CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Muslim gold star father who spoke out against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump will be the featured speaker at a Virginia college's graduation.
Lawmakers try to fix legislation meant to honor Army captain
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Lawmakers are working to correct legislation intended to honor a fallen U.S. Army captain whose Muslim father spoke out against candidate Donald Trump.
Trump signs bill naming post office for Army captain Khan
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill naming a Virginia post office for fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, whose father criticized the then-candidate in a 2016 Democratic National Convention speech.
Bill naming post office for Army captain Khan heads to Trump
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A bill to name a Virginia post office for a U.S. Army captain whose Muslim father spoke out against candidate Donald Trump is now heading to the president's desk.
The bill renaming a Charlottesville post office after University of Virginia alumnus Humayun Khan passed the Senate by unanimous consent, and now only needs Trump's signature to take effect.
Bill naming post office for slain Army captain Khan advances
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A bill that would see a Virginia post office named in honor of a University of Virginia alum killed in action in Iraq has advanced to the U.S. Senate.
Gold Star parents, ex-SNL star to celebrate immigrants
BOSTON (AP) — A Gold Star father who became a national celebrity when he spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention is joining a former "Saturday Night Live" star and others for a celebration of immigrants in Boston this weekend.
The event hosted by the John F. Kennedy Foundation's New Frontier Network on Saturday evening is designed to honor immigrants' rich contributions to America.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker is proposing legislation that would rename two post offices for fallen military members from his district.
NEW YORK (AP) — Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who became a national celebrity after speaking at last year's Democratic National Convention, has a book planned for young readers.
Khan's "This Is Our Constitution" comes out Nov. 14, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers told The Associated Press on Thursday. The book arrives the same day as his memoir "An American Family," announced last fall.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is honoring a soldier who was killed by a car bomb in Iraq more than a decade ago.
WVIR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2qJve06 ) that the university recently installed a plaque on the front side of the Rotunda honoring Army Capt. Humayun Khan. Khan graduated from the university in 2000.
Khan was killed while serving in Iraq in 2004. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Father of Muslim-American soldier continues speaking out on Trump’s immigration policies
Since he blazed into the nation's consciousness last summer by shaking his finger and a copy of the Constitution at then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his anti-immigrant rhetoric on the campaign trail, Khizr Khan has continued to speak out against now-President Trump's immigration policies.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The father of a Muslim-American soldier who died in combat in Iraq filed an amicus brief on Wednesday supporting a federal judge's decision to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
Attorneys for Gold Star father Khizr Khan filed his brief in San Francisco where the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is considering an appeal to the ruling by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson.
UVA to honor Muslim soldier, graduate who died in combat
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Muslim American soldier whose combat death in Iraq was described in a centerpiece speech at this year's Democratic National Convention will be honored with a plaque at his alma mater, the University of Virginia.
The plaque will be dedicated this spring in memory of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, UVA officials said In a statement Thursday.
Memoir of slain soldier’s father Khizr Khan to be published
NEW YORK (AP) — Random House says it plans to publish a memoir by Khizr Khan, the immigrant from Pakistan who spoke at the Democratic National Convention about his Army captain son's combat death in Iraq and criticized the anti-Muslim rhetoric of then-Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The company said Wednesday in a news release that the untitled memoir is to be published in the fall of 2017. It also said Khizr Khan's wife, Ghazala Khan, will contribute.
UVa’s Miller Center to host Khizr Khan
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia's Miller Center will host Charlottesville resident Khizr Khan for a public conversation.
Media outlets report the event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 in Old Cabell Hall.
Khan, whose son U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan was killed in 2004 while in the line of duty in Iraq, is best known for remarks he made at the Democratic National Convention.
No regrets, Trump vows; Clinton pursues his supporters
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Clinton ramped up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election's most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad targeting his criticism of a Muslim-American family. Trump vowed to go all-out in the final three weeks so he'll have no regrets — even if he loses.
Army doctor sees hard-won battle to practice Sikh faith in uniform an opportunity for others
Maj. Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi stood backstage at the Democratic National Convention, watching through tears as the parents of a fallen Muslim-American soldier delivered a powerful message about sacrifice and the dangers of discrimination.
As a Sikh, Kalsi does not share the Muslim faith of Khizr and Ghazala Khan and their slain son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan. But he found common cause in their call for Americans to honor military service and sacrifice regardless of one’s religion.
Muslim parents of Army vet who criticized Trump to get award
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Muslim-American parents of a soldier who criticized Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention are expected to visit suburban Detroit to get an award from the Arab American Civil Rights League.
Khizr Khan and wife Ghazala Khan will be honored at the group's Fight for Justice gala in Dearborn on Sept. 29.
Unfriended? Divisive presidential campaign roils Facebook
CINCINNATI (AP) — Some friends don't let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook.
Others are on "unfriending" sprees.
And some, such as Adolfo Olivas of Hamilton, Ohio, have decided to just shut down their accounts, as the divisive presidential campaign causes a deluge of news feeds amid photos of smiling kids' first day of school and what's on the grill for dinner.
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COLUMBIA — S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson plans on voting for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, though the likely 2018 gubernatorial candidate said he would like to see more focus from the New York billionaire’s campaign.
Wilson’s comments Tuesday came a day after another top South Carolina Republican, Gov. Nikki Haley, told reporters that she continues to support Trump, a week after criticizing his spat with the parents of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, a...