BBC DJ fired after royal baby tweet with chimpanzee picture

LONDON (AP) — A BBC disk jockey has been fired after using a picture of a chimpanzee in a tweet about the royal baby born to Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry. ...

Heyward homer gives Cubs 3-2 win in 11th in Russell's return

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward homered leading off the 11th inning to lift the surging Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night in Addison Russell's return to the majors . ...

Polls closing in South Africa’s election

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa’s elections (all times local): 9 p.m. Polls are closing in South Africa’s national election. People who are still in line are ...

LEADING OFF: Nats skidding into LA, Kikuchi under scrutiny

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: NATIONAL MATTERS The Nationals try to stop a four-game slide in the series opener at Dodger Stadium. Washingt...

Tennessee speaker spurs calls to resign from leadership

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's House speaker pushed back Wednesday against calls to abandon his top legislative leadership post from Democratic and Republican lawmakers, releasing a plan intended...

Cubs investigating fan's 'offensive' hand gesture

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs vowed Wednesday to indefinitely ban the fan who used what appeared to be a racist hand gesture behind an African American television reporter who was on the air. ...

The Latest: Release conditions set for Coast Guard officer

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a detention hearing for a Coast Guard officer accused by federal prosecutors of being a domestic terrorist (all times local): 3 p.m. ...

Legislator films himself berating woman abortion protester

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker is drawing criticism for filming himself berating a woman demonstrator at length outside an abortion clinic in Philadelphia, calling her an "old white l...

Greek court reduces sentences over migrant's fatal stabbing

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek appeals court has reduced from life to 21 years and five months' imprisonment the sentences imposed on two men convicted of the fatal racist stabbing of a Pakistani migra...

Trustees vote to remove actress' name from school theater

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio will remove from a campus theater the last name of an actress who starred in "The Birth of a Nation," considered one of the most racist movies ever made...

South Africa sweeps into final election campaign weekend

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's political parties are sweeping into the final weekend of campaigning ahead of Wednesday's election in which the ruling African National Congress might find its great...

Landlord who refused to rent to Muslim men settles lawsuit

DENVER (AP) — A Denver landlord who was recorded telling her tenant to find an "American person ... good like you and me" to sublease her property instead of a Muslim father and son seeking to open th...

Online histories bite Australian election candidates

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian political parties have cut loose or chastised several of their own candidates for sexist, anti-Muslim, racist and homophobic behavior less than three weeks before...

Publicist: Jussie Smollett won't be at Chicago court hearing

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett's publicist says the actor doesn't intend to be at a hearing on whether a special prosecutor will be appointed to investigate prosecutors' dismissal of charges against h...

Philly's ex-poet laureate faces backlash over skinhead past

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's second poet laureate, who focused on taking poetry to neighborhoods and the city's young people, has been outed as a former white nationalist. In t...