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Cincinnati coach Jan resigns amid investigation over remarks

Feb. 18, 2020 10:32 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans resigned amid an investigation by Major League Soccer of his use of a racial slur in the locker room. Jans resigned late Monday, FC Cincinnati President Jeff Berding said. The club had suspended Jans pending the investigation, which was prompted by a complaint...

In this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, photo, Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin removes a Torah scroll from the ark, a cabinet that houses scrolls of the Hebrew Bible, while preparing for Shabbat morning service at Temple Sinai in Oakland, Calif. In September 2017, on the first day of Rosh Hoshana, the Jewish new year, a security guard found an anti-Semitic message scrawled on an outdoor wall of Temple Sinai. “Since 2017, the congregation has been looking to try to feel safe,” she said. “It’s another layer that we always have to be conscious of.” (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Stresses multiply for many US clergy: 'We need help too'

Feb. 18, 2020 10:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Laurie is among America’s most successful clergymen -- senior pastor at a California megachurch, prolific author, host of a global radio program. Yet after a youthful colleague’s suicide, his view of his vocation is unsparing. “Pastors are people, just like...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg embraces Hannah Brown at the Nevada Black Legislative Caucus Black History Awards brunch Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pete Buttigieg's next test: Winning over minority voters

Feb. 18, 2020 8:21 AM EST

So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy. The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president and several U.S. senators in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary. The 38-year-old's fresh face, intellect and turn-the-page message won votes...

FILE - In this March 1, 2012 file photo, former President Bill Clinton shakes hands with Owen Bieber, left, with United Auto Workers union (UAW), at the 2012 UAW National Community†Action Program Conference, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, in Washington.  Bieber, who led the United Auto Workers union from the auto industry's dark days of the early 1980s to the prosperity of the mid-1990s, has died. He was 90.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Former UAW President Owen Bieber dies aged 90

Feb. 17, 2020 5:52 PM EST

Owen Bieber, who led the United Auto Workers union from the auto industry's dark days of the early 1980s to the prosperity of the mid-1990s, has died. He was 90. Neither as charismatic as his predecessor, Douglas Fraser, nor as confrontational as his successor, Stephen Yokich, the low-key Bieber had an easygoing...

Porto's Moussa Marega, from Mali, left, leaves the pitch during a Portuguese league soccer match between Vitoria SC and FC Porto in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2020. The president and the prime minister of Portugal have added their voices to a national outcry over racist abuse aimed at Moussa Marega who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants. (AP Photo)

Portugal leaders rally around racially abused soccer player

Feb. 17, 2020 3:39 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The president and the prime minister of Portugal added their voices to a national outcry Monday over racist abuse aimed at a black FC Porto soccer player who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the incident was...

FILE - in this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, students and faculty from all over Ball State University's campus protest in Muncie, Ind., after a viral incident of a professor calling police on a black student who refused to move seats in class last week. Momentum over the issue has only grown in the student populace who want to see reform on the university level. The professor who called police to his classroom will not teach classes for the rest of the semester.(Corey Ohlenkamp/The Star Press via AP, File)

Professor suspended for calling police on black student

Feb. 17, 2020 11:51 AM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A white professor at an Indiana university who called police to his classroom after a black student refused to change seats will not be teaching for the remainder of the semester, the school said in a written statement. No formal charges or disciplinary action was immediately taken...

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg gives his thumbs-up after speaking during a campaign event at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (James H. Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at rival's aggressive loyalists

Feb. 17, 2020 11:11 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg all went after billionaire Mike Bloomberg and made...

FILE — In this Feb. 13, 2020 file photo, former South African President FW de Klerk waits for President Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver his State of the Nation Address in Cape Town, South Africa. De Klerk on Monday Feb. 17 apologized and withdrew his statement that the country's former harsh system of racial separation known as apartheid was not a crime against humanity. (Sumaya Hisham /Pool Photo via AP/File)

Ex-South African leader de Klerk sorry for apartheid comment

Feb. 17, 2020 9:32 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president FW de Klerk on Monday apologized and withdrew his statement that the country's former harsh system of racial separation known as apartheid was not a crime against humanity. De Klerk, the last president under apartheid, caused an uproar with the comment...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., makes a point during a campaign stop late Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

2020 Watch: Who can show strength with voters of color?

Feb. 17, 2020 6:28 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Nevada caucuses: 5 Days to general election: 260 ___ THE NARRATIVE With Iowa and New Hampshire behind them, the Democrats' 2020 field lurches toward a decidedly more diverse set...

Teammates appear to stop Marega leaving after racist abuse

Feb. 16, 2020 7:16 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — FC Porto striker Moussa Marega, who tried to walk off the field after being the target of racist abuse from fans, faced apparent attempts Sunday by his own teammates and opposition players to prevent him from leaving. Marega, who is black and plays for Mali, was visibly angered by...