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Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 5, the 125th day of 2021. There are 240 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 5, ...

Senators keep South Carolina hate crime bill alive for now

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's effort to become the next-to-last state to pass a hate crimes law survived a challenge from some Republican senators who questioned whether it is necessary to ad...

Men in black hurl 1,000 roaches during Taipei police chief banquet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two men dressed in black tossed bags filled with more than 1,000 cockroaches at a banquet attended by Taipei and New Taipei police commissioners on Monday evening (May 3)....

Sledgehammer attack damages Guadalupe mural at LA church

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man used a sledgehammer last week to smash the face of a Virgin of Guadalupe mural painted on tiles at a church in Los Angeles. The man was recorded on security ...

Embattled Florida school superintendent offers to step down

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida school superintendent charged with lying to a grand jury investigating circumstances surrounding the 2018 massacre on one of his campuses offered to step down ...

Report: Pandemic gives rise to antisemitic 'Zoom bombing'

Antisemites adopted a new tactic for spewing their hate when the COVID-19 pandemic closed synagogues and Jewish schools and community centers: hijacking video conferences. The Anti-D...

Climate activists shatter windows at HSBC London building

LONDON (AP) — Climate change activists have vandalized HSBC’s London headquarters, smashing windows in a protest against the bank’s alleged links to the fossil fuel industry. Nine wo...

DC statehood faces a crossroads with congressional vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Proponents of statehood for Washington, D.C., face a milestone moment in their decades-long movement to reshape the American political map. The House will vote Thu...

Crowds react with joy, wariness to verdict in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Crowds nationwide reacted with jubilation Tuesday but also with deep awareness of the progress left to be made after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin...

Portland police make 2 arrests amid protest vandalism

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some people in a small crowd calling for the abolition of police broke windows as they marched in Portland on Monday night, hours after authorities said that a man who was fatall...

Pig's head left at former home of Chauvin defense witness

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Vandals left a pig’s head at the one-time California home of a use-of-force expert who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd, police said. ...

4 officers hospitalized after they were sprayed at protest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four Sacramento police officers were hospitalized with injuries after they were sprayed with a liquid irritant during protests Saturday night, police told KCRA TV. ...

Police ask for help identifying Portland, Oregon, rioters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters who smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set fires during demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, caused significant damage, and authorities urged downtown business...

Greek reporter shot dead in ‘execution-style’ murder

Gunmen shot dead a Greek crime reporter outside his Athens home on Friday, officials said, sending shockwaves across the country. According to police, two people opened fire on Giorgos Karaivaz multi...

Report: Pandemic amped up anti-Semitism, forced it online

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Coronavirus lockdowns last year shifted some anti-Semitic hatred online, where conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic’s medical and economic devastation abounded, Is...