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File-This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Fla. McMahon, charged with making racist online threats against a black activist in Virginia, is expected to plead guilty next month, according to court records and a spokesman for federal prosecutors. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Man accused of racist threats expected to plead guilty

Feb. 21, 2020 6:19 PM EST

A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist online threats against a black activist in Virginia is expected to plead guilty next month, according to court records and a spokesman for federal prosecutors. Brian McGinn, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District of Virginia,...

White nationalist to remain in jail for now

Feb. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A leading white nationalist will remain behind bars on charges of extortion and interstate threats after a hearing Thursday to determine he could be released was continued until next week. Christopher Cantwell, who rose to prominence in 2017 after a violent rally in Charlottesville,...

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite (25) dunks against Boston College during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Key, Clark lead Virginia past Boston College, 78-65

Feb. 19, 2020 11:17 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia appears to finally have found some answers to its season-long search for offensive weapons, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Braxton Key and Kihei Clark scored 17 points each, Tomas Woldetensae and Jayy Huff added 14 apiece and Mamadi Diakite had 10...

Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, arrives to speak at a campaign event at the home of state Senate candidate Richard Hricik in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico's leader

Feb. 18, 2020 10:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake. The Minnesota senator was unable to name Mexican President Andres Manuel...

This undated photo released by Charlottesville Police Department shows Richard H. Allan, III. Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, arrested Allan, 74, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Allan told multiple news outlets that he removed a plaque marking the site where enslaved Africans were bought and sold because he believed it was insulting to them and their descendants. (Charlottesville Police Department via AP)

Man admits to removing Charlottesville slave auction marker

Feb. 12, 2020 3:48 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have arrested a man who admitted to taking a historic marker memorializing the site of slave auctions in the city where a deadly white nationalist rally was held in 2017. Richard H. Allan, III, 74, was arrested by Charlottesville police Tuesday, news outlets...

In this Oct. 19, 2017 photo, Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol Quick Response Force line in front of the Phillips Center on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Fla.,  ahead of white nationalist Richard Spencer's speech,  White supremacist propaganda circulated on college campuses nearly doubled in 2019, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League published Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.  (Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

White supremacist propaganda spreading, anti-bias group says

Feb. 12, 2020 1:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Incidents of white supremacist propaganda distributed across the nation jumped by more than 120% between 2018 and last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League, making 2019 the second straight year that the circulation of propaganda material has more than doubled. The Anti-Defamation...

Key's FT lifts Virginia past Notre Dame, 50-49, in OT

Feb. 12, 2020 12:25 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In reigning national champion Virginia's battle to get back to the NCAA Tournament, Mamadi Diakite and his teammates are using the memories and experiences of last year and three nail-biter victories as a steadying force. “The intensity reminded me of the...

FILE - This July 31, 2017 file photo shows the statue of confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va.  Local Virginia governments may soon have the power to remove Confederate monuments in their public spaces under legislation approved Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 by state lawmakers. Largely along party lines, the Democrat-led House and Senate passed measures that would give cities and counties the autonomy to

Virginia lawmakers approve Confederate statue removal bills

Feb. 11, 2020 9:41 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Local Virginia governments would have the power to remove Confederate monuments in their public spaces under legislation approved Tuesday by state lawmakers. In the two legislative sessions that followed a violent 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers...

A proposal to remove a Virginia statue may have backfired

Feb. 9, 2020 9:01 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A conservative Republican lawmaker, irked that Democrats might mess with Virginia's Confederate monuments, filed a bill that boiled down to a dare: If you want to take down statues, start with one of your own. House Bill 1305 calls for ridding Richmond’s Capitol Square of a...

Five sue driver of trash truck struck by GOP train in 2018

Feb. 8, 2020 6:45 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two years after a train carrying Republican members of Congress collided with a garbage truck, five passengers have filed lawsuits against the driver, trash company and train conductor. Dana Naylor Jr., 32, was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter after a trial in which...