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Holocaust scholar sues group that said he 'slandered' Poland

Nov. 16, 2018 1:59 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Holocaust researcher said Friday that he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland's good name with his work exploring Polish violence against Jews during World War II. Historian Jan Grabowski, of...

White supremacist gang members charged in gun, drug ring

Nov. 16, 2018 8:31 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say 39 white supremacist gang members have been arrested in a gun and drug-trafficking operation. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa, Florida, announced the arrests Thursday. Investigators say the suspects are connected to the Unforgiven and United Aryan Brotherhood gangs....

Sale of racist memorabilia banned at Kentucky fairgrounds

Nov. 16, 2018 8:04 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Fair Board has banned the sale of racist memorabilia at the Louisville fairgrounds including Ku Klux Klan and post-World War II Nazi items. News outlets report the board unanimously passed the resolution to ban the items Thursday. The ban follows Nazi Christmas...

UN committee criticizes human rights violations in Iran

Nov. 15, 2018 10:59 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. committee on human rights approved a resolution Thursday urging Iran to stop its widespread use of arbitrary detention and expressing serious concern at its "alarmingly high" use of the death penalty. The General Assembly's Human Rights Committee adopted the resolution by a...

Neo-Nazi's attorney calls ruling dangerous for free speech

Nov. 15, 2018 11:53 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge's decision to allow a lawsuit to proceed against the publisher of a neo-Nazi website is "dangerous for free speech," the publisher's attorney said Thursday. Attorney Marc Randazza said he believes U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen made a legally flawed decision...

Verdicts on Khmer Rouge leaders may be tribunal's last gasp

Nov. 15, 2018 8:06 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The U.N.-backed tribunal judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians will issue verdicts Friday in the latest — and perhaps last — of such trials. Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, are...

Catholic bishops' meeting nears end, no vote on abuse plan

Nov. 14, 2018 9:07 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Catholic bishops made clear their frustrations Wednesday as a national assembly focused on clergy sex-abuse neared its conclusion without strong new steps to combat the multifaceted crisis. Avoiding any direct confrontation with the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...

Judge allows case against neo-Nazi publisher to proceed

Nov. 14, 2018 6:39 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The First Amendment's free-speech protections do not shield a neo-Nazi website publisher from being sued for a "troll storm" by his readers that led to hundreds of anti-Semitic threats against a Jewish woman and her family, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Dana...

When it came to racism, the pen was Stan Lee's superpower

Nov. 14, 2018 6:34 PM EST

Stan Lee was a seminal part of Miya Crummell's childhood. As a young, black girl and self-professed pop culture geek, she saw Lee was ahead of his time. "At the time, he wrote 'Black Panther' when segregation was still heavy," said the 27-year-old New Yorker who credits Lee with influencing her to become a...

Lawyers seek 'Apprentice' tapes in Trump immigration suit

Nov. 14, 2018 11:09 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers suing President Donald Trump over his decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show "The Apprentice" to try to bolster their case alleging the move was racially motivated, the attorneys said...