Man Accused in Substation Vandalism Is Released From Custody

White Supremacists Who Attacked Black DJ at Bar Sentenced

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — One of the two men charged with vandalizing electrical substations in Washington state over the holidays to cover a burglary was ordered released from federal custody Friday to seek substance abuse help. A federal judge issued the order for Matthew Greenwood, 32, after renewed efforts by his attorney to get Greenwood … Read more

Gregory Allen Howard Who Wrote ‘Remember the Titans’ Dies

White Supremacists Who Attacked Black DJ at Bar Sentenced

NEW YORK (AP) — Screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard, who skillfully adapted stories of historical Black figures in “Remember the Titans” starring Denzel Washington, “Ali” with Will Smith and “Harriet” with Cynthia Erivo, has died. He was 70. Howard died Friday at his home in Miami after a brief illness, according to a statement from publicist … Read more

Emhoff Says Somber Auschwitz Visit Key to Antisemitism Work

Emhoff Says Somber Auschwitz Visit Key to Antisemitism Work

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, described being deeply moved by a “solemn and sad” visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and said Saturday that it was an important part of his work combating antisemitism for the Biden administration. Emhoff told reporters that he will never forget his emotional visit to … Read more

Online System to Seek Asylum in US Is Quickly Overwhelmed

Online System to Seek Asylum in US Is Quickly Overwhelmed

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hours before sunrise, migrants at one of Mexico’s largest shelters wake up and go online, hoping to secure an appointment to try to seek asylum in the U.S. The daily ritual resembles a race for concert tickets when online sales begin for a major act, as about 100 people glide their … Read more

Shiffrin Leads Slalom in Pursuit of 85th World Cup Win

Shiffrin Leads Slalom in Pursuit of 85th World Cup Win

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin posted the fastest time in the opening run of a women’s World Cup slalom Saturday, positioning herself for her 85th career victory. If Shiffrin wins the race, she would move within one of the World Cup record of 86 wins set by Swedish great Ingemar … Read more

Pope Clarifies Homosexuality and Sin Comments in Note

Pope Clarifies Homosexuality and Sin Comments in Note

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has clarified his recent comments about homosexuality and sin, saying he was merely referring to official Catholic moral teaching that teaches that any sexual act outside of marriage is a sin. And in a note Friday, Francis recalled that even that black-and-white teaching is subject to circumstances that might eliminate … Read more

Trump Kicks off 2024 Bid With Events in Early Voting States

Trump Kicks off 2024 Bid With Events in Early Voting States

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is set to kick off his 2024 White House bid on Saturday with visits to a pair of early voting states, his first campaign events since launching his bid more than two months ago. Trump will be the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire GOP’s annual meeting … Read more

Teen Isabeau Levito Wins U.S. Women’s Figure Skating Title

Teen Isabeau Levito Wins U.S. Women's Figure Skating Title

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Teen star Isabeau Levito needed a near-flawless free skate to capture gold at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships after Bradie Tennell’s beautiful performance minutes earlier. And the 15-year-old Levito accomplished just that, delivering a dazzling 149.55 score for a 223.33 total to win her first women’s national championship Friday night. … Read more

White Supremacists Who Attacked Black DJ at Bar Sentenced

White Supremacists Who Attacked Black DJ at Bar Sentenced

SEATTLE (AP) — Four white men with white supremacist ties were sentenced in federal court in Seattle Friday for a 2018 assault on a Black DJ at a bar in the suburb of Lynnwood. Judge Richard Jones sentenced the men to varying prison terms, the Daily Herald reported. Jason DeSimas, of Tacoma, will serve four … Read more

Afghan Soldier Seeking US Asylum Hopes for ‘American Dream’

Afghan Soldier Seeking US Asylum Hopes for 'American Dream'

HOUSTON (AP) — In the months he was held in detention in Texas during his legal fight to remain in the U.S., Afghan soldier Abdul Wasi Safi thought he would eventually be returned to his home country and meet a likely death at the hands of the Taliban because of his work with the U.S. … Read more