Man gets prison for graffiti during community service

FREDERICKSBURG, VA. (AP) — A Virginia man accused of spray-painting property with graffiti while he was supposed to be performing community service for a vandalism conviction has been sentenced to thr...

Trump, social media, right-wing news stir up antifa scares

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — The group gathered around the town square, waiting for the arrival of what has become a new American boogeyman: antifa. Michael Johnson and others were certai...

Feds threaten funds to NYC, Seattle and Portland over unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump th...

$20,000 acrylic case installed around Jefferson marker

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A $20,000 acrylic case now protects Thomas Jefferson's original headstone on the University of Missouri campus, a response to vandalism concerns amid an ongoing dispute about whet...

After wildfire pause, protests resume in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters returned to the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a dayslong pause largely due to poor air quality from wildfires on the West Coast. Police decl...

$1M bail cut for some held after protests of police shooting

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Judges dramatically reduced bail amounts as high as $1 million Thursday that had been set this week for several people accused of crimes during unrest in Lancaster, Pennsylvania,...

Feds explored possibly charging Portland officials in unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department explored whether it could pursue either criminal or civil rights charges against city officials in Portland, Oregon after clashes erupted there night after nig...

300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: Aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. ...

$1M bail set for Lancaster police shooting demonstrators

Thirteen people who are accused of committing crimes while participating in a civil disturbance in Lancaster on Sunday night sat behind bars Tuesday, with bail for seven of them set at $1 million. ...

In white Adirondacks, racism may be toughest hill to climb

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Nicole Hylton-Patterson moved to the Adirondack Mountains to help make this vast, and overwhelmingly white, region more welcoming to people who, like her, are Black. ...

Police: Detroit-area family target of possible hate crime

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities were investigating as a possible hate crime gunshots and vandalism targeting the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who have a Black Lives Matter sign in their fr...

Catalan separatists rally amid coronavirus crisis in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Supporters of Catalonia's secession from the rest of Spain gathered in small groups around the northeast region Friday under orders from event organizers to maintain social dis...

Portland mayor bans cops from using tear gas during protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland on Thursday police in Oregon's largest city to stop using tear gas for crowd control during the frequently violent protests that have racked the city for mo...

Uproar in Colombia over police custody death leaves 7 dead

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A night of uproar in Colombia’s capital over the death of a man in police custody has left seven people dead, dozens injured and buildings vandalized. ...

Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memorial Day brought the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, prompting hundreds of thousands of Americans to take to the streets in protest. President Donald Tr...