- Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty Updated: May-25-16 8:29 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death.
- Beatty becomes South Carolina's 2nd black chief justice Updated: May-25-16 6:08 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina has elected its second black chief justice since Reconstruction: a Democrat who clashed with a well-respected Republican lawmaker during a hearing and has been nominated to become a federal judge.
- Senate committees back tuition cuts for 5 UNC campuses Updated: May-25-16 5:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A proposal to dramatically reduce tuition at five University of North Carolina campuses is inching forward in the General Assembly despite concerns from some senators and alumni who fear greater reliance on state funding will end up harming the schools down the road.
- Teen sues in locker room rape, alleges lengthy racist abuse Updated: May-25-16 5:40 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A black teenager who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three white football players in the locker room of an Idaho high school has sued the school district, alleging the rape was the culmination of months of racist taunts and physical abuse.
- The Latest: Slain pastor and SC senator's portrait unveiled Updated: May-25-16 5:09 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Latest on a church shooting in Charleston about a year ago that left nine black members dead (all times local):
- The Latest: Beatty won't talk about potential federal job Updated: May-25-16 1:42 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Latest on Don Beatty becoming South Carolina's second black chief justice since Reconstruction (all times local):
- Euro Disney goes on trial for alleged hiring discrimination Updated: May-25-16 1:08 pm
PARIS - The Euro Disney group went on trial in France on Wednesday for publishing an allegedly discriminatory job ad a decade ago requesting that candidates have "European citizenship" to work as parade artists at its famous Disneyland Paris theme park.
- Williston company settles federal racial discrimination suit Updated: May-25-16 10:31 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A Williston-based oil field service company will pay $250,000 to a worker it fired after he complained of harassment to settle a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Diversity remains a challenging topic in some classrooms Updated: May-25-16 2:02 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Fifteen hundred miles from the Deep South, in a central Wyoming middle school, a Confederate flag and a racial slur were scrawled on a bathroom wall.
- Attorney general: Civil rights key to suit against LGBT law Updated: May-24-16 10:32 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - Civil rights laws exist for anyone victimized because of a physical characteristic they can't control, and that's why the U.S. Justice Department challenged a North Carolina law that blocks some legal protections for LGBT citizens, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.
- US appeals court revisits Texas voter ID law Updated: May-24-16 7:48 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Whether a strict Texas voter ID law should be struck down, upheld, or, perhaps, adjusted is now up to 15 federal appeals court judges.
- El Paso sheriff: Slur led to investigator's retirement Updated: May-24-16 2:04 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The El Paso County sheriff says a racial slur directed at President Barack Obama prompted the retirement of a veteran department official.
- Rights group: South Sudan army violated civilians in Wau Updated: May-24-16 12:40 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudanese government soldiers killed, raped, tortured, and detained dozens of civilians in and around Wau town in the country's western Bahr el Ghazal state in recent months, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Tuesday.
- College teacher who used racial slur in class fired Updated: May-24-16 11:53 am
LAWRENCE, Kansas - A white University of Kansas assistant professor who used a racial slur during a class discussion on race said the school won't renew her contract after the next academic year.
- 'Grey's Anatomy' actor helps produce BET documentary Updated: May-24-16 11:31 am
NEW YORK - Actor Jesse Williams says he sees BET's documentary premiering Thursday on the Black Lives Matter movement as a time capsule capturing the conditions that led to the group's formation.
- Black Charleston County School Board members stage protest Updated: May-24-16 7:23 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The three black members of the Charleston County School Board say the board is making decisions that are hurting black students.
- Immigrant advocates plan rally outside Arpaio's office Updated: May-23-16 7:25 pm
PHOENIX - Immigrant rights advocates are planning a rally Wednesday outside of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office to call for a judge to bring criminal contempt-of-court charges against the lawman.
- Connecticut graduation rate hits record high of 87.2 percent Updated: May-23-16 3:17 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut officials say that the statewide high school graduation rate has hit a record high of 87.2 percent.
- Town broke law when it razed building wanted by supremacist Updated: May-23-16 1:35 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The small town of Antler broke the law when it razed a building that was desired by white supremacist Craig Cobb, according to the North Dakota Health Department.
- Supreme Court upends all-white jury verdict, death sentence Updated: May-23-16 1:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the all-white jury that determined his fate.
- Surviving Freedom Riders recall violence faced 55 years ago Updated: May-23-16 9:56 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - In 1961, the Freedom Riders embarked on a journey to change America as they resolved to ride buses from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans while testing how integrated Southern bus stations actually were.
- 'Waco Horror' marks centennial Updated: May-22-16 12:35 pm
WACO, Texas - Mary Pearson doesn't need to be reminded of Jesse Washington's lynching.
- Suit seeks testimony from ex-Texas coach Mack Brown, others Updated: May-22-16 11:06 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A former University of Texas track coach's sex and race discrimination lawsuit has new life, and her lawyers are still pursuing long-sought testimony from former football coach Mack Brown and prominent current and former administrators as they dig into one of college sports' highest-profile athletic departments.
- In swing state suburbs, white women are skeptical of Trump Updated: May-21-16 1:05 pm
WESTERVILLE, Ohio - For Donald Trump to win the White House in November, he'll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery.
- NYC mentorship program puts startup staffers in schools Updated: May-21-16 10:34 am
NEW YORK - The budding entrepreneurs wore glasses made of wooden tongue depressors to pitch their idea for glasses with a chip that lets you find them from your phone.