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A demonstrator holds a poster with the inscription 'Solidarity with those affected by NSU 2.0'  during a rally in downtown Wiesbaden, Germany, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Frankfurt prosecutors said a 63-year-old former police officer and his 55-year-old wife, were detained Friday in the Bavarian town of Landshut in connection threatening mails against several politicians signed 'NSU 2.0.' (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)

German couple detained over threat mail to lawmakers, others

Jul. 27, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A former Bavarian police officer and his wife were temporarily detained and their home was searched in connection with an investigation into a series of far-right death threats emailed to left-wing lawmakers, Frankfurt prosecutors said Monday. Prosecutors said they had on Friday detained a...

Hundreds protest county sheriff's Facebook posts

Jul. 25, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Several hundred people attended a rally calling for a suburban New York county sheriff to resign over what they described as racist posts on Facebook. The rally occurred Friday in New City, outside the office of Rockland Sheriff Louis Falco. New City is about 15 miles (24 kilometres)...

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...

This photo provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office, in Virginia, shows John William Kirby Kelley. Kelley, a former Old Dominion University student who targeted his school with a fake bomb threat so he could skip class, has pleaded guilty to a swatting conspiracy that ended up encompassing a neo-Nazi leader and others who targeted a Black church, a news outlet and a Cabinet secretary. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-student pleads to swatting conspiracy with neo-Nazi

Jul. 21, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Old Dominion University student who targeted his school with a fake bomb threat so he could skip class has pleaded guilty to a swatting conspiracy that ended up encompassing a neo-Nazi leader and others who targeted a Black church, a news outlet and a Cabinet secretary. John...

White supremacists stage brief demonstration; no arrests

Jul. 19, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A small group of white supremacists staged a brief demonstration in a central Pennsylvania park over the weekend but disbanded as police arrived in force to break up the event, which was conducted without a permit. More than a dozen members of the National Socialist Movement, some...

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...