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  • The Latest: Peaceful candlelight vigil moves through campus

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:26:14 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for the woman killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally (all times local):

  • Fugitive's trail exposes Red Bull co-owners' offshore deals

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:37:56 GMT

    The Bangkok billionaire family that co-founded Red Bull, the world's leading energy drink, uses offshore companies to cloak purchases of jets and luxury properties, including the posh London home where the clan's fugitive son was last seen.

  • Review: Minnesota properly handled football suspensions

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:14:09 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota followed law and policy properly when it suspended 10 football players last fall following an accusation of sexual assault, according to an external review commissioned by the university's Board of Regents.

  • The Latest: Thousands march against bigotry in Philadelphia

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:17:05 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for the woman killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally (all times local):

  • UNC academic case finally reaches NCAA infractions hearing

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:57:49 GMT

    More than two years after first being charged with five top-level violations, North Carolina finally appeared Wednesday before an NCAA infractions committee panel amid its long-running academic scandal.

  • Neo-Nazi site's publisher says he's got no home on internet

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:12:12 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A neo-Nazi website's publisher said Wednesday that he has "effectively been completely banned from the internet" after mocking the victim of a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

  • The Latest: Virginia gov changes mind on Confederate statues

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:22:13 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for the woman killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally (all times local):

  • Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:05:58 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month.

  • The Latest: Mayor: Richmond should look at removing statues

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:50:36 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for the woman killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally (all times local):

  • The Latest: FBI sets up tip line for information on rally

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:01:12 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for the woman killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally (all times local):

  • The Latest: Daily Stormer "banned from the internet"

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:04:39 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for the woman killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally (all times local):

  • Mourners at service honor woman killed at Virginia rally

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:27:34 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The grandfather and father of the woman killed in Virginia when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally were among the first speakers at her memorial service on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Woman killed in rally mourned in Virginia

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:18:03 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for the woman killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally (all times local):

  • Mourners gather to remember woman killed at Virginia rally

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:57:43 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mourners gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended into violence last weekend.

  • Lawyer: Baylor settles with woman who said rape was ignored

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:03:27 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first woman to sue Baylor University over allegations the nation's largest Baptist school ignored or mishandled rape allegations has settled her case, her attorney said Tuesday.

  • Union appeals Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game suspension

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:56:44 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association has appealed Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over the league's conclusion that its 2016 rushing leader injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer.

  • Charlottesville to mourn woman killed at rally in memorial

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:36:11 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mourners will gather in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended into violence last weekend.

  • Lions condemn 'any use' of logo at Charlottesville event

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:32:21 GMT

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions say they "detest and disavow" any use of their logo associated with the event last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Report: Woods had marijuana, painkillers in system at arrest

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:43:10 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested on a DUI charge earlier this year, a report released Tuesday by police said.

  • Mixed martial arts fighter hospitalized after match dies

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:10:40 GMT

    BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A mixed martial arts fighter who suffered a technical knockout in a match in Massachusetts has died.

  • The Latest: Student leaders say campuses should be safe

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:12:49 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia (all times local):

  • The Latest: NC protesters pull down Confederate statue

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:22:59 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia (all times local):

  • Judge won't reinstate girls after boys' basketball dispute

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:01:40 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey has refused to overturn a Roman Catholic school's decision to deny re-enrollment to two sisters after a dispute over one of them wanting to play on the boys basketball team.

  • The Latest: Texas A&M cancels 'white lives matter' rally

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:51:59 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia (all times local):

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    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:14:10 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia (all times local):

  • The Latest: Charlottesville chief "regrets" rally's deaths

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:54:19 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia (all times local):

  • Augusta National sues to stop auction of green jackets

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:48:48 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia company that owns Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters golf tournament on Monday asked a judge to stop a golf memorabilia company from auctioning off a Masters champion's green jacket and other items it says were never supposed to have left the club's grounds.

  • The Latest: Google says it's disabling neo-Nazi website

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:39:10 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia (all times local):

  • Former Arkansas coach, AD Broyles dies at 92

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:24:31 GMT

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletic director, died Monday at the age of 92.

  • The Latest: Rally suspect's mom accused him of prior attacks

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:14:23 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia (all times local):

  • The Latest: 10 patients released, 9 in good condition

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:51:27 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia (all times local):

  • The Latest: Classmate: Fields called Germany "Fatherland"

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:32:34 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia (all times local):

  • Man accused of driving into protest crowd denied bond

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:38:45 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia was denied bond Monday after the public defender's office said it couldn't represent him and the judge was forced to find a local attorney to fill in.

  • Man accused of car-ramming in Charlottesville remains jailed

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:17:15 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia will remain in jail - at least until he has an attorney.

  • The Latest: Bond denied for suspect in Virginia rally death

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:16:59 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on violent protesting in Virginia and related developments around the nation (all times local):

  • Suspect in deadly Virginia car ramming due in court

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:06:29 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man accused of plowing his car into counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is set to make his first court appearance.

  • Man accused of ramming protesters pictured with racist group

    Sun, 13 Aug 2017 21:25:45 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man accused of plowing a car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Virginia had been photographed hours earlier carrying the emblem of one of the hate groups that participated in the event.

  • 3 dead, dozens injured, amid violent white nationalist rally

    Sun, 13 Aug 2017 15:59:19 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this usually quiet college town a bloodied symbol of the nation's roiling racial and political divisions.

  • The Latest: 3 arrested in connection to violent clashes

    Sun, 13 Aug 2017 05:42:25 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the white nationalist rally being held in Charlottesville (all times local):

  • Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

    Sun, 13 Aug 2017 05:40:57 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a day full of violent confrontations.

  • The Latest: US officials open civil rights investigation

    Sun, 13 Aug 2017 03:19:13 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the white nationalist rally being held in Charlottesville (all times local):