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England's Euro qualifier in Bulgaria marred by racist abuse

Oct. 14, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — England's Football Association called on UEFA to take "very stringent" action after the country's European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria was stopped twice in the first half because of racist chants and Nazi salutes from the home supporters. England's 6-0 win was halted in...

Lawsuit: Inmate kept in Missouri restraint chair 5 days

Oct. 14, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit claims that a Missouri man who suffered a manic attack was held shackled in a rural jail's restraint chair in lieu of medical treatment for five days, subjected to racial slurs, force-fed and allowed to defecate all over himself. The lawsuit filed last month on behalf of...

Democrat Harris signs UNR students' anti-racism petition

Oct. 14, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is joining University of Nevada, Reno students calling for university officials to take action over displays of white nationalist, anti-Semitic, sexist and anti-LGBTQ messages displayed on campus or involving other students. Harris' campaign...

Police investigate racist vandalism in Cape Cod town

Oct. 14, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating two recent incidents of white supremacist vandalism in a Massachusetts town. Falmouth police found two swastikas, a drawing of male genitalia and several large circles on the dock at the Megansett Yacht Club on Oct. 6. The Cape Cod Times reports the images...

Thousands in Berlin protest against anti-Semitism

Oct. 13, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people in Berlin protested against anti-Semitism on Sunday, days after a man attacked a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle. About 10,000 people participated in the march through the German capital. Several thousand others protested Saturday in other cities including...

Tennis instructor sues Vegas country club, alleges race bias

Oct. 11, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A tennis instructor is suing an exclusive Las Vegas country club, alleging she was wrongly fired in 2016 after an influential club member made "blatantly racist" comments about her biracial children. Carmel-Mary Hill's attorney, F. Travis Buchanan, said Friday the federal lawsuit filed...

Death row inmate's attorneys say appeal ignores justice

Oct. 11, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for Tennessee death row inmate Abu-Ali Abudur'Rahman said Friday that the state attorney general is valuing "proceduralism over justice" with an attempt to scuttle a resentencing agreement. Brad MacLean, who has defended Abudur'Rahman (AHB'-dur-RAK'-mahn) for more than...

The Latest: UN council to say well done in person to Ahmed

Oct. 11, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The president of the U.N. Security Council says its 15 members will be delivering a message in person in 10 days to Nobel peace laureate Abiy Ahmed: "Well done! You made us proud." South Africa's U.N. Ambassador Jerry Matjila,...

Ethiopia's reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

Oct. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival have been praised as an inspiration to the continent and a hopeful counterpoint to strongman movements far beyond it. Now the task for...

High school student infiltrates, uncovers racist online chat

Oct. 11, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

WENDELL, N.C. (AP) — A black student at a North Carolina high school infiltrated and exposed a racist student online chat, but it's unclear if everyone in the chat is facing consequences. Cenayia Edwards uncovered slur laden conversations about killing black people and reviving slavery involving two...