- San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training Updated: Apr-29-16 5:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco's police chief said Friday that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects.
- Iowa State's Bill Fennelly, sued by ex-star, defends self Updated: Apr-29-16 4:34 pm
AMES, Iowa - Bill Fennelly defended himself and his coaching style Friday, two weeks after the long-time Iowa State women's basketball coach was sued by a former star player for race discrimination and retaliation.
- The Latest: Son of Victim: I don't understand why he did it Updated: Apr-29-16 3:06 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The Latest on a guilty plea by a friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church (all times local):
- Students upset over school paper's racially charged cartoon Updated: Apr-29-16 12:08 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Students at Wesley College in Delaware have expressed outrage over two racially charged cartoons that appeared in the student newspaper last week.
- Board renames Virginia school that honored segregationist Updated: Apr-29-16 10:56 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia middle school that was named in honor of a prominent segregationist will be renamed for a local historically black village.
- Go back to Africa: Mother says teacher made remark to son Updated: Apr-29-16 8:31 am
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina - The Beaufort County School District is investigating after a black woman complained that a white teacher told her son he should go back to Africa.
- Lawsuit: 2 Missouri school officials slammed girl to ground Updated: Apr-28-16 7:56 pm
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri - A lawsuit says two white school officials in southeast Missouri slammed a black teenager to the ground three times, injuring her neck and back and requiring hospital treatment.
- Federal lawsuit challenges Alabama minimum wage law Updated: Apr-28-16 5:31 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A federal lawsuit was filed Thursday challenging a state law that blocked Birmingham city leaders from implementing a planned minimum wage increase.
- Data: Wisconsin blacks struggled to graduate in 4 years Updated: Apr-28-16 5:12 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Less than two-thirds of black students in the class of 2015 graduated from Wisconsin high schools within four years, according to state data released Thursday.
- Officials: Black students behind hanging stick figure, slur Updated: Apr-28-16 3:15 pm
SALISBURY, Maryland - Officials at a Maryland university say black students are behind a drawing of a hanging stick figure with a racial slur found on a library whiteboard.
- CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist Updated: Apr-28-16 2:13 pm
NEW YORK - Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens.
- Jury to hear cop's racial comments in nanny-cam attack case Updated: Apr-28-16 1:00 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Jurors deciding the fate of a man prosecutors say was caught on a "nanny cam" attacking a woman while her 3-year-old daughter watched cartoons will also see a part of the video where a white investigator is heard using racial slurs to describe the black suspect.
- Portrait of slain Sen. Pinckney to be unveiled next month Updated: Apr-28-16 12:54 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina Senate will unveil its official portrait of slain Sen. Clementa Pinckney next month.
- Man pleads no contest to giving minority women KKK fliers Updated: Apr-27-16 7:38 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - A white man accused of distributing Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers to two minority women in Vermont has pleaded no contest to charges of disorderly conduct.
- US honors Puerto Ricans who fought, died in segregated unit Updated: Apr-27-16 6:28 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Angel Acevedo looked down at the Congressional Gold Medal in his hands as his eyes welled with tears during a ceremony held Wednesday to honor Puerto Ricans like him who faced discrimination and waited decades to be recognized for fighting several wars under the last segregated unit in combat.
- Willie Williams, trailblazing top cop for 2 cities, dies Updated: Apr-27-16 5:58 pm
ATLANTA - Willie L. Williams, who was the first black police chief in Philadelphia and in Los Angeles, where he took over in the wake of the Rodney King riots, has died. He was 72.
- The Latest: Man with gun robs Anchorage fast food restaurant Updated: Apr-27-16 1:22 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Latest on robberies at businesses on Anchorage's east side:
- Trump, Clinton win Pennsylvania; Dems tap McGinty for Senate Updated: Apr-27-16 1:31 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came away big winners in Pennsylvania's presidential primaries Tuesday, as Democrats backed their party establishment's choice for U.S. Senate and an indicted Philadelphia-area congressman lost his bid for a 12th term.
- Maryland Dems want more Obama, GOP unhappy with government Updated: Apr-27-16 12:08 am
Donald Trump won Maryland's Republican primary with strong backing from voters angry about how government is working and eager for a president who can bring change, according to exit polls released Tuesday.
- The Latest: Ex-mayor Dixon says she's 'not through yet' Updated: Apr-27-16 12:01 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Latest on Maryland's primary election (all times local):
- Maryland primary guide: Van Hollen, Pugh clinch key wins Updated: Apr-26-16 11:45 pm
Maryland congressman Chris Van Hollen won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Barbara Mikulski on Tuesday in a polarizing battle over race and gender.
- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win primary in Maryland Updated: Apr-26-16 11:20 pm
BALTIMORE - Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential primary in Maryland on Tuesday, and Donald Trump won the state's Republican presidential primary.
- Federal ruling on N Carolina voting laws bolsters voter ID Updated: Apr-26-16 10:12 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Civil rights and elections attorneys said Tuesday they will appeal a federal court ruling upholding North Carolina's 2013 major rewrite of its voting laws, a decision that marks at least a temporary victory for another state that requires photo identification to vote.
- House backs bill to use testimonials to combat terrorism Updated: Apr-26-16 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Tuesday requiring the Department of Homeland Security to use testimonials from former extremists and other social media messages to combat "Hollywood-style propaganda" used by the Islamic State and other militant groups to recruit new members.
- More blacks than whites got tickets while bicycling in Tampa Updated: Apr-26-16 3:27 pm
TAMPA, Florida - Black bicyclists in Tampa were more likely than whites to be stopped and ticketed by police, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, adding that the citations didn't reduce crime in the city.