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Men who chased, killed Ahmaud Arbery due in federal court

May. 11, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Three Georgia men were scheduled to appear before a federal judge Tuesday on federal hate crime charges in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was chased and shot after being spotted running in the defendants' neighborhood. ...

US: Man faces domestic terror probe tied to racist extremism

May. 10, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man with ties to the white supremacy movement is the subject of a domestic terrorism investigation, federal authorities wrote in court documents. The probe came to light in documents filed Friday in a separate case charging Brian...

School board official resigns after denying systemic racism

May. 10, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school board member, who disputed the existence of systemic racism in a meeting last week, has resigned as president of the Ohio School Boards Association. Scott Huddle, a Mad River school board official, told parents at a school board...

Man charged with stabbing 2 Asian women pleads not guilty

May. 10, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man charged with stabbing two women of Asian descent at a San Francisco bus stop last week pleaded not guilty Monday. A handcuffed Patrick Thompson, 54, was silent during the short court hearing. Public defender Eric Fleischaker entered the...

Kansas high school coach, accused of racial slur, fired

May. 10, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school board has fired a high school baseball coach for allegedly using a racial slur toward a Black player. The Olathe board met Monday morning and announced the firing of Olathe North High School Coach Pete Flood, the Kansas City Star...

Paris court tries anti-racism activist for statue attack

May. 10, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French activist for Black rights went on trial in Paris on Monday for defacing a statue of a historical figure from France’s colonial, slave-trading past, calling the protest a political act to denounce deep-seated racism. Franco Lollia said that...

Micronesians feel hatred in Hawaii, decry police shooting

May. 09, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Comments on social media about a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by Honolulu police have been so hateful that a Catholic priest, who hails from the same small Pacific island as the teen’s family, hesitates to repeat them. “It is really bad and I...

Authorities: Alabama man arrested in ritual animal slaying

May. 08, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — An Alabama man is free on bond after his arrest for his alleged involvement in the killing of a farm animal during what authorities said was a “ritual sacrifice” during training in Georgia for a white supremacist group, authorities said. Brandon...

Police: Man accused of assaulting worker, using Asian slurs

May. 08, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in a Virginia suburb of the nation's capital say they are seeking to arrest a man who reportedly left a restaurant without paying, used racial slurs when confronted by two Asian American workers and assaulted one of them. Arlington...

New exhibit at Alabama monument recalls Freedom Riders

May. 08, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — A new exhibit at the recently opened Freedom Riders National Monument will recall the experiences of the people who traveled the South in buses 60 years ago to test racial segregation. The exhibition, called “Freedom Riders,” will open on...