- Exhibit opens July 4 about black experience in WW2 Updated: Jul-04-15 11:58 am
NEW ORLEANS - About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy.
- Groups' support helps Burmese immigrants resume weaving Updated: Jul-04-15 10:40 am
WATERLOO, Iowa - In the front room of an east Waterloo home, four master weavers gather to practice their craft.
- Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy' Updated: Jul-03-15 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.
- Labor officials: Idaho's population gets more diverse Updated: Jul-03-15 6:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho labor officials say Idaho's population of ethnic minorities and people of color is on the rise.
- White supremacist leader sentenced to 13 years Updated: Jul-03-15 2:50 pm
PENDLETON, Oregon - The leader of a Pendleton white supremacist gang has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.
- Clemson faculty again call for renaming Tillman Hall Updated: Jul-03-15 1:50 pm
CLEMSON, South Carolina - Some of Clemson University's faculty have renewed their call for the school to remove the name of a white supremacist and former governor from one of the campus' best-known buildings.
- Wyoming home to more minorities Updated: Jul-03-15 1:18 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - The number of customers at Little Mexico - a Casper store that sells colorful pinatas, first communion dresses and CDs of traditional brass band music - has grown since Irma Ruiz bought the business in 2000.
- The Hague hit by riots after death of man in police custody Updated: Jul-03-15 11:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch police conducted mass arrests overnight, detaining about 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly in a neighborhood hit by late-night rioting after the death of a man in police custody.
- China expresses displeasure with Turkey accepting Uighurs Updated: Jul-03-15 9:14 am
BEIJING - Beijing expressed displeasure with Turkey on Friday for accepting 173 ethnic Uighurs who fled China.
- Fewer state residents admitted to University of California Updated: Jul-02-15 8:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Fewer California high school students have been offered admission to University of California campuses for the fall, officials reported Thursday, while the number accepted from outside the state and abroad has again increased.
- Church fires not usually arson; weather found as cause in SC Updated: Jul-02-15 8:25 pm
GREELEYVILLE, South Carolina - As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.
- Fraternity tied to racist chant hires diversity director Updated: Jul-02-15 5:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The fraternity connected to a racist video featuring University of Oklahoma students that surfaced this spring announced Thursday that it has hired a director of diversity and inclusion.
- Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas' Updated: Jul-02-15 3:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.
- Flags stir intense emotions, but meaning depends on beholder Updated: Jul-02-15 2:35 pm
Raised by firefighters from the smoking wreckage of the World Trade Center, a flag telegraphed both anguish and resolve. Planted atop a mountain on Iwo Jima, another piece of national cloth came to symbolize collective perseverance and conquest.
- Nevada Democrats brace for life after Reid's retirement Updated: Jul-02-15 1:26 pm
LAS VEGAS - Local and state officials gathered near Hoover Dam in April to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highway bypass that might ultimately become part of an interstate connecting Las Vegas with Phoenix.
- Attorney General Lynch comes home Updated: Jul-02-15 6:34 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says civil rights will be a focus as she serves as the nation's top prosecutor.
- Pro-Confederate flag rally to take place in Russellville Updated: Jul-02-15 6:05 am
RUSSELLVILLE, Arkansas - A rally in support of the Confederate flag is being held in Russellville.
- Black Montebello firefighter wins harassment suit Updated: Jul-01-15 9:17 pm
LOS ANGELES - A jury has awarded more than $935,000 to a Montebello firefighter who claimed he was harassed because he's black.
- Michigan senators spar over Juneteenth slavery resolution Updated: Jul-01-15 7:34 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A proposed Michigan legislative resolution recognizing a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery is on hold because Republican leaders are uncomfortable with the language, spurring criticism from the measure's black sponsor that attempting to change the wording is a form of "white privilege."
- Lawsuit filed by former LSU tennis coach dismissed Updated: Jul-01-15 9:36 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former longtime LSU women's tennis coach Tony Minnis against the university after his 2012 firing.
- Austin-based bar accused of discrimination to make changes Updated: Jul-01-15 8:08 am
DALLAS - An Austin-based bar has agreed to make changes to its business practices to end a federal investigation into alleged discrimination.
- County denied new hearing over decision in profiling case Updated: Jul-01-15 5:06 am
PHOENIX - A federal appeals court has denied Maricopa County's request for another hearing over its decision to make the county a party in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's racial profiling case.
- Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT Updated: Jun-30-15 9:25 pm
NEW YORK - Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday - the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company's 75-year history.
- White Texas man admits hate-crime attack on black man Updated: Jun-30-15 4:28 pm
HOUSTON - A white Houston-area man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for the surprise punching of an elderly black man.
- Statue of white supremacist, former SC governor vandalized Updated: Jun-30-15 3:31 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Authorities are investigating the vandalism of a statue of a segregationist South Carolina governor as the state grapples with heightened tension over Confederate symbols in the wake of a massacre at a black church.