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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...

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...

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.,...

Charlottesville marks 2 years since deadly rally

Aug. 12, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville residents are marking the second anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally with a series of peaceful community events. About 20 people gathered Monday afternoon for a moment of silence at the site where an avowed white nationalist plowed a car into a crowd...

Today in History

Aug. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2019. There are 141 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 12, 2017, a car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia college town of Charlottesville, killing 32-year-old Heather...

Ex-governor's Charlottesville book renews debate over blame

Aug. 3, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe travels the country promoting his new book about a deadly white nationalist rally, others involved in the mayhem nearly two years ago are pushing back at his characterization of the events. Charlottesville's former mayor said the book "blames...

Confederate statue vandalized with profanity against Trump

Jul. 24, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, that became a rallying point for white nationalists was found vandalized Wednesday with an expletive against President Donald Trump. The profanity was graffitied on the base of the Gen. Robert E. Lee statue in white paint, TV...

Extremist reported by family pleads guilty to gun charge

Jul. 23, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge Tuesday. Jeffrey Clark Jr., 30, of Washington, D.C., faces a maximum of 10 years in prison after pleading...

Prosecutors seek prison terms for Virginia rally attackers

Jul. 17, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

Hatred for Jews, blacks and feminists motivated three members of a white supremacist group to attack counterprotesters at a rally for far-right extremists in Virginia, federal prosecutors argue in seeking stricter sentences for the men this week. Justice Department prosecutors recommend prison sentences ranging...