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Creighton professor apologizes for tweet over police rally

Jul. 11, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

A Creighton University religion professor's tweet referring to a support-the-police rally as a white supremacist event unleashed a backlash before it was taken down Friday. The university issue a statement saying Zachary Smith’s view didn’t represent the school. Further, the statement said, Smith...

UNC commission recommends re-naming 4 campus buildings

Jul. 11, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A commission at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has voted in favor of a recommendation to rename four campus buildings that currently have ties to slaveholders or white supremacists. The recommendation from the Commission on History, Race & A Way Forward on...

Racial reckoning draws in namesakes of Virginia Tech's past

Jul. 11, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Since Virginia Tech announced in early June that it would once again reexamine the name of a dorm mired in Ku Klux Klan controversy, focus has turned to other campus facilities named for men with ties to the Confederacy and white supremacy. Colleges nationwide are rethinking place...

Plymouth museum changing name; deaf advocate placed on leave

Jul. 10, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A living history museum in Massachusetts focused on colonial life on the English settlement at Plymouth is planning to change its name to better reflect the Native Americans that long lived in the region. Plimoth Plantation, in a Facebook post this week, unveiled a new logo bearing the word...

FILE - In this Friday, June 12, 2020 file photo, a nurse uses a swab to perform a coronavirus test in Salt Lake City. On Friday, July 10, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that the nasal swab test commonly used for diagnosing COVID-19 involves obtaining a sample from a protective layer of cells known as the blood-brain barrier, which can result in inflammation of the brain. The swab goes so far back into the nose that it can be uncomfortable, even causing some people’s eyes to water. But it doesn't touch the area where blood vessels and the brain exchange important nutrients. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 10, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: The nasal swab test commonly used for to diagnose COVID-19 involves...

2 Nevada inmates plead guilty in deadly prison yard attack

Jul. 10, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Nevada prison inmates have pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing another inmate in what authorities called a gang-related recreation yard attack at a correctional facility outside Las Vegas more than four years ago. Jeremy Kenneth Nuckles, 43, and Justin Matthias Muncy, 36, pleaded guilty...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 10, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

CONNECTICUT CT lawmakers can’t correct justice issues in a short session The Connecticut Post July 9 Exactly when did all that chatter in Hartford about tolls fade so far back in the rear-view mirror? Remember those heady summer days of 2019 when Gov. Ned Lamont kept alluding to a special session...

The bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest is displayed in the state capitol Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday that a state panel that has the authority to help remove the bust of the former Confederate general and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan will take up the issue next week. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee panel favors removing Confederate bust in Capitol

Jul. 9, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel voted Thursday to recommend the bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader be moved from the state Capitol into the state museum, casting the first of two votes needed to make the move happen. The State Capitol Commission's 9-2 vote on the Nathan...

FILE - In this Friday, July 3, 2020, file photo, Civil War reenactors marching with Confederate battle flags during their reenactment of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa. The banner, with its red field and blue X design, is the best known of the flags of the Confederacy, but the short-lived rebel nation also had other flags. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

AP Explains: Confederate flags draw differing responses

Jul. 9, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

Public pressure amid protests over racial inequality forced Mississippi to furl its Confederate-inspired state flag for good, yet Georgia’s flag is based on another Confederate design and lives on. Why the difference? The Confederacy used more than one flag while it was fighting the United States to...

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...