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Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Sep. 22, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade. Women and children scattered along with...

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

Sep. 22, 2018 3:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday. The bronze life-size statue will remain in the Newseum, just...

Cruz, O'Rourke getting combative in close Texas Senate race

Sep. 22, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The surprisingly close U.S. Senate race in Texas is growing more combative, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke are staking their chances on two sharply different visions of America. Their first debate Friday night reinforced Cruz's doubling down on unabashed...

Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

Sep. 21, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, underscoring how a Texas Senate race that long looked like a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one. Cruz went on the attack moments after...

Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

Sep. 21, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California was criticized Friday by his Democratic rival in the November election after a photograph on social media showed the congressman next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist. In a photo taken at a Tuesday campaign...

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

Sep. 21, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday. The bronze life-size statue will remain in the Newseum, just...

Race central to Chicago case, even if jury doesn't hear it

Sep. 21, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In front of jurors in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager, race is hardly mentioned at all. Just once, during opening statements, have prosecutors even brought up the fact that 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was black, drawing a...

Native American teens stopped on college tour urge changes

Sep. 21, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney for two Native American brothers pulled from a Colorado State University tour earlier this year has demanded the school make policy changes, saying Thursday that campus officers violated the teens' constitutional rights by patting them down without any suspicion of a...

The Latest: University says it has anti-bias policies

Sep. 20, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on calls for changes at Colorado State University after two Native American teens were pulled from a tour last spring (all times local): 6 p.m. Colorado State University says policies are being developed to make the school more welcoming to Native American students after...

EEOC: Offensive behavior 'rife' in Homeland Security office

Sep. 19, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the Department of Homeland Security's investigative office in Virginia is "rife with offensive and racially hostile behavior." According to a July report obtained by The Virginian-Pilot , investigators found that a supervisor had called...