- Texas A&M president decries reports of racial harassment Updated: Feb-12-16 11:04 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- AP Interview: Police shooting spurs state agency changes Updated: Feb-12-16 1:53 pm
CHICAGO - The death of Laquan McDonald, a black Chicago teenager who was a state ward for most of his life before he we was shot 16 times by a white police officer, has spurred Illinois' child welfare agency to look differently and with more focus at the cases of troubled youths, the director told The Associated Press.
- 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.
- German police say 3rd black box recovered from train wreck Updated: Feb-12-16 7:30 am
BERLIN - Police in southern Germany say a third black box has been recovered from the wreckage of two trains involved in a fatal head-on crash.
- 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.
- NAACP, Common Cause sue over cuts from Georgia voter list Updated: Feb-11-16 5:32 pm
ATLANTA - The Georgia NAACP and Common Cause Georgia filed a lawsuit this week against Secretary of State Brian Kemp, arguing that his office has illegally eliminated people from the state's registered voter list.
- 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.
- Vote to remove state flag in McComb fails Updated: Feb-11-16 11:27 am
MCCOMB, Mississippi - A McComb selectman's motion to remove the Mississippi state flag from all city buildings because of its Confederate battle emblem has failed.
- 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.
- Next up for Democrats: Nevada, an entirely different state Updated: Feb-11-16 3:53 am
LAS VEGAS - Forget the snowy, small towns of Iowa and New Hampshire. The Democratic presidential contest now shifts to Nevada.
- The Latest: Bush says he won't blame Obama for problems Updated: Feb-10-16 8:39 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:
- Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina Updated: Feb-10-16 5:32 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.
- Delaware governor signs resolution apologizing for slavery Updated: Feb-10-16 1:37 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Gov. Jack Markell signed a resolution Wednesday apologizing for Delaware's role in slavery and wrongs committed against blacks during the Jim Crow era.
- Foundation that gives National Book Awards names director Updated: Feb-10-16 11:13 am
NEW YORK - The former publisher of the literary magazine Guernica has been named executive director of the National Book Foundation, which presents the National Book Awards.
- Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers Updated: Feb-09-16 7:41 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval.
- UAW adds to unfair labor practices allegations at Volkswagen Updated: Feb-09-16 5:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The United Auto Workers alleges that Volkswagen has failed to consult with a newly elected maintenance workers union on a range of issues from vending machine prices to out-of-pocket prescription drug costs despite a union victory at the plant in December.
- Princeton opens dialogue on alumnus Woodrow Wilson, racism Updated: Feb-09-16 10:44 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - How do you apply 21st-century sensibilities to the legacy of a man raised in the 19th-century South who achieved greatness in the early 20th century at an institution that didn't begin admitting blacks until the late 1940s and women until 1969?
- Judge approves mental health evaluation for ex-IU student Updated: Feb-09-16 8:22 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - A judge has approved a mental health evaluation for a former Indiana University student who allegedly attacked a Muslim woman.