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Judge tosses out lawsuit over law center's hate group labels

Sep. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that accused leaders of the Southern Poverty Law Center of trying to financially destroy one of the organizations that it has labeled as a hate group. The Center for Immigration Studies' lawsuit is devoid of any allegation that the law...

Biden on racism: White people 'can never fully understand'

Sep. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden framed current racial tensions as part of an enduring struggle that is older than the nation. "In a centuries long campaign of violence, fear, trauma, brought...

Judge: Confederate statues will stay in Charlottesville

Sep. 13, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has blocked the city of Charlottesville's effort to remove Confederate statues. The Daily Progress reports the three-day civil trial that ended Friday included a judge's ruling preventing the removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The planned...

The Latest: Biden takes on fire at debate from Julián Castro

Sep. 12, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Early front-runner Joe Biden took on the most fire at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, and former Obama Housing Secretary Julián Castro was the most explicit in arguing it was time for a new...

Michigan police officer fired for Klan document seen at home

Sep. 12, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A white Michigan police officer whose house had an apparent Ku Klux Klan document on display and for sale has been fired. Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson says Charles Anderson was fired after a disciplinary hearing Thursday. Peterson says a redacted version of the inquiry report...

Charlottesville attacker to pay restitution to 4 victims

Sep. 10, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man convicted of ramming his car into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been ordered to pay about $75,000 to some of his victims. The Daily Progress reports a federal court released the restitution agreement for James Fields on...

Minnesota, Canadian police search for missing ex-reservist

Sep. 6, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities in Canada and far northern Minnesota are urging residents to avoid contact and call police if they see a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist with alleged ties to a hate group. Patrik Mathews, 26, has been missing for two weeks and was last seen by family members in...

Several Timbers fans banned for Iron Front displays

Sep. 5, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several Portland Timbers fans have been banned for three games for waving flags that included an anti-fascist symbol in violation of Major League Soccer's policy that prohibits political displays at games. Fans used the Iron Front flags during last weekend's match against Real Salt...

Feds recommend 10-month sentence for extremist in gun case

Sep. 5, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday recommended a 10-month prison sentence followed by 3 years of supervised release for a man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Jeffrey Clark Jr....

Mother of Charlottesville car attack victim sues murderer

Sep. 5, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mother of a woman killed when a man rammed his car through a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is suing the convicted murderer for wrongful death. Susan Bro filed a $12 million lawsuit Aug. 30 against 22-year-old James Alex Fields Jr.,...