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City sues to remove Confederate monument, citing free speech

Aug. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The city of Norfolk, Virginia, is claiming in a lawsuit that its free speech rights are being violated because a state law won't let it remove an 80-foot (24-meter) Confederate monument from its downtown. Norfolk's lawsuit employs a relatively novel and untested legal strategy in the...

Man, 20, pleads not guilty in Jewish center video threat

Aug. 19, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

STRUTHERS, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to threatening a Jewish community center in a video that authorities say showed him shooting a semi-automatic rifle. A judge near Youngstown set bond at $250,000 for James Reardon, ordered a mental health evaluation and told him to stay...

Widows sue over troopers' deaths in helicopter crash

Aug. 14, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The widows of two Virginia state troopers killed in a helicopter crash the day of a violent white nationalist rally have sued the state and others over their husbands' deaths, alleging the aircraft was not properly maintained or repaired. Amanda Bates and Karen Cullen filed wrongful...

Perkins, Virginia facing new challenge: Expectations

Aug. 13, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The arrival of dual-threat quarterback Bryce Perkins helped Virginia exceed expectations last season. Now the Cavaliers face a new challenge: meeting higher expectations this season. The Cavaliers are the only team in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division to never win...

Unite the Right organizer files new lawsuit, cites Antifa

Aug. 13, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The lead organizer of a 2017 white nationalist rally that ended in violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has filed another lawsuit claiming his First Amendment rights were violated. The Daily Progress reports the federal lawsuit was filed Monday by Unite the Right organizer...

Charlottesville marks 2 years since deadly rally

Aug. 12, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville residents are marking the second anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally with a series of peaceful community events. About 20 people gathered Monday afternoon for a moment of silence at the site where an avowed white nationalist plowed a car into a crowd...

Charlottesville helicopter crash report now due next year

Aug. 12, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal investigation into what caused a Virginia State Police helicopter to crash during a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville still isn't complete. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the National Transportation Safety Board estimated the inquiry would last 12...

Today in History

Aug. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2019. There are 141 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 12, 2017, a car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia college town of Charlottesville, killing 32-year-old Heather...

White supremacist group member seeks release pending appeal

Aug. 10, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A white supremacist group member sentenced to more than three years in prison for attacking protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is asking a federal judge to free him on bond while he appeals. Benjamin Daley is one of four Rise Above Movement members who pleaded...

Judge sanctions white nationalists in Charlottesville case

Aug. 9, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has sanctioned white nationalists for their "unacceptable" behavior in a lawsuit against them in connection with a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, nearly two years ago. The judge on Friday ordered Elliot Kline, Matthew Heimbach, and the organization...