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College VP: MLK session 'for whites' meant to be provocative

Jan. 22, 2020 4:58 PM EST

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Concordia College in Moorhead is defending a Martin Luther King Jr. Day session titled "How to embrace your inner racist: A session for white people." An online description says "attendees will be able to recognize and acknowledge that there is a nasty little racist inside them." The...

Law enforcement, faith-based communities talk about security

Jan. 22, 2020 12:38 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of law enforcement and various faith-based communities in Minnesota were meeting Wednesday to talk about safety concerns and what they can do to assess and mitigate threats. About 200 people were registered to attend Wednesday's symposium, hosted by the Minnesota Bureau of...

University of Utah says car marked with N-word on MLK Day

Jan. 22, 2020 11:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Multiple people are responsible for the writing of the N-word on a frosty car windshield shortly before Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations at the University of Utah and “appropriate actions" are being taken, school officials said Tuesday. Monday's vandalism is not...

A thermal camera monitor shows the body temperature of passengers arriving from overseas at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush. (Suh Myung-geon/Yonhap via AP)

Virus prompts temperature checks, extra cleaning at airports

Jan. 21, 2020 8:00 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Many countries are checking the temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to a new virus that has sickened nearly 300 people and killed six in China. India, Nigeria, Japan and the United States are some of the countries where...

Virginia Senate advances bill to scrap Lee-Jackson holiday

Jan. 21, 2020 3:47 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate on Tuesday advanced legislation to scrap the state’s Lee-Jackson holiday celebrating two Confederate generals. The Democratic-led Senate voted largely along party lines to pass legislation that would make Election Day a state holiday instead of Lee-Jackson...

New Orleans Mardi Gras parades to avoid collapsed hotel site

Jan. 21, 2020 12:44 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two major New Orleans Mardi Gras parades will alter their traditional routes to avoid the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel that crumpled in October, killing three workers and injuring dozens more. The intersection beside New Orleans’ historic French Quarter where...

Ex-school district official admits improperly touching man

Jan. 21, 2020 12:21 PM EST

MANALAPAN, N.J. (AP) — A former school board member admitted Tuesday that he improperly touched a 19-year-old man over the Labor Day weekend last year, but he's expected to avoid a prison term. Joseph Tringali, 47, of Manalapan, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual contact. He's expected to receive a...

Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Sharapova can't say what's next after Australian Open loss

Jan. 21, 2020 6:37 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Her Grand Slam losing streak up to four matches, Maria Sharapova surely was aware questions about her future would be coming. She wasn't able to provide answers. Might this have been her last trip to the Australian Open, a tournament she won in 2008 as part of a career Grand...

Democratic presidential rivals Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders link arms during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

2020 Democratic contenders link arms in MLK Jr. Day march

Jan. 21, 2020 1:26 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump in...

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Jrue Holiday scores 36, Pelicans snap Grizzlies' win streak

Jan. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After seven games off, a well-rested Jrue Holiday matched his best scoring night of the season and helped New Orleans snap the league’s longest winning streak. Holiday scored 36 points in his return from a left elbow injury as the Pelicans set a franchise record with 21...