Jury to decide if college student's killing was hate crime

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Three friends were waiting at a bus stop on the University of Maryland’s campus around 3 a.m. on a Saturday when a stranger approached them, screaming. "St...

Man arrested on suspicion of racism at Manchester derby

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police were questioning a man on suspicion of racism on Sunday after a fan was seen directing abuse at Manchester United players during Saturday's Premier League game at Man...

Man City defense implodes with Liverpool on title charge

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City’s title defense is imploding in a way Pep Guardiola has never experienced before. Losing 2-1 to Manchester United left City with 32 points ...

Racism forces English soccer game to be temporarily stopped

LONDON (AP) — An English fourth-tier soccer game was temporarily stopped by the referee on Saturday after an incident of racist abuse. Forest Green Rovers pledged to take stringent a...

UEFA charges Romania with 'racist behavior'

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The Romanian soccer federation was charged with “racist behavior” on Friday after a Swedish player said he was targeted by the country's fans at a European Championship qualif...

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 ...

WV pol claims legislative immunity in racist sign outburst

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia politician claimed Thursday that an obscure state law shields him from criminal charges after his violent outburst over a racist display at the Capitol. ...

Italian sports daily under fire for Black Friday headline

MILAN (AP) — A leading Italian sports daily is facing criticism for a headline reading “Black Friday” and featuring two black soccer players on the cover. Corriere dello Sport on Thu...

Ex-Slovak prime minister Robert Fico charged with racism

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s police say they have charged former Prime Minister Robert Fico with racism for his comments about the embattled Roma minority. The investigator...

Home-state skepticism of Kamala Harris foretold trouble

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Sen. Kamala Harris entered the presidential race in January, her California roots were supposed to give her special access to the cash and delegates required to win the ...

Lawmaker in racist signs outburst running for WV Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Veteran West Virginia Del. Mike Caputo, who was criminally charged after a recent controversy involving racist signs at the state Capitol, announced Tuesday he will seek a sta...

Teammate’s ban shows João Mário complexities of racism cases

For João Mário, the complexities of racism in soccer were highlighted in the “strange” case of Portugal teammate Bernardo Silva being punished. While demanding stronger sanctions for...

Jewish tombs targeted in anti-Semitic wave in eastern France

PARIS (AP) — Regional authorities in eastern France say vandals have scrawled anti-Semitic inscriptions, including swastikas spray-painted in black, on 107 tombs in a Jewish cemetery. ...

Italian league vows to be thorough to eradicate racism

MILAN (AP) — The Italian league has vowed to go “stadium by stadium” in its bid to eradicate racism from soccer in the country. The season has been marred by constant episodes of rac...

Extremists charged with racism for banner aimed at Balotelli

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Three leaders of the extreme-right Forza Nuova political party were stopped by police Tuesday for putting up a racist banner aimed at Brescia striker Mario Balotelli. ...