Kentucky congressman draws challenge from prominent attorney

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Todd McMurtry, an attorney who represented a Kentucky student embroiled in media lawsuits after a viral encounter with a Native American activist, stepped forward Friday to chal...

Fan handed 5-year soccer ban for racially abusing Sterling

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A Manchester City fan was banned on Friday from attending soccer matches for five years after pleading guilty to using racist language toward one of his team’s players, Rahe...

Man gets probation for evidence tampering in fatal stabbing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia bicycle deliveryman who was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a real estate developer was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation for...

Frustration with lack of diversity grows at Romance Writers

NEW YORK (AP) — Turmoil continued Thursday at the Romance Writers of America as it faced another high-level departure and several publishers announced they would not participate in this summer's annua...

Virginia Dems pledge to let locals move Confederate statues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Newly empowered Democratic leaders in Virginia pledged Thursday to let local governments remove Confederate monuments, but Gov. Ralph Northam said he's still weighing what to do w...

Fan who aimed chants at Balotelli banned from sports events

VERONA, Italy (AP) — A Sicilian man was banned from European sports events for five years Thursday for directing racist chants at Brescia striker Mario Balotelli. Verona police issue...

Anti-establishment views unite, divide Hong Kong protesters

Trump signs, Pepe the Frog graffiti and British and American flags have become a common sight at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests — and an unsettling one to longtime democracy activist...

Anti-establishment views unite, divide Hong Kong protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — Trump signs, Pepe the Frog graffiti and British and American flags have become a common sight at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests — and an unsettling one to longtime democracy a...

City's new treasurer says racist officials won't seat her

The newly elected treasurer of a small city in western Pennsylvania asserted in a lawsuit Wednesday that city officials plotted to block her from taking office because she is black. ...

HarperCollins snubs Romance Writers of America's conference

NEW YORK (AP) — Two HarperCollins imprints that focus on romance novels have decided not to sponsor or participate in the Romance Writers of America's national conference this year, the latest blow to...

Lazio fined $22,000 for racist chants at Balotelli

MILAN (AP) — Lazio was fined 20,000 euros ($22,000) and at least temporarily avoided a stadium closure on Wednesday after its fans targeted Brescia striker Mario Balotelli with racist chants. ...

CNN settles lawsuit with Kentucky teen in demonstration

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has settled a lawsuit with a Kentucky teen who claimed media organizations falsely labeled him as a racist following a well-publicized encounter with a Native American last year at...

Romance writers association calls off annual awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The Romance Writers of America has called off its annual awards as the organization remains in turmoil over allegations that it has failed to address criticism for lack of diversity. ...

Doctor finds Milwaukee acid attack suspect fit for trial

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 61-year-old Wisconsin man accused of throwing acid in a Latino man’s face during a racist attack is competent to stand trial, according to a doctor's report released to court Monday...

Soccer player investigated for offensive conspiracy tweet

LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association asked a professional soccer player Monday to explain why he tweeted comments that could be construed as anti-Semitic. Fourth-tier club ...