- Mandan man accused of shouting slurs, threats pleads guilty Updated: Feb-12-16 7:08 pm
MANDAN, North Dakota - A Mandan man accused of shouting racist slurs and threatening to kill a woman has pleaded guilty.
- Fraternity says 5 chapters acknowledged hearing racist chant Updated: Feb-12-16 7:04 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The fraternity connected to a racist chant caught on video at the University of Oklahoma last spring said Friday that members at five other chapters acknowledged hearing the chant over the last five years.
- Police seek white supremacist gang members who fled parole Updated: Feb-12-16 5:51 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Authorities are searching for two paroled members of a white supremacist prison gang who removed their ankle monitoring bracelets.
- Texas A&M president decries reports of racial harassment Updated: Feb-12-16 5:12 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students touring the campus.
- Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center notes lack of Latino artists Updated: Feb-12-16 4:50 pm
SAN ANTONIO - At a time when diversity in the arts is making international headlines, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center announced it will not host the CAM 2016 Perennial in March because it includes no Latino artists.
- Black Vermont residents talk up Bernie Sanders at statehouse Updated: Feb-12-16 4:43 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders may be about to hit a "black firewall" in South Carolina, as one Vermont activist on race issues put it Friday, but support for him appears to run deep in Vermont's tiny black community.
- The Latest: Information about attacker's car alerted FBI Updated: Feb-12-16 4:00 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest on an Ohio restaurant attack by a machete-wielding man later killed by police (all times local):
- AP FACT CHECK: Dems offer iffy stats on donors, health plan Updated: Feb-12-16 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Eager to share Bernie Sanders's claim to the grass roots, Hillary Clinton is having trouble owning up to the deep pockets helping her campaign. For his part, Sanders is struggling to make a convincing case that the numbers add up in his hugely expensive health plan.
- Nebraska high court reverses landlord discrimination order Updated: Feb-12-16 1:57 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A white Lincoln landlord has been slow to respond to all of his tenants, regardless of their race and nationality, the Nebraska Supreme Court said Friday in a ruling reversing a housing discrimination order.
- Senate passes protections for same-sex marriage opponents Updated: Feb-12-16 1:22 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Senate has approved legislation proponents say would protect businesses and individuals that oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds.
- Lincoln University marks 150 years since founding Updated: Feb-12-16 12:33 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A historically black university in Missouri is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding soon after the end of the Civil War.
- Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada Updated: Feb-12-16 7:30 am
MILWAUKEE - In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa winner Hillary Clinton.
- Panel OKs bill adding LGBT protections to hate crime law Updated: Feb-11-16 8:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A proposal to add protections for gay and transgender people to the Utah's hate crime law cleared its first test Thursday when it was approved on a 5-1 vote by a Senate committee.
- Police-related bills introduced in Colorado legislature Updated: Feb-11-16 6:01 pm
DENVER - A Colorado House committee unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would require police agencies to videotape interrogations of suspects in certain felony cases as a way to prevent false confessions.
- Berlin Film Festival jury questioned over diversity Updated: Feb-11-16 5:50 pm
BERLIN - The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled Thursday in the debate about diversity in the movie industry, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans, really."
- University leader in Lincoln addresses racism in community Updated: Feb-11-16 5:37 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A leader at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says the school is taking steps to address issues of racism on campus and in the community.
- Virginia school district nixes video on race after criticism Updated: Feb-11-16 3:17 pm
GLEN ALLEN, Virginia - A school district in Virginia has decided not to use a video about race and affirmative action after it made students uncomfortable and drew criticism from parents who called it "white guilt."
- Henrico Schools officials respond to controversial video Updated: Feb-11-16 2:09 pm
GLEN ALLEN, Virginia - Henrico County school officials are responding after receiving complaints from across the country about a video shown at Glen Allen High School.
- Viewers' Guide: Post-NH, a tense Clinton-Sanders rematch Updated: Feb-11-16 11:57 am
WASHINGTON - Grudge match.
- Tutu asks why it took years to prosecute apartheid murder Updated: Feb-11-16 11:18 am
JOHANNESBURG - Why has it taken South African prosecutors so long to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu asked Thursday.
- Even before controversy, blacks cool to Oscars telecast Updated: Feb-11-16 11:05 am
NEW YORK - The largest black audience for the Academy Awards over the last dozen years came in 2005, when Chris Rock was host and Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman won the top male acting awards.
- Harvard faculty member named Wellesley's 1st black president Updated: Feb-11-16 11:04 am
WELLESLEY, Massachusetts - Wellesley College has named a Harvard Medical School faculty member as its next president.
- South African police captain arrested in fatal beatings Updated: Feb-11-16 8:57 am
JOHANNESBURG - A police captain in South Africa faces murder charges for allegedly helping four farmers beat two suspected thieves to death in a case that ignited racial tension in a rural town.
- Students call for Atlanta high school to be renamed Updated: Feb-11-16 5:53 am
ATLANTA - The newspaper staff at Atlanta's Grady High School is calling for the removal of their school's name.
- White parks worker gets $3.8 million in racial bias lawsuit Updated: Feb-11-16 5:34 am
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles officials have agreed to pay nearly $3.8 million to a former city parks worker who accused a supervisor of discriminating against him because he is white.