BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A person was injured, and five people were arrested during a demonstration by hundreds of protesters outside a University of California, Berkeley auditorium where...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outside allies of President Donald Trump have launched a public campaign urging him to nominate former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as his next secretary of Homeland...
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:
NOT REAL: 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame': Christmas 2021
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A free speech lawsuit against officials at the University of California, Berkeley can move forward, although there is no evidence the school discriminated against speakers with conservative views, a U.S. judge ruled.
U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney said the Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation could challenge what they said were secret university restrictions on speakers and a $9,000 fee the school charged to host conservative writer Ben Shapiro.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — When computer science major Lindsay Nichols considers the possibility of a "Free Speech Week" featuring right-wing firebrands at the University of California, Berkeley, the first word that comes to her mind is "annoyance."
Biology student Kyeong Kim agrees. She's all for free speech but the prospect of more political clashes and the disruptions they bring draws a big shrug.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on plans for a "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley (all times local):
Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos says he is still planning to hold a "Free Speech Week" at UC Berkeley, despite reports it might be cancelled.
Yiannopoulos posted a message Friday on Facebook saying: "Contrary to press reports, Free Speech Week is not cancelled."
He said he plans to hold a news conference Saturday to explain how the event will proceed.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — There is a price to pay for free speech, and the University of California, Berkeley forecasts inflation.
It cost the famously liberal university an estimated $600,000 to put the campus on virtual lockdown as conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke Thursday night.
That's on top of another $600,000 spent in April to secure the campus during the planned visit of right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, which was ultimately canceled.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a speech by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro at the University of California, Berkeley (all times local):
There is a price to pay for free speech.
It cost the University of California, Berkeley an estimated $600,000 to put the campus on virtual lockdown as conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — A company that publishes books by Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter and other conservative authors says it wants nothing to do anymore with The New York Times and its best-seller list.
Regnery Publishing said on Monday it will no longer recognize the Times' accounting of book sales, meaning its writers can no longer claim to be "New York Times best-selling authors." That's a big deal in the book business.
NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines has pushed back at Ann Coulter after the conservative commentator berated the carrier on Twitter over a changed seat assignment.
Coulter began tweeting about the episode Saturday in which she said the airline gave away an "extra room seat" she reserved before a flight from New York to Florida departed. Coulter had booked an aisle seat, but got a window seat.
NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative commentator Ann Coulter took to Twitter to express her displeasure with Delta Airlines about a seating dispute.
The Huffington Post reports (http://bit.ly/2tsI9V9 ) Coulter posted a series of tweets after she said the airline gave away an "extra room seat" she had purchased before a flight from New York to Florida had departed on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free speech on college campuses attracted congressional attention on Tuesday as a Senate panel questioned students, academics and lawyers after the abrupt cancellation of several high-profile speeches from California to Texas.
Students and academics insisted the golden rule is for the speech to go on as long as violence can be prevented, dismissing the idea of intolerance.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Legislation seeking to protect controversial speakers' appearances at Louisiana colleges and calling on campuses to penalize students who disrupt them won final passage Tuesday from state lawmakers, but only after its punishment provisions were watered down.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal seeking to protect controversial speakers' appearances at Louisiana colleges and calling on campuses to punish students who disrupt them won support from House lawmakers on a second try.
Rep. Lance Harris, chairman of the House Republican Delegation, says his bill is a response to university decisions to scrap events like Berkeley's canceling of conservative commentator Ann Coulter's speech.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal calling on Louisiana's public colleges to punish students who disrupt free speech on campus narrowly failed to win the support Thursday of House lawmakers.
Neal H. Hutchens, University of Mississippi and Brandi Hephner LaBanc, University of Mississippi
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans have introduced another bill that would allow University of Wisconsin System and technical college officials to expel students who inhibit free speech rights.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana House GOP leader said he's so worried about university decisions to jettison appearances from controversial speakers that he wants to enact a new free speech law for his state's campuses.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two of three psychiatrists who examined a University of California, Berkeley student charged with murder say the suspect is sane enough to stand trial.
A judge scheduled a May 18 hearing for Pablo Gomez to enter a plea after the doctors' final report was filed in court Monday. The 22-year-old is charged with stabbing to death a young school teacher and severely wounding another woman earlier this year in Berkeley.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley officials declared their handling of protests over Ann Coulter's canceled appearance a success thanks to a massive police presence that ensured the city did not become a "fight club," the mayor said Friday.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Ann Coulter protesters in Berkeley (all times local):
Berkeley officials say their handling of the protests over Ann Coulter's canceled appearance was a success thanks to a massive police presence that ensured the city did not become a "fight club."
Mayor Jesse Arreguin has told TV station KTVU on Friday that having a large police presence helped keep raucous protests from escalating into violence.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin students who disrupt speeches and demonstrations could be expelled and campuses would have to remain neutral on public issues under a bill Republican legislators are pushing this week.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people waving American flags and chanting "USA" held a raucous rally Thursday at a park in Berkeley — home of the free speech movement — to protest a canceled appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter, but the expected violence did not materialize.