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Prosecutor: Man charged in Long Island hate crime spree

Apr. 16, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

MANORVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who authorities say went on a hate crime spree targeting people based on their religion and sexual orientation has been indicted on 36 criminal charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini announced Friday. Christopher...

Colorado Asian leaders demand apology from newspaper

Apr. 16, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Leaders of Colorado’s Asian community have demanded an apology and are planning a boycott against The Villager newspaper in Greenwood Village for publishing a story on April Fools' Day that used extensive Asian stereotypes. The article, headlined...

2 documentaries up for Oscars tell stories of nonagenarians

Apr. 16, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

The Oscar isn’t the only one celebrating its 93rd trip around the sun at the Academy Awards ceremony this year. The shorts category features two documentaries, “ A Concerto is a Conversation ” and “ Colette,” about fellow nonagenarians who have led extraordinary and extraordinarily...

More men charged in animal killing at white supremacist camp

Apr. 16, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — The killing of a farm animal during what authorities have said was a “ritual sacrifice” during a training camp in Georgia for a white supremacist group has led to charges against five additional men. Patrik Mathews, William Garfield Bilbrough IV,...

Sheriff's corporal retires amid investigation of racist post

Apr. 16, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A supervisor in the Orange County Sheriff's Office retired amid an internal investigation into a Facebook post that shared a video from a page that supports white supremacist beliefs. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Cpl. Danny Weil shared the...

Judge: Boston exam schools admissions policy 'race-neutral'

Apr. 16, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has upheld a temporary admissions policy at Boston’s elite exam high schools, ruling against a parents group that said in a lawsuit it discriminated against white students and those of Asian descent. “This court finds and rules that the...

Florida 'anti-riot' bill goes to governor amid racial strife

Apr. 15, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature approved stiffer penalties against violent protesters on Thursday, handing a major legislative victory to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who began campaigning for the measure last year following a summer of turmoil across the country...

Sketch mocking Chinese launches racism debate in Italy

Apr. 15, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A sketch on a popular Italian TV show mocking Chinese people has launched a debate about racism, and satire, in Italy. While Asian and Black activists took to social media to share their experiences with racism growing up in Italy, including how it can be...

House panel votes to advance bill on slavery reparations

Apr. 14, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves by approving legislation Wednesday that would create a commission to study the issue. It's the first time the House Judiciary Committee has acted on the...

Federal judge refuses to block movement of car-shredder

Apr. 14, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ruled against plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to bar the movement of a car-shredding operation from an upscale Chicago neighborhood to a working-class neighborhood. Two Southeast Side residents and a clergyman filed a civil...