Douglas statue comes down, but Lincoln had racist views, too

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With the nation racing to come to grips with centuries of racial sins, officials plan to remove the Capitol lawn statue of Stephen A. Douglas, whose forceful 19th century poli...

Georgia's Fulton County works to avoid another vote debacle

ATLANTA (AP) — Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s primary election earlier this year was marred by dysfunction: Hourslong wait times at polling places. Absentee ballots that ...

Minneapolis to name stretch of street for George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where George Floyd was killed will soon be named in his honor. Although the street will still be called C...

Evangelicals at base of Trump hopes for Pennsylvania repeat

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s homestretch push to repeat his razor thin victory in Pennsylvania four years ago won't happen without white evangelicals, and there are signs that criti...

Falcons launch voting initiative in social media campaign

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are trying to make sure people are registered to vote by launching a social media campaign. The team's “Pass The Vote” initiative was d...

Princeton faces federal inquiry after acknowledging racism

The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, saying that the school's recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts to a “shocking” and “serious” ...

Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the “promotoras” stop masked shoppers at a busy Latino farmers market: Want to test a COVID-19 vacci...

Biden makes push for voters on National Black Voter Day

DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden’s campaign unveiled a series of nationwide digital events Friday targeting Black voters in swing states — a strategic move by the Democratic presidential nominee to further en...

EU unveils plan to combat racism, increase diversity

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission presented a series of measures Friday aimed at tackling structural racism and discrimination, acknowledging a blatant lack of diversity among the European Union...

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race, when campaigns typically fo...

Rays top Orioles 3-1 in opener to draw closer to playoffs

BALTIMORE (AP) — Michael Perez doubled and scored during the pivotal seventh inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays edged closer to a playoff berth by beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Thursday in a doublehea...

Steelers, Roethlisberger eye 2-0 start vs. Lock, Broncos

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pain was familiar to Ben Roethlisberger. Welcome even. And the best part about how his 38-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback's body fel...

Trump downplays legacy of slavery in appeal to white voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intensified efforts to appeal to his core base of white voters on Thursday by downplaying the historical legacy of slavery in the United States and blasting ef...

Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' on National Book Awards longlist

NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Wilkerson's “Caste,” her acclaimed study of racism in the United States, is among 10 nominees on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction. The poetry list features works ...

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak, approving a Democratic resolution on a mostly party-line vote. Republicans called...