News outlet seeks dismissal of lieutenant governor's lawsuit

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday over whether he should toss out a libel lawsuit filed by Virginia's lieutenant governor. Justin Fairfax ...

Dutch version of St. Nicholas has controversial sidekick

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch version of St. Nicholas is due to arrive in the Netherlands in an annual children’s party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontatio...

CBS: Lt. Gov.'s libel lawsuit an effort to silence accusers

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A broadcaster sued for defamation by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax after airing interviews from two women accusing him of sexual assault said in court papers that his lawsu...

Northam bounces back from blackface scandal to campaign

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — When a blackface scandal nearly forced Gov. Ralph Northam from office in February, the folksy pediatrician became an instant pariah among fellow Democrats. A political death...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2019. There are 66 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On October 2...

Bed Bath & Beyond pulls pumpkins over blackface complaints

NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — Bed Bath & Beyond has removed pumpkins painted black with white mouths following complaints they were offensive because they resembled blackface. News 12-Westc...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 22 The Washington Post on evidence of potential wrongdoing in President Donald Trump's July 25...

Canada's Trudeau wins 2nd term but nation more divided

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada's national elections, losing the majority but saying Tuesday he was given a clear mandate despite an increasingly divided Parli...

Canada’s Trudeau appears set to hold onto government

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared set to win a second term in Canada’s national elections Monday, delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals...

Canada elects Parliament in vote seen as threat to Trudeau

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians are electing a new Parliament on Monday after a tight election campaign that has raised the threat of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau being knocked from power after one term. ...

Ole Miss honors student wears blackface, prompts warning

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi honors student has reported himself to the college for posting a photo online of him wearing blackface, prompting the school to issue a warning about c...

Models clad in black stir controversy at Taipei Fashion Week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In what appears to be a cultural misunderstanding, the 2019 Taipei Fashion Week SS20 stirred controversy on Sunday (Oct. 6) after several models were seen with their heads...

Trudeau's support holds after apology for wearing brownface

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Yet the scandal's f...

Trudeau's support holds after apology for wearing brownface

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Y...

AP Explains: Brownface part of racist face makeup history

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scandal surrounding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after a yearbook photo showing him in brownface at a 2001 costume party was published is bringing attention to a...