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Homeland Security whistleblower not yet ready to testify

Sep. 18, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower from the Department of Homeland Security who says he was pressured to suppress facts in intelligence reports says he won’t be able to testify before a House panel until the department gives him more access to “relevant information,” according to his...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 file photo, Buildings in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada are obscured due to the heavy smoke in the air from the wildfires burning south of the border. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting maps of recent wildfires in the Pacific Northwest show the fires stop abruptly at the Canadian border. Maps circulating on social media with this claim include only American data. Canada has its own fire mapping system, which shows there are fires burning in British Columbia, just north of the western U.S. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 18, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Maps of recent wildfires in the Pacific Northwest show the fires stop...

Isle of Wight delays vote to remove Confederate monument

Sep. 18, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia's Isle of Wight County have delayed voting on relocating a Confederate monument. They voted instead on Thursday to appoint a task force to bring recommendations for what to do with the memorial. WAVY-TV reported that the task force will investigate potential...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray testifies before a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on 'worldwide threats to the homeland', Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 on Capitol Hill Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP)

FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organization

Sep. 17, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers Thursday that antifa is an ideology, not an organization, delivering testimony that puts him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has said he would designate it a terror group. Hours after the hearing, Trump took to Twitter to chastise his FBI...

University of Alabama to consider removing Confederate name

Sep. 17, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — University of Alabama trustees are expected to vote on a proposal to change the name of a building on the Tuscaloosa campus that is currently named after a Confederate general. The agenda for the trustees’ meeting on Thursday includes consideration of a resolution amending...

Herbert Reul, Minister of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia, takes part in a press conference on the uncovered right-wing extremist chat groups in North Rhine-Westphalia with the participation of police officers from North Rhine-Westphalia in Duesseldorf, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. A total of 29 German police officers were suspended on Wednesday for participating in extremist chat groups that shared images such as swastikas and a depiction of refugees in a gas chamber, officials said, in the latest neo-Nazi scandal to engulf the country's military and law enforcement. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

29 German police suspended over far-right chat groups

Sep. 16, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in western Germany have suspended 29 police officers suspected of sharing far-right propaganda in WhatsApp groups, at least two of which were active for several years, a top security official said Wednesday. Investigators searched 34 locations, including police stations and...

Lawmakers: Extra step to move state Capitol Confederate bust

Sep. 16, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s top Republican lawmakers contend efforts to remove the bust of an early Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate general from the Capitol require a third level of approval. A letter last week from House Speaker Cameron Sexton and Senate Speaker Randy McNally to the...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, multiple white nationalist groups march with torches through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Va. A federal judge has issued an arrest warrant for neo-Nazi podcaster Robert “Azzmador” Ray, who promoted and attended the white nationalist rally in Virginia that erupted in violence in 2017. (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)

Arrest warrant issued for neo-Nazi podcaster in lawsuit

Sep. 14, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

A federal judge on Monday issued an arrest warrant for a neo-Nazi podcaster who promoted and attended a white nationalist rally in Virginia that erupted in violence three years ago. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon said Texas resident Robert “Azzmador” Ray has been in “total disregard”...

FILE - This Sept. 2, 2020 file photo shows a bronze statue of an unnamed Confederate soldier, titled

Charlottesville removes Confederate statue near rally site

Sep. 12, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A crowd cheered Saturday as workers in Charlottesville removed a Confederate statue near the site of a violent white nationalist rally three years ago. The removal of a bronze figure of a Confederate soldier known as “At Ready” is seen in Charlottesville as a...

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf speaks during an event at DHS headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Confirmation gets trickier for Trump Homeland Security pick

Sep. 11, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower's complaint and a tight timeline are making it increasingly unlikely that the Senate will confirm Chad Wolf as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security before the election. President Donald Trump formally sent the nomination late Thursday to the Senate after...