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Jury deciding sentence for man who rammed rally protesters

Dec. 10, 2018 2:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Several people who were severely injured when a man drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last year described devastating physical and psychological effects to a jury tasked with making a sentencing recommendation Monday. Jurors on Friday convicted...

Teacher ban on 'Large Afros' at school concert criticized

Dec. 10, 2018 2:28 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A middle-school music teacher has hit a sour note with a letter warning students against having "Mohawks, Large Afros, or any other outlandish" hairstyles for an upcoming chorus concert performance. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Monday that vocal music teacher Steven Reeves' letter...

Outrage after plaques honoring Rome's deported Jews stolen

Dec. 10, 2018 1:17 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Rome's mayor, Catholic groups and politicians of every stripe joined Italy's Jewish community on Monday in denouncing the theft of 20 small bronze plaques honoring a Jewish family deported during the Holocaust. The plaques, affixed to the cobblestones in front of the Di Consiglio family home in...

African-American North Carolina voting rights activist dies

Dec. 9, 2018 7:08 PM EST

LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died. She was 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday at home in Louisburg, North Carolina....

Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline station

Dec. 9, 2018 7:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive winter storm delayed a closely watched vote in Virginia on a natural gas pipeline compressor station that's been the frequent target of protests. A citizen panel that votes on air pollution permits was set to decide Monday whether Virginia's most powerful corporation can...

The Latest: Weather delays key vote on pipeline station

Dec. 9, 2018 7:00 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board vote on a natural gas compressor station (all times local): 7 p.m. A winter storm is delaying a key vote on a permit for a major natural gas pipeline. The State Air Pollution Control Board was set to vote Monday on whether to...

Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

Dec. 9, 2018 6:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally. The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500 teachers...

Man City's Raheem Sterling says media coverage fuels racism

Dec. 9, 2018 3:34 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea. Two screenshots were posted on Sterling's...

Anti-Semitic papers reported near shooting site, elsewhere

Dec. 9, 2018 12:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities are investigating the dissemination of anti-Semitic pamphlets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including the one in which a gunman killed 11 people in a synagogue in October. A spokesman said police and the city department of public safety "are taking this matter very seriously...

Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges

Dec. 8, 2018 7:31 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's alliance won a historic vote in May. The rally,...