Merkel seeks to reassure migrant groups after racist attacks

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel met representatives of migrant groups Monday to reassure them that her government takes the issue of racism seriously following several attacks by far-rig...

SC results reveal challenge for Sanders among black voters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Bernie Sanders' presidential ambitions were undone in 2016 when he couldn't line up enough support from black voters to win the Democratic nomination. As he tries again in 2020, ...

Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla banned for 8 games for racism

LONDON (AP) — Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla was given an eight-match ban after he was found to have used racist language toward an opponent during a second-tier Championship game. Ca...

Sanders-linked group entered into racial discrimination NDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political advocacy group founded by Bernie Sanders entered into a nondisclosure agreement with an African American political consultant that bars her from discussing a lawsuit alle...

2 charged in attack on Spanish-speaking woman, daughter

BOSTON (AP) — Two women were charged Friday with beating a woman and her daughter, who say they were targeted for speaking Spanish in public, prosecutors in Boston said Friday. Jenn...

Marine general orders removal of Confederate items at bases

WASHINGTON (AP) — All Confederate flags, bumper stickers and similar items must be removed from Marine Corps bases, according to a new directive from the commandant. Marine Gen. Davi...

Once skeptics, conservatives out to expand Trump's base

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Four years ago, candidate Donald Trump didn’t bother attending the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, jabbing that he was too controversial for the buttoned-up, est...

Gun charge yields year in prison for man with neo-Nazi ties

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man with ties to a violent neo-Nazi group was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for weapons violations after he renounced his ties to extremism. ...

South African sentenced for racist comment that went viral

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has imposed a $3,300 fine or 2-year prison term on a man convicted for racist comments in a video that went viral last year. Adam Catzavelos was char...

Trump meets with black supporters, vows equal opportunity

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday cited low unemployment rates for African Americans and passage of a criminal justice bill providing earlier release for thousands of federal drug o...

AP-NORC poll: How Americans describe 2020 Democrats, Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Competent, a fighter, good. Old, out of touch, disingenuous. And, of course: Who's that? As the 2020 campaign intensifies, a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Cen...

Judge resigns amid use of racial slur in text messages

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge resigned Thursday after several people, including Gov. John Bel Edwards, called for her to step down for using racial slurs in angry text messages. ...

The Latest: Biden not worried about Trump refusing to leave

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden say...

House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. ...

Israeli foreign minister slams Sanders 'horrifying comment'

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister denounced Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders on Wednesday for what he called his “horrifying comment" about Jerusalem, saying that those who support Isra...