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Italy marks liberation anniversary as some glorify Mussolini

Apr. 25, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian leaders on Thursday marked Liberation Day, which celebrates the end of the country's Fascist dictatorship during World War II, with appeals against glorifying dictator Benito Mussolini. The celebrations come a day after a group of hardcore fans of the Lazio soccer club performed fascist...

Biden launches 2020 bid warning 'soul' of America at stake

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter , Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between white...

One horrifying day in Virginia led to Biden's big 'yes'

Apr. 25, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

Joe Biden spent a hot August day at his lakefront Delaware home watching hatred on display in Charlottesville, Virginia, where, days earlier, torch-wielding white supremacists had marched through town. A counter-protester advocating racial equality was killed when a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd....

Showtime: 18th Tribeca opens in Harlem with 'The Apollo'

Apr. 25, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater. Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" premiered at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85-year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The movie...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 25, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. JOE BIDEN FORMALLY JOINS DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST The former vice president's announcement marks the unofficial end of the chaotic early phase of the 2020 presidential season. 2. PUTIN, KIM DISCUSS...

Some women of color frustrated by Biden's presidential bid

Apr. 25, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity. At the She the People forum, billed as the first...

The Latest: Texas executes man for 1998 dragging death

Apr. 25, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a man who orchestrated the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago in Texas. (all times local): 7:20 p.m. An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history has been executed in Texas for the dragging...

Texas executes avowed racist in black man's dragging death

Apr. 25, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received a lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., who was...

California lawmakers advance plan for denser housing

Apr. 24, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers advanced a proposal Wednesday to spur more housing near transportation and jobs and make it easier to turn single-family homes into fourplexes as the state grapples with a lack of affordable housing. The measure, a compromise between two Democratic senators,...

Feds: Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court justices

Apr. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies, according to federal prosecutors. Those new allegations are...