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FILE - This photo provided by the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office shows Jacob Scott Goodwin of Ward, Arkansas. The Supreme Court of Virginia denied the appeals of Goodwin and Alex Michael Ramos, convicted in the 2017 brutal beating of DeAndre Harris in a Charlottesville parking garage the day of a violent white supremacist rally.  The court denied Goodwin’s petition for appeal Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, and denied Ramos’ petition for appeal in early May, according to Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's office. (Lonoke County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Court denies 2 appeals in Charlottesville rally beating

Aug. 6, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has denied the appeals of two men convicted in the brutal beating of a Black man in a Charlottesville parking garage the day of a violent white supremacist rally. The court denied Jacob Scott Goodwin’s petition for appeal Wednesday and...

Lawyer: Feds must provide papers from white nationalist case

Jul. 25, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department must provide documents used in its criminal case against a white nationalist, who with others is being sued in a civil rights complaint over the violence in 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, the lawsuit's plaintiffs say. Community members who filed...

Lack of training likely cause in copter crash during rally

Jul. 15, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

Loss of control and a lack of training is to blame for a fatal helicopter crash during protests of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville nearly three years ago, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a final report. The 13-page report issued Wednesday noted the pilot’s loss of control...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2018, file photo, Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. White Sox prospect Michael Kopech missed the start of summer camp Frida, Ju;y 3, 2020, due to a personal matter. General manager Rick Hahn said he doesn't have a timeline for the return of the 24-year-old right-hander. “Given the time we're living through together I will try to answer the question that's probably now at the top of everybody's mind and just share the fact that currently Michael is healthy,” Hahn said on a video conference call.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

The Latest: Pac-12 Commissioner LarryS

Jul. 11, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has tested positive for COVID-19. The 55-year-old tested positive late this week after experiencing flu-like symptoms and is self quarantining at the direction of his doctor, according to a...

Long-controversial Robert E. Lee marker in Ohio vandalized

Jun. 29, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — A vandal or vandals over the weekend spray-painted a marker honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the southwest Ohio city of Franklin. WHIO-TV reports they also wrote “no racist monuments” on the road in front of the marker, which was moved from alongside a public...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, white nationalist leader Richard Spencer speaks at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Spencer has avoided a jail term in Montana by resolving a legal debt connected to his divorce case, court records show, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

White nationalist leader avoids jail over unpaid legal fees

Jun. 24, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

White nationalist leader Richard Spencer has avoided a jail term in Montana by resolving a legal debt connected to his divorce case, court records show. Spencer had owed more than $60,000 in fees to Joyce Funda, the court-appointed “guardian ad litem” who represented the interests of...

In this March 2018 photo, Cameron Webb teaches during a section of a health policy class at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. Webb, a political newcomer, says he didn't plan it this way, but his campaign was made for these unprecedented times. With the country gripped by a pandemic and racial unrest, Webb is a Black doctor and lawyer who is the director of health policy and equity at the University of Virginia. “I feel like the moment is one that my campaign is literally built for,

Convincing win in Virginia shows strength of Black vote

Jun. 24, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Political newcomer Cameron Webb says he didn't plan it this way, but his campaign was made for these unprecedented times. With the country gripped by a pandemic and racial unrest, Webb is a Black doctor and lawyer from Charlottesville who is the director of health policy and equity at...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, White nationalist leader Richard Spencer speaks at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. A federal magistrate judge has agreed to let an attorney withdraw from representing Spencer in a lawsuit over violence that erupted at a rally in Virginia nearly three years ago. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Hoppe’s order on Monday, June 22, 2020, leaves Spencer to defend himself against the lawsuit, which names him as one of the organizers of the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in August 2017. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

White nationalist Richard Spencer loses lawyer in lawsuit

Jun. 22, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

A federal magistrate judge agreed Monday to let an attorney withdraw from representing white nationalist leader Richard Spencer in a lawsuit over violence that erupted at a rally in Virginia nearly three years ago. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Hoppe’s order leaves Spencer to defend himself against the...

FILE – In this Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, white nationalist Richard Spencer poses between interviews in College Station, Texas. A judge in Montana has told  Spencer that he faces two weeks in a county jail if he doesn’t reach a plan this week to pay off a legal debt stemming from his divorce case, according to court records. On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Spencer said “I have every confidence that we will reach an agreement and this will be quickly forgotten and under the bridge

White nationalist leader faces jail in legal fees dispute

Jun. 17, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

A judge in Montana has told white nationalist leader Richard Spencer that he faces two weeks in a county jail if he doesn’t reach a plan this week to pay off a legal debt stemming from his divorce case, according to court records. The state judge presiding over Spencer’s divorce case found him in...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo police move demonstrators away from St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House, as they gather to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington. Only a few legacy-defining moments have clung to President Donald Trump. But the forceful clearing of demonstrators from the park across from the White House has resonated like few others, sending Trump’s poll numbers tumbling and prompting top military leaders and usually lockstep Republicans to distance themselves from the president. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Lafayette Square could decide Trump's legacy — and election

Jun. 17, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlottesville. Helsinki. The children in cages at the Mexican border. And now Lafayette Square. Only a few legacy-defining moments have clung to President Donald Trump, who often appears to emerge relatively unscathed from a seemingly endless stream of crises and controversies. But the...