- After more than 4 decades in prison, Gary Tyler finally free Updated: Apr-29-16 9:22 pm
NEW ORLEANS - After almost 42 years at Louisiana's maximum security prison, Gary Tyler is a free man.
- Man shot by police had gunshot residue on hand Updated: Apr-29-16 9:15 pm
WILMINGTON, Delaware - A man fatally shot by Wilmington police while sitting in his wheelchair was armed with a revolver and had evidence of gunshot residue on his hand, according to a court filing Friday in which city attorneys asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the man's family, who has claimed he was unarmed.
- 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.
- Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day Updated: Apr-29-16 8:10 am
SACRAMENTO, California - What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments.
- Lawsuit claims discrimination at the New York Times Updated: Apr-29-16 1:01 am
NEW YORK - Two women who work in the advertising department at The New York Times have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper, its chief executive and chief revenue officer.
- Flint residents tell civil rights panel of fear, distrust Updated: Apr-28-16 9:05 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Half a century after a civil rights panel investigated Flint's segregated housing, the commission held its first hearing Thursday into whether city residents again faced discrimination or racial bias - this time related to the city's crisis over lead-tainted drinking water.
- The Latest: State: 11M liters of water distributed in Flint Updated: Apr-28-16 8:15 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan: (all times local):
- Missouri lawmaker asks students to rethink going to Mizzou Updated: Apr-28-16 6:16 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri lawmaker is urging students to reconsider attending the University of Missouri in Columbia following campus turmoil last year.
- 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.
- TSA manager claims he was told to profile Somali visitors Updated: Apr-28-16 2:11 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A senior Transportation Security Administration manager at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has testified that he received pressure to profile Somali imams and community members visiting his office.
- 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.
- Protest in Myanmar targets US Embassy use of term 'Rohingya' Updated: Apr-28-16 10:32 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Buddhist monks joined several hundred protesters outside the U.S. Embassy in Myanmar on Thursday to demand it stop using the term "Rohingya" to refer to a Muslim ethnic minority group.
- UK's Labour suspends ex-London mayor in anti-Semitism row Updated: Apr-28-16 9:37 am
LONDON - Britain's main opposition Labour Party, facing growing criticism over perceived anti-Semitism in its ranks, suspended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone on Thursday over his comments in defense of a lawmaker who made anti-Israel posts on social media.
- 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.
- UW-Madison leaders to get cultural training Updated: Apr-27-16 2:08 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin-Madison's executives will get cultural training following a semester marked by students' calls for a more inclusive college experience for minorities.
- 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.