LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama newspaper owner who promoted a revival of the Ku Klux Klan said Wednesday that he had a deal to sell the business just days after the departure of the...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia man is accused of threatening a GOP member of the West Virginia House of Delegates who called the LGBTQ community a modern day version of the Ku Klux...
LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An African-American woman who took over the helm of a small-town Alabama newspaper that recently called for the Ku Klux Klan to "ride again" has stepped down after a few weeks,...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls School District is apologizing for allowing a high school play performance that included student actors dressed in Ku Klux Klan clothing.
2 arrested in protest over Confederate statue in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement agents have arrested two protesters at Tennessee's state Capitol amid a protest demanding the removal of a bust of Confederate cavalry general and early Ku...
Activists making plans to counter Klan group’s rally
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Civil rights activists are making plans to counter a May 25 rally in Ohio by a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated group.
Montgomery County issued a permit to the Madison,...
Black woman replacing Alabama editor who endorsed KKK
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman.
Newspaper calls for KKK resurgence, schools rescind honors
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A small-town newspaper has called for a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, prompting two universities to withdraw the awards it had given its editor.
KKK hoods found in Denver area yearbook from 1978 to ’80
DENVER (AP) — A review of Denver-area yearbooks in recent decades found photos of students wearing Ku Klux Klan-style hoods for several years at one suburban high school and students in blackface and Nazi garb at the University of Colorado in the 1960s.
Statue will honor slain civil rights leader in Mississippi
COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) — Artists are working on a statue of a Mississippi civil rights leader who was killed in 1966 when Ku Klux Klansmen firebombed his family's home.
Vernon Dahmer (DAY'-mur) of Hattiesburg was targeted because he encouraged fellow African-Americans to register to vote.
White woman threatens black deputy with KKK during arrest
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A white woman stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in Florida told a black deputy she would have the Ku Klux Klan burn crosses on his yard.
Now 53-year-old Julie Edwards faces additional charges of resisting and threatening an officer.
2 Mississippi governor candidates: No blackface or KKK robes
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two top candidates for Mississippi governor say they have never worn blackface or costumes such as Ku Klux Klan uniforms.
Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves responded to reporters' questions Tuesday, a day after Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood did so. Both are white, and they are running in a state with a 38 percent black population. They have raised more money than other candidates this year in the open race for governor.
Delegate compares gay community to Ku Klux Klan
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia delegate told a reporter on Friday that he thinks "the LGBTQ is a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan."
Virginia’s highest office frozen as Northam weighs next move
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's office put much of the business of governing on hold Tuesday as the Democrat privately weighed whether he can stay in the job despite the uproar over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page.
Political death watch: Virginia governor weighs his future
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A political death watch took shape at Virginia's Capitol as Gov. Ralph Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether to resign amid a furor over a racist photo in his 1984 yearbook.
Blackface photo stirs calls for Virginia governor to resign
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam clung to office Sunday amid nearly unanimous calls from his own party to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, going silent after a bizarre 24 hours in which he first admitted he was in the picture, then denied it.
Virginia governor’s political limitations on stark display
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's great virtue, as the voters saw it, was that he wasn't a career politician, but a friendly doctor who came to politics late in life. Now that same quality may be contributing to what is looking more and more like a spectacular career-ending disaster.
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Virginia’s Gov. Northam says that wasn’t him in racist photo
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Resisting widespread calls for his resignation, Virginia's embattled governor on Saturday pledged to remain in office after disavowing a blatantly racist photograph that appeared under his name in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
The Latest: Trump: Photo would’ve doomed Northam’s campaign
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and a racist photo in a 1984 yearbook (all times local):
President Donald Trump says Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's Republican opponent would have easily won the 2017 governor's race if the racist photo in Northam's yearbook had been discovered during the campaign.
Virginia Democrat says Northam won’t resign
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Democrat who has spoken with Gov. Ralph Northam has told The Associated Press that the governor now does not believe he was in a racist picture in his 1984 medical yearbook and has no immediate plans to resign.
The official was not authorized to speak on the record to detail a private conversation. The official told the AP on Saturday that Northam plans to address the issue with the public in the afternoon.
Raimondo calls on Virginia gov to resign over racist photo
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor, who heads the national Democratic Governors Association, is joining the chorus of politicians calling on Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign after a yearbook photo surfaced showing him in a racist costume.
Virginia governor loses key support; future in doubt
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appears to have almost no choice but to resign after losing support from virtually the entire state Democratic party and other key allies, who late Friday urged the governor to leave office because of a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years ago.
Virginia governor apologizes for 1984 racist photo
Full statement from Virginia Gov. Northam on offensive photo
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statement Friday in response to a photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook that shows a person in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe.
Here is the full statement:
"Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive.
"I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now.
Bill would rename Oklahoma lake from man with KKK ties
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Senate bill would rename a lake named for a man connected to the Ku Klux Klan in Tulsa.
Lake Hudson is named for Wash Hudson, a prominent Tulsa attorney, state lawmaker and board member of the Grand River Dam Authority, which manages the lake.
Hudson, who died in 1964, was a founder of the Tulsa Benevolent Association in the 1920s, which established the KKK in the city.
Teacher in class where KKK jingle performed to return
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Dover High School teacher who led a class in which students were captured on video singing a jingle about the Ku Klux Klan is expected to return to teaching next fall after studying race, bias and privilege.
Superintendent William Harbron said in a written statement released Friday that teacher John Carver will remain on paid administrative leave for the rest of the school year.
German police raid far-right group members, find weapons
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities have conducted raids in several parts of Germany on suspected members of a far-right group calling itself the National Socialist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Deutschland.
