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This July 5, 2020 photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department shows Ole Hougen being taken into custody by police officers in Santa Cruz, Calif. Federal prosecutors charged Huge on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, with a hate crime for attacking a Black man with a knife on a San Francisco Bay Area street this summer. The Department of Justice said in a news release that Hougen, who is white, confronted a 29-year-old Black man in Santa Cruz in July and yelled racial slurs while trying to slash at him. (Santa Cruz Police Department via AP)

Hate crime charge for Santa Cruz man who attacked Black man

Sep. 29, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged a 44-year-old man on Tuesday with a hate crime for attacking a Black man with a knife on a San Francisco Bay Area street this summer. The Department of Justice said in a press release that Ole Hougen, who is white, confronted a 29-year-old Black man in...

An unidentified woman is taken into custody after witnesses said she drove her car into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Authorities said people were struck by a car and injured during a Black Lives Matter protest and counter protest about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun says the injured were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was detained. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

California prosecutor: Driver tried to kill Trump protesters

Sep. 29, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against racism was charged with attempted murder Tuesday for driving her car into a crowd of counterprotesters. Orange County prosecutors said Tatiana Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters with the...

Dayja Hogg, 19, stands for a portrait in front of her home town's courthouse on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Whitesburg, Ky. Following the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Hogg helped organize a protest in her home town of Whitesburg where she grew up experiencing racism. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Black Appalachians find hope in national reckoning on race

Sep. 29, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dayjha Hogg has known racism her entire life, but until recently she thought she and her family had to face it on their own. Hogg, 19, lives in Whitesburg, Kentucky, a town of 2,000 people in the heart of Appalachia. She is biracial — born to a Black father and a white mother...

School board chairman asks member to resign over comments

Sep. 29, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The chairman of a Vermont school board has asked a board member to resign after comments he posted on Facebook regarding Black Lives Matter. Mount Anthony Union School Board Chairman Timothy Holbrook said Monday that the comments from board member Ed Letourneau were...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 29, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

(Terre Haute) Tribune-Star. September 25, 2020 Key election date looms for voters to register It would seem that Wabash Valley residents are anxious to cast their votes in an election that could reshape the future of local cities and counties, the state of Indiana and the nation. They cannot do that, though,...

FILE - Gabrielle Union arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2020. Union and NBC say they have settled their differences in their dispute over her firing from “America’s Got Talent.” Union had said publicly and in a complaint to the California labor board that she was taken off the show because of her complaints that the environment on the set tolerated racism. But on Tuesday, Sept. 29, Union and the network issued a joint statement saying they have reached an “amicable resolution.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Gabrielle Union, NBC settle dispute over racism allegations

Sep. 29, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabrielle Union and NBC said Tuesday that they have settled their differences in their dispute over her firing as a judge on “America's Got Talent,” which she said was retaliation for her complaints that the show tolerated racism on the set. “We’ve reached...

Judge reduces legal fees after alleged false arrests in Utah

Sep. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — A northwestern Utah county must pay $135,200 in attorney fees for the alleged false arrests of two Black men after a federal judge reduced the original amount owed by Box Elder County by about $90,000. Judge Dale Kimball's Sept. 10 ruling stems from the December 2016 arrests of...

Swinney: Not in favor of social justice messages on uniforms

Sep. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney does not support messages of social justice or other issues on player uniforms. Swinney said Tuesday his stance is solely because he's a college football traditionalist who values the historic look of jerseys, not because he disagrees with efforts to combat social injustice. ...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020 file photo, now Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, greet one another before they participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Former staffers from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign want to harness strong support for the Vermont senator among Hispanics to bolster Joe Biden in two battleground states that could prove critical in November’s election. Nuestro PAC is launching a 30-second spot that will begin airing Thursday for two weeks in heavily Hispanic Nevada and Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ex-Sanders staffers promote Biden to Latinos in Iowa, Nevada

Sep. 29, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former staffers from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign want to harness strong support for the Vermont senator among Hispanics to bolster Joe Biden in two battleground states that could prove critical in November's election. Nuestro PAC is launching a 30-second spot that...

Nurse to Tuskegee Airmen dies in Georgia at 100

Sep. 29, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Irma “Pete” Cameron Dryden, a Black woman who served as a nurse to Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, has died. She was 100. Dryden died Sept. 17 at her home in Canton, Georgia, her daughter-in-law, Maggie Williams Dryden, said Tuesday. After graduating from Harlem Hospital...