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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...

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...

Extremist reported by family pleads guilty to gun charge

Jul. 23, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge Tuesday. Jeffrey Clark Jr., 30, of Washington, D.C., faces a maximum of 10 years in prison after pleading...

Prosecutors seek prison terms for Virginia rally attackers

Jul. 17, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

Hatred for Jews, blacks and feminists motivated three members of a white supremacist group to attack counterprotesters at a rally for far-right extremists in Virginia, federal prosecutors argue in seeking stricter sentences for the men this week. Justice Department prosecutors recommend prison sentences ranging...

Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

Jul. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years Monday for deliberately driving his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a rally in Virginia, killing one woman and injuring dozens. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, remained stoic as Circuit Court...

The Latest: Charlottesville victims describe pain of attack

Jul. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the state sentencing of a man convicted on federal hate crime charges related to a white nationalist rally (all times local): 4 p.m. A woman who was seriously hurt in a car attack on anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia called the man...

Today in History

Jul. 5, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2019. There are 179 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he recorded was "That's All Right." On this date: In...

Lawyers ask judge to order white nationalist to stop threats

Jul. 2, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Attorneys who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in connection with a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, asked a judge Tuesday to order one of the men who participated in the violence to stop making "unlawful threats" against the plaintiffs and their lead...

The Latest: Life sentence for man in Charlottesville attack

Jun. 28, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who deliberately drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally (all times local): 5 p.m. A Department of Justice official has condemned the violence committed by a white supremacist who was sentenced to life in...

Life sentence for killing at Charlottesville protest

Jun. 28, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist who deliberately drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing a young woman and injuring dozens, apologized to his victims Friday before being sentenced to life in prison on federal hate crime charges. James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee,...