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Philly police head resigns after mayor reads bias lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks. Mayor Jim Kenney said in a news release he was disappointed to lose Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., but in...

Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

Aug. 20, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said...

O'Rourke on historical racist attacks: US as divided as ever

Aug. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke this week visited sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence, and made a point of linking the Tulsa race riots and a recent deadly mass shooting in his Texas hometown. The former congressman stopped Monday in Tulsa's...

Authorities: Man had weapons, ammo, white-supremacist items

Aug. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a large weapons cache was found at a New Jersey man's home after he was involved in an auto accident last month. State police found numerous weapons and ammunition inside Joseph's Rubino's vehicle after it crashed on July 24. They later executed...

Malaysia bans Indian Muslim preacher from public activities

Aug. 20, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police said Tuesday an Indian Muslim preacher, wanted in India for alleged money laundering and hate speech, has been banned from public activities after racial slurs in his recent speeches sparked outrage in Malaysia. Zakir Naik was grilled a second time by police on Monday...

Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Aug. 20, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the country and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot. Omar, of Minnesota, suggested President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were...

Marine waives military hearing over firearms allegations

Aug. 19, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Marine stationed in Hawaii has waived a military hearing scheduled for this week for allegations he tried to enter an Air Force base while off-duty and heavily armed in his home state of Nebraska. Pfc. Ali Al-kazahg, 22, is in custody in Hawaii on allegations that he tried to enter Offutt...

Jewish organizations seek state funds to upgrade security

Aug. 19, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jewish organizations in Massachusetts are seeking state grants for security upgrades such as advanced surveillance cameras, cement barriers and bullet-proof glass in response to anti-Semitic acts. The state program provides funds for security upgrades to nonprofits. The Boston Globe reports...

Woman charged with aiding white supremacist's jail escape

Aug. 19, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman has been charged with helping the leader of a white supremacist gang and another inmate escape from jail last month. A federal grand jury indicted 27-year-old Kennan Gililland on Aug. 8 on charges alleging that she helped Wesley Gullett and Christopher Sanderson...

Federal jury sides with FBI in wrongful termination case

Aug. 19, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A federal jury in Mississippi has ruled against an FBI agent who sued the agency for wrongful termination as a result of reporting racial discrimination. Citing a U.S. Attorney's Office statement, WDAM-TV reports the Hattiesburg jury on Friday ruled that former agent Warren...