- The Latest: Sen. McConnell calls on Trump to unite party Updated: May-04-16 8:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):
- Mother of man shot by police appeals forced-settlement order Updated: May-04-16 7:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The mother of a black man who was shot and killed by police while holding a samurai sword gave notice Wednesday that she'll appeal a judge's order forcing her to accept a $900,000 settlement in a lawsuit over his death.
- Michigan's Snyder under siege over racial impact of strategy Updated: May-04-16 6:26 pm
LANSING, Michigan - When Gov. Rick Snyder was elected in 2010, he bragged about being a "tough nerd" who'd use his business background to fix Michigan's sagging economy and debt-wracked cities. He led Detroit through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. He cut corporate taxes. He was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.
- Court: White Ohio officers' trial can't move to black suburb Updated: May-04-16 5:23 pm
CLEVELAND - An Ohio appeals court says five white Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to stop a chase that ended with officers killing two black suspects can't face charges in the predominantly black suburb where the shooting happened.
- Police probe beating of black University of Iowa student Updated: May-04-16 5:00 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A black University of Iowa freshman told police that he was severely beaten by three white men who called him racial slurs, investigators said Wednesday.
- Official: Teacher violated policy with racially charged word Updated: May-04-16 4:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A white Utah teacher violated school district policy by using a racially charged word in his junior high class, an official said.
- Lawsuit targets St. Louis-area school desegregation plan Updated: May-04-16 4:30 pm
ST. LOUIS - A mother from suburban St. Louis alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that her 9-year-old son is prohibited from transferring to a city charter school because he is black.
- Tamir Rice's mom at Kent State: Racism is a disease Updated: May-04-16 3:31 pm
KENT, Ohio - Tamir Rice's mother says at this year's commemoration of the 1970 shootings at Kent State University that it doesn't matter what race a person is when fighting for justice.
- Virginia Sen. Kenny Alexander will be Norfolk's new mayor Updated: May-04-16 1:38 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - State Sen. Kenny Alexander won Norfolk's mayoral election, making him the city's first African-American mayor and Norfolk's first new mayor since 1994.
- Report: Violence against Jews dropped in 2015 Updated: May-04-16 12:14 pm
JERUSALEM - A Tel Aviv University report has found a drop in violent attacks against Jews last year, but said the number remains high and that "institutional anti-Semitism" is on the rise.
- Black Hills State University opening underground campus Updated: May-04-16 12:11 pm
LEAD, South Dakota - Deep beneath the Black Hills, amid 375 miles of dark tunnels where drill-dusty miners once blasted solid rock in search of elusive gold, university students and their professors will soon be hunting for nuggets of wisdom in the world of physics and biology.
- Police chief suspended amid probe into email on profiling Updated: May-04-16 12:07 pm
WYCKOFF, New Jersey - A New Jersey police chief was suspended with pay amid an investigation into a 2014 email he sent to township police condoning profiling - racial or otherwise - in law enforcement if done "fairly."
- UK councils face court challenge over Israel boycotts Updated: May-04-16 7:24 am
LONDON - A Jewish group has launched a lawsuit against British local authorities that called for boycotts of goods from Israeli settlements, claiming the actions are anti-Semitic.
- Court rules former coach's lawsuit against Texas can proceed Updated: May-03-16 7:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney can proceed, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.
- Local probes end in police shooting of man in wheelchair Updated: May-03-16 7:21 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Wilmington police have finished criminal and internal investigations into the fatal police shooting of a black man in a wheelchair, local officials said Tuesday, days after city attorneys asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the man's family.
- Nuns to sell estate, move tomb of 2nd American-born saint Updated: May-03-16 6:06 pm
BENSALEM, Pennsylvania - A Roman Catholic religious order announced Tuesday that it would sell its suburban Philadelphia estate and move the tomb of the second American-born saint, a banker's daughter who gave up her wealth to become a nun.
- Morgan State University designated a national treasure Updated: May-03-16 1:54 pm
BALTIMORE - The National Trust for Historic Preservation is naming Morgan State University a national treasure.
- Jewish leader urges Sweden to prioritize anti-Semitism fight Updated: May-03-16 11:55 am
STOCKHOLM - The president of the European Jewish Congress says Sweden needs to be vigilant of anti-Semitism among some refugees seeking shelter in the Nordic country.
- German Jews divided over fears of 1 million Muslim newcomers Updated: May-03-16 7:31 am
BERLIN - When the leader of Germany's Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist - and ignited a debate over whether Jews are right to fear unprecedented levels of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel.
- Bestselling author Jim Wallis to speak about book on racism Updated: May-03-16 4:10 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Bestselling author the Rev. Jim Wallis is speaking in Raleigh about his latest book on racism and white privilege.
- White House: Obama not offended by comedian's language Updated: May-02-16 11:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama wasn't offended by comedian Larry Wilmore's use of a racial slur at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
- 3 arrested in San Diego County hate-crime death of black man Updated: May-02-16 9:46 pm
FALLBROOK, California - San Diego County authorities say the stabbing death of a black man was a hate crime and they've arrested three reputed gang members on suspicion of murder.
- Louisiana's high school graduation rate continues to improve Updated: May-02-16 1:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana four-year high school graduation rate for public school students continues its upward trend, reaching 77.5 percent in 2015, the state education department announced Monday. That marked an all-time high and the fifth year that the rate has improved.
- UK Labour Party suspends councilors in anti-Semitism dispute Updated: May-02-16 12:58 pm
LONDON - The anti-Semitism dispute bedeviling Britain's Labour Party ahead of an election Thursday has continued with the suspension of three city councilors.
- LGBT inclusion in films static, diversity drops, study says Updated: May-02-16 6:36 am
LOS ANGELES - Hollywood films remained static in their inclusiveness of LGBT characters in 2015, but the racial diversity of those characters fell dramatically, according to the findings of GLAAD's annual study.