the 2020 general election. Fulton County elections...

WTA to AP: Loss of China events over Peng could go past '22

Dec. 02, 2021 05:23 AM EST

The suspension of all WTA tournaments in China because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion who accused a former government official there of sexual assault, could result in cancellations of those events beyond 2022, the head of the women's professional...

Q&A: Korean star Gianna Jun on acting goals and aging well

Dec. 02, 2021 00:21 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite being one of the most well-known faces in Asia, acting never gets easier for South Korean superstar Gianna Jun. “I feel like I climbed the mountain 1,000 times,” she said about filming her latest series, “Jirisan.” ...

Michigan teen charged in Oxford High School shooting

Dec. 01, 2021 19:21 PM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured more at a Michigan high school, authorities said Wednesday as they revealed additional details, including a meeting between troubled officials...