Prosecutors and regional police in the southwestern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg said more than 100 weapons, including air guns, swords, machetes and knives, were seized in Wednesday's raids on 12 properties. They also found membership lists.
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Forrest family alleges grave desecration in Tennessee suit
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Descendants of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest are claiming that the graves of the former Ku Klux Klan leader and his wife were desecrated when a statue of him was removed from their burial site at a Tennessee park.
Meeting held over KKK-themed holiday jingle
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — More than 100 people have attended a meeting in New Hampshire about a video in which students were captured singing about the Ku Klux Klan to the tune of "Jingle Bells."
John Carver, the teacher who led the class at Dover High School, has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Some people who attended the meeting Monday called for Carver to be fired, while others said he should be reinstated.
Teacher placed on leave over KKK-themed holiday jingle
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The teacher for a class in New Hampshire in which students were videotaped singing about the Ku Klux Klan to the tune of "Jingle Bells" has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Dover Superintendent William Harbron told Foster's Daily Democrat Tuesday that putting John Carver on leave will allow school officials to fully investigate what happened.
Recording: Students sing song about KKK to ‘Jingle Bells’
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire school superintendent is decrying a racially insensitive video of two high school students singing, "KKK, KKK, Let's kill all the blacks," to the tune of "Jingle Bells."
Fosters Daily Democrat reports a cellphone video surfaced over the weekend of the students singing the song in class at Dover High School.
Sale of racist memorabilia banned at Kentucky fairgrounds
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Fair Board has banned the sale of racist memorabilia at the Louisville fairgrounds including Ku Klux Klan and post-World War II Nazi items.
News outlets report the board unanimously passed the resolution to ban the items Thursday. The ban follows Nazi Christmas decorations and an authentic KKK robe being seen on display or for sale at the National Gun Day annual show last month.
Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri teacher who oversaw a history class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan has apologized for a "lapse of judgment" and is suspended indefinitely, the superintendent of the predominantly white district said Tuesday.
Wife says she, not her son, fatally shot Missouri KKK leader
FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — The wife of a slain Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader says she, not her son, pulled the trigger.
2 arrested in Northern Ireland after posing as Ku Klux Klan
LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men after investigating reports that people dressed as Ku Klux Klan members posed for photos outside an Islamic prayer center.
The images circulating on social media are said to depict people dressed as KKK members in a town near Belfast last month.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has launched a hate crime investigation. Police say a 33-year-old man and 36-year-old man were arrested Thursday.
Center to re-evaluate policies after Nazi, KKK displays
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Exposition Center is re-evaluating its policies after discovering that Nazi Christmas decorations and an authentic Ku Klux Klan robe were on display or for sale at a gun show.
KKK robe, Nazi decorations displayed at Kentucky gun show
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Nazi Christmas decorations and an authentic Ku Klux Klan robe were on display or for sale at a gun show in Kentucky.
Bar owner says man in KKK garb attended costume contest
PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) — The co-owner of a Mississippi bar says a man showed up to the bar's Halloween party and costume contest wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.
Prosecutors: Man with KKK robe had unregistered machine gun
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to illegally having an unregistered machine gun, months after he was arrested and found with other firearms, a methamphetamine pipe and a Ku Klux Klan robe.
Court records show 39-year-old James Christopher Varner of Stringer pleaded guilty Thursday. Sentencing is Jan. 3, and he faces up to 10 years in prison.
NRA TV show depicts ‘Thomas & Friends’ in KKK hoods
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association's online video channel portrayed trains from the longtime children's show "Thomas & Friends" wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods while riding on flaming tracks.
The host of NRATV's "Relentless" on Friday questioned why the program is adding characters from around the world as it partners with the United Nations to promote sustainable development goals. Dana Loesch wondered how the show could introduce ethnic diversity when the trains have "gray faces."
Forrest’s relatives seek millions to move grave from park
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Relatives of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest are demanding $30 million from the city of Memphis, Tennessee, and a nonprofit to move his remains from a park and settle a lawsuit over the takedown of a statue of the former Ku Klux Klan leader.
The Latest: DeSantis’ pick explains past Trump criticism
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum's picks as running mates (all times local):
The running mate for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis says her past criticism of President Trump occurred during the presidential race when she was supporting fellow Floridian Marco Rubio for the nomination.
Actor Adam Driver’s claim of Indiana KKK rallies accurate
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A museum official who questioned "Star Wars" actor Adam Driver's recent comments about remembering frequent Ku Klux Klan rallies during his youth in northern Indiana now acknowledges he was wrong.
KKK member gets 4 years in prison for gunshot at rally
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Ku Klux Klan member from Maryland who pleaded no contest to firing a gun at a white nationalist rally last summer in Virginia has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Charlottesville Circuit Court records show Richard Preston was sentenced Tuesday to eight years, with four of those years suspended.
Actor Adam Driver says he had KKK neighbors in Indiana
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — "Star Wars" actor Adam Driver is bringing his northern Indiana hometown's hate group history to light after saying Ku Klux Klan rallies were frequent during his childhood and that some of his neighbors were Klan members.
KKK recruitment fliers found around Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police in Sioux Falls have been receiving reports from citizens who have found Ku Klux Klan recruitment literature around town.
Kristen Peterson says she was walking Monday night and discovered a plastic bag that contained the KKK material and candy. Peterson tells the Argus Leader she was surprised to find it in Sioux Falls and disappointed.
Detroit-area leader apologizes for ‘join the Klan’ remark
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A prominent suburban Detroit leader has apologized for saying he'd rather join the Ku Klux Klan than a group of CEOs who are striving to improve Detroit.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said in a statement he chooses "sharp words" and purposely engages in hyperbole to get his points across. He noted that the words he chose "offended a lot of people."