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Stories with subject: Race and ethnicity
  • new story5 white men accused of throwing black man onto tracks 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:55 pm

    PITTSBURGH - Five white men have been ordered to stand trial in western Pennsylvania in what prosecutors allege was a racially motivated attack on a black man allegedly thrown onto tracks at a Pittsburgh commuter rail station.

  • SC legislators ask why agency gave 2 hate groups OK to rally 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:01 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina legislators say state officials didn't use common sense when they allowed two opposing hate groups to hold overlapping rallies at the Statehouse that resulted in violence, despite a massive police presence.

  • Woman charged with falsely reporting racial profiling 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:43 pm

    WETHERSFIELD, Connecticut - A 62-year-old woman who alleged she was racially profiled by a Connecticut state trooper during a traffic stop has been charged with filing a false report.

  • Lawyers chime in on feds' bid to join racial profiling suit 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 9:23 am

    PHOENIX - The attorneys who have pressed a racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio say they won't oppose the U.S. Justice Department's request to become part of the case.

  • Arkansas board votes to end Rebel mascot, 'Dixie' song 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:52 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A school board in northwestern Arkansas voted Monday to drop a high school's "Johnny Reb" mascot and "Dixie" fight song after the shooting deaths of nine people inside their historic black church in South Carolina reignited a debate nationwide about the use of symbols of the Confederacy.

  • US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:05 pm

    NEW YORK - Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a federal appeals court said Monday.

  • Wabash College works to retain minority students 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:35 pm

    CRAWFORDSVILLE, Indiana - A small, male-only liberal arts college in western Indiana is hosting 30 students this summer as part of an effort to improve its retention and graduation rates for minority and first-generation college students.

  • South Albany High becoming Rebels in name only 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 1:08 pm

    ALBANY, Oregon - They removed the Confederate battle flag from South Albany High School 20 years ago. A Confederate soldier does not dance during football games. This year, one of the school's 10 black students led the cheers.

  • Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:20 am

    GOLDSBORO, North Carolina - The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading 3,500 protesters on a downtown street.

  • Michaela DePrince's journey from war to ballet stardom 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 9:48 am

    MIAMI GARDENS, Florida - The extraordinary arc of Michaela DePrince's life has taken her from African war orphan to international ballerina and cultural heroine. And on a recent weekday morning, in a small dance studio in a Miami Gardens strip mall, she is teaching determination and hope to 10 aspiring young dancers, along with how to hold their arms and point their feet.

  • Court: New trial for LI man after juror axed because of race 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 12:29 am

    NEW YORK - A Long Island man will get a new trial after a state appeals court found a juror was improperly dismissed because of his race.

  • Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure attacks story has photos
    Updated: Jul-25-15 6:28 pm

    BAGHDAD - Turkish jets struck camps belonging to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq Friday and Saturday in what were the first strikes since a peace deal was announced in 2013.

  • Ga. debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 5:41 pm

    ATLANTA - Art, monument or embarrassment?

  • WWE cuts ties with Hulk Hogan amid report that he used slurs story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 9:52 pm

    STAMFORD, Connecticut - World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan amid a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.

  • Myanmar ethnic peace talks recess without peace agreement 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 5:20 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A three-day round of talks between the government and leaders of ethnic rebel groups concluded Friday without a sought-after ceasefire draft agreement to end decades of fighting.

  • House passes bill to crack down on 'sanctuary cities' story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 10:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House passed legislation Thursday cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. Angry Democrats accused Republicans of aligning themselves with Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant views, and the White House threatened a veto.

  • Others sought in crash that killed rebel flag supporter 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 8:37 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi investigators said Thursday that they are trying to find people who might have been involved in a road dispute just before a crash that killed a black man wearing a Confederate military hat.

  • Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:08 pm

    GORHAM, New Hampshire - Calling on his party to embrace diversity, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Thursday that Republicans will never win the presidency if they don't campaign in "every nook and cranny" of the country - especially in Hispanic and African-American communities.

  • FIFA asks Russia why it banned player for reaction to racism 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 10:08 am

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - FIFA has asked the Russian Football Union to explain the latest high-profile incident of racism that saw a Ghanaian player banned for two matches for his reaction to fan abuse and the alleged abusers' team escape action.

  • Trial begins of man accused of harassing Indian kids 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 8:04 pm

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Native Americans and activists packed into a theater doubling as a courtroom on Wednesday in part to protest what they view as lenient treatment of a South Dakota man accused of harassing American Indian children with racial slurs and spilling beer on them at a hockey game.

  • Black state official 'overwhelmed' by viral photo response story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:02 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Amid angry demonstrations over the Confederate flag last weekend, a quiet gesture of human kindness unfolded on the steps to South Carolina's Statehouse: A white man overcome by the sweltering heat and wearing a Nazi swastika on his T-shirt was escorted to rest and shelter by a black man wearing an officer's uniform.

  • Myanmar gives 153 Chinese life in jail for illegal logging 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 10:40 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A court in northern Myanmar sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life in prison on Wednesday after convicting them of illegal logging in a case that has already strained relations with Beijing.

  • 4 Chelsea fans given football bans up to 5 years 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 10:24 am

    LONDON - Four Chelsea supporters involved in a racist incident in the Paris subway have been given banning orders of up to five years.

  • UEFA charges Beitar, Charleroi for fans' racist incidents 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 10:08 am

    NYON, Switzerland - UEFA says it has charged Beitar Jerusalem and Charleroi over racist incidents involving fans at a Europa League qualifying match.

  • Dixie State and ex-basketball players in settlement talks 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 6:58 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Dixie State University is in settlement talks with two former women's basketball players who sued the college, alleging racial, sexual and religious discrimination, attorneys for both sides said Tuesday.