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Keller suspended 5 games, Anderson, Renteria 1 each for fray

Apr. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson didn't go into detail Friday about what he said during a bench-clearing fracas with Kansas City earlier in the week after a report that he directed a racial slur at Royals pitcher Brad Keller. Anderson was suspended one game for his actions...

Embattled US Rep. Ilhan Omar tweets 'happy Passover'

Apr. 19, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is wishing "happy Passover" to Jews commemorating the holiday in her home state of Minnesota and around the world. Omar is a Somali American and one of the first Muslims elected to Congress. She's been criticized for remarks in recent months on Israel, Jewish...

Flyers cover statue of singer Smith amid racism allegations

Apr. 19, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." Flyers officials said Friday they also...

Yanks stop using Smith recording while investigating racism

Apr. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "That's Why...

Foundation to sell former site of Aryan Nations compound

Apr. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The former site of a white supremacist compound in Idaho soon will be on the market. The North Idaho College Foundation plans to sell the undeveloped 0.03-square-mile (0.08-square-kilometer) property near Hayden Lake and put the proceeds into an endowment for human rights education,...

FIFA backs English players' social media boycott over racism

Apr. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer. Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the Professional...

Mississippi drivers can put flag minus rebel X on license

Apr. 17, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents who want a state flag without the Confederate battle emblem will soon be able to display one on their license plate. Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday authorizing the state to sell several new specialty license plates, starting July 1. One of them features a...

Police sergeant loses job after white nationalist probe

Apr. 17, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A police sergeant who was investigated for ties to white nationalists has lost his job with Virginia Capitol Police. Capitol Police issued a statement Wednesday saying Robert Stamm has been "separated from his employment" with the division, effective immediately. In February, the...

California school district changing name tied to Confederacy

Apr. 17, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — The Dixie School District board voted Tuesday night to change the name of the 150-year-old district after critics linked it to the Confederacy and slavery. Trustees voted 3-1, with one abstention, to change both the name of the San Francisco Bay Area district and the name of its...

White supremacist gets life for running down black man

Apr. 16, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A white supremacist who ran down and killed a young black man in Oregon two years ago was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 28 years. Russell Courtier's sentencing came after jurors in March found Courtier, 40, guilty of murder, hit-and-run...