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FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantwell went on trial Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute.  (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

New Hampshire white nationalist on trial over rape threats

Sep. 22, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, went on trial Tuesday on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he had been feuding with for months. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire...

Wendy Caldwell-Liddell, left, who helped start Mobilize Detroit, a newly formed grassroots organization, talks to Margaret Roberts about voting in Detroit, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Both President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are battling for support among Black voters across Michigan, and Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, will be in the state on Tuesday, Sept. 22. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Black voters in Detroit key for Biden, but are they engaged?

Sep. 22, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wendy Caldwell-Liddell is tired of waiting for change in Detroit. The nation’s largest Black-majority city has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic and its ensuing economic fallout. More than 14,200 COVID-19 cases and 1,500 deaths have been confirmed in the city. So when the...

In this image made from UNTV, representatives of different countries listen to speakers during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at U.N. headquarters in New York. This year's annual gathering of world leaders at U.N. headquarters is almost entirely

The Latest: BLM gets first mention at UN's virtual gathering

Sep. 22, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the UN General Assembly (all times EST): 11:50 a.m. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is the first world leader at the United Nations''annual gathering to mention the Black Lives Matter movement. “As a country that has known too well the anguish of...

Report: LAPD used facial recognition nearly 30,000 times

Sep. 21, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department has used facial-recognition software nearly 30,000 times since 2009 even while denying at times that it used the controversial technology at all, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. The LAPD doesn't have its own face-scanning platform but uses the...

Michigan renames building to honor civil rights leaders

Sep. 21, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — A state building previously named after a slave owner now bears the name of two former state legislators who led efforts to reform Michigan's civil rights laws. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials unveiled the new sign in a ceremony in Lansing on Monday. It marks the first...

MLB, union commit $10M to increase Black participation

Sep. 21, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players’ association say they have committed $10 million to fund programs of the new Players Alliance to improve representation of Black Americans in baseball. Management and the union said in a statement Monday that The Players Alliance will fund joint...

Phoenix museum vandalized with swastikas, racial slurs

Sep. 21, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A museum dedicated to the history of African Americans in Arizona was found vandalized with racial slurs and swastikas. Phoenix police said Monday they are investigating the vandalizing of the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. Authorities say the spray-painted graffiti...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks as she arrives for a community conversation with Latino leaders and elected officials during a campaign stop at Taller Puertorriqueno, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Supreme Court fight could elevate Kamala Harris' profile

Sep. 21, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kamala Harris is poised to become a leading figure in the Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, with her status as both a lawmaker and vice presidential nominee putting her in the center of the fight. The California senator is in a unique role...

Iowa officials ID body found in burning ditch near Kellogg

Sep. 21, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

KELLOGG, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a man whose body was found last week in a burning ditch in rural central Iowa. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said the body is that of Michael Williams, 44, of Grinnell. His body was found after authorities were called around 5:30 p.m....

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 21, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Amarillo Globe-News. September 16, 2020 State, facilities need to balance, peace of mind as restrictions are relaxed Even though the state has recently relaxed restrictions around visiting those most vulnerable to the coronavirus, people still find themselves caught between two difficult health challenges: the...