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Celebrities, others ask Texas to halt inmate's execution

Nov. 7, 2019 6:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Supporters of a Texas death row inmate who is facing lethal injection in less than two weeks for a murder he says he didn't commit are mounting a final push in the courts and on social media to stop his execution, which is being called into question by lawmakers, pastors, celebrities and the...

Black man who led neo-Nazi group dies amid bid to destroy it

Nov. 4, 2019 6:07 PM EST

A black activist who took control of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups — and vowed to dismantle it — has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group. James Stern died Oct. 11 after getting hospice care for cancer, according to one of his attorneys, Bob Ross, and a friend, Arne...

Merkel pays tribute to victims of German neo-Nazi group

Nov. 4, 2019 9:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid tribute Monday to 10 people who were killed by a neo-Nazi group over a decade ago, amid concerns that violent far-right extremism is on the rise again in Germany. During a visit to the eastern German city of Zwickau, Merkel took part in a ceremony...

Police officer retires after far-right group ties revealed

Nov. 1, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

A Connecticut police officer has retired after a civil rights organization raised concerns about his membership in a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies, a town official said Friday. Officer Kevin P. Wilcox retired from the East Hampton Police Department on Oct. 22,...

Far right expected to make gains in German regional vote

Oct. 26, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Political opponents say he's a Nazi and a court recently ruled he can be called a fascist, but to many Germans angry about immigration Bjoern Hoecke is the leader they've been waiting for. The 47-year-old former history teacher is predicted to lead the far-right Alternative for Germany party...

Weapons seized from suspected Washington state neo-Nazi

Oct. 18, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Police have seized military-style firearms from an avowed neo-Nazi in Snohomish County in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind case in Washington state. KING TV reported Thursday that prosecutors and the FBI convinced a judge that "Kaleb Cole poses a serious threat to public safety by...

Neo-Nazi group claims it left racist flyers outside church

Oct. 16, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A neo-Nazi group that promotes violence against Jews and people of color is claiming responsibility for racist flyers that appeared outside a church in Spokane. The flyers were taped to signposts and electrical poles near Morning Star Baptist Church on Monday. The Spokesman-Review...

Chief: Officer's Proud Boys membership didn't break policy

Oct. 15, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

A Connecticut police officer's membership in the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies, didn't violate department policies, the town's police chief has concluded in response to a civil rights group's concerns. The East Hampton officer, Kevin P. Wilcox, "stopped...

Oak tree planted for German far-right group's victim felled

Oct. 4, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are condemning the destruction of an oak tree that was planted in remembrance of a victim of the far-right National Socialist Underground group. Authorities blame the group for killing 10 people between 2000 and 2007, most of them immigrants. The only known surviving member...

8 Germans on trial over plan to start violent uprising

Sep. 30, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Eight suspected far-right extremists went on trial Monday in Germany, accused of planning to start a violent uprising in response to a stabbing in the eastern city of Chemnitz last year. The men, aged between 21 and 32, appeared before a regional court in Dresden on charges of forming a...