Student accuses former governor of sexual harassment

U.S. 03/28/19, 19:31

A Virginia student who worked with the nation's first elected African-American governor is accusing him of sexually harassing her by kissing her without consent.The Washington Post reported Thursday that Sydney Black, 22, says L. Douglas Wilder, 88, offered to take ...

Oklahoma Democratic Party office defaced with racist remarks

U.S. 03/28/19, 18:04

Vandals spray-painted racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic remarks outside the headquarters of the Oklahoma Democratic Party and offices of the Chickasaw Nation, officials said Thursday, and police are investigating the incidents as hate crimes.Racist and anti-Semitic graffiti as well as anti-LGBTQ ...

UEFA punishes Shakhtar Donetsk, Lazio for fan racism

Sports 03/28/19, 15:16

UEFA has ordered Shakhtar Donetsk and Lazio to close parts of their stadium next season because of racist fan behavior at Europa League games.Shakhtar fans displayed a far-right banner at a home game against Eintracht Frankfurt in February.Lazio fans were ...

Only black reporters allowed in Georgia mayoral race event

U.S. 03/28/19, 10:07

Organizers of a meeting to discuss an upcoming mayoral race in Georgia barred reporters from attending — unless they were African-American.The Wednesday meeting at a church in Savannah was held to try to unite the city's black community behind a ...

Update: Man pleads guilty to hate crimes in car attack

U.S. 03/27/19, 15:01

The Latest on a man pleading guilty to federal hate crime charges in a deadly car attack at white nationalist rally in Virginia(all times local):4 p.m.A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white ...

Facebook extends ban on hate speech to ‘white nationalists’

Tech 03/27/19, 12:03

Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism.The company previously allowed such material even though it has long banned "white supremacists." The social network says it hadn't applied ...

Residents ask what led to resignation of black police chief

U.S. 03/27/19, 08:13

Residents of Portsmouth, Virginia, are asking what exactly led to the resignation of the city's former police chief, who says racist and sexist attitudes forced her departure.The Virginian-Pilot reports about 200 people piled into the City Council's chambers on Tuesday. ...

Man convicted in car attack due in court for plea change

U.S. 03/27/19, 00:03

A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack on counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is due in federal court for a change-of-plea hearing.James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, was convicted in state ...

Pogrebnyak fined for criticizing black Russia player

Sports 03/26/19, 10:27

Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak has been fined for remarks he made about black players on the Russia national team.Pogrebnyak told Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda this month he didn't believe Brazil-born Ari should play for Russia, adding "it's funny when a ...

Monitors compile report into racist abuse of England players

Sports 03/26/19, 05:16

UEFA's anti-discrimation partners are compiling a report into the racism suffered by England players in a European Championship qualifier at Montenegro.The Fare network says its observer attended the game because there was a "high risk" of racist incidents on Monday, ...

England to complain to UEFA about racist abuse in Montenegro

Sports 03/25/19, 17:22

England manager Gareth Southgate says the English Football Association will make an official complaint to UEFA after alleging at least one of his players received racist abuse during the European Championship qualifier at Montenegro.Asked about suggestions of racist chanting toward ...

Black police chief in Virginia says she was forced out

U.S. 03/25/19, 10:08

The first black woman to lead a city police department in Virginia says she was forced out, accusing a small group of officers of "bias and acts of systemic racism, discriminatory practices and abuse of authority."Tonya Chapman released a four-page ...

New Zealand to probe role of spies, guns in mosque attacks

World 03/24/19, 23:10

New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will look into what roles semi-automatic guns, social media and intelligence agencies had preceding the attacks.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday it ...

Update: Campaigns: Harris in Texas, O’Rourke in SC

U.S. 03/23/19, 11:07

The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern): ___ 12:00 p.m. FILE - In this July 12, 2016, file photo, a member of the Secret Service stands guard as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker ...

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