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This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. On Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, a federal jury in Concord, N.H., found a Cantwell guilty of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing and bullying him. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

Jury finds white nationalist guilty of rape threat

Sep. 28, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A self-proclaimed white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was found guilty Monday by a federal jury of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing and bullying him. Christopher...

The Wall Street street sign is framed by a giant American flag hanging on the New York Stock Exchange, in a Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 file photo. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, recovering after their first four-week losing streak in more than a year. A burst of corporate deals helped give investors confidence to put money back in the market, and the S&P 500 rose 1.4% in the early going Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Healthy US economy failed to narrow racial gaps in 2019

Sep. 28, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The solid growth that the United States enjoyed before the viral pandemic paralyzed the economy this spring failed to reduce racial disparities in Americans' income and wealth from 2016 through 2019, according to a Federal Reserve report Monday. Though Black and Hispanic households...

Judge upholds GOP law making absentee voting harder in Iowa

Sep. 28, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge refused to block a new Republican-backed Iowa law that makes it harder for county officials to process absentee ballot applications and more likely that incomplete requests won't be fulfilled. In an opinion dated Friday and released Monday, Judge Lars Anderson rejected...

In this July 14, 2016 photo Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by then-LULAC President Roger C. Rocha, Jr., left, hugs University of Texas student Dreamer Lizeth Urdiales, right, as she arrives to speaks at the 87th League of United Latin American Citizens National Convention at the Washington Hilton in Washington. LULAC, the nation's oldest Latino civil rights organization, voted Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, to postpone its planned national convention in Albuquerque, N.M., in 2021 over uncertainty caused by COVID-19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

US Latino civil rights group moves 2021 convention online

Sep. 28, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Latino civil rights group in the U.S., has decided to move its 2021 national convention online amid concerns and health orders caused by COVID-19. The board of directors of the group, known as LULAC, voted Saturday to hold a...

Officials: Jail officer to be fired for using racial slur

Sep. 28, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A correctional officer who is accused of using a racial slur against a jail inmate in Georgia has been placed on administrative leave and is set to be fired. The officer, Gregory Hubert Brown, was placed on leave without pay Sunday after he used the slur against an inmate on suicide...

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., speaks during a House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust on Capitol Hill in a Wednesday, July 29, 2020,file photo, in Washington. Two of Facebook's toughest critics on Capitol Hill, Jayapal and  David Cicilline of Rhode Island, have urged the social media platform to get serious about misinformation, voter suppression and hate speech ahead of the 2020 election. In a letter sent Sunday, Sept. 27, U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washington and David Cicilline of Rhode Island demanded that Facebook immediately remove pages or groups spreading misleading information about voting and posts encouraging people to bring guns to polling places.(Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP, File)

Dems to Facebook: Get serious about misinformation, hate

Sep. 28, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

Two influential Democrats on Capitol Hill have urged Facebook to take stronger action against misinformation, voter suppression and incitements to violence ahead of the 2020 election. In a letter sent to the company on Sunday, U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal and David Cicilline accused Facebook of failing to...

Models wear creations part of the Joy 2021 women's spring-summer collection at the

Milan fashion gives small opening to Black Lives Matter

Sep. 28, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — When asked why there aren’t more people of color in the Italian fashion industry, officials have cited a lack of candidates in homogeneous Italy. Five African-born designers in Italy want to put that view to rest with their inclusion on the official Milan Fashion Week calendar Sunday. ...

In this photo provided by the United Nations, Bob Loughman, prime minister of Vanuatu, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (Manuel Elias/UN Photo via AP)

At UN, nations urge overdue reckoning with colonial crimes

Sep. 28, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Leaders of countries once subjugated to Western powers sent a pointed message at this year’s U.N. General Assembly: For those who think the word “colonialism” evokes a long-ago, no-longer-relevant era, think again. Several leaders raised this year’s global protests...

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Q&A: Copeland looks to her youth in new kids book 'Bunheads'

Sep. 28, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Misty Copeland has long told the story of the childhood ballet teacher who recognized her talent and took the young dancer, then 13, from the cramped motel room she was living in to stay in her own house for three years, so she could continue her training. Now “Miss Bradley”...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Middletown, Pa. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's dubious claims on health care, court

Sep. 28, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't providing all the facts when he promises that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance if “Obamacare” is ruled unconstitutional. Eager to get conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett quickly confirmed to the...