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This photo provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office shows John C. Denton, founder and former leader of a neo-Nazi group who has pleaded guilty to conspiring to place hoax phone calls targeting an African American church, a Cabinet official, journalists and others. Denton, 26, of Montgomery, Texas, faces up to five years in prison after entering a guilty plea Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in federal court in Alexandria to conspiring to transmit threats. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP)

Former leader of neo-Nazi group pleads guilty to 'swatting'

Jul. 14, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A founder and former leader of a neo-Nazi group has pleaded guilty to conspiring to place hoax phone calls targeting an African American church, a Cabinet official, journalists and others. John C. Denton, 26, of Montgomery, Texas, faces up to five years in prison after entering a...

German police chief quits in scandal over far-right threats

Jul. 14, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German state's police chief stepped down Tuesday over a scandal involving a left-wing lawmaker who received threatening emails after someone accessed her personal details on a police computer. The interior minister of Hesse state, a central region that includes Frankfurt, said police chief...

Horst Seehofer (CSU), Federal Minister of the Interior, Homeland and Construction, presents the 2019 Report on the Protection of the Constitution at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 9 2020. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool via AP)

Germany sees rise in number of right-wing extremists

Jul. 9, 2020 7:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany recorded a significant rise in the number of right-wing extremists last year, after security agencies added thousands of members of the country's main far-right party to the count. An annual report on extremism in Germany released Thursday estimates the number of right-wing extremists...

UN chief warns COVID-19 provides opportunity for terrorists

Jul. 6, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic provides new opportunities for the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and their affiliates as well as neo-Nazis, white supremacists and hate groups. The U.N. chief said it’s too early to fully...

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, City of Tupelo Community Outreach Coordinator Marcus Gary takes down the Mississippi state flag that flew over the City Hall of Tupelo one last time Monday, June 29, 2020. Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP, File)

Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War

Jun. 30, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Long a symbol of pride to some and hatred to others, the Confederate battle flag is losing its place of official prominence 155 years after rebellious Southern states lost a war to perpetuate slavery. Mississippi's Republican governor on Tuesday signed legislation to remove the...

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...

US Army soldier charged in plot to ambush his unit overseas

Jun. 22, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new top federal prosecutor in Manhattan on Monday announced her first case since the weekend's upheaval: the arrest of a U.S. Army soldier charged with plotting a deadly ambush of his unit in Turkey by extremists. In a release, Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss called Private Ethan...

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 Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the National Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington. An internet registrar is delisting a website that is a leading promoter of white nationalist and anti-immigration views. The move would make the site, VDARE.com, accessible only to diehard users willing to use a special browser to find it on the dark web. Clarke sent letters urging Network Solutions to drop VDARE for their

Online registrar threatens to drop anti-immigration website

Jun. 22, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — An internet registrar is threatening to delist a website that is a leading promoter of white nationalist and anti-immigration views, a move that could make the site accessible only to diehard users willing to use a special browser to find it on the dark web. Network...

Special Police forces stand in front of the justice building, in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. A German court will begin hearing the case against two far-right extremists accused of killing a regional politician. The execution-style slaying of Walter Luebcke shocked the country last year. Stephan E a 46-year-old with previous convictions for violent anti-migrant crimes, will appear in the Frankfurt regional court accused of murder, attempted murder, serious bodily harm and firearms offenses. A second man, identified only as Markus H. due to privacy rules, is charged with accessory to murder and breaking firearms laws. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Lawmakers to probe security agencies over far-right killing

Jun. 18, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers plan to investigate possible mistakes made by security agencies in their handling of two neo-Nazis suspected of killing a regional politician last year. Opposition lawmakers in the central state of Hesse announced Thursday that they want to hold a parliamentary investigation